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Bills of sale and chattel mortgages and other material

  • GR-2518
  • Series
  • 1909-1921

Certified copies of "certain Bills of Sale, Chattel Mortgages, Conditional Sales Notes and Assignment of Book Debts, which were registered in the County Court office here [Prince Rupert] prior to the time that the Smithers Registry was segregated from this Registry..." These copies were made and transferred to Smithers in 1925. An index to these files is found in GR-2583.

British Columbia. County Court (Prince Rupert)

Coast Land District, Range 5 lot registers

  • GR-2606
  • Series
  • 1873-1923

The series consists of records created by the Department of Lands between 1873 and 1923. It contains 14 Coast Land District, Range 5 lot registers covering lots 1-7008. The registers list lots in numerical order and record the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchaser, pre-emption, lease, etc.). Information may include the name of the purchaser, dates and numbers of certificates issued (including Crown Grants), dates and amounts of payments, and reference numbers to correspondence files and field books.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Coast Land District, Range 5 lot registers

  • GR-2609
  • Series
  • 1919-1923

The series consists of records created by the Department of Lands between 1919 and 1923. It contains two volumes of Coast Land District, Range 5, subdivision lot registers for Smithers. The records are arranged numerically by lots within blocks, and record the alienation of land from the Crown. Information may include the name of purchaser, dates and numbers of certificates issued (including Crown Grants), dates and amounts of payments, and reference numbers to correspondence files and field books. There is an alphabetical index of names in volume 1.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Hazelton and Smithers Magistrate's record books

  • GR-3122
  • Series
  • 1911-1930

Magistrate's record books, July 1911 - February 1915; June 1915 - February 1925; March 1925 - May 1930 mostly in the hand of Stipendiary Magistrate, Stephen H. Hoskins. Volume 1 starts in Hazelton and includes a copy of the oath to be taken by reporters and a copy of the "affirmation of witness in Court in lieu of oath"; Volume 2 and 3 are mostly Smithers; Volume 3 contains information relating to Public Works expenditures, 1912-1913.

British Columbia. Police Court (Smithers)

Smithers County Court criminal case files

  • GR-2757
  • Series
  • 1920-1931

Criminal case files.

Contents summary

Box 1: 1920-1924

Box 2: 1925-1928

Box 3: 1929-1931

British Columbia. County Court (Smithers)

Smithers Supreme Court case files from appeals

  • GR-2764
  • Series
  • 1936

Case files from appeals: 1936, R. v. Sam Luke Pete, R. v. Tom Pete, R. v. George Alexander Heffernan and 1940, R. v. Chow Sauy.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Smithers)

Smithers County Court orders and judgements

  • GR-2760
  • Series
  • 1931-1943

Orders and judgments. The orders and judgments from 1931-1943 have been numbered from 1-249. Files 1 and 2 contain plaintiff and defendant indexes which show this order number, the plaint number, the name, the date and the amount of the settlement.

British Columbia. County Court (Smithers)

Omineca Mining Division (Hazelton) cash account book

  • GR-3210
  • Series
  • 1905-1944

Pages 1-20: Omineca Mining Division (Hazelton) detailed cash account book, March 1905 - May 1908. It includes transactions for Free Miner's certificates, mining receipts, trade licences, game licences, hotel licences, packers licences, retail liquor licences and Provincial Revenue Tax. Pages 22-116: Smithers Clerk of the Peace criminal record book (files 1-85)- Speedy Trials, August 1932 - August 1944.

British Columbia. Court Registry (Smithers)

Crime reports

  • GR-3598
  • Series
  • 1932-1944

The series consists of a letterbook containing crime reports produced or collected by Sergeant John William Hooker during the course of his duties as a British Columbia Provincial Police (BCPP) officer while posted to Coquitlam, Grand Forks, Nelson, Smithers, Prince George, Clinton, Ashcroft, Spence’s Bridge, Merritt, and Kamloops between 1932 and 1944. The records cover a variety of crimes and social issues—particularly in small, rural communities. In addition to generic social issues, the records from Grand Forks (file 3) relate primarily to Doukhobors, and include reports on the settlement of Gilpin.

The majority of the reports were produced by Hooker. Some supplemental records (copies), such as an inquest, inward correspondence in relation to particular cases, and a reason for judgement are interfiled with the crime reports.

The records are arranged chronologically and by detachment location. The records do not capture all crime reports filed in a particular district, but were likely selected by Hooker. Some of these files have been labeled in pencil “Personal file.” The records consist primarily of crime reports on standard BCPP letterhead. Each report contains the district, detachment, and the date, as well as an overview of the case and persons involved.

Some of these records may also be available in GR-1388: Correspondence and other material created by the British Columbia Provincial Police Force of the Yale district. John William Hooker's personnel card, which provides details of the service of constables, including marital status, date of first appointment, station, and various postings, can be found in GR-0091, vol. 30-31.

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force

Smithers Supreme Court orders and judgements

  • GR-2761
  • Series
  • 1931-1946

Orders and judgments. The orders and judgments from 1931-1946 have been numbered from 1-83. File 1 contains an index which shows the name of the plaintiff or defendant and the order number.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Smithers)

Smithers County Court probate/estate files

  • GR-1466
  • Series
  • 1921-1947

This series contains probate/estate files from both County and Supreme courts, 1921-1947; 1951-1953.

British Columbia. County Court (Smithers)

Naturalization files

  • GR-2762
  • Series
  • 1931, 1946-1947

County Court naturalization files.

British Columbia. County Court (Smithers)

Smithers Small Debts Court cause books

  • GR-3124
  • Series
  • 1914-1950

This series consists of cause books from the Smithers small debts court.

British Columbia. Small Debts Court (Smithers)

Smithers Supreme Court civil case files

  • GR-2753
  • Series
  • 1921-1951

Civil case files with the exception of divorce and adoption files which have been removed from this series and are filed separately in GR-2754 and GR-2755.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Smithers)

Smithers County Court civil case files

  • GR-2756
  • Series
  • 1924-1926, 1928-1951

Civil case files. Orders and judgments from 1918-1924 and 1927 can be found in GR-2393.

British Columbia. County Court (Smithers)

Smithers judge's notebooks

  • GR-3213
  • Series
  • 1931-1955

Judge's notebooks: Volume 1: Smithers civil and criminal cases in both Supreme and County courts, April 1931 - December 1946; Volume 2: Burns Lake and Smithers civil and criminal cases in both Supreme and County Courts, September 1936 - June 1955.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Smithers)

Smithers Police Court record books

  • GR-3211
  • Series
  • 1926-1956

This series consists of three record books from the Smithers Police Court, from 1926-1956. Many charges related to offences allegedly committed by Indigenous people under the Game Act for hunting, fishing and trapping.

The first volume is an offence book, presumed to be from the Smithers area. Only the first 8 pages are used. They cover September 1926 to December 1928. Recorded information includes the complaint, action and result.

The second volume is Provincial Police Court Record Book from November 1926 to December 1956. The years 1926-1929 cover the Fort Fraser and Fort St. James areas. The book then continues in Smithers for the years 1940-1956. Recorded information includes date, name, charge, information on charges, fines and remarks.

The third volume is a criminal record book showing date, name of BC Police informant, accused, charge, plea and fine levied. It is mostly in the hand of Harvey Davies (Stipendiary Magistrate), October 1947 - December 1950.

British Columbia. Police Court (Smithers)

Conditional sales agreements

  • GR-2509
  • Series
  • 1919-1956

Conditional sales agreements.

British Columbia. County Court (Smithers)

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