File MSC-140-0-0-0-0-1 - Department of Public Works

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Department of Public Works

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MSC-140-0-0-0-0-1

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  • 17 Feb. 1942-24 Apr. 1942 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records

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File consists of correspondence and related records of W.J. Wishart, Superintendent of Camps and Warehouses, Department of Public Works, Red Pass Junction, relating to his administration of the purchasing of supplies and equipment necessary for the establishment and operation of the road camps, and the distribution of the items from Red Pass to other camps.

Records pertain to the preparation of the camps for the arrival of 2,000 Japanese Canadians. In addition to the records concerning the procurement of supplies and equipment, there is a small number of records relating to personnel issues and wages, and the censorship of mail.

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Some records in the file have rust damage.

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The records within the file have been maintained by the Archivist in their original order, which is generally reverse chronological.

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Access to some records in this file may be restricted due to personal information. Consult staff for more information.

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Wishart appears to have carried out his duties as Superintendent of Camps and Warehouses for the Department of Public Works simultaneously with his duties as Supervising Foreman, Work Camp #B7 for the Department of Mines and Resources, Surveys and Engineering Branch.

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Created August 27, 2014 MH

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  • Archival box - standard: MsC 140 - Box 1 folder 1