“Blind Man’s Bluff”

“Blind Man’s Bluff”


Title Proper PR0963 MS0006 BOX 2 FILE 4
Date(s) 1939
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
These three documents are query letters written by Francis Dickie for his short story “Blind Man’s Bluff." The subject matter of this proposed publication is the purported “illegal entry of large numbers of Japanese” into British Columbia, a subject and locale with which the author is “particularly familiar.” [There is no indication that this story got published, and a search of Dickie’s fonds thus far has not discovered any unpublished manuscript, but Dickie has touched on similar themes in other writing projects.]
Name of creator
Dickie, Francis Joseph, 1890-1976 , a reporter and author, created this archive.
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 selectively.



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