Joseph Thorarinn Thorson Fonds

Joseph Thorarinn Thorson Fonds


Title Proper Joseph Thorarinn Thorson Fonds
Date(s) of material from this resource digitized 1926-1942
General material designation
From this fonds, LOI has digitized 32 textual record or image.
Scope and content
This fonds comprises six series containing various pieces of correspondence, reports, speeches, newspaper clippings, and other documents largely concerning Joseph T. Thorson (regarding his time as a member of government) as well as the following: the Canadian war effort and the court cases for Baron Édouard de Rothschild et al. v. the Custodian of Enemy Property; Mary Braun v. the Custodian; Edward Bitter v. the Secretary of State of Canada, as Custodian of Alien Enemy Property; Maurice Feuchtwanger and Sylvan Gotshal v. the Custodian, the Bank of Montreal; Etienne Feuchtwanger v. the Custodian and Sylvan Gotshal. Also contains files pertaining to the court cases of His Majesty the King v. Gordon C. Edwards and Eikichi Nakashima; Tadao Wakabayashi; and Jitaro Tanaka and Takejiro Tanaka v. His Majesty the King.
Name of creator
Thorson, Joseph T. (Joseph Thorarinn) 1889-1978 created this archive. Judge Donald Thorson of Toronto gave the records to the LAC in 1981 and 1982.
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.


Digital Objects (32)



Joseph Thorarinn Thorson Fonds
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