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Canada. Dept. Of Marine And Fisheries.

Transaction Registers for ships registered at Victoria 1867-1908 and Vancouver 1891-1898 and 1917-1945. The reels also contain Registers for various Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick ports 1841-1950. Among details to be found are wh...

Canada. Department of Marine and Fisheries

Freemasons records

The first Freemasons' lodge in British Columbia was formed in 1860. Holding its 19 March 1859 charter from the Grand Lodge of England, the lodge was styled Victoria Lodge No. 1085 E.R. [English Registry]. It was followed by Union Lodge No. 12...


Peter Warren Bell personal papers

Peter Warren Bell was the oldest son of John Bell, of the Hudson's Bay Company. P.W. Bell entered the employ of the Hudson's Bay Company, and in July, 1866, was put in charge of the Lake Superior District, with headquarters at Michipico...

Bell, Peter, 1831-1901

Canada. Marine Branch.

Shipping registers for Victoria, 1867-1908, and Vancouver, 1890-1945. Registers show tonnage, registered ownership, previous registrations, place of construction, description of vessel, particulars of engines, etc.Public Archives of Canada, RG 42...

Canada. Marine Branch

Hat Creek Ranch business records

The Hat Creek Ranch was formed in 1910 by Charles Gottfried Doering when he purchased the McCosh, O'Hara and original Hat Creek Ranches and amalgamated them. The ranch, which was located in the Bonaparte Valley near Ashcroft, was a cattle an...

Hat Creek Ranch

Register of auction sales of lots

  • GR-1166
  • Series
  • 1889-1894

Register of auction sales of lots at Esquimalt, Hastings, Lulu Island, New Denver, Nelson, New Westminster, Vancouver, and Victoria. Shows name of purchaser, legal description, amount paid and terms of payment.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Correspondence and other material

  • GR-1178
  • Series
  • 1890

Letter inward to the Surveyor General, William S. Gore, regarding a logging road in the Vancouver area. Letter/file number 1322/90. Includes sketch map.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

United States. Department Of State.

Diplomatic despatches. Despatches from U.S. consuls in Vancouver, Canada. Reel B09742, Nov 1890 - Apr 1898; B09743, May 1898 - Mar 1900; Reel B09744, Apr 1900 - Dec 1901; reel B09745, Jan 1902 - Dec 1903; reel B09746, Jan 1904 - Aug 1906.Nationa...

United States. Department of State

Claxton family papers

Cecil Claxton was born in Hampstead, England in 1886. He joined the Merchant Marine and the Royal Naval Reserve, and both before and after the First World War, served in the Canadian Pacific's Trans-Pacific fleet, attaining the rank of Staff...

Vancouver County Court dockets

  • GR-3163
  • Series
  • 1892-1902

Dockets: Mar 1892 - Nov 1893; Dec 1893 - Feb 1898; Mar 1898 - Jan 1902.

British Columbia. County Court (Vancouver)

Vancouver Supreme Court divorce indexes

  • GR-1586
  • Series
  • 1893-1976

The series consists of indexes for divorce records from the Supreme Court of Vancouver. Microfilmed volume 1 consists of indexes for 1893 to 1922, volume 2 for records dating from 1923 to 1939, and microfilmed volume 3 indexes records from 1940 t...

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Vancouver)

Record books

  • GR-2395
  • Series
  • 1893-1951

Speedy Trials record books, 1893-1905; 1916-1951.

British Columbia. County Court (Vancouver)

Vancouver County Court letters probate

  • GR-2099
  • Series
  • 1893-1951

Letters probate (vols. 2 & 3 have some Succession duties attached).

British Columbia. County Court (Vancouver)

District Registrar's record books

  • GR-1838
  • Series
  • 1893-1899

District Registrar's record books, October 1893 - July 1899 and March 1893 - February 1897. A.E. Beck was the District Registrar.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Vancouver)

Debtor and creditor judgement indexes

  • GR-2533
  • Series
  • 1893-1962

Judgement indexes - debtors and creditors - giving plaint numbers.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Vancouver)

Firm indexes

  • GR-0930
  • Series
  • 1894-1964

Firm indexes [firm declarations found in GR-2568; individual indexes in GR-0930].

British Columbia. County Court (Vancouver)

Partnership records

  • GR-2568
  • Series
  • 1894-1965

Partnership records documenting declarations and dissolutions of partnership. GR-0930 is the index to these volumes by the name of the firm rather than the name of the partners.

British Columbia. County Court (Vancouver)

Vancouver lock-up charge books

  • GR-0602
  • Series
  • 1895-1925

Police charge books containing name of prisoner, date of charge, offence, disposition of case and remarks. Volumes 2-4 are titled Provincial Lock-Up, Vancouver, B.C.

British Columbia. Provincial Court (Vancouver)

Vancouver-Westminster District Police records

  • GR-0311
  • Series
  • 1897-1952

Letterbooks, 1897-1918; daily record books, 1898-1952: notes from daily police reports of constables, 1907-1911; chief constable's diary, 1911.

Vancouver - Westminster Police District

Vancouver-Westminster Police District records

  • GR-0397
  • Series
  • 1899-1949

Reports received, 1895-1909, 1913-1928, 1932-1938; office log, 1924-1926; daily office diaries, 1925-1926, 1928-1931; descriptions wanted persons, 1913-1918; bulletins, 1916-1918; ledger; record prisoners handled by patrol wagon, 1927-1931. Report...

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force. Vancouver-Westminster Police District

Registers of by-laws

  • GR-2354
  • Series
  • 1899-1959

Registers of by-laws including by-laws from the City of North Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver, Point Grey, Vancouver, South Vancouver Municipality, Richmond, the District of West Vancouver and the District of Powell River (1955 only).

British Columbia. County Court (North Vancouver)

Journalism and essays

Series consists of articles, typescript drafts, essays, biographies, notes, clippings, etc. relating to Alaska, the history of British Columbia, historic sites in British Columbia, Indigenous people of British Columbia, the pelagic sealing industr...

Appeals calendar

  • GR-1858
  • Series
  • 1900

Appeals calendar, March 1900.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Vancouver)

Registers of auction land sales held at Vancouver

  • GR-1406
  • Series
  • 1901-1908

Registers of auction land sales held at Vancouver. Volume 1, auction sale, November 20-23, 1901. Volume 2, auction sale, September 29, 1908. Includes lot number, name of purchaser and sale prices.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Records relating to Special Constables under the Railway Act

  • GR-2884
  • Series
  • 1903-1996

The series consists of applications, certificates of appointment, oaths, certificates of dismissal and indexes for Special Constables under the Railway Act filed at the Vancouver Court Registry between 1903 and 1996. Appointments were made by a V...

British Columbia. Court Registry (Vancouver)

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