Item 2 - Department of Justice

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Department of Justice

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CA BI MG 21.14-A-1-2

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  • May 31, 1949 (Creation)

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0.001 m of textual records

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(1926-2022)

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(1914-1965)

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Item is a typewritten copy of a letter from Viola Desmond to the federal Minister of Justice in Ottawa, Ontario explaining her 1946 arrest at the Roseland Theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia and asking them to grant her a pardon, or, in her words, "vindicate [her] in the eyes of Society."

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      The letters from Viola Desmond were originally written by Dr. A.E. Waddell, a physician and surgeon in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and signed by Viola. These copies do not have her signature.

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      Related letters can be found at the Beaton Institute using ID numbers: MG 21.4-A-1-3 and MG 21.14-A-1-4.

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