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Douglas, James, Sir, 1803-1877 Series
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Kenneth McKenzie family personal and business papers

The McKenzie Family collection consists of the business and personal papers of Kenneth McKenzie (1811-1874), his ancestors and descendants, including correspondence, notebooks, diaries, and other papers. It documents over one hundred and fifty ye...

Vernon Llewellyn Denton records

Correspondence relating mainly to Simon Fraser and an atlas produced by Denton; notes and a typed manuscript relating to Simon Fraser, plus several copies of Fraser's 1806 and 1808 journals and letters 1806-1807. There are notes on the fur t...

Denton, Vernon

Crease family collection

Henry Pering Pellew Crease (1823-1905) was born at Ince Castle, near Plymouth, England, educated at Cambridge, and called to the bar in 1849. He traveled to Upper Canada with his family and explored the Great Lakes area for mining potential befor...

Papers relating to the Red River Settlement

Series consists of correspondence; petitions; registers of births, marriages; etc. all relating to the Red River Settlement. Includes minutes, proceedings, etc. of the Council of Assiniboia; papers relating to legal suits involving Griffith Owen ...

Correspondence

Series consists of letters inward and outward of James Murray Yale; letters inward of John Duncan Manson; photocopy of manuscript of James Andrew Grant and Helen Beatrice Yale Kempster: "An Unsung Pioneer, Life and Letters of James Murray Yal...

Correspondence outward

The series consists of correspondence from James Douglas to other HBC officials, written between 1832 and 1849 while he was assigned to Fort Vancouver. The first part of the series consists of the original letters (1839 to 1848) while the second ...

Establishment of servants, Columbia District out

The series is a bound journal containing 92 pages, originally created by James Douglas in 1839 when he was stationed at Fort Vancouver. The first ten pages contain lists of "gentlemen and men" associated with various HBC forts and vesse...

Ker family papers

Correspondence outward (1864, 1868) and inward (1861-1871) of Robert Ker, Colonial Auditor for Vancouver Island, with some of his commissions (1864, 1865, 1868), an indenture (1844), miscellaneous notes; correspondence of R.H.B. Ker and David Russ...

Correspondence outward

The series consists of correspondence out from Fort Vancouver, 1846-1848, signed by Peter Skene Ogden and James Douglas. The records consist of originals, borrowed transcripts and transcript copies. Almost all of the letters are addressed to Dr....

Helmcken family papers

Papers of J.S. Helmcken and members of his family, including correspondence, 1848-1920, account books, 1871-1903, deeds, contracts, certificates, 1825-1890, medical notebooks, case books and account books, 1845-1890, notes and papers concerning th...

Register of land purchases from Indians

The series consists of a register of land purchases from Indigenous peoples on Southern Vancouver Island (near Fort Victoria), 1850-1852; record of agreements with Indigenous peoples at Fort Rupert, 1851, and Nanaimo, 1854. These conveyances or a...

Correspondence

Series consists of seven letters from James Douglas (1851-1858); two letters from Robert Clouston, Honolulu (1855); letter from P.S. Ogden, Fort Hope (1858); fragment in writing of Paul Fraser, Thompson River (1855); HBC work agreement between Ric...

Instrument establishing Executive Council of Vancouver Island

  • GR-0820
  • Series
  • 1851

Instrument establishing Executive Council of Vancouver Island, 27 August 1851 signed by Governor Richard Blanshard naming James Cooper, James Douglas and John Todd as councilors of Government for Vancouver Island and its dependencies.

Vancouver Island. Executive Council

Letterbook copies of despatches from Governor Douglas to Colonial Office

  • GR-1447
  • Series
  • 1853-1854

Letterbook copy of despatch from Governor Douglas to Colonial Secretary, Duke of Newcastle, 8 June 1853, concerning expedition of HM Steam Sloop Virago to Queen Charlotte Islands. Also draft despatch, 26 July 1853, concerning capture of vessel Su...

Vancouver Island. Governor

Great Britain. Colonial Office.

The series consists of transcribed copies of despatches from the Governor of British Columbia to the Secretary of State for the Colonies, 1858-1859. (CO 60/1 to CO 60/4).Volume 1: C.O. 60 vol. 1 part 1, 1858Volume 2: C.O. 60 vol. 1 part 2, 1858Vol...

Great Britain. Colonial Office

Alfred John Langley papers

Correspondence with his son, family correspondence, certificates, will and related documents, appointment to Vancouver Island Council, indentures, share certificates and receipts.

Langley, Alfred John, 1820-1896

Correspondence and other material

Seven letters from Edward Ellice, M.P. and members of the committee appointed to look into the affairs of the Hudson's Bay Company, discussing HBC interests in British Columbia and on the prairies; scrapbook containing miscellaneous clippings...

Dallas, Alexander Grant, 1818-1882

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...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Correspondence

  • GR-1392
  • Series
  • 1859-1870

Correspondence from American government officials and British embassy in Washington, D.C., concerning diverse matters pertaining to U.S. - British Columbia relations. Includes correspondence from U.S. Military re: Indian population in Alaska (186...

British Columbia (Colony). Governor

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

Great Britain. Colonial Office.

Memorandum by Colonial Office officials entitled "The Royal Engineers in British Columbia."Copied from the originals (CO 325/48) in the Public Record Office January 1978.

Great Britain. Colonial Office

Bruce McKelvie papers

Bruce Alistair McKelvie (1889-1960) was born in Vancouver. He worked as a reporter for the Vancouver Province and later became Managing Editor of the Daily Colonist in 1930. He wrote a number of books on the history of British Columbia and was i...

McKelvie, Bruce Alistair, 1889-1960

Gilbert Malcolm Sproat papers

Series consists of a diary, 1868; correspondence, 1898-1910, with R. Gosnell, E.O.S. Scholefield and R. Mohun; oaths of office; printed vita to accompany application to be appointed Governor of British Columbia, 1869; notes and drafts on history o...

Letterbook

  • GR-1308
  • Series
  • 1863-1864

Letterbook copies of despatches from Governor Douglas to Senior Naval Officer, Esquimalt, 6 July 1863-15 February 1864. Most of the correspondence herewith concerns measures taken against possible Indian attacks on Vancouver Island.

Vancouver Island. Governor (1851-1864 : Douglas)

Executive Council meeting minutes

  • GR-1223
  • Series
  • 1864-1866

Minutes of Executive Council meetings, Colony of Vancouver Island. 2 vols., 26 March 1864 - 27 June 1865 and 18 July 1865 - 19 November 1866.

Vancouver Island. Executive Council

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