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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

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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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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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 and receipts

  • GR-0852
  • Series
  • 1858-1863

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

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Account records of the Assistant Commissioner of Lands and Works

  • GR-1042
  • Series
  • 1859-1863

Account records of the Assistant Commissioner of Lands and Works Lytton. Account of H.M. Ball with Lands and Works Department, 1862-1863; list of horses purchased for the Lytton district by the government, 1860; list of permanent stores of the Ly...

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Water Clauses Consolidation Act

  • GR-0838
  • Series
  • 1897

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

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Correspondence and other material

  • GR-1178
  • Series
  • 1890

Letter inward to the Surveyor General, William S. Gore, regarding a logging road in the Vancouver area. Letter/file number 1322/90. Includes sketch map.

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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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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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Records relating to the South African War Land Grant Act

  • GR-1173
  • Series
  • 1901-1903

Papers relating to the South African War Land Grant Act. Includes statutes with notations, published nominal rolls of Canadian contingents for special service in the field in South Africa, and lists of applicants for land pursuant to the Act.

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Correspondence and other material, Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works

  • GR-1381
  • Series
  • 1863-1896

Miscellaneous records of the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works. Consists of correspondence, receipts, accounts, petitions relating to pre-emptions, ferries, roads, public works, leases, and tax assessments. Includes (1) Metchosin District as...

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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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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...

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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.).

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Pre-emption records and other material

  • GR-1677
  • Series
  • 1885-1888

Records of the Assistant Commissioner of Lands and Works, Cowichan District. One volume containing Certificate of Pre-emption records (duplicates), Cowichan District, 14 Aug 1885 - 20 Mar 1888 (nos. 101- 197).

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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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Appeal book and judgements

  • GR-1208
  • Series
  • 1906

Appeal book and judgements of the British Columbia Supreme Court in the case of James S. Emerson, timber dealer v. Robert T. Skinner, Provincial Timber Inspector, regarding the seizure of three booms of cedar under the Timber Manufacturing Act, 1906.

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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.

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Correspondence

  • GR-1055
  • Series
  • 1883-1885

Notes on various inward letters in Lands Dept. vaults, 1883-1885. Contains a brief synopsis of contents of selected letters.

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List of Title Deed books

  • GR-1056
  • Series
  • 1863

List of Title Deed Books, etc. in the Land Office handed over by the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to C. Brew, Esq., J.P., November 10, 1863.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

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