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Commission of Lands correspondence

  • GR-1039
  • Series
  • 1871-1872

This series contains correspondence inward to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works relating to various public works, buildings, bridges and roads, surveys, government reserves, and general land matters. Includes memoranda, minutes, telegraph...

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Correspondence and reports

  • GR-0983
  • Series
  • 1871-1872

Correspondence and reports re roads and trails and other diverse topics. Includes correspondence re the resignation of Benjamin W. Pearse and the appointment of Edgar Dewdney as Surveyor General, the Omineca gold rush, and various Indian reserves.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

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

Lands correspondence

  • GR-0360
  • Series
  • 1896-1936

This series consists of selected correspondence files from the several branches of the Department of Lands and works, and its successor the Department of Lands: Lands, Surveys, Water Rights, and Forests. Records include requests for information co...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Land sale records

  • GR-0567
  • Series
  • 1858-1868

This series consists of receipt books and miscellaneous land sale records. Records consist 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 ...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Certificates of improvement

  • GR-0765
  • Series
  • 1863-1878

Certificates of improvement nos. 1-276, Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Missing certificates listed.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

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

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-...

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Lands and Works records

  • GR-0832
  • Series
  • 1888-1898

List of public works and the names of those submitting tenders, including accounts bids. Includes file number references.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Water rights records

  • GR-0845
  • Series
  • 1873-1906

Records of the Assistant Commissioner of Lands and Works, Yale District, relating to water rights. Irrigation Water Records (Yale and Ashcroft Water Districts), 1873-1885, Book No. 4 (Vol. 1). index to Water Records, 1859 to 1900, Books 1, 2, 3, 4...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

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

Sale book of rural lands

  • GR-1040
  • Series
  • 1859

This series contains a sale book of rural lands entitled: 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 lan...

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Correspondence relating to roads in Victoria district

  • GR-1153
  • Series
  • 1900

This series contains correspondence relating to roads in the Victoria district. It includes a request for new road construction from the Victoria Driving Club and the Victoria Tourist Association, and correspondence about cows wandering at large ...

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Bills and other material

  • GR-1157
  • Series
  • 1859-1889

This series contains miscellaneous bills, paid and unpaid, and a statement of personal expenses for liquor and alcohol, , by John Boles Gaggin of Quesnellemouth (modern day Quesnel).

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Lands and Works correspondence

  • GR-2013
  • Series
  • 1870-1871

Correspondence with the Dept. of Lands and Works regarding applications to pre-empt land on the Skeena River, 1870-1871. Also on the microfilm is a February 1896 letter to Ezra Evan at Manson Creek appointing him to the position of Mining Record...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Register of timber licences

  • GR-1186
  • Series
  • 1907-1908

This series contains 2 volumes of Timber Licences Indices. These registers contain information such as the name and licence number, date, fee amount, some file references and clippings of gazette notices related mostly to the Cariboo district. Vo...

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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...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Day book of expenditures and correspondence

  • GR-1029
  • Series
  • 1862-1865

This series consists of a 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 Inle...

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Administrative records relating to Government House

  • GR-1051
  • Series
  • 1876-1906

This series contains records relating to Government House. Inventories of household goods, furniture, and effects, 1881-1882, 1899-1900, 1903; lists of goods damaged in the Government House fire, May 18, 1899; one letter regarding Government Hous...

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Lytton Gold Commissioner's records

  • GR-1054
  • Series
  • 1859-1874

Series contains the 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, ...

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

Commissioner's correspondence

  • GR-0868
  • Series
  • 1871-1883

Letters inward to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works. These letters were selected for transfer to the archives in 1937 and therefore do not appear on the microfilms of Lands letters inward that were made later. Reel B16901:...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Pre-emption records

  • GR-1182
  • Series
  • 1860-1874, 1884

This series contains records relating to pre-emptions in the Cariboo, Lillooet, Lytton and Kootenay Districts recorded by various Gold Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners of Lands and Works. The records consist of correspondence, notices of...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

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...

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Timber mark certificates

  • GR-3238
  • Series
  • 1890-1934

The series consist s of timber mark certificates. The certificates were created in accordance with the Timber Mark Act of 1890 (SBC 1890, ch. 47). The act instructed all persons engaged in the business of lumbering,, or getting out timber by flo...

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