File 10: Correspondence, K.W. Wright, Part 10, 1955-56

File 10: Correspondence, K.W. Wright, Part 10, 1955-56


Title Proper MS00689 SERIES 1 BOX 1 FILE 10
Date(s) 1955
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file comprises various pieces of correspondence and memoranda pertaining to the following: personal correspondence by and to K.W. Wright; compensation for F.G. Shears for services rendered; work by Frederick Field & Co.; E. Kagetsu and Deep Bay Logging Company Limited; Wright's health; the death of Paul Douet; the file of S. Tamura and particulars of judging; credit requested by Masumi Maehara for himself, Jiro Maehara, and Kiyoko Maehara; clearing or preserving files and other matters related to the Custodian; number figures of the monetary amount of Bird Commission claims refused and the amount of those outstanding; the forcible liquidation of Japanese Canadian property; an inquiry concerning prosecutions and "people who collaborated with one another to deprive their fellow Canadian citizens of what they owned"; and BC MPs, namely O.L. Jones, speaking out on the "'shameful' property settlements." Some of the copies of correspondence include notes by Wright (e.g., more information about people mentioned).
Name of creator
Shears, Frank Gould created this archive during his role as director of the Vancouver branch of the office of the Custodian of Enemy Property.
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.



File 10: Correspondence, K.W. Wright, Part 10, 1955-56
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