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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

Administrative record books

  • GR-2118
  • Series
  • 1890-1912

Administrative record books kept by the Official Administrator, Mr. McAloney (to 1908) and Frederick L. Leighton (after 1908). Volume 1 begins as a Nanaimo City Police record book and has the pages prior to July 1908 glued together at the top.

British Columbia. Official Administrator (Nanaimo)

Architectural proposals and consultants reports

  • GR-0386
  • Series
  • 1967-1974

This series consists of architectural proposals and consultants reports on topics connected with the construction of public buildings, urban development, siting, traffic patterns, and design requirements. Reports have been created for the Department of Public Works by various sources, including Arthur Erikson Architects, The Environmental Analysis Group (TEAG), UBC School of Architecture, BCIT, Vancouver City Planning Department, and other various architects and engineers.

British Columbia. Dept. of Public Works

Assize calendars from various locations

  • GR-1926
  • Series
  • 1870-1965

Criminal assize calendars for Victoria. Also includes criminal assize calendars for Yale, Nanaimo, New Westminster, Clinton, Richfield, Kamloops, Quesnellemouth, Cassiar, Laketon, Glenora and Lytton, 1870s.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Victoria)

Case files with regard to Brother XII

  • GR-2526
  • Series
  • 1928-1934

Series consists of four case files from the Nanaimo Supreme Court relating to Brother Twelve (aka Edward Arthur Wilson and Amiel de Valdez). Two are criminal case files involving theft of funds which, amongst other documents, include transcripts of preliminary hearings before the Police Magistrate. Two are civil suits: one brought against Wilson by Alfred Barley (one of his employees) and the other by Mary Connolly (a benefactor to the Aquarian Foundation).

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Nanaimo)

Chamber applications

  • GR-2303
  • Series
  • 1922-1968

Chambers applications.

British Columbia. County Court (Nanaimo)

City of Nanaimo Police Court record books

  • GR-2119
  • Series
  • 1948-1950

Series consists of record books created by the Nanaimo Police Court between 21 Sep 1948 and 12 Dec 1950. Records relate to a variety of Nanaimo city matters including: by-law related offenses, license plate violations, theft, public and/or intoxication disturbances, etc. Entries can include details such as: date, name of prosecutor, name of defendant, nature of the charge(s), costs, arresting officer, order or conviction fine amount, date fine paid, receipt number, signature of magistrate, and additional remarks such as plea.

British Columbia. Police Court (Nanaimo)

Commission of Inquiry Into the Accident in the Number One Slope of South Wellington Coal Mines (1915)

  • GR-0805
  • Series
  • 1915

This series consists of the records of the Commission of Inquiry Into the Accident in the Number One Slope of South Wellington Coal Mines, 1915. Commission records consist of correspondence, transcripts of evidence presented at the hearings, and original signed report which includes a history of the mine.

British Columbia. Commission of Inquiry Into the Accident in the Number One Slope of South Wellington Coal Mines (1915)

Commission on the Beban Mine Disaster (1937)

  • GR-0908
  • Series
  • 1937

This series consists of records of the Commission on the Beban Mine Disaster,1937. Commission records consist of transcripts of hearings and report.

British Columbia. Commission on the Beban Mine Disaster (1937)

Construction records, court house building, Nanaimo, B.C.

  • GR-0081
  • Series
  • 1895

The series consists of a bill of quantities for a new court house building, Nanaimo, B.C. in 1895.

A complete bill of-quantities (tender) consists of the following sub-contract sections: excavator, mason, and bricklayer, carpenter and joiner's work, slater's work, plasterer's work, plumber's work - heating and electric light, coppersmith's work and painter's work.
A summary of the sub-contracts for each complete tender was also submitted. The collection consists of a list of tenders and eight completed tenders.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works. Works Branch

Criminal record books

  • GR-2496
  • Series
  • 1888-1967

Record book for Judge's Criminal Court and Speedy Trials (with attachments).

British Columbia. County Court (Nanaimo)

Dept. of Agriculture lantern slides and negatives

  • GR-3599
  • Series
  • [between 1900 and 1915]

The series consists of 214 photographs, mostly glass lantern slides and glass negatives, created or collected by the Dept. of Agriculture sometime between 1900 and 1915.

The lantern slides contain images of fruit trees, orchards, farms, packing boxes, greenhouses, crops and other agricultural activity. A few have descriptive labels which indicate that they were taken in Victoria, Kelowna, Nanaimo and Summerland, and some have photographers identified (D.J. Dwyer, J. Howard A. Chapman and Edgar Fleming). These photographs may have been used for a variety of purposes including public lectures and as illustrations for reports. Some of the slides have been hand coloured. These slides are from accession 198012-018.

The glass negatives from this accession consist of two files. The first file contains 13 negatives identified as being from Atkinson's mushrooms; images of mushrooms and fungi from book on same and appear to have been photographed directly from George F. Atkinson's 1901 books called "Studies of American Fungi". The second file consists of 24 negatives identified as Morris Middleton pruning lecture. Middleton was an assistant horticulturalist for the Dept. of Agriculture and gave pruning workshops and lectures.

The 27 glass negatives from accession 198410-027 show farms and farm buildings, fruit and berry growing as well as fruit packing and pruning classes in Creston, B.C. in 1914 (F.B. Turner photographer) and photos of apple growing medals presented to the Government of British Columbia in 1909.

British Columbia. Dept. of Finance and Agriculture

Fort Nanaimo fonds

  • PR-1686
  • Fonds
  • 1854-1861; 1936 (originally created 1852-1857)

The fonds consists of the wastebook [accounts book] of Fort Nanaimo, 1854-1861,reflecting the various activities of the HBC in the Nanaimo area. It also includes a transcript copy of Fort Nanaimo correspondence between Joseph W. McKay and James Dougas, 1852 to 1853, and a transcript copy of the Fort Nanaimo journal, 1855 to 1857.

Hudson's Bay Company. Fort Nanaimo

Grand and Petit Jury Lists

  • GR-1321
  • Series
  • 1900

This series contains certified copies of the Grand and Petit Jury Lists for Nanaimo district, 1900.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary

Grand and Petit Jury Register

  • GR-2090
  • Series
  • 1928-1970

Grand and Petit Jury Register for Nanaimo; alphabetical lists giving name, occupation and address.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Nanaimo)

Informations, warrants and convictions

  • GR-2494
  • Series
  • 1872-1889; 1900-1916

This series consists of informations, warrants and convictions from the Nanaimo district. Records may be from the Nanaimo County Court, Supreme Court or Magistrate's Court. Informations are forms in which a witness submits evidence against someone accused of a crime. It includes a summary of the information and personal information of the witness and accused. Several different kinds of warrants are included, such as warrants to apprehend a suspect, warrants to commit someone to gaol and search warrants.

Records from 1872-1889 were grouped together in several volumes beginning with a cardboard name tag; these have been broken into multiple files for preservation. They are arranged mostly chronologically and all include a mixture of different types of records. Some records relate to the Comox District. Files 9 to 16 are not arranged chronologically and include a range of dates that overlap with other volumes.

Most records from 1900-1916 are signed by Stipendiary Magistrate, J.H. Simpson. These forms were removed from a Shannon file where the order of filing was broadly (not strictly) chronological.

British Columbia. County Court (Nanaimo)

Inquiry Into Safety of Loading Procedures Within the British Columbia Ferries

  • GR-2980
  • Series
  • 1980-1992

Records of the Commission.

By order-in-council dated 20 August 1992 the Inquiry into Safety of Loading Procedures within the British Columbia Ferries was established to inquire into and report on the safety of loading procedures for vessels within the British Columbia Ferry Corporation fleet; to inquire and report on the incidents at the British Columbia Ferry Corporation Nanaimo Ferry Terminal on or about 13 August 1992 insofar as these incidents disclose flaws or faults in the loading procedure from the safety standpoint; and to recommend improvements to the loading procedures, or the maintenance of current practices, from the safety standpoint. Its report was submitted on 11 September 1992.

Fonds consists of proceedings, exhibits (including a videotape presentation and photographs), a commission registrar's file, an administrative file, a general correspondence file, and a copy of the final report.

British Columbia. Inquiry Into Safety of Loading Procedures Used By British Columbia Ferries

John Munro fonds

  • PR-2370
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1947

The fonds consists of personal and professional records of John Munro and document parts of his career with the British Columbia Provincial Police and his time as a jail warden. The records are comprised of 22 b&w family photographs (1909-1947), one patrol journal (1906-1907), and one scrapbook (1903-1917).

Munro was appointed to the British Columbia Provincial Police in 1902 in Vancouver, and was appointed Warden of the Nanaimo Gaol in 1910 and of the Saanich Prison Farm in 1914. He served as Constable at Colquitz in 1918. The patrol journal was kept while he travelled into the Cassiar District in search of Simon Gun-a-noot, who had been accused of murdering two white men. The journal was created partly as he carried out his professional duties, and partly for his own interest.

The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings and ephemera of famous cases or prisoners in his charge.

The 22 family photographs primarily show Munro and his wife and children on the grounds of the Saanich Prison Farm (now Wilkinson Road Jail). The photographs have been assigned the following numbers: J-00107; J-00108; J-00109; J-00110; J-00111; J-00112; J-00113; J-00114; J-00115; J-00116; J-00117; J-00118; J-00119; J-01028; J-01029; J-01030; J-01031; J-01032; J-01033; J-01034; J-01035; and J-01036.

Munro, John

Legal opinions offered by Attorney General

  • GR-1459
  • Series
  • 1864-1879

This series contains legal opinions offered by Attorney General on a wide range of subjects. For more information on the subjects covered, please consult the attached finding aid.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Mechanic's lien register

  • GR-2944
  • Series
  • 1910-1915

Mechanic's lien register.

British Columbia. County Court (Nanaimo)

Minute books

  • GR-2300
  • Series
  • 1891-1895, 1891-1968

Minute books for civil and criminal cases. The volume in container 830889-0016 includes an index.

British Columbia. County Court (Nanaimo)

Nanaimo coroner's record book

  • GR-2935
  • Series
  • 1866-1905

Series consists of a Nanaimo coroner's office record book for 1866-1905. Inquest (inquisition) entries can include: name of the deceased, cause of death, date of death, date of inquest, name of the coroner, names of the jurors, and the name of the medical officer. Accidental or unusual deaths, some of which may have been the subject of inquiries, are also listed. There is also a loose list of accidental deaths in the Nanaimo district prior to 1866.

Entries are arranged chronologically.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Nanaimo County Court case cards

  • GR-3613
  • Series
  • 1977-1989

The series consists of case cards created by the Nanaimo County Court between 1977 and 1989. The cards are arranged by case number. An alphabetical index to the cards can be found in GR-3612.

British Columbia. County Court (Nanaimo)

Nanaimo County Court criminal case files

  • GR-2480
  • Series
  • 1881-1933

Criminal case files for cases under the Speedy Trials Act, 1881-1913 and 1918-1933.

Crimes were committed in Alberni, Brechin, Campbell River, Cedar, Chemainus, Comox, Cortes Island, Courtenay, Cowichan, Cumberland, Denman Island, Departure Bay, Duncan, Extension Mines, Fort Rupert, Koksilah, Kuper Island, Hornby Island, Ladysmith, Malahat, Mud Bay, Oyster, Port Alberni, Quadra Island, Qualicum Beach, Quatsino, Union, VanAnda, Wellington.

British Columbia. County Court (Nanaimo)

Nanaimo County Court firm index book and individual index book

  • GR-3189
  • Series
  • 1941-1966

Firm index book (vol. 1) and individual index book (vol. 2) with registrations #743-1554. The entries give the registration number, the name of the firm, the names of persons composing the firm and the date of the declaration. There are annotations of dissolution date in red ink.

British Columbia. County Court (Nanaimo)

Nanaimo County Court indexes

  • GR-3612
  • Series
  • 1974-1990

The series consists of three volumes of alphabetical indexes to records created by the Nanaimo County Court between 1974 and 1990. The indexes are arranged alphabetically by the surname of the plaintiff. The index lists the plaintiff, the defendant and the file number. This number corresponds to case numbers in the plaint and procedure books (GR-2129) and case cards (GR-3613).

British Columbia. County Court (Nanaimo)

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