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Winnipeg General Strike

Winnipeg General Strike 

The Winnipeg General Strike collection contains digitized documents from the Charles F. Gray Family fonds, held in Archives and Special Collections. The fonds was donated by the family of Charles F. Gray in 2017.  

About Charles F. Gray

Charles F. Gray was the mayor of Winnipeg during the General Strike which occurred between 15 May-25 June 1919 and is Canada‚Äôs best known general strike.  The Winnipeg General Strike Digital Collection contains digitized documents from the Charles F. Gray Family fonds and includes letters between Mayor Gray and private citizens and businessmen of Winnipeg, politicians in civic, provincial and federal governments, and other public agencies involved in the strike, handwritten and typed notes and reports compiled by the mayor and others during the strike, telegrams, speeches and proclamations from the mayor, court documents from judicial proceedings following the strike, newspaper clippings from several local newspapers, some issues of the strike newspaper, an some photographs of the crowds and the mayor on the streets of Winnipeg. As well as portraits of him and his wife, Edith the collection contains some documents relating to his mayoral election campaign in 1918. 


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Winnipeg General Strike 

Threat to Charles F. Gray on a Postcard, June 19th, 1919
Letter from Charles F. Gray to the Electors Announcing Intention to Vote
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Letter Describing Charles F. Gray's Experience, Oct. 24, 1916
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Photograph of controller Charles F. Gray and Others Attend the Annual Review of the Winnipeg Police Force
Photograph of controller Charles F. Gray and Others Attend the Annual Review of the Winnipeg Police Force
Electoral Sign Promoting Charles F. Gray
Advance Press Service of Charles Frederick Gray
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Letter from Charles F. Gray to T. Brown, Dec. 3rd, 1918
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Letter from Charles F. Gray to George W. Markle, Dec. 4th, 1918
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Letter from Charles F. Gray to G. W. Murray, Dec. 10th, 1918
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Letter from Charles F. Gray to Jas. K. Pickett, Dec. 10th, 1918
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Letter from Charles F. Gray to Mr. Sargent, Dec. 12th, 1918
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Letter from Charles F. Gray to Arni Eggerstson, Dec. 11th, 1918
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Resume of Charles Frederick Gray
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Photograph of Charles F. Gray
Photograph of Charles F. Gray with Scout Car No. 1
Letter from H. E. Headley to Charles F. Gray, Jan. 14th, 1919
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Labor Manifesto, Dec. 18th, 1917
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Socialist Bulletin, Feb. 19th, 1919
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Letter from E. R. Claw to Charles F. Gray, Jan. 28th, 1919
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May wasn't merry, in 1919--Article from The Winnipeg Tribune, May 25th, 1968
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Charles F. Gray's Speech to Returned Soldiers of the 43rd Batallion, Mar. 20th, 1919
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Extract from the Ottawa Morning Journal, May 7th, 1919
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Notes Taken by Charles F. Gray in Meeting During Strike
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Letter from E. Robinson to F. A. Cambridge Declaring Strike
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General Order No. 1044
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Draft of Letter from Charles F. Gray to Thomas White (Acting Prime Minister), May 14th, 1919
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A Cross Section of Exhibits Used in the Trials of R.B. Russell, Dixon, Ivens ? Farnell
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Letter from E. Robinson to Board of Police Commissioners Informing Them of Strike, May 14th, 1919
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Letter from E. Robinson to Winnipeg Water Works, May 14th, 1919
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Resolution passed at a meeting of the Winnipeg Branch of the Sanitary Inspectors held Wednesday, May 14th, 1919
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Letter from W. A. Hemeon to Charles F. Gray, May 15th, 1919
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Outline of time and wages (Note)
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Telegram from Charles F. Gray to G. D. Robertson, May 15th, 1919
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Telegram from G. D. Robertson to Charles F. Gray, May 15th, 1919, Part I and Part II
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Telegraph from Charles F. Gray to G. D. Robertson, May 15th, 1919
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Letter from J. Maerie to Charles F. Gray, May 15th, 1919
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Letter from A. E. Parker to Charles F. Gray, May 15th, 1919
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Follow-up Letter from A. E. Parker to Charles F. Gray, May 15th, 1919
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Letter from Special Joint Committee of Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs to Charles F. Gray, May 16th, 1919
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Telegram from Charles F. Gray to Gideon Robertson, May 16th, 1919
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Telegram from G. D. Robertson to Charles F. Gray, May 16th, 1919
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Telegram from W. T. White to Charles F. Gray, May 15th, 1919
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Handwritten Draft of Note from G. D. Robertson to Charles F. Gray
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Letter from the Rotary Club to Charles F. Gray, May 16th, 1919
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Letter from Charles F. Gray to Brigadier-General Ketchen, May 17th, 1919
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Notice from Charles F. Gray to the Citizens of Winnipeg, May 17th, 1919
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Notice Informing Council Members of Impromptu Meeting
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Letter from W. W. Hancock to Dr. Halpenny Complaining About the Strike, May 17th, 1919
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Letter from T. C. Norris to Charles F. Gray, May 19th, 1919
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