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Victoria Gaol records

  • GR-0308
  • Series
  • 1859-1914

The 107 volumes include lists of prisoners, descriptions of prisoners, sentence books, work records, charge books, employment registers, registers of clothing issued, reports of prisoners' conduct, punishment books, gaolers' reports, dut...

Victoria Gaol

Reginald Herbert Roy collection

  • PR-0306
  • Fonds
  • 1859-1874, 1889-1911, 1971-1973

The collection consists of a record of vessels entering the Port of Victoria, correspondence concerning the activities of the United Services Institution of Vancouver Island, also known as the Royal United Services Institute, a log book of the sch...

Roy, Reginald Herbert, 1922-2013

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

Bills and other material

  • GR-1157
  • Series
  • 1859-1889

Miscellaneous bills, paid and unpaid, and a statement of personal expenses for liquor and alcohol, Quesnellemouth, John Boles Gaggin.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Drafts of bills and other material

  • GR-1528
  • Series
  • 1859-1866

Drafts of bills, ordinances, etc., (1862-1864); Messages from the Speaker of the House to the Governor (1859-1866); minutes and committee reports (1860-1865).

Vancouver Island. Legislative Assembly

Legislative Council records

  • GR-1530
  • Series
  • 1859-1871

Drafts of bills, ordinances, and regulations.

British Columbia. Legislative Council

Financial records

  • GR-2379
  • Series
  • 1859-1870

Financial records from Victoria's Supreme Court of Civil Justice. There is a receipt book, 1859-1964 recording payments made by Registrar Thomas G. William to suitors. The date, the number of the plaint, the "Full amount of judgment an...

Vancouver Island. Supreme Court of Civil Justice


  • GR-1328
  • Series
  • 1859-1871

Inquisitions (inquests) conducted during the colonial period, including the following:Vancouver Island (Colony), 1859 - 18 Nov 1866British Columbia (Colony), 1859 - 18 Nov 1866British Columbia (United Colony), 19 Nov 1866 - 20 Jul 1871The files us...

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Victoria Supreme Court probate/estate files

  • GR-1304
  • Series
  • 1859-1941

Probate files for estates probated in Victoria, ca. 1859-1941. The probate files from 1859 to 1917 are organized more or less alphabetically within date groups or ranges and have been numbered, sequentially, from 1 to 5307. From 1918 onwards, pr...

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Victoria)

Lytton Gold Commissioner's records

  • GR-1054
  • Series
  • 1859-1874

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, notices, and other p...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Lot registers

  • GR-2638
  • Series
  • 1859-1862

Yale Division of Yale Land District subdivision lot registers for the Hope townsite. The records are arranged numerically by block and lot number and record the alienation of land from the Crown by purchase: information may include name of the pu...

British Columbia (Colony). Lands and Works Dept.

Correspondence outward

  • GR-2900
  • Series
  • 1859-1872

Correspondence outward (original letter-book copies), 1859-1871. 12 volumes. The series consists of letter book copies of general correspondence, correspondence to Governor and Colonial Secetary, and correspondence to the Treasury. (The series ...

British Columbia (Colony). Lands and Works Dept.

Public Works lantern slides

  • GR-3297
  • Series
  • [ca. 1859-1936]

The series consists of photographs of engineering projects managed by the Dept. of Public Works. The photographs consist of glass lantern slides, some numbered. The views photographed include bridges, road works, buildings and general views and ...

British Columbia. Dept. of Public Works

Pre-confederation marriage records

  • GR-3044
  • Series
  • 1859-1872

Records of marriages occurring in the Colony of British Columbia and the Colony of Vancouver Island, submitted to the Colonial Secretary by clergy, 1859-1872, prior to the entry of British Columbia into the Confederation of Canada. The records are...

British Columbia (Colony). Colonial Secretary

Water rights records

  • GR-0844
  • Series
  • 1859-1915

Records of the Water Commissioner, Lillooet, B.C., related to water rights. Includes grants of water right, licences, plans, notices, etc. Volume 5 covers area from south of Lillooet to 150 Mile House and includes Hanceville and Big Creek; volum...

British Columbia. Water Rights Branch. Water Commissioner. Lillooet

Victoria County Court naturalization records

  • GR-1865
  • Series
  • 1859-1963

Naturalization records, 1859-1963. Vol. 1 also includes the 1862 Constitution of the Congregation Emanuel of Victoria, V.I. with signatories and lists of Victoria firefighters, 1861-1862.Same series as GR-1565. Related series to GR-1554.

British Columbia. County Court (Victoria)

Yale Government Agency correspondence

  • GR-1780
  • Series
  • 1859-1909

Correspondence of the Gold Commissioner and later, Government Agent, at Yale: Letterbooks of outgoing letters, 1859-1909; incoming letters, 1880-1909.

British Columbia. Government Agent (Yale, B.C.)

Treasury Department correspondence outward

  • GR-1740
  • Series
  • 1859-1902

Letterbooks of Treasury Department correspondence outward. For indexes to volumes 5-13 see GR-1745.

British Columbia. Treasury Dept.

Frederick Longstaff fonds

  • PR-0655
  • Fonds
  • 1859-1961

The fonds consists of diaries, correspondence, subject files, scrapbooks, household accounts, photographs, and maps.

Longstaff, Frederick Victor, 1879-1961

Henry Maynard Ball fonds

  • PR-1082
  • Fonds
  • 1859-1865

The fonds consists of a personal account book, testimonial letters and a diary.

Ball, Henry Maynard, 1825-1897

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

Yale Government Agent financial records

  • GR-1781
  • Series
  • 1860-1902

Financial records. Volume 1: Collectorate cash book, 1860; Volume 2: Collectorate cash book, 1862. Volume 3: Collectorate cash book, 1863. Volume 4: Collectorate cash book, 1867. Volume 5: Collectorate cash book, 1871-1874. Volume 6: Collector...

British Columbia. Government Agent (Yale, B.C.)

Charge book, signed by Constable J.R. Flynn

  • GR-0849
  • Series
  • 1860-1862

Charge book, signed by J.R. Flynn, constable (5 p.); alphabetical lists of certificates of work, with fees paid, 1896-1898 (0.5 cm); spirit licences, 1862 (1 p.)

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force. Lillooet

Cariboo Government Agency financial records 1860-1948

  • GR-3052
  • Series
  • 1860-1948

Collectorate cash books and other account books, 1862-1890. Includes expenses of the Assay Office at Richfield; records of payment of pre-emption installments on pre-emption records 1-161 (with gaps), many of which were in the Chilcotin; mineral ...

British Columbia. Government Agent (Cariboo District, B.C.)

Edgar and Aime fonds

  • PR-0938
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1863

The fonds consists of an indexed letter press book as well as invoices and receipts created between 1860 and 1863 by the wholesale firm Edgar & Aime in Victoria, B.C.

Edgar and Aime (Firm)

Cariboo Government Agent correspondence and other material

  • GR-0216
  • Series
  • 1860-1938

The series consists of records created by the Government Agent and the Gold Commissioner of the Cariboo District, between 1860 and 1938. It includes correspondence inward and outward; court, mining, land, financial and administrative records.

British Columbia. Government Agent (Cariboo District, B.C.)

Magistrate's record book

  • GR-0857
  • Series
  • 1860-1862

Record of land claims, government reservations, by William George Cox, Esq., Magistrate, Rock Creek, B.C.; Sheriff's book, Lytton, 1897 (1 p.).

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Speeches by and addresses to colonial governors

  • GR-1717
  • Series
  • 1860-1865

Opening and closing speeches of Governors Douglas and Kennedy to the Legislative Council and House of Assembly of Vancouver Island, 1860-1864; closing speeches of Governor Seymour to the Legislative Council of British Columbia, 1865. Also address...

British Columbia (Colony). Governor

M.A. Besette fonds

  • PR-1537
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1876

The fonds consists of correspondence to Besette from J.A. Chapleau and George Etienne Cartier.

Besette, M.A.

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