Ross Dowson archives - correspondence - Year 1953

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January 3 Letter to SWP (USA), offer by the Canadian section to translate and publish an article by E. Germain (Ernest Mandel)
January 14 Letter to Hugh Dowson, Vancouver, re: news of the branch in the BC CCF; Christmas at the Dowsons'; circulating the Pablo pamphlet; need an inside report on Vancouver
Febuary 3 Letter to Reg Bullock, Vancouver, re: need information on the Indian question in BC; your work and ours in the CCF; RD's activities in High Park riding CCF with the support of a Bevanite
Febuary 14 Letter to Comrade Hardy & Co. re: Pablo pamphlet sales; Bolivian revolt
Febuary 23 Letter to Hugh Dowson, Vancouver, re: sending out books; no news of BC and the Pablo campaign; the problems of building a Bolshevik organization (Vancouver not meeting on a regular basis); personal problems in BC
March 11 Letter to Joan and Don (D.), Windsor, re: heard no word from them; their response to literature sent? PAC or CCF activities?
March 31 Letter to Spencer in Vancouver, re: your books account, Vancouver reluctance to circulate the Pablo pamphlet; comrades' difficulties in getting CCF memberships; the situation in RD's riding; our limited intervention in the federal CCF convention
April 13 Letter to Jean-Marie Bédard, Montreal, re: expressions of sympathy on the death of his mother
April 14 Letter to Louis & Ken (S.), Montreal, re: seeking funds for comrades in Latin America; moved the HQ to Elm Street; CCF work
Letter to Hugh Dowson, Vancouver, re: the centre lacks rounded information from BC, resolutions; BC's difficulties with the preface to the Pablo pamphlet; need an evaluation of the (CCF) convention; Dowson Sr. hospitalized
0April 21 Letter to Jean-Marie Bédard, Montreal, re: getting him on the provincial council; IWA business
Letter to Reg Bullock, Vancouver, re: sympathy for the death of Reg's father; discussions with Warde (George Novack, SWP); RD not sure of supporting ''the Cannon axis;'' the NO's circular letters; BC should seek to be CCF convention delegates; 5 or 6 delegates to the Toronto convention
4_30 Letter to Hardy (Bill W?), Vancouver, re: keeping financial records straight
May 01 Letter to Bill (W.), Vancouver, re: shipments of SWP internal discussion bulletins
May 04 Letter to Don (D.) and Joan, Windsor, re: his reaction and that of Toronto clubs to the recent (CCF) area convention, RD's attempts to get Temple to protest Ottawa legislation; Detroit and Windsor contacts
May 05 Letter to Jean-Marie Bédard, Montreal, re: IWA developments in Quebec
Letter to Mate Shuste, Windsor, re: The Militant on the Bolivia uprising
Letter to M(aurice?), Windsor, re: the recent report from a British comrade; developments in Bolivia
May 19 Letter to Hugh Dowson, Vancouver, re: Dowson Sr. looking better at 999; his state of health; family finances; High Park CCF work
May 22 Letter to Jean-Marie Bédard, Montreal, re: Dennison quotes Stalin against Trotsky in the Toronto CCF; Coldwell speaks to the Davenport club; Max Armstrong holding forth; CCF left-winger Young nominated in BC
May 31 Letter to George (Cort), Vancouver, re: receipts for donations, gearing up for federal elections
June 01 Letter to Joan and Don (D.), Windsor, re: most of donation sent to Europe; the situation in Bolivia, union PAC work; student CCFers
Letter to Reg Bullock, Vancouver, re: a promising political and financial contact in Vancouver
July 02nd Letter to Reg Bullock, re: keeping busy despite no journal being published; leaflet writing for CCF and PACs; Reg in the CCF but RD still refused although accepted in club; activating the PACs in the clubs but general demoralization and dissatisfaction in the CCF; setting up a youth ''co-op'' in the CCF; no tape recorder to play your message
July 03 Letter to Hardy (Bill W?), Vancouver, re: donation receipts and copies of (SWP) plenum discussion bulletins (RD in general agreement with Breitman -on the Pablo dispute-ed.) election contacts coming around
Letter to Hugh Dowson, Vancouver, re: thanks for the mass produced Chinese vase and the tape (no machine to play it on yet); Murray delaying trip to Britain; a family picnic rained out; Ronnie in hospital; RD painting the bookstore
July 09 Letter to Jean-Marie Bédard, Montreal, re: donation receipt; The Militant on the East German uprising; the CCF election campaign; PAC strife against Packinghouse bureaucrats
Auguest _12 Letter to Sue, Vancouver, re: enclosing a couple of RD's CCF leaflets for the federal election campaign
September 08 Letter to Hardy (Bill W?), Vancouver, re: the resignation of Kelly (Rose); recruiting new people, particularly youth; RD's work in the CCF
September 09 Letter to Reg Bullock, Vancouver, re: the Kelly (Rose) faction absents itself, then resigns; the Toronto branch statements; RD's status in the CCF
September 18 Letter to Percy, Hamilton ON, re: thanks for a (donation)
September 19 Letter to Don (D.), Windsor, re: RD's CCF contact work finding some left-wingers; the meaning of the small strike wave in Ontario
September 29 Letter to Reg Bullock, Vancouver, re: keeping the lid on the matter of ''the character from afar'' (US refugee Joe Metheus?); the repercussions of the Kelly affair in the Vancouver branch (NC business); a personal note from RD
October 05 Letter to Jean-Marie Bédard, Montreal, re: reading sent; Murray intervenes against the weak (civic election) endorsation policies of the Labor Citizens committee; activities of the Toronto branch crowd; on CCF left-wingers and Quakers - pacifists close to the Stalinists
October 09 Letter to Hugh Dowson, Vancouver, re: the bookstore too busy HQ to get work done; the financial needs of Europe and the old man in hospital; more on the Kelly affair discussion in the Vancouver branch
October 22 Letter to Hardy and family (Bill W?), Vancouver, re: thanks for the donation for Europe; the tape player reveals your problems
October 26 Letter to Spencer (?), Vancouver, re: RD's denial that the NO or PC is preaching Bolshevism to anyone; we need your help to clear up any misunderstandings
October 27 Letter to Thorne, Vancouver, re: clearing up the matter of the re-admission of a Toronto comrade in the wake of the Kelly faction's resignation; the history of this comrade in and our of the Kelly group; the problem of our ''existence'' as a tendency in the CCF
November 07 Letter to Hugh Dowson, Vancouver, re: the Kelly-Houston affair in the Vancouver branch; the necessity for the movement to recruit new forces from the CCF to avoid stagnation, difficulties in making a return tape
November 17 Letter to Jean-Marie Bédard, Montreal, re: our preparations for the Toronto civic elections - three candidates with support from their CCF clubs; thanks for the donation; movement leader nominations; on Lois and local club affairs
November 26 Letter to Reg Bullock, Vancouver, re: CCL president Archer Trotsky-baits Murray's imminent endorsation as a CCF delegate; RD's almost simultaneous CCF membership application delayed despite anti-leadership club support; we decide on a strategic retreat; possible repercussions in BC
November 30 Letter to Reg Bullock, re: re-elections (? to the NC); asking for BC's opinion on the international-SWP (Pablo) question; RD's inclinations
December 02 Letter to Farrell (Dobbs, SWP, New York), re: our Canadian fraternal past relations with Pablo; the SWP ''Open Letter'' a shock; sending the SWP a document of the Canadian position on the dispute; we appear to agree with the latest document against Pabloist revisionism
December 14 Letter to Reg Bullock, Vancouver, re: introducing a Chinese ''friend'' returning home via BC
December 21 Letter to Mr. McAree (a newspaper book reviewer), re: straightening him out on the record of Winston Churchill's conversation with Joseph Stalin in October 1944 and their cynical division of the Balkans behind the backs of these peoples
December 23 Letter to Don (D.) and Joan, Windsor, re: their payment and donation; received their large Essex CCF newsletter; our evolution on the international-SWP question; the SWP calling for a new international leadership; Pablo calls into question the political revolution in the USSR
December 28 Letter to Reg Bullock, Vancouver, re: our position is to fight the Pablo question out within the FI; Murray and Ken supporting Pablo; for a leisurely discussion at this stage; a branch majority favours the SWP position; very few civic election analyses yet for our 4 candidates
December Undated Letter to the Editor of the Toronto Evening Telegram, re: correcting Ontario Premier Frost's claim that no candidate advocated public ownership of Consumers' Gas Company - RD, Peter Metheus, Joseph Rosenblatt and Kenneth Sutherland of the SEL all did


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