Series GR-0493 - Deputy Minister of Agriculture files

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Deputy Minister of Agriculture files

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  • 1927-1971, predominant 1955-1971 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Dept. of Agriculture. Deputy Minister

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5.6 m of textual records

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The series consists of the records created by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, mostly between 1955 and 1971 with some earlier dated material found in select files. The Deputy Minister between 1955 and 1963 was William MacGillivray and from 1963-1971, it was A.H. Turner.

The files include correspondence to and from the Deputy Minister, reports and articles, memoranda, administrative records and subject files all to do with the daily operations of the office and its functions.

Responsibilities of the office included: apiary activities, cattle brands, beef and dairy cattle, fruits and vegetables, poultry, sheep, horticulture, field crops, Milk Board, soil and plant and animal disease.

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Transferred to the BC Archives in November 1978.


Most of the files have an alphabetical and/or a numerical file code and seemed to be grouped in chronological sets; however many files received were irregular, out of order and had no identifying information on them. No file system documentation was found so for the most part, they were left in the order received in.

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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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Accession number(s): GR-0493

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