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New Vancouver Court House correspondence and other material

  • GR-0077
  • Series
  • 1900-1912

The series consists of records created by the Dept. of Public Works engineer between 1900 and 1912. Records include correspondence, memoranda, plans, and specifications concerning the Vancouver Court House.

British Columbia. Dept. of Public Works. Public Works Engineer

Provincial Museum correspondence

  • GR-0078
  • Series
  • 1912-1939

The series consists of records created by the British Columbia Provincial Museum between 1912 and 1939. Records include letters inward and responses to Francis Kermode (Director), William A. Newcombe (Asst. Biologist), or Ian McTaggart Cowan (Asst. Director) concerning the collection and acquisition of birds, mammals and other biological specimens.

British Columbia Provincial Museum

Reports on bridges and highways in British Columbia and Alberta

  • GR-0079
  • Series
  • 1943

The series consists of 5 volumes created by the Dept. of Public Works in 1943. Volume 1 is a report on bridges on roads in Pacific command; volume 2 is a list of bridges on the Trans-Canada highway from Vancouver to Leanchoil, giving engineering data; volume 3 is a list of bridges on Vancouver island (Victoria to Menzies Bay and Alberni to Parksville); volume 4 is a list of bridges on the Cariboo highway from Cache Creek to Prince George and volume 5 is a list of roads in Alberta, and list of bridges from Prince George to Hazelton.

British Columbia. Dept. of Public 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 schools, government buildings, and smaller works.

A limited number of files contained plans and a few files contained plans only. These files are indicated in the finding aid by * and ** respectively. All plans have been removed from the files and accessioned in the Map Collection as M856047. Appendix 1 of the finding aid lists the plans.

The file list provides the file number assigned by Public Works, the original contract number in square brackets, the name of the building or work, and the date of the contract.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Construction records, court house building, Nanaimo, B.C.

  • GR-0081
  • Series
  • 1895

The series consists of a bill of quantities for a new court house building, Nanaimo, B.C. in 1895.

A complete bill of-quantities (tender) consists of the following sub-contract sections: excavator, mason, and bricklayer, carpenter and joiner's work, slater's work, plasterer's work, plumber's work - heating and electric light, coppersmith's work and painter's work.
A summary of the sub-contracts for each complete tender was also submitted. The collection consists of a list of tenders and eight completed tenders.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works. Works Branch

Department of Industries reports

  • GR-0082
  • Series
  • 1921, 1923, 1925

The series consists of three reports created by the Dept. of Industries: an interim report, 1921; fifth annual report, 1923; sixth annual report, 1924-1925.

British Columbia. Dept. of Industries

Court commissions to adminster oaths

  • GR-0083
  • Series
  • 1943-1964

The series consists of Commissions appointing Superior Court judges as Commissioners per Dedimus potestatem, i.e. authorized to administer Oaths of Allegiance and other oaths. In 1943 commissions were granted to the Hon. Gordon McGregor Sloan, the Hon. Cornelius H. O'Halloran, the Hon. Sidney Alexander Smith, the Hon. James Moses Coady and the Hon. Henry Irvine Bird for British Columbia. In 1947 commissions were granted to the Hon. Arthur Douglas Macfarlane, the Hon. John Owen Wilson and the Hon. Andrew Miller Harper for British Columbia. In 1954 commissions were granted to the Hon. Norman William Whittaker, the Hon. Herbert Spencer Wood, the Hon. John Valentine Clyne, and the Hon. Herbert William Davey for British Columbia. In 1964 commissions were granted to the Hon. Sherwood Lett, the Hon. Arthur Edward Lord and the Hon. Norman William Whittaker for the Yukon Territory. The collection includes some administrative correspondence regarding the documents.

Canada. Department of Justice

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 Columbia Gazette, number of letter inward, application number, location and result. Each volumes contains a nominal index. Volumes 1 and 2 are missing.

British Columbia. Lands Service

Parliament buildings (Victoria) construction records

  • GR-0085
  • Series
  • 1893-1896

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

Prospecting licenses for coal, petroleum, and natural gas

  • GR-0086
  • Series
  • 1883-1946

The series consists of 45 volumes of prospecting licence stubs for coal, petroleum, and natural gas created by the Dept. of Mines, and its predecessor the Bureau of Mines between 1883 and 1946. The licence stubs are arranged in numerical order and include coal prospecting licenses 1-404, coal and petroleum prospecting licenses 405-9500 and coal, petroleum and natural gas prospecting licenses 9501-13000.

British Columbia. Dept. of Mines

Public Works contracts, plans, and correspondence

  • GR-0087
  • Series
  • 1862-1909

The series consists of records created by the Dept. of Lands and Works between 1862 and 1909. The records include contracts, specifications, plans, correspondence, returns of work performed, reports and accounting material pertaining to the construction, maintenance, and repair of diverse roads, bridges, dams, wharves, and buildings.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Oath of allegiance sworn by the Hon. W.A. Macdonald.

  • GR-0088
  • Series
  • 1913

Oath of allegiance to His Majesty, King George V, and an "oath to well and truly serve in the office of Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia..." sworn by the Hon. W.A. Macdonald.

British Columbia. Supreme Court

Health Security project files

  • GR-0089
  • Series
  • 1972-1975

The series consists of Health Security project files created by the Health Security Program Project between 1972 and 1975. It includes working papers prepared for the Project together with special reports and research papers, general subject files from the H.S.P.P. office including briefs presented to the Project, and notes and correspondence of the Director of the Project, Dr. Richard G. Foulkes.

Published material, chiefly government documents, were transferred to the Legislative Library and the library of the Health Education Branch of the Ministry of Health.

British Columbia. Dept. of Health. Health Security Program Project

Provincial Police registers of outgoing mail

  • GR-0090
  • Series
  • 1923-1926

The series consists of two Provincial Police Force registers of outgoing mail from 1923 to 1926. The registers list names of addressees only with no indication of subject.

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force

Provincial Police personnel records

  • GR-0091
  • Series
  • 1858-1863; 1894-1950

The series consists of Provincial Police Force personnel records created between 1858 and 1950, mostly from after 1900. The records include applications, correspondence regarding applications, oath books, pay lists and other salary records, staff registers, nominal rolls and personnel cards. Some records may relate to staffing provincial gaols and game wardens.

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force

Provincial Police correspondence and accounts

  • GR-0092
  • Series
  • 1858-1868, 1898-[ca. 1933]

The series consists of records created by the British Columbia Provincial Police Force between 1858 and ca. 1933.
The records include correspondence and other material regarding financial matters such as budgets, estimates, vouchers issued, revenue returns, bills, statements and receipts. The records also include correspondence and lists regarding stores, uniforms, equipment and supplies; vehicle reports and some colonial era records relating to Victoria and Vancouver Island police, prison, fire department and prisons.

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force

Provincial Police Force records relating to enforcement of liquor acts

  • GR-0093
  • Series
  • 1899-1927

The series consists of records created by the British Columbia Provincial Police between 1899 and 1927 relating to the enforcement of the Licences Act, 1888, the Liquor Licence Act, 1910, and the Government Liquor Act, 1921.

The records include correspondence of the Superintendent; circulars; newspaper clippings; hotel licence application and renewal files; indexes and list and files relating to prosecutions and convictions.

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force

Provincial Police records related to the Pool-rooms Act

  • GR-0094
  • Series
  • 1913-1921

The series consists of records created by the British Columbia Provincial Police between 1913 and 1921 relating to the enforcement of the Act to amend the Pool-rooms Act, 1913. Records include correspondence re applications for licenses and "Report on application", 1913-1927; counterfoils and licenses numbered 651-950, 1918-1921.

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force

Provincial Police records related to the Club Regulations Act

  • GR-0095
  • Series
  • 1909-1917

The series consists of records created by the British Columbia Provincial Police between 1909 and 1917 relating to the enforcement of the Clubs Regulation Act, 1909. The records include the following:
Box 1: correspondence re applications for licenses, 1909-1910
Box 2: applications, reports, etc., 1912-1916
Box 3: correspondence, Dec 1916 - Jan 1917
Box 4: register of applications, 1909-1916.

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force

Provincial Police record of ticket sales and stock book of amusement tax tickets

  • GR-0096
  • Series
  • 1917-1920

The series consists of records created by the British Columbia Provincial Police between 1917 and 1920 relating to the enforcement of the Amusements Tax Act, 1917. Includes record of ticket sales [Victoria?] and stock book of amusement tax tickets, 1919-1920.

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force

Provincial Police Inspectors' correspondence and reports

  • GR-0097
  • Series
  • 1908-1911

The series consists of records created by Inspectors in the British Columbia Provincial Police between 1908 and 1911. It includes correspondence inward to Inspectors J.H. McMullin (to Dec 1909) and Colin Campbell (Sep 1910 - Dec 1911); Inspectors' correspondence outward, 1909-1911 (indexed); and reports on inspection tours by Campbell, 1910-1911.

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force. Inspector

Telegrams sent by Provincial Police

  • GR-0098
  • Series
  • 1913; 1941-1945

The series consists of copies of telegrams sent by the British Columbia Provincial Police in 1913 and from 1941 to 1945.

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force

Superintendent of Police correspondence inward

  • GR-0099
  • Series
  • 1892-1918; 1942

The series consists of records created by the Superintendent of the Provincial Police between 1892 and 1918.
Records include miscellaneous correspondence, reports, publications and blank forms sent to the Superintendent. There is also a single report from 1942.

British Columbia. Superintendent of Police

Interim unrevised report on Mothers' Pensions

  • GR-0100
  • File
  • [ca. 1931]

The file consists of an interim, unrevised report on "The Administration of Mothers' Pensions in British Columbia, 1920-21 to 1930-31. It includes a summary of findings and recommendations with statistical tables appended.

British Columbia. Civil Service Commission

Civil Service Commission records

  • GR-0101
  • Series
  • 1919-1945

The series consists of records created by the British Columbia Civil Service Commission between 1919 and 1945.
The records are typescript copies of annual reports, detailing statistical information such as names, marital status, salaries, classification, seniority, etc. of B.C. government officials and employees.
Box 1: 1919-21
Box 2: 1922-26
Box 3: 1927-31
Box 4: 1931-34
Box 5: 1935-39
Box 6: 1940-44
Box 7: 1945.

British Columbia. Civil Service Commission

Superintendent of Provincial Police correspondence

  • GR-0103
  • Series
  • 1911-1912

The series consists of the correspondence of Colin S. Campbell, Superintendent of Provincial Police in Victoria from March 1911 to August 1912. The files are arranged chronologically and contain letters inward to Campbell from Inspector Thomas Smith on the mainland, and include carbon copies of Campbell's replies. There are also a few letters written by Campbell when he was an inspector in 1911, to Superintendent F.S. Hussey.

The correspondence deals with complaints against police constables, equipment, condition of lock-ups and jails throughout the province, inspection of hotels and other administrative matters.

British Columbia. Superintendent of Police

Superintendent of Police notes and correspondence

  • GR-0104
  • Series
  • 1900-1916

The series consists of miscellaneous notes, memos, and correspondence created by the Superintendent of Provincial Police between 1900-1916.

British Columbia. Superintendent of Police

Provincial Police correspondence

  • GR-0105
  • Series
  • 1918-1923

The series consists of Provincial Police Inspector's files created between ca. 1918 and 1923. The files are numbered from 50 to 106 and are subject files containing letters addressed to the Superintendent, Inspector and Chief Constable. The correspondence relates to the Victoria Police District.

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force. Inspector

Provincial Police vouchers and correspondence

  • GR-0106
  • Series
  • 1917-1929

The series consists of records created by the Superintendent of Provincial Police between 1917 and 1929. The records relate to the Victoria district and "A" division and contain files relating to various acts including the Sheep Protection Act and the Poll Tax Act from 1917 to 1921; vouchers and correspondence re vouchers from 1917 to 1925; and vouchers and miscellaneous letters from 1928 to 1929.

British Columbia. Superintendent of Police

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