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Applications to purchase Crown Lands

  • GR-0084
  • Series
  • 1905-1970

The series consists of 25 volumes of applications to purchase crown land created by the Lands Dept. between 1905 and 1970. The applications are arranged chronologically from application number 1681 to 46249 and include notices from the British Co...

British Columbia. Lands Service

Crown land pre-emption records

  • GR-0112
  • Series
  • 1859-1971

The series consists of pre-emption records created by the Lands Branch and its predecessor bodies between 1859 and 1971. The Chief Commissioner of Lands was responsible for the administration of Crown lands under successive governments (Colony of ...

British Columbia. Lands Branch

Certificates of Improvement

  • GR-0211
  • Series
  • 1869-1932

The series consists of certificates of improvement [13 vols.] for diverse land recording districts created by the Lands Branch between 1869 and 1932. They generally include declarations by pre-emptors concerning the nature and valuation of improv...

British Columbia. Lands Branch

Lands correspondence

  • GR-0360
  • Series
  • 1896-1936

Selected correspondence files from the several branches of the department: Lands, Surveys, Water Rights, and Forests. The unit includes requests for information concerning the availability of land in British Columbia, Water Rights Branch correspon...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Land records

  • GR-0385
  • Series
  • 1894-1955

Diverse cancelled or expired leases of crown land: oyster beds (including leases by the Government of Canada), hay meadow, summer resort, stone quarry, mill, coal mining, grazing, agriculture, cattle ranching, pastoral; final agreements for sale a...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Forests. Lands Service