File 28-1: New Buddhist Temple, 1947-50

File 28-1: New Buddhist Temple, 1947-50


Title Proper ARC-1407 BOX 28 FILE 28-01
Date(s) 1947
General material designation
This file contains a textual record.
Scope and content
This file contains records pertaining to the sale of the Fairview Buddhist Temple in Vancouver. Included are the following: records concerning property left in the Buddhist temple during the uprooting; discussion of the shipment of these assets to Japanese Canadian shareholders in Ontario; records documenting the mortgage on the property; lists of property within the temple; the deed of land; correspondence with the Custodian regarding property; records discussing Rev. Ryuchi Hirahara’s personal property stored at church; records documenting the purchase of property; correspondence regarding the use of temple for an elementary school; and vacating certificates.
Name of creator
Norris, Thomas Grantham created this archive during his time as a lawyer and donated it to the Legal Archives of B.C. in 1989. The larger portion of this archive was transferred to RBSC in 1990.
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 28-1: New Buddhist Temple, 1947-50
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