Howard Goodwin to Fred Nelson, 04 September 1942

Howard Goodwin to Fred Nelson, 04 September 1942

Marsh Limited

September 4, 1942
Vivian Engine Works Ltd.,
1090 West 6th avenue,
Vancouver. B. C.
Dear Mr. Nelson:
Mr. McMaster of the Japanese Fishing Vessels Disposal Commission tells us that it is not within his power to let us have a list of those who have purchased fishing vessels formerly owned by Japanese.
This is unfortunate, as elimination of Japanese from the fishing industry has depleted the Diesel Doings mailing list considerably.
Mr. McMastser said that the only way a list of purchasers could be obtained would be on the authority or the Department of Fisheries.
Would you be able to get in touch with some responsible official in this Department to see if permission can be secured? It is even possible this official might know other names which could well be added to the Diesel Doings list.
Hoping that some action can be secured,
Yours sincerely,
Marsh Limited



Howard Goodwin to Fred Nelson, 04 September 1942


Transcriber: Lindsey Jacobson
Encoder: Gord Lyall
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