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Colonial correspondence : correspondence of the Government of the Colony of Vancouver Island, 1849-1866 and of the Government of the Colony of British Columbia, 1858-1871

  • GR-1372
  • Series
  • 1852-1872

GR-1372 is an artificial series, created by the Provincial Archives of British Columbia in the 1920s and 1930s from records of the governments of the Colony of Vancouver Island (1849-1866), the Colony of British Columbia (1858-1866) and the United...

Provincial Archives of British Columbia

Land registers

  • GR-2623
  • Series
  • 1855-1928

Bright, Cedar, Cranberry, Mountain, Nanoose, Nanaimo, and Wellington Land Districts, all on Vancouver Island, land registers, superceded 1928 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1928). The registers list the land in numerical order, usually b...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Colonial Correspondence Index

  • GR-1920
  • Series
  • ca. 1930

This index covers most - but not all - files from 1 to 1212a (A - Na) in GR-1372 - correspondence inward to Vancouver Island and British Columbia colonial government officials. The indexing was done on cards, by name of sender, recipient and subje...

Customs Dept. letter book

  • GR-1733
  • Series
  • 1858-1876

The series consists of a letter book created by the Collector of Customs in the Vancouver Island Customs Dept. between 1858 and 1871 and the Canada Customs Department between 1871 and 1876. It contains copies of correspondence outward from the Cus...

Vancouver Island. Customs Dept.

Cause books

  • GR-0657
  • Series
  • 1858-1882

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

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Victoria)

Land registers

  • GR-2633
  • Series
  • 1859-1928

Goldstream and Highland Land Districts, Vancouver Island, land registers. Section XXIII, Rows 1-26, and R I W Section I to R III W, Section 26, (Goldstream), and R IV W, Sections 1-23, and Sections 1-94, in two sub volumes of the Highland (V.I.)....

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Land register

  • GR-2626
  • Series
  • 1859-1885

Comiaken Land District, Vancouver Island, land register, Range 1, Section 1 to Range 3, Section 19. The information in this volume has been copied from another source and pre-dates the information in the Comiaken section of GR-0625. The register...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Maynard family collection

  • PR-1259
  • Collection
  • ca. 1862-1926

The collection consists of family records, chiefly photographs, attributed to the Maynard family of Victoria, British Columbia. Members of the Maynard family include well-known pioneer photographers Hannah Hatherly Maynard (1834-1918) and Richard ...

Maynard (family)

Land registers

  • GR-2627
  • Series
  • 1862-1933

Comox Land District, Vancouver Island, land registers, Sections 1-113 and lots 1251, superceded 1933 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1933). The land is listed numerically within the sections or lots and records the alienation of land fro...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Bench book for Chancery cases

  • GR-2031
  • Series
  • 1863-1865

Bench book for Chancery cases heard by David Cameron, January 1863 - August 1865.

Vancouver Island. Supreme Court of Civil Justice

Certificates of improvement

  • GR-0765
  • Series
  • 1863-1878

Certificates of improvement nos. 1-276, Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Missing certificates listed.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Bench book and minute book

  • GR-2033
  • Series
  • 1863-1864

Bench book and minute book for civil cases heard by Judge David Cameron, October 18, 1863 - May 9, 1864.

Vancouver Island. Supreme Court of Civil Justice

Land register

  • GR-2632
  • Series
  • 1864-1865

Douglas Land District, Vancouver Island, land register, Range 1, Section 1 to Range 8, Section 20, superceded at an unknown date. The registers record the land in numerical order and records the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Mining Records Register Book

  • GR-1121
  • Series
  • 1864-1911

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 comme...

British Columbia. Gold Commissioner

Bench book

  • GR-2035
  • Series
  • 1865-1867

Bench book of criminal cases heard by Judge Joseph Needham, Nov 23, 1865 - Feb 2, 1867. 1 bound volume.

Vancouver Island. Supreme Court

Estates in bankruptcy

  • GR-1823
  • Series
  • 1866

Estates in bankruptcy, 1861-1866. Prepared in March, 1866, as "A return of Estates in Bankruptcy as required for the Legislative Assembly by Resolution dated Nov. 30, 1866". This volume is indexed and gives the names of estates, dates,...

Vancouver Island. Supreme Court of Civil Justice

Bench books

  • GR-2030
  • Series
  • 1867-1869

Bench books for criminal cases heard by Judge Joseph Needham, 1867-1869.

Vancouver Island. Supreme Court of Civil Justice

Land register

  • GR-2629
  • Series
  • 1871-1911

Cowichan Land District, Vancouver Island, land register, Sections 1- 24, superceded 1929 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1929). The register lists the sections in numerical order, and records the alienation of land from the Crown (by pur...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Land registers

  • GR-2634
  • Series
  • 1871-1931

Nelson Land District, Vancouver Island, land registers. Sections 1-6A, Lots 7-40G, and lot 50, superceded 1931 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1931). The registers list land In numerical order, and record the alienation of land from the...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Lot register

  • GR-2622
  • Series
  • 1872-1947

Alberni Land District, Vancouver Island, lot register, lots 1-291, superceded 1947 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1947). The register lists lots in numerical order and records the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre-empt...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Land registers

  • GR-2630
  • Series
  • 1872-1929

Cowichan Land District, Vancouver Island, land registers, Sections I- 21, superceded 1929 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1929). The registers list the sections in numerical order and record the alienation of land from the Crown (by purc...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Land registers

  • GR-2631
  • Series
  • 1873-1887

Cowichan Land District, Vancouver Island, land registers, Range 1, Section 1 to Range 10, Section 10 of the Sahtlam District of Cowichan, superceded 1929 (i.e. no further entries were added after 1929). The register lists the land in numerical or...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Land register

  • GR-2624
  • Series
  • 1875

Cameron Land District, Vancouver Island, land register, Section 1, Lot 3-4, 8-10, superceded 1875 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1875). The register contains one pre-emption entry and some notes. Information may include the name of purc...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Mining leases

  • GR-0254
  • Series
  • 1876-1930

Mining leases filed at Victoria and arranged by mining district. Chief Gold Commissioner

British Columbia. Gold Commissioner

Lot register

  • GR-2635
  • Series
  • 1882-1942

Sayward Land District, Vancouver Island, lot register, lots 1-612, superceded 1945 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1945). The register lists lots in numerical order and records the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre-empt...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Land register

  • GR-2636
  • Series
  • 1882-1915

Sayward Land District, Vancouver Island, land register, lots 1-843. This register is a summary of pertinent land information from 1882-1915. The register lists lots in numerical order, and records the alienation of land from the Crown (by purcha...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Mining lease records

  • GR-1141
  • Series
  • 1884-1951

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 leas...

British Columbia. Dept. of Mines. Administrative Branch

Township register

  • GR-2637
  • Series
  • 1884-1948

Sayward Land District, Vancouver Island, Township register, Tp.. 3, 6, and 7 (part), superceded 1948 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1948). The land is listed numerically by Sections within Townships, and records the alienation of land fr...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Pre-emption records

  • GR-1014
  • Series
  • 1885-1929

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 ...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

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