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Crown land grants

  • GR-3097
  • Series
  • 1869-1930

This series consists of crown land grant files for BC crown land grants issued from December 1869 - when all such grants have been centrally registered, regardless of location or type - to 1930. They are arranged by volume and registration number...

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Crown land grants

  • GR-3139
  • Series
  • 1851-1878

The Crown land grants in this series have been recorded in registers covering particular districts or towns. Those registered after 1869 overlap with a centrally registered series of Crown land grants (GR-3097,1869-1930). Included in this series i...

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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-...

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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

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.

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Certificates of purchase

  • GR-1521
  • Series
  • 1859-1944

Acknowledgement of moneys received by the Lands Department pursuant to the pre-emption or sale of crown land. Certificates include district, legal description of land, acreage, date and terms of payment, name of payer, pre-emption record number, ...

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Administrative records relating to Government House

  • GR-1051
  • Series
  • 1876-1906

Records relating to Government House. Inventories of household goods, furniture, and effects, 1881-1882, 1899-1900, 1903; lists of goods damaged in the Government House fire, May 18, 1899; one letter regarding Government House fire insurance, Jul...

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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 ...

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Financial records, correspondence and lists of timber lease holders

  • GR-1769
  • Series
  • 1903

This unit consists of two unrelated parts. Part 1: records of expenditures for the construction of the Westminster-Ladner Waggon (sic) Road, and correspondence regarding the right-of-way for the road and funding arrangements. June 16, 1903 - Nov...

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Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works correspondence inward

  • GR-1180
  • Series
  • 1859

Correspondence inward to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, Colonel R.C. Moody. Consists largely of letters from Governor James Douglas and the Colonial Secretary pertaining to town lots, other lands, trails and roads, and other public wo...

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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...

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Pre-emption records

  • GR-1182
  • Series
  • 1860-1874

Records relating to pre-emptions in Cariboo, Lillooet, Lytton and Kootenay Districts recorded by various Gold Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners of Lands and Works. Consists of correspondence, notices of claim, sketches and affidavits and ...

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Crown land grant indexes

  • GR-3096
  • Series
  • 1869-1930

Indexes to and registers of colonial and provincial crown land grants. Excludes crown land grants (letters patent) issued by the federal government for the Railway Belt and Peace River Block lands, 1885-1930. See GR-0436 for more information about...

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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...

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Pre-emption correspondence and applications, Lytton District

  • GR-1150
  • Series
  • 1859-1874

The series consists of correspondence and applications made to the Colonial Dept. of Lands and Works between 1859-1871, and its successor agency, the Provincial Dept. of Lands and Works between 1871-1874 regarding land pre-emptions in the Lytton d...

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...

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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.

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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 ...

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Indentures of Conveyance

  • GR-1066
  • Series
  • 1874

Indentures of Conveyance of church lands by the Bishop of British Columbia to Charles Thomas Wood, Archdeacon of Columbia, Henry P. Wright, Archdeacon of Vancouver, and John Foster McCreight; includes lands and church sites at Victoria, Esquimalt,...

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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.

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Pre-emption correspondence and applications, Cariboo district

  • GR-1151
  • Series
  • 1862-1873

The series consists of correspondence and applications made to the Colonial Dept. of Lands and Works between 1862-1871, and its successor agency, the Provincial Dept. of Lands and Works between 1871-1873 regarding land pre-emptions in the Cariboo ...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Accounts payable ledger

  • GR-1083
  • Series
  • 1863

Accounts payable ledger, 1863, relating to wages paid and construction costs of the Cariboo road. Alphabetical index.

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Correspondence relating to roads in Victoria district

  • GR-1153
  • Series
  • 1900

Correspondence relating to roads in Victoria district. Includes a request for new road construction from the Victoria Driving Club and the Victoria Tourist Association, and correspondence about cows wandering at large in Oak Bay. Also includes a...

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Correspondence inward

  • GR-1124
  • Series
  • 1890

Correspondence inward relating to roads and road construction. These letters have notation that they were referred to J. Sprott, road superintendent, New Westminster district, for consideration.

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Records relating to Cariboo roads and bridges

  • GR-1175
  • Series
  • 1873-1897

Records relating to winter sleigh roads and bridges in Cariboo district. Tenders, specifications and an 1892 report by the district road superintendent.Records relating to Cariboo roads and bridges Source: GR Finding AidsFinding aid: item list.

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Correspondence and memoranda

  • GR-1132
  • Series
  • 1895-1897

Correspondence and memoranda of the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works with the Assistant Commissioner of Lands and Works, Nelson, regarding land disputes. File 1 contains correspondence relating to the disputed pre-emption claim of E.P. Dunn ...

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