Halford Wilson Correspondence 1941

Halford Wilson Correspondence 1941


Title Proper PR0038 MS0012 BOX 1 FILE 05
Date(s) 1941
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains correspondence between Halford Wilson and other officials and British Columbians concerning the “Oriental question.” One letter (20 July 1941) thanks Wilson for his “efforts” to break Japanese-Canadian “control” over British Columbian fisheries; Another letter (4 August 1941) complains about Japanese-Canadian tenants at 3185 Oak Street who are opening the Lux Cleaners & Dyers Business; Wilson also received a legal cease and desist order against his erroneous claim that Granby Mining Company was controlled by the Mitsui Banking House. Wilson responds to a journalist’s questions; he claims that the province of BC has “consistently” acted to “curtail privileges extended to the Japanese".
Name of creator
Wilson, Halford David, 1904-1988 created this archive during his time as a Vancouver politician.
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
This record was digitized in full.



Halford Wilson Correspondence 1941
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