File 9: Cannery Fishing Ledger [textual record]. -- 1941.

File 9: Cannery Fishing Ledger [textual record]. -- 1941.


Title Proper CR108 VOLUME A6-6-G-1 FILE 9
Date(s) 1941
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
File consists of a ledger that was created between September 14 - October 1941 while the Brunswick Cannery No. 2 site was used as a net and boat storage facility. Many fishermen lived in the former cannery buildings including Japanese fishermen and their families prior to internment. This ledger contains fishing records for various fishermen who are listed by their initials, boat number, and the amount and type of fish caught and sold to a fish processing plant. Some of the fishermen's names entered include S. Nagata, Yoshinori Higo, Saichiro Higo, Louie Wilson, and Fred Wilson. Some of the ledger pages contain Japanese writing in the upper right hand corner.
Name of creator
Brunswick Cannery (Canoe Pass, B.C.) created this archive. These records were " recovered from the site of Brunswick Cannery at the time of the demolition of the buildings in 1983. Other records were collected in undocumented ways before being brought to the archives."
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.



File 9: Cannery Fishing Ledger [textual record]. -- 1941.
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