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Water rights plans

  • CM/S5-7
  • Series
  • 1892-1981

Introduction: Throughout its existence, the Water Rights Branch (WRB) acquired and created a large central set of plans, maps, and engineering drawings which was assigned a single set of sequential water rights plan numbers. Over time, the origina...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Public Works correspondence, plans and specifications

  • GR-0080
  • Series
  • 1872-1896

The series consists of records created by the Dept. of Lands and Works between 1872 and 1896 regarding public works. The records contains contracts, specifications, correspondence, and some plans connected with the construction and repair of schoo...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Public Works contracts, plans, and correspondence

  • GR-0087
  • Series
  • 1862-1909

The series consists of records created by the Dept. of Lands and Works between 1862 and 1909. The records include contracts, specifications, plans, correspondence, returns of work performed, reports and accounting material pertaining to the cons...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Letters inward to John Clapperton, Government Agent, Nicola

  • GR-0369
  • Series
  • 1885

Letter inward to John Clapperton, Government Agent, Nicola, from William Smithe, Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, 15 September 1885, concerning a water dispute between Messrs. Palmer and Scott.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Register of land pre-emptions and other material

  • GR-0514
  • Series
  • 1867-1884

"Mr. Morley's Old Book Land Records - List of Squatters on Railway Lands p. 51" [cover title]. Register of land pre-emptions, certificates of improvement, purchases and transfers, 1867-1879. Entries include a date, pre-emption or ce...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Land sale records

  • GR-0567
  • Series
  • 1858-1868

Receipt books and miscellaneous land sale records. Consists largely of receipts for the sale of town lots, suburban and country lands, and unsurveyed rural lands, issued by Assistant Commissioners of Lands and Works for Cariboo District, Lillooet ...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Letterbook

  • GR-0763
  • Series
  • 1872

Letterbook: copies of letters signed by the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works and the Surveyor General, Jan. 5 - Aug. 1, 1872.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Certificates of improvement

  • GR-0765
  • Series
  • 1863-1878

Certificates of improvement nos. 1-276, Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Missing certificates listed.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Pre-emption records

  • GR-0766
  • Series
  • 1861-1886

Pre-emption records for west coast land relating largely to Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. The records consist of pre-emption registrations, certificates of pre-emption, pre-emption sketches, certificates that certain lands are unoccupied ...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Lands records

  • GR-0767
  • Series
  • 1858-1863

Records re the sale of town lots at Langley, 1858-59, and New Westminster, 1860-1862, including records of exchanges of lots at Langley for lots at New Westminster; various land records, New Westminster, Douglas, Hope, Yale, Lytton and Lillooet, i...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Land records

  • GR-0824
  • Series
  • 1863-1893

Records of the Assistant Commissioner of Lands and Works, Cariboo District. Includes certificates of pre-emption, certificates of improvement, lot register of Group 1, Cariboo District, sale of town lots of Richfield, Barkerville, Cameronton, and...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Records of the Assistant Commissioner

  • GR-0826
  • Series
  • 1859-1886

Records of the Assistant Commissioner of Lands and Works, Yale District. Preemption records (5 volumes). Volume 1, nos. 1-392 (1859-1872); Volume 2, nos. 275-312 and 1-24 (1870-1871); Volume 3, nos. 25-279 (1871-1884); Volume 4, certificates of ...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Records of the Assistant Commissioner

  • GR-0827
  • Series
  • 1860-1874

Records of the Assistant Commissioner of Lands and Works, Lillooet District. Preemption records (4 vols.). Volume 1, Records of Pre-empted Lands in the Lillooet District, nos. 1-330 (1860-1869); includes notices of water records nos. 1-114 (1865-...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Lands records

  • GR-0829
  • Series
  • 1864-1868

Miscellaneous account books (3 vols.). Volume 1, Land Revenue, receipts paid into the Treasury, 26 December 1864 to 30 December 1865. Volume 2, Cash Book, receipts and payments, 8 January 1866 to 2 July 1868. Volume 3, Ledger Book, expenditures ...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Lands and Works records

  • GR-0832
  • Series
  • 1888-1898

List of public works and the names of those submitting tenders, including accounts bids. Includes file number references.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Ledger and other material

  • GR-0833
  • Series
  • 1859-1870

Ledger containing copies of ferry contracts, Fraser and Thompson rivers, 1859-1868; mining licences, liquor licences, trading licences, garden plots and ground rentals, Lytton area (Fraser Canyon to Kamloops), 1859-1864.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Water Clauses Consolidation Act

  • GR-0838
  • Series
  • 1897

Water Clauses Consolidation Act, 1897 (index at front).

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Water rights records

  • GR-0845
  • Series
  • 1873-1906

Records of the Assistant Commissioner of Lands and Works, Yale District, relating to water rights. Irrigation Water Records (Yale and Ashcroft Water Districts), 1873-1885, Book No. 4 (Vol. 1). index to Water Records, 1859 to 1900, Books 1, 2, 3, 4...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Correspondence and receipts

  • GR-0852
  • Series
  • 1858-1863

Receipts for payments for lots and some correspondence re sales, Queensborough, Yale, Hope.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Magistrate's record book

  • GR-0857
  • Series
  • 1860-1862

Record of land claims, government reservations, by William George Cox, Esq., Magistrate, Rock Creek, B.C.; Sheriff's book, Lytton, 1897 (1 p.).

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Commissioner's correspondence

  • GR-0868
  • Series
  • 1871-1883

Letters inward to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works. These letters were selected for transfer to the archives in 1937 and therefore do not appear on the microfilms of Lands letters inward that were made later. Reel B16901:...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Correspondence

  • GR-0898
  • Series
  • 1903-1904

Semi-official correspondence outward of the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, 1903-1904 (vol. 1) and 1906-1907 (vol. 4). Each volume has a nominal index.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Letterbook

  • GR-0965
  • Series
  • 1906

Letterbook containing press copies and some typed carbon copies of correspondence and accounts of the Supervisor of Scalers concerning timber scaling.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Correspondence

  • GR-0981
  • Series
  • 1858-1864

Index to letters received. Arranged chronologically and includes index to miscellaneous correspondence and reports; index to correspondence from the Governor, the Attorney-General, the Assistant Commissioners of Lands and Works, and Gold Commissio...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Financial returns and accounts

  • GR-0982
  • Series
  • 1861-1868

Financial returns and accounts. Includes financial register of land transactions and land fees, values of property registered and office and miscellaneous expenditures.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Correspondence and reports

  • GR-0983
  • Series
  • 1871-1872

Correspondence and reports re roads and trails and other diverse topics. Includes correspondence re the resignation of Benjamin W. Pearse and the appointment of Edgar Dewdney as Surveyor General, the Omineca gold rush, and various Indian reserves.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Pre-emption records

  • GR-0985
  • Series
  • 1861-1862

Pre-emption records recorded at Lillooet by Assistant Commissioner of Lands and Works, Andrew Charles Elliott.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Lands records

  • GR-0986
  • Series
  • 1861

Miscellaneous land records. Includes register of deeds for towns of Hope and Yale to Feb. 1861; various pre-emption claims for Yale District, April - May 1861.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

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