File 75-9: W.J. VanDusen, 1942

File 75-9: W.J. VanDusen, 1942


Title Proper ARC-1346 BOX 075 FILE 075-09
Date(s) 1942
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains extensive correspondence between W.J. VanDusen, President of the H.R. MacMillan Export Company, and H.R. MacMillan. This file, as well as theW.J. VanDusen files from 1941 and 1940, demonstrate the continued influence of H.R. MacMillan within the export company (e.g., he is provided with minutes from meetings). Within the file is evidence of continued contact with Timber control (Rosenberry) and the export company, even after H.R. MacMillan's leave from that position, as well as interest in the Cowichan Lake area and relations with the C.P.R. Also included is a letter regarding a German employee named Henry Marsh of the export company and how he, as an "enemy," was dealt with.
Name of creator
MacMillan, Harvey Reginald created this archive during his time as BC's first Chief Forester and later as founder of H.R. MacMillan Export Company Ltd. and MacMillan-Bloedel Ltd.
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 selectively.



File 75-9: W.J. VanDusen, 1942
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