File 99-12: W.A. Mackintosh

File 99-12: W.A. Mackintosh


Title Proper ARC-1346 BOX 099 FILE 099-12
Date(s) 1940
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains correspondence between the Timber Controller and W.A. Mackintosh, Department of Finance, about the value of wood and lumber. A letter dated October 9, 1940 from the Timber Controller demonstrates what was seen as the centrality of lumber in Canadian wartime industry: “Wood is one of the great natural resources of Canada, produced, worked and erected throughout Canada by a class of workers who are not so likely as the steel workers to be absorbed in war industry or to establish higher wages and more onerous and restricted working conditions. A large proportion of them live outside the larger centre of population. The supply of raw material is ample. There is little or no foreign exchange content in the completed article ...”
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 in full.



File 99-12: W.A. Mackintosh
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