Title and statement of responsibility area
Provincial Library correspondence
General material designation
- textual record
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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
- British Columbia. Legislative Library
Physical description area
6 cm of textual records
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Archival description area
Name of creator
The Library was founded in 1863 to serve the Colonial Legislature of Vancouver Island and subsequently the Province of British Columbia when it became a province of Canada in 1871. During its early years, the Library assumed responsibility for archival and provincial public library service, and, therefore, was often referred to as the Provincial Library.
The Legislative Library of British Columbia was formally created by statute in 1894 (SBC, ch. 27) and reported to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. The primary purpose of the Library is to provide reference and research services to the Members of the Legislative Assembly, their staff, the Officers of the House, and legislative support staff.
Scope and content
The series consists of correspondence created by the Provincial Library between 1942 and 1945 and contains requests for information necessary to military intelligence.
Immediate source of acquisition
Transferred from the Legislative Library, 1977.
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Restrictions on access
There are no access restrictions.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Accession number(s): GR-0300