The series consists of seven bound volumes and 54 fascicles containing bills of quantities and priced bills relating to the building of the new Parliament buildings in Victoria, B.C. in 1893.
The volumes are identified as contract 2 and cover three areas of the Parliament buildings: no. 2 Administrative building, no. 3 Land Registry office and colonnade and no. 4 Printing Office and colonnade. Each of the bills of quantities is divided into trades groups including: excavations, concrete foundations, mason, waller, bricklayer; carpenter and joiner; slater and plasterer; coppersmith; smith and founder; plumber and painter. Many of the volumes have a name on the front and notations, including pricing, throughout.
The series also includes a sketch plan of main stairs of the Parliament Buildings. This plan was removed from the records and reaccessioned as M889055. There is also a file of financial records and tables of measurements used for the construction of the building in 1896.
British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works. Works Branch