John Erskine Read Fonds

John Erskine Read Fonds


Title Proper John Erskine Read Fonds
Date(s) 1938
General material designation
This fonds contains 4 textual records.
Scope and content
This fonds comprises three series regarding the War Measures Act, war-time protection and other measures, decisions of an advisory committee regarding the treatment of "enemy persons" in Canada, and an interview transcript of John E. Read discussing the Department of External Affairs.
Name of creator
Read, John Erskine, 1888-1973 , lawyer and legal scholar, created this archive and gave it to the LAC in 1969.
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.




John Erskine Read Fonds
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