File 99-18: Office Memos, A.S. Nicholson

File 99-18: Office Memos, A.S. Nicholson


Title Proper ARC-1346 BOX 099 FILE 099-18
Date(s) 1940
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains correspondence and memoranda of A.S. Nicholson, Assistant Timber Controller. The correspondence between H.R. MacMillan and Nicholson demonstrate the lumber industry's issues and concerns during wartime. In addition to Nicholson's "Report on Western trip" from 1940, Nicholson also makes suggestions based on his observations, one of them being to "[m]ake it very clear that there are now no restrictions on the sale or shipment of lumber any place in Canada, and that it is the desire of the Control that the Domestic Lumber trade proceed unhampered...." Also included are letters concerning the lumber needed for POW internment camps at Angler and Neyes, Ontario—where Japanese Canadians also resided.
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 99-18: Office Memos, A.S. Nicholson
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