Correspondence: Simpson to W. Mackenzie King


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Correspondence: Simpson to W. Mackenzie King


Title Proper RG27 B1 REEL T-10137 ITEM 19
Date(s) of material from this resource digitized 1942
General material designation
From this item, LOI has digitized a textual records or images.
Scope and content
This item is a letter sent on 20 February 1942 from Sweetwater, BC to W. Mackenzie King from W.S. Simpson. The author expresses anti–Japanese Canadian sentiments in the letter, urging the prime minister to force Japanese Canadians into work camps.
Name of creator
Canada. Department of Labour created this archive.
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.
The digitization level of this record is unknown.



Correspondence: Simpson to W. Mackenzie King
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