Series GR-0083 - Court commissions to adminster oaths

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Court commissions to adminster oaths

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  • 1943-1964 (Creation)
    Canada. Department of Justice

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1 cm of textual records

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Established in 1868.

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The series consists of Commissions appointing Superior Court judges as Commissioners per Dedimus potestatem, i.e. authorized to administer Oaths of Allegiance and other oaths. In 1943 commissions were granted to the Hon. Gordon McGregor Sloan, the Hon. Cornelius H. O'Halloran, the Hon. Sidney Alexander Smith, the Hon. James Moses Coady and the Hon. Henry Irvine Bird for British Columbia. In 1947 commissions were granted to the Hon. Arthur Douglas Macfarlane, the Hon. John Owen Wilson and the Hon. Andrew Miller Harper for British Columbia. In 1954 commissions were granted to the Hon. Norman William Whittaker, the Hon. Herbert Spencer Wood, the Hon. John Valentine Clyne, and the Hon. Herbert William Davey for British Columbia. In 1964 commissions were granted to the Hon. Sherwood Lett, the Hon. Arthur Edward Lord and the Hon. Norman William Whittaker for the Yukon Territory. The collection includes some administrative correspondence regarding the documents.

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Transferred from the Vancouver Law Courts, 1976.


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Accession number(s): 76-G-012

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