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Finding Aid - A. Burke Doran collection (PF11)

A. Burke Doran collection

1927-1976
 
2.5 cm of textual records

Biographical Sketch
A. Burke Doran is a lawyer in Toronto, Ontario.

Scope and Content
Collection consists of records acquired by A. Burke Doran. The collection contains four pages removed from the guest book of the Black Bay Duck Club, a hunting club located near Ottawa. The pages were used as exhibits in the 1946 hearings of the Royal Commission to Investigate the Facts Relating to and the Circumstances Surrounding the Communication, by Public Officials and Other Persons in Positions of Trust of Secret and Confidential Information to Agents of a Foreign Power. The Royal Commission resulted from the 1945 defection of Igor Gouzenko, a cipher clerk for the military attache, Colonel Nikolai Zabotin, of the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa. The pages bear the signature of Colonel Nikolai Zabotin and several other Soviet officials. Also included are correspondence between the legal branch of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Department of Justice, as well as J.J. Heeney, an original owner of the Black Bay Duck Club. The collection also contains two dictaphone wartime relocation certificates, and three samples of law firm letterhead.

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No restrictions on access.

PF11-1 Correspondence, guest book pages, and certificates

1927-1976
2.5 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of four pages removed from the guest book of the Black Bay Duck Club, related correspondence, as well as two dictaphone wartime relocation certificates issued to the law firm Lang & Michener, and three samples of law firm letterhead.

Reference code / Title / Date
984022-1-1 Dictaphone wartime relocation certificates. -- 26 Jan. 1943
984022-1-2 Law firm letterheads. -- 1939-1944
984022-001 Law firm letterheads. -- 1927-1971
984040-1-1 Black Bay Duck Club guest book pages. -- 1944-1946
984040-1-2 Correspondence re: Black Bay Duck Club. -- 1975-1976
 
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