Frederick George Thompson fonds Help




Frederick George Thompson fonds


Dates of Creation 


1917-1924, 1969


Physical Description 


5 cm of textual records


Scope and Content 


Fonds consists of correspondence, resolutions and minutes of the Great War Veterans Association and the Returned Soldiers Loyalist Association created during and after the Winnipeg General Strike in 1919; and kept by Frederick George Thompson.

Fonds also includes copies of correspondence to and from Robert Boyd (R. B.) Russell mainly pertaining to the organizing of One Big Union (OBU). These were given to Thompson following the raid on the Labor (Labour) Temple in 1919.

Fonds also includes a pamphlet containing a poem written in Ukrainian entitled "The History of a Foolish Cow" published by Robotchyj Narod in 1917 and an issue of "Leslie's Weekly" from 21 June 1919 which includes a photographic article on the Winnipeg General Strike.

Fonds also includes articles and accompanying correspondence written by Thompson about the Winnipeg General Strike in 1969, the year of the fiftieth anniversary.


Administrative History or Biographical Sketch 


Frederick George Thompson (1886-1972) was a Winnipeg lawyer and municipal politician who served in the First World War and organized anti-strike veterans during the Winnipeg General Strike in 1919.

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Thompson, Frederick George


Restrictions on Access 


There are no restrictions on access to these records.


Terms For Use and Reproduction 


Researchers are responsible for observing copyright legislation. Permission may be required for any form of publication or exhibition where records are not in the public domain.


Custodial History 


Records were donated to the Archives of Manitoba by Frederick George Thompson in 1969.




Some publications related to the Winnipeg General Strike were transferred to the Manitoba Legislative Library.


Former Codes 


MG14 C46


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