General exhibits 1-63 and list.

General exhibits 1-63 and list.


Title Proper RG33-69 VOLUME 78 FILE 1-63
Date(s) 1948
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This volume contains general evidence presented in the "General Evidence" hearings (see volumes 75-77). Each piece of evidence is stamped with these fields: "Exhibit #," "Date," and "Filed by"; use the exhibit number and date to find were each item is used in the hearings. The file includes the following: list of exhibit items; various claims from 1942, including a hotel, a Japanese steam bath, and woman who was renting rooms (Masuya Tanaka; Silver Rooms-Yanagawa Hotel ownership, inventory; Yomosuke Nakatani); communication selling property, instance of encouraging custodian to sell to “white fishermen”; advertisements for property; complete catalogue of real property for sale by public tender, including list of unsold properties; correspondence regarding sale to and from Shears (1944), including searching for suitable person to evaluate property; rejected offers on property; 1948 meeting regarding unsold properties, discussion of opening to general public; series of letters regarding vandalism: request from Richmond police to have back up, “our staff cannot possibly cope with the situation”; detailed description of vandalism from other cities (one case where thieves tunneled under storehouse, another with a gang of teenage boys in Steveston); collection of newspaper clippings with ads to auctions, some from The New Canadian reporting on the sale of property; correspondence re: sale of clothing (to the army, to local charities); correspondence re: fishing net and automobile/truck/vehicle disposal; list of C.P. Leckie’s appraisals; documents noting “time lag” between “evacuee declaration and custodian agents report”; communication re: canneries; communication in appraisals of property; mention of making cheap land available; and Clement Consulting Report (evaluation of land, including methodology) (1947).
Name of creator
Canada. Bird Commission. 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.
This record was digitized in full.




General exhibits 1-63 and list.
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