Anscomb Diary 2

Anscomb Diary 2


Title Proper PR2329 MS3159 BOX 1 FILE 21
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This document is the work diary of Trade and Industry Minister Herbert Anscomb. Anscomb writes entries concerning Japanese Canadians discuss work projects that he hopes to employ interned labourers.
Name of creator
Anscomb, Herbert, 1892-1972 , prominent Victoria politician, created this archive which was donated to the BC Archives after his death by his friend Jane Hall.
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.



Anscomb Diary 2
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