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Governor of British Columbia letterbook

  • GR-1520
  • Series
  • 1869-1871

Vol. 1: Miscellaneous Letterbook, 1 September 1869 - 17 July 1871 [i.e. local correspondence outward, including letters to Senior Naval Officer, Esquimalt]; Vol. 2: Dominion Despatch Book, 28 Jan. 1871 - 13 July 1871 [correspondence re: Confederat...

British Columbia (Colony). Governor (1869-1871: Musgrave)

Provincial AIDS strategy records

  • GR-3601
  • Series
  • 2001-2009

The series consists of consent forms, correspondence, memoranda, survey responses, statistics, reports, reference materials, manuscripts, and specimen sample bags used in HIV research in BC between 2001 and 2009. The records were created by the B...

BC Centre for Disease Control

Records relating to the 1988 Royal Commission on Education

  • GR-3641
  • Series
  • 1987-1991

The series consists of press releases, memos, correspondence, agendas, committee meeting minutes, speeches, cabinet submission records, draft reports, and implementation plans that were created by the Ministry of Education’s Policy and Planning Br...

British Columbia. Ministry of Education (1979-1996)

Public Works specifications and other material

  • GR-0070
  • Series
  • 1872-1924

The series consists of specifications for Public Works buildings, including occasional plans and contract forms, created between 1872 and 1924 by the Dept. of Public Works.

British Columbia. Dept. of Public Works

Newspaper clipping books

  • GR-0069
  • Series
  • 1969-1972

The series consists of newspaper clipping books created by the Centennial '71 Committee between 1969 and 1972. The records are on microfilm reels B00373 to B00376.

British Columbia. Centennial ’71 Committee

Oaths of allegiance, correspondence and reports

  • GR-0068
  • Series
  • 1906, 1911, 1913-1914

The series consists of various records created by the Provincial Police Force between 1906 and 1914. Box 1 contains a list of special constables sent to the Nanaimo strike in 1913, and oaths of allegiance. Box 2 contains correspondence and repo...

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force

Superintendent of Provincial Police correspondence outward

  • GR-0067
  • Series
  • 1912-1917

The series consists of private and confidential correspondence outward from the Superintendent of Police, from February 1912 to January 1917. Series located on microfilm reel B14214.

British Columbia. Superintendent of Police

Superintendent of Provincial Police correspondence inward

  • GR-0066
  • Series
  • July 1891-1910

The series consists of four volumes of correspondence inward to Superintendent of Police, from July 1891 to 1910. Letters are filed alphabetically by sender within chronological periods: 1895-1900, 1900-1906, 1906-1908, 1908-1909, 1909-1910.

British Columbia. Superintendent of Police

County Court registrar’s book

  • GR-3638
  • Series
  • 1933-1978

The series consists of one volume of the registrar’s book for the County Court of East Kootenay holden at Golden. The volume includes trial transcripts, lists of individuals applying for naturalization, grants of letters of administration, adopti...

British Columbia. County Court (Golden)

Supreme Court civil orders and reasons for judgment

  • GR-3637
  • Series
  • 1953-2001

The series consists of civil orders and judgments from the Supreme Court of Creston. The records date from 1953 to 2001. Orders and judgments are interfiled, and the series also includes divorces. Although most divorces are interfiled, the serie...

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Creston)

Watt family fonds

  • PR-2317
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910]-2009

The fonds consists of the records of the Watt family from ca. 1910 to 2009 and documents the family activities in Ontario, British Columbia and England. There are seven series in the fonds as follows: George and Mary Watt files: These files co...

Watt (family)

Commission of Inquiry into Invasion of Privacy, 1966

  • GR-0685
  • Series
  • 1966-1967

Transcripts of proceedings, exhibits and correspondence. The Commission on Invasion of Privacy was established by OIC 3291 on November 10, 1966. The Lieutenant-Governor, George R. Pearkes appointed Rey Agler Sargent as the sole Commissioner of th...

British Columbia. Commission of Inquiry into Invasion of Privacy

Ray Goodwin fonds

  • PR-2371
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900-1920]

The fonds consists of 128 photographs created by Ray Starr Goodwin. The photographs include pictures of Ray Goodwin and other members of the Goodwin and Green families of Kaslo, B.C. between ca. 1900 and 1920. There are images of Kaslo, of famil...

Goodwin, Ray Starr

John Mar fonds

  • PR-2310
  • Fonds
  • 1882-2012

The fonds consists of records created by John Mar that document both his professional and private life. Mar's professional work is documented in his research notes and other public records of his work on the Canadian Alouette Satellite progra...

Mar, John

Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau fonds

  • PR-2338
  • Fonds
  • 1915-2016

The fonds consists of administrative and operational records of the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau. The records are comprised of bound minute books of executive and general staff meetings, corporate compliance and business operations records, mark...

Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau

Cecil Meares fonds

  • PR-1260
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1923

The fonds consists of letters (1910-1913) relating to the British Antarctic Expedition and to service (1921-1922) with the British mission in Japan, a manuscript, and photographs of Cecil Meares. [Also available on microfilm, A00747]

Meares, Cecil Henry, 1877-1937

Photographs of institutions operated by the Mental Health Services

  • GR-3419
  • Series
  • 1948-1967

The series consists of approximately 5250 black and white photographic negatives taken by Mental Health Services between 1948 and 1967. The negatives are acetate and are mostly in a 4 x 5 format with some 35 mm. There are 62 black and white prin...

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary


  • GR-1323
  • Series
  • 1902-1937

Correspondence files, inward and outward, covering all topics for which the Attorney General was responsible, including legislation and opinions to other departments. During this period, Attorney General responsibilities included industrial school...

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Department of Agriculture reports

  • GR-0114
  • Series
  • 1927-1972

The series consists of reports acquired by the Deputy Minister of the British Columbia Department of Agriculture between 1927 and 1972. There are both published and draft reports which cover all aspects of agricultural issues including dairy farm...

British Columbia. Dept. of Agriculture. Deputy Minister

Thomas Whitefoot fonds

  • PR-1837
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1926]-1955; 1963

The fonds consists of Tom Whitefoot's amateur films depicting military parades, Vancouver scenery, highway trips in British Columbia and the Northwest, and local events such as Vancouver's Golden and Diamond Jubilees (1936 and 1946), the...

Whitefoot, Thomas, 1891-1986

Taylor Engineering fonds

  • PR-0140
  • Fonds
  • 1918

The fonds consists of photographs showing the construction of a mine complex and "company town" at Cassidy, B.C.

Taylor Engineering

Water rights photographs

  • GR-3276
  • Series
  • [ca. 1915-1982]

Series consists of photographs taken, acquired or annotated by the Water Rights Branch ca. 1915-1982. The photographs in this series were taken or acquired by staff of the Water Rights Branch in British Columbia to document their activities. Thes...

British Columbia. Water Rights Branch

Records relating to water works and water power projects

  • GR-1236
  • Series
  • 1915-1953

Records relating to water works and water power projects. Consists of International Joint Committee hearings, proceedings before the Comptroller of Water Rights, hearings on the Buttle Lake project before a special committee of the B.C. Legislati...

British Columbia. Water Rights Branch

Registers of the Board of Investigation

  • GR-1165
  • Series
  • 1896-1918

Registers of the Board of Investigation, pursuant to the Water Act (3 vols.) Volume 1 is a register of land, water, mining, power and light, and lumber companies incorporated, 1896-1914. Arranged alphabetically by company name and shows date of i...

British Columbia. Water Rights Branch

Barkerville and Fort George water rights records

  • GR-1080
  • Series
  • 1911-1923

Records of the Water Recorders and Government Agents of Barkerville and Fort George relating to water licences. Includes correspondence, licence certificates and plans of licences issued to the Canadian Northern Pacific Railway, the Grand Trunk P...

British Columbia. Water Rights Branch

Cariboo Government Agent correspondence and other material

  • GR-0216
  • Series
  • 1860-1938

Correspondence inward and outward; court, mining, land, financial and administrative records. Maps and pamphlets transferred to Map Division and Northwest Collection.

British Columbia. Government Agent (Cariboo District, B.C.)

Minutes of a public hearing

  • GR-1009
  • Series
  • 1955

Minutes of a public hearing on the application of the Northwest Power Industries, Ltd. for a water licence to authorize the diversion, use and storage of water from Atlin Lake and tributaries, held in Atlin, B.C., on August 16, 1955. Plan transfe...

British Columbia. Water Rights Branch

Correspondence and other material

  • GR-1022
  • Series
  • 1921-1951

Correspondence, memoranda, and notes relating to irrigation, the hydrometric programme (1944) and hot springs and mineral wells. Includes list of water records within various Okanagan irrigation districts.

British Columbia. Water Rights Branch


  • GR-0689
  • Series
  • 1919-1927

File (No. 011704) of correspondence, including the commissioners' report, re the Commission of inquiry under section 171 of the Water Act (1914) to investigate irrigation matters in the vicinity of Vernon involving the White Valley Irrigation...

British Columbia. Water Rights Branch

Index to water rights photographs

  • GR-3275
  • Series
  • [ca. 1928-1959]

Series consists of a card file system created by the Water Rights Branch ca. 1928-1959. The card files index photographs taken or collected by the branch during this period, which relate to activity regarding water issues in British Columbia. Th...

British Columbia. Water Rights Branch

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