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Correspondence index to lands files
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- textual record
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- Source of title proper: Title based on contents of the series.
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- British Columbia. Surveys and Land Records Branch
Physical description area
13 cm of textual records [photocopy] and 1 microfilm reel [B14423]
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Formed in 1979 by amalgamating the records-keeping functions of the Legal Surveys Branch and the Land Management Branch.
Scope and content
The series consists of indexes to correspondence files relating to the administration of Crown lands and natural resources. The records were created in 1980 from a computer print-out of various departmental indexes and includes references to files created by various branches of the Dept. of Lands and Works (1872-1908), the Dept. of Lands (1908-1945), the Dept. of Lands and Forests (1945-1962), the Dept. of Lands, Forest and Water Resources (1962-1975) and the Ministry of Lands, Parks and Housing. It provides access to active, microfilmed and obsolete 0 series files and pre-1918 files.
The records consist of one subject index and two lists which can be used to identify and locate Lands Correspondence files. They are not comprehensive, as they do not cover all the correspondence files created between 1871 and 1986.
The index and lists may be used to locate a file number for a subject area of interest, or to determine the subject of a file when only the number of the file is known.
Note that a listing in these documents does not necessarily mean that the file is held at the BC Archives. Many active files remain with the Crown Land Registry.
Immediate source of acquisition
Transferred from the Land Records Section, 1981.
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Location of originals
Availability of other formats
The records were microfilmed by the BC Archives and are available on microfilm reel B14423.
Restrictions on access
There are no access restrictions.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
A complete photocopy of the index and subject lists are filed with the finding aids in the Archives reference room.
Finding aid with subject index attached: http://search-bcarchives.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Document/Finding_Aids_AtoM/GR-0501_to_GR-1000/GR-0993.pdf
For related records see GR-0991 and GR-1225.
Accession number(s): GR-0993
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- British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Forests (Subject)
- British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works (Subject)
- British Columbia. Dept. of Lands, Forests and Water Resources (Subject)
- British Columbia. Dept. of Lands (Subject)
- British Columbia. Forest Branch (Subject)
- British Columbia. Forest Service (Subject)
- British Columbia. Ministry of Lands, Parks and Housing (Subject)
- British Columbia. Water Rights Branch (Subject)