Series GR-0203 - Acting gold commissioner register of licences and record register

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Acting gold commissioner register of licences and record register

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  • 1864 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Gold Commissioner. Sooke

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2 cm of textual records

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The series consists of three registers that document registration of half yearly mining licences and mining claims, transfers, and forfeitures by the office of the Acting Gold Commissioner in 1864.

One volume, labeled Acting Gold Commissioner Record Register 1864, documents mining records registered with the gold commissioner. Two volumes document the registration of mining licences: one volume is labeled Acting Gold Commissioner Register of Licences 1864; the other is not. The handwriting in the unlabeled volume differs from the script in the other two registers in this series. However, the volume is a near duplicate of the labeled register.

These registers are organized into a tabular form (pursuant to Gold Fields Act, Section VI) and provide the following information: number, name, and amount (all registers); date of issue and expiration of license and remarks (licence register); and date [of entry?], amount, date of transfer and forfeiture, to whom transferred, page of entry in transfer book, and number of license (record register).

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Physical condition does not affect clarity or legibility.

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Exact transfer dates are unknown.


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No access restrictions apply.

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Copyright belongs to the Government of British Columbia.

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Related series include: GR-1121 Department of Mines. Gold Commissioner (1864-1911) GR-3343 Duplicate Cash book. Sooke Mines, V.I. from December 10, 1864

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No further accruals are expected.

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Accession number(s): 76-G-133

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  • Box: 880340-1426