Thursday, January 21

28 January 1921: Letter from F.J. Dixon to Meighen

Dixon writes to Hugh Guthrie, Justice Minister and Arthur Meighen, now the Prime Minister, to remind them that Ivens, Queen and Armstrong, all of whom are MLA-elects, are still in jail and unless released:

We would emphasize at this time the discontent that is likely to be aroused in the minds of the voters who elected these men to public office, if they find their elected representatives are barred from performing their public function.


  1. wow i doesnt even work the pic ?????????

  2. Thank you for posting this blog as it offered an accessible way to continue researching the Vaughan Street Jail and its connection to the strike leaders. For years I had a hunch they were there but found it difficult to prove until this week. Not only was the photo of the Famous 8 now been proven to have been done at the provincial gaol, but also I now have primary evidence that they were housed there too. Thanks again!