Series GR-1727 - Bench books

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Bench books

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GR-1727

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  • 1864-1964 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Judiciary

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Originals, 779 volumes

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Records in the file in container 902071-0001 were originally transferred with accession G85-128 (BC Court, Kamloops; minute books, ca. 1880-1887) but were reaccessioned at the Archives into G88-135. These records complement those found in volumes 15 and 16, and may have been torn out of another of Walkem's benchbooks.

Scope and content

Mostly bench books for civil and criminal cases heard by various judges and chief justices in the Supreme Court, County Court, Court of Appeal, Admiralty Court, Circuit Courts and Assizes. Also includes notes on commissions of inquiry as well as miscellaneous court information. Civil and criminal cases are often included in the same volume and records from different judges, different levels of courts, different time periods and geographic areas may be mixed in the same volume, particularly for the earlier period..

For loose material removed from the volumes in GR-1727 see GR-2783.

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Justice Walkem's records in container 902071-0001 were originally transferred from Kamloops Sherriff Services in 1985 with accession G85-128 (BC Court, Kamloops; minute books, ca. 1880-1887) but were reaccessioned at the Archives into G88-135.

Justice Calder's records in container 902071-0001 were originally transferred from Court Services in 1993 with accession G85-124 (BC mixed court records (Kamloops); mechanics lien and minute books) but were reaccessioned at the Archives into G88-135.

Stipendiary Magistrate H A Bryant's records in container 902071-0001 were originally transferred from the Government Agent in Quesnel in 1980 with accession G80-017 (Record book containing notes of Stipendiary Magistrate H.A. Bryant) but were reaccessioned at the Archives in G88-135.

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These records are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or other acts and access may be restricted. Please contact the BC Archives to determine the access status of these records.

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Associated materials

Bench books may also be found in GR-0584, GR-1889, GR-1607, GR-1889, GR-2025, GR-2029, GR-2030 to GR-2035 , GR-2084 to GR-2087, GR-2183, GR-2185, GR-2183, GR-2196, GR-2197, GR-2310, GR-2411.

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Archives code(s): G81-050.

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Accession number(s): G81-050, G88-135, G85-128, G80-017.

General note

Loose material relating to Justice Walkem found in container 902071-0001 has been described with this series, as appears to consist mainly of pages from Justice Walkem's bench books dating from 1886 to 1891. The material from 1886 covers the month of June, which is missing from volume 15 in this series. The pages cover cases heard at the Nelson County Court and Clinton and Kamloops Assizes, and several involve members of the local Indigenous and Chinese communities.

Accompanying material

For loose material removed from the volumes in GR-1727, see GR-2783.

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