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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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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

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

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 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 ...

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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...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

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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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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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...

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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 ...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Sale book of rural lands

  • GR-1040
  • Series
  • 1859

Sale book of rural lands, October 5th, 1859, Records of lands sold to Sgt. Wm. McColl and Sgt. Major George Cann of the Royal Engineers and a Capt. MacLean, Charles Good and Governor James Douglas (Manson Island lands).

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Bills and other material

  • GR-1157
  • Series
  • 1859-1889

Miscellaneous bills, paid and unpaid, and a statement of personal expenses for liquor and alcohol, Quesnellemouth, John Boles Gaggin.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Lytton Gold Commissioner's records

  • GR-1054
  • Series
  • 1859-1874

Records of the Assistant Gold Commissioner, Lytton, B.C. relating to pre-emptions. Letters inward to Henry Maynard Ball, April 12, 1860 to December 3, 1860, and letters inward to John Boyd, 1870-1871. Includes correspondence, notices, and other p...

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.).

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Certificates of title of country lands

  • GR-1398
  • Series
  • 1860-1861

Certificates of title of country lands in B.C. (2 vols.) Volume 1, nos. 1-35 (1860-1861). Volume 2, nos. 36-39 (1861). Counterfoil books containing name of purchaser, acreage and description of lands.

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

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 ...

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.

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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

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

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

Merchandise accounts and sales register

  • GR-1065
  • Series
  • 1862

Store Book, Boston Bar Waggon (sic) Road, July 1862- November 1862, Rocky Camp (1 vol.). Merchandise accounts and sales register.

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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...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Day book of expenditures and correspondence

  • GR-1029
  • Series
  • 1862-1865

Day book of expenditures of road and bridge construction, surveys and transport, 1862-1864; goods received from grocers, Hope, B.C., 1865; correspondence and specifications relating to the construction of the Burrard Inlet road, 1864-1865.

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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...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

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

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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