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Correspondence with regard to provincial gaols

  • GR-2954
  • Series
  • 1911-1912

The series consists of correspondence created by the Superintendent of Police from 1911 to 1912. The letters, both inward and outward, are about Provincial gaols (jails) at Kamloops, Nanaimo, Nelson, New Westminster, Burnaby (Oakalla) and Victori...

British Columbia. Superintendent of Police

Provincial prison reports

  • GR-3434
  • Series
  • 1905, 1911

The series consists of ten reports sent to Frederick Hussey in 1905 and 1911, in his capacity as Superintendent of Provincial Police and Inspector of Gaols. The wardens at each of the Provincial Gaols at Victoria, New Westminster, Nanaimo, Nelson ...

British Columbia. Superintendent of Police

Provincial Mental Home (Colquitz) records

  • GR-0501
  • Series
  • 1919-1953

This series consists of Colquitz Mental Hospital records, 1919-1953, including correspondence of the supervisor and other staff, and a register of inmates. Correspondence of the supervisor with the Medical Superintendent are useful for showing the...

Provincial Mental Home, Colquitz, B.C.

Jean B. Wilton oral history collection

  • PR-2357
  • Collection
  • [196-]-[197-]

The collection consists of sound recordings compiled by Jean B. Wilton while researching her book "May I Talk to John Howard?: The Story of J.D. Hobden, a Friend to Prisoners" (1973).

Wilton, Jean Birch, 1906-

Commission on the Provincial Gaol at New Westminster (1901)

  • GR-0728
  • Series
  • 1901

This series consists of the records of the Commission on the Provincial Gaol at New Westminster, 1901. Records include transcripts of evidence, notes of testimony, report and exhibits.

British Columbia. Commission on the Provincial Gaol at New Westminster (1901)

Vancouver lock-up charge books

  • GR-0602
  • Series
  • 1895-1925

This series consists of police charge books containing name of prisoner, date of charge, offence, disposition of case and remarks. Volumes 2-4 are titled Provincial Lock-Up, Vancouver, B.C.

British Columbia. Provincial Court (Vancouver)

Gaol Service applications

  • GR-0663
  • Series
  • 1911-1919

This series consist of Provincial Police Department Forms of Application for Position as Constable used in conjunction with employment in the Gaol Service. Applications include the applicant's full name, occupation, nationality, religion, ag...

British Columbia. Superintendent of Police

Commission on the Conduct of Warden Armstrong or Guard Calbick of the Provincial Gaol at New Westminster, 1898

  • GR-0479
  • Series
  • 1898

This series consists of records of the Commission on the Conduct of Warden Armstrong Or Guard Calbick of the Provincial Gaol at New Westminster, 1898, including report of Judge Eli Harrison, transcripts of evidence, and exhibits.

British Columbia. Commission on the Conduct of Warden Armstrong Or Guard Calbick of the Provincial Gaol at New Westminster, 1898

Commission on the Provincial Gaol at Kamloops, 1898

  • GR-0477
  • Series
  • 1898

This series consists of records of the Commission on the Provincial Gaol at Kamloops, 1898, including a typewritten report of Commissioner Albert Beck, correspondence, and handwritten notes of evidence.

British Columbia. Commission on the Provincial Gaol at Kamloops, 1898

Commission on the Incarceration of Female Offenders, 1977

  • GR-0381
  • Series
  • 1977-1978

This series consists of Exhibits, transcripts of evidence, synopsis of evidence, subject files, correspondence and indexes from the Royal Commission on the Incarceration of Female Offenders, 1977.Boxes 880340-2216 to 880340-2218 (1 to 3) are Exhi...

British Columbia. Royal Commission on the Incarceration of Female Offenders (1977)

New Westminster Gaol records

  • GR-0309
  • Series
  • 1875-1917

This series consists of records of the New Westminster Goal, including prisoner description books, monthly lists of prisoners, and prisoners' effects books, 1875-1917.Description books are a record and description list of all prisoners receiv...

New Westminster Gaol

Royal Commission of Inquiry into the escape of prisoners from the Lower Mainland Regional Correction Centre, 1988

  • GR-2134
  • Series
  • 1988

The series consists of records created by the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the escape of prisoners from the Lower Mainland Regional Correctional Centre in 1988.Records include Commissioner's (Honourable Judge Ian L. Drost) report, lists o...

British Columbia. Royal Commission of Inquiry into the escape of prisoners from the Lower Mainland Regional Correctional Centre, 1988

Inmate case files

  • GR-3035
  • Series
  • 1978-1982

Lower Mainland Regional Correctional Centre inmate case files (sample). These are progress files, records relating to daily contacts with inmates including monitoring changes in behaviour or attitude and any progress towards rehabilitation and wa...

British Columbia. Corrections Branch

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

Oakalla case files

  • GR-3616
  • Series
  • 1941-1972

The series consists of punishment ledgers, correspondence, memos, and guidelines created at Oakalla Prison between 1941 and 1972. The records relate to the performance of both inmates and staff and the series includes several reference or review l...

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Ashcroft lock-up record books

  • GR-0035
  • Series
  • 1901-1910

The series consists of three record books from Ashcroft police lock-up, 1901-1910.

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force. Ashcroft

Quesnel prisoner's description book

  • GR-0042
  • Series
  • 1915-1919

The series consists of a prisoner's description book from Quesnel police gaol, created between July 1915 and May 1919.

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force. Quesnel