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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 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

Mining Engineer correspondence outward

  • GR-0198
  • Series
  • 1935-1946

The series consists of correspondence out created by the Resident Mining Engineer of district no. 6 (Western) between 1935 and 1946. The correspondence is indexed by each volume.

British Columbia. Dept. of Mines. Resident Mining Engineer. Western District

Records of claims and other material

  • GR-0230
  • Series
  • 1887-1905

The series consists of records created by the Gold Commissioner between 1887 and 1905. It includes record claims for Bear River and Vancouver Island, a register of Free Miners' certificates and registers of conveyance.

British Columbia. Gold Commissioner

Mining leases

  • GR-0254
  • Series
  • 1876-1930

The series consists of mining leases filed at Victoria and arranged by mining district. The records were created by the Chief Gold Commissioner between 1876 and 1930.

British Columbia. Gold Commissioner

Letterbook of Constable R.B. Halhed and notes

  • GR-0398
  • Series
  • 1899-1903; 1912

Letter book of Constable R.B. Halhed, 11 July 1899 - 9 March 1903 (bound volume); correspondence inward and notes, 1912, re Chemainus lock up (folder).

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force (Chemainus)

Requisition book

  • GR-0427
  • Series
  • 1863-1864

This series consists of a requisition book from the Colony of Vancouver Island Police and Prisons Department.

Vancouver Island. Police and Prisons Dept.

Victoria Police District correspondence

  • GR-0499
  • Series
  • 1915

Letter to P. Walker from B. Blanchard, Sooke, B.C., June 3, 1915 (1/15) asking permission to keep a fawn he has found.

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force (Victoria District)

Cause books

  • GR-0657
  • Series
  • 1858-1882

This series consists of civil cause books from the Supreme Court of Vancouver Island, 1858-1870 and Supreme Court of British Columbia (Victoria), 1870-1882. All volumes are indexed. From 29 October 1866 fees relating to these cases are entered in the mainland fees book.

Vancouver Island. Supreme Court of Civil Justice

Certificates of improvement

  • GR-0765
  • Series
  • 1863-1878

This series consists of certificates of improvement nos. 1-276, Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Missing certificates are listed.

Certificates from before 1868 are created by the Colony of Vancouver Island Department of Lands and Works.
Certificate from 1869-1871 are created by the Colony of British Columbia Department of Lands and Works. Certificates created after 1871 are created by the Province of British Columbia Department of Lands and Works.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Records with regard to Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway belt lands

  • GR-0791
  • Series
  • 1916

This series consists of the records of the Commission of Inquiry Into Certain Claims Respecting Lands Situated Within the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Land Belt, 1916. This commission was also known as Settlers' Rights Commission. Commission records include correspondence, claims submitted by settlers to the Commission and other miscellaneous records. No report has been found.

British Columbia. Commission of Inquiry Into Certain Claims Respecting Lands Situated Within the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Land Belt [1916]

Account books

  • GR-0823
  • Series
  • 1858-1873

This series consists of three volumes of record books from the Colony of Vancouver Island Police and Prisons Department, and later and Colony of British Columbia Police, 1858-1873. Records include an account book, 1858-1863 (contains also some fire department accounts); requisition book, 1859-1861; record of constable's clothing and advance warrants, police and gaol, 1866-1873.

Vancouver Island. Police and Prisons Dept.

Public Utilities Commission records with regard to Vancouver Island natural gas 1972

  • GR-0828
  • Series
  • 1972

This series consists of records of the Public Utilities Commission, 1972. Records include proceedings at hearings pursuant to the Public Utilities Act in the matter of the application of British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority, Centennial Natural Gas Pipeline, Georgia Gulf Transmission, Malaspina Gas Pipeline, for the construction and operation of a pipeline or system to serve Powell River and Vancouver Island with natural gas.

British Columbia. Public Utilities Commission

Circulars

  • GR-0955
  • Series
  • 1927-1973

This series consists of circular letters from District Forester to field staff pertaining to forest protection, forest management, etc. Includes some circular letters from Chief Forester to District Foresters.

British Columbia. Vancouver Forest District

Accounts ledger of the Nanaimo Ranger Station

  • GR-0964
  • Series
  • 1922-1939

This series consists of accounts ledger of the Nanaimo Ranger Station, for car running costs, launch running costs, tire distribution and telephone accounts. The book also contains an office diary for 1939 and an undated inventory of equipment on hand.

British Columbia. Forest Branch

Operational records

  • GR-0973
  • Series
  • 1912-1979

This series consists of Vancouver Forest District operational records, 1912-1979. The series has been arranged into 11 sub-series: timber sale sketches; special use permit sketches; park use permit letter and sketches for Mount Seymour; scaling and royalty records including timber leases, timer licenses, fee ledgers, records of accounts, crown grants, and other material; statistical graphs; logging inspection legers for various ranger districts; pole and piling return from Anton Pole and Lumber Co.; payroll accounts of Fraser River Repair Station; a variety of disbursement ledgers; scaling and royalty deposit accounts; and general accounts under section 113 of the Forest Act.

Timber sale sketches contain X and A files, in three colour spirit duplication. These show tenure boundaries, physical features, some contour lines and cultural features such as roads and railways and are in file number order. Special use permit and park use permit sketches are similar to the timber sale sketches.

British Columbia. Vancouver Forest District

Reports on cruise and logging conditions

  • GR-1001
  • Series
  • 1922-1931

This series contains reports (4 vols.) on cruise and logging conditions by Ryan, McIntosh Timber Co., Ltd. for land assessment purposes. Includes character of timber, soil, and surface and information on logging operations, log grades, and general conditions.
The records are arranged by lot and section numbers, Land District, and Assessment District.

The series contains the following volumes:
Vol. 1, Alberni and Comox Assessment Districts;
Vol. 2, Cowichan, Nanaimo, Prince Rupert, Saltspring, and Victoria Assessment Districts;
Vol. 3, Golden, Kettle River, Nelson, Prince George, and Revelstoke Assessment Districts;
Vol. 4, Crow's Nest Pass Lumber Co. lands.

British Columbia. Surveyor of Taxes

Pre-emption records

  • GR-1014
  • Series
  • 1885-1929

This series consists of pre-emption records for Vancouver Island, including Alberni, Barclay, Clayoquot, Nootka, and Rupert Districts. Consists of Certificate of Pre-emption Books (20 vols.), arranged numerically with nominal indexes. Includes name of pre-emptors date and location of pre-emption, disposition and further transactions, with some sketches.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Lake Cowichan Ranger District records

  • GR-1062
  • Series
  • 1928-1980

The series consists of records of the Lake Cowichan Ranger District of the Ministry of Forests, 1928-1980. It includes correspondence files, cutting permits, and inspection reports relating to tree farm licences, timber leases, and timber marks. It also includes records and a collection of pamphlets and reports relating to forest pathology, silviculture, and reforestation.

British Columbia. Ministry of Forests (1976-1986)

Records of the Chief Mining Engineer

  • GR-1100
  • Series
  • 1938-1955

The series consists of five files created or acquired by the Chief Mining Engineer between 1938 and 1955. The files include: an illustrated 1938 report on Zeballos written by T.W.S. Parsons, Assistant Commissioner of the B.C. Police; a distribution list for a 1942 report on iron and steel; an illustrated copy of a 1948 report of Canadian National Railways on use of coal from Hasler Creek, B.C. in railroad locomotives; correspondence relating to the 4th Empire Mining and Metallurgical Congress and other staff matters from 1947 to 1950 and correspondence re Alaska Pine and Cellulose operations in Peace River district, 1955.

British Columbia. Dept. of Mines. Chief Mining Engineer

Mining Records Register Book

  • GR-1121
  • Series
  • 1864-1911

This series contains a Mining Records Register Book. This volume is a register of various land grants, mineral claims, mining records, and water rights. Included are a record book of all claims and water privileges recorded in the Leech and Sooke River districts commenced December 1864 (1864-1878), and a register of all mining records and mineral claims recorded at Victoria, B.C., by the Chief Gold Commissioner, 1873-1911. Areas covered include the Queen Charlotte Islands, Cassiar district, and portions of Vancouver Island and the adjacent coast of British Columbia. Also included in this volume are the following items relating to the Royal Engineers in British Columbia: (1) List of men of Royal Engineers who purchased their discharge in British Columbia or Vancouver Island on the return of the North American Boundary Commission to England, 26 Sept. 1863. (2) Schedule of Crown Grants issued to Royal Engineers who served in the Colony of British Columbia under Colonel Moody.

British Columbia. Gold Commissioner

Mining lease records

  • GR-1141
  • Series
  • 1884-1951

The series contains records relating to mining leases (3 vols.). Volumes 1 and 2 are entitled Records of Mining, Leases and are registers of leases issued. They are arranged by Mining District. Included are entries for lease number, date and description of the lease, name of lessee, lot and locality of the lease, annual rental and other fees, expenditure requirements, date of assignment and assignee, letter reference numbers and cancellation information. Volume 3 is a record book of applications for mining leases recorded at Victoria, B.C., for the Stikine and Liard Mining Divisions of Cassiar District and Victoria District.

British Columbia. Dept. of Mines. Administrative Branch

Records relating to surveys and surveyors field books

  • GR-1148
  • Series
  • 1913-1920

Records relating to surveys and surveyors field books. Consists of a register of surveyors' field books on Vancouver Island, especially Victoria district; an alphabetical street index to surveyors' field books for the City of Victoria, and miscellaneous correspondence pertaining to surveys. Includes record of surveys done since 1858.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Correspondence subject index

  • GR-1164
  • Series
  • 1901-1903

This series contains a specialized volume that pertains only to correspondence relating to applications for Burnaby lots (folio 12), the Vancouver Island Settlers' Rights Act, 1903 (folio 138), and the South African War Land Grant Act, 1901 (folio 158). They includes name of correspondent and letter or file number.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Correspondence and other material

  • GR-1227
  • Series
  • 1972-1976

This series contains files from the Public Information and Education Division. The records consist of correspondence of the Minister of Lands, Forests and Water Resources on controversial matters including: multiple use in the Nitinat Triangle (1972) and Fry Creek (1972-1973) areas, and the Eden Fire (1973-1975). This series also contains the report of the Committee for Ranger District Organization (1976) which was appointed as a result of the Eden Fire controversy.

British Columbia. Forest Service. Public Information and Education Division

Duty Officer's radio log during the fire season

  • GR-1234
  • Series
  • 1967-1970

This series contains Duty Officer's log of radio messages received during the fire season. The majority of the messages refer to the Vancouver Forest District, but there are a significant number which concern other Districts.

British Columbia. Vancouver Forest District

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