Print preview Close

Showing 70 results

Archival description
Only top-level descriptions Nanaimo (B.C.)
Print preview View:

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

Nanaimo New Democratic Riding Association fonds

  • PR-2159
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1977

The fonds consists of videotapes of New Democratic Party events, mainly in Nanaimo. It includes speeches by Tommy Douglas (as well as a 1976 tribute to Tommy and Irma Douglas), Dave Barrett (including a 1976 convention speech), Les Benjamin and David Stupich.

Additional NDP events are documented on 1/2-inch open reel videotapes, including a dinner speech by Dave Barrett during the 1975 election campaign, and speeches by David Stupich and Tommy Douglas. If these reels are intact, they will have to be digitized before their content can be made accessible.

Nanaimo Historical Society oral history collection

  • PR-1896
  • Collection
  • 1963-1972

The collection consists of oral history interviews pertaining to early Nanaimo, southern Vancouver Island, and nineteenth century Victoria politicians.

Nanaimo Historical Society

Fort Nanaimo fonds

  • PR-1686
  • Fonds
  • 1854-1861

The fonds consists of the wastebook [accounts book] of Fort Nanaimo, reflecting the various activities of the HBC in the Nanaimo area.

Hudson's Bay Company. Fort Nanaimo

Nanaimo Creditors Relief Act procedure book

  • GR-3873
  • Series
  • 1906-1988

This series consists of one Creditor’s Relief Act procedure book, later referred to as the Creditors Assistance Act procedure book, from 1906-1988. The book lists the name of claimant, debtor, amounts and proceedings.

British Columbia. Small Debts Court (Nanaimo)

Supreme Court family orders and reasons for judgment

  • GR-3702
  • Series
  • 1984-1997

The series consists of orders and reasons for judgment concerning family law cases heard in the Nanaimo Supreme Court between 1984 and 1997. The records are arranged by case file number and are in roughly chronological order. Orders are the formal expression of the ruling of the court, whereas reasons for judgment provide the explanation for the order. Reasons for judgment are given at the conclusion of a court hearing. Family law records include those relating to divorces, child custody, and family maintenance.

The records are covered by secondary 51450-25 of the Court Services Operational Records Classification Schedule (schedule 100152).

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Nanaimo)

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)

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)

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

Provincial prison reports

  • GR-3434
  • Series
  • 1905, 1911

The series consists of ten reports sent to Frederick Hussey in 1905 and 1911, in his capacity as Superintendent of Provincial Police and Inspector of Gaols. The wardens at each of the Provincial Gaols at Victoria, New Westminster, Nanaimo, Nelson and Kamloops returned an annual summary of the activity of the gaol with attached monthly reports and annual returns of the prisoners received. The reports include: lists of staff and salaries; financial expenditures, prisoner work statistics and number of prisoners in custody including the name, age, country of origin, profession, crime, sentence and conduct of each.

British Columbia. Superintendent of Police

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 Courts Registrar letterpress book

  • GR-3101
  • Series
  • 1911-1916

The series consists of an indexed letterpress book kept by the Registrar of the Nanaimo Courts, 1911-1916. It mostly contains answers to routine inquiries and covering letters. Many letters are unreadable.

British Columbia. Court Registry (Nanaimo)

Nanaimo Supreme Court registrar's assize record book

  • GR-3075
  • Series
  • 1881-1888

The series consists of two registrar's assize record books. One dates from December 1882 to July 1884, and the second dates from 1887 to possibly 1888. The first volume was kept by the registrar (Marshall Bray) and served as a minute book, bench book and record book . It includes several Petit and Grand Jury lists. The second volume was not kept by Bray, but was presumably kept either by his successor or another courts employee working in a similar capacity.

Both volumes include a great deal of witness statements concerning particular cases. Many of the cases deal with Chinese or First Nations residents of Nanaimo and the surrounding area. The statements are frequently lengthy and often appear to have been recorded verbatim. There are notes regarding translations.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Nanaimo)

Nanaimo Official Administrator estate administration files

  • GR-3002
  • Series
  • 1920-1964

Case files documenting estate administration by Nanaimo Official Administrators. Files typically contain court orders, letters probate, letters of administration and other documents and correspondence pertaining to estate administration, curatorships or trusts.

These case files document the administration by Nanaimo Official Administrators of the estates of deceased individuals who died intestate or who died testate but without executors who were competent or willing to administer the estate. Files typically contain court orders, letters probate, letters of administration, and all documents and correspondence pertaining to the administration of estates, curatorships or trusts.

British Columbia. Official Administrator (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

Woodmen's lien register

  • GR-2945
  • Series
  • 1924-1982

Woodmen's lien register.

British Columbia. County Court (Nanaimo)

Mechanic's lien register

  • GR-2944
  • Series
  • 1910-1915

Mechanic's lien register.

British Columbia. County Court (Nanaimo)

Nanaimo Supreme Court divorce case files

  • GR-2560
  • Series
  • 1900; 1912

Series consists of three divorce case files from the Nanaimo Supreme Court from 1900 and 1912.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Nanaimo)

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)

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)

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)

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 Supreme Court orders and judgments

  • GR-2308
  • Series
  • 1900-1995

The series consists of reasons for judgment and civil court orders dating from 1900 to 1995. Divorce orders are interfiled throughout. Records in this series are generally arranged by volume and folio number. While the series mainly consists of civil orders, there are also several boxes of reasons for judgment. Civil court orders are the formal expression of the rulings of the court, whereas the reasons for judgment are the explanation that the court gives at the conclusion of a hearing, explaining why an order is being made.

Files in containers 831029-0001 to 831029-0048 were originally housed in shannon folders upon their transferal to the Archives. For preservation purposes, these records were re-housed in acid free folders. The original shannon files were arranged by volume, with each volume contained in one file that generally ran from folios 1 to 200. The archivist has divided each shannon file into two acid-free folders. However, the original arrangement has been otherwise maintained, and the volume number is evident in the file title. A style of cause index was usually included at the top of each shannon folder; this has been placed at the beginning of the second folder for each volume. Shannon files were originally arranged by order number, with the first order in each volume located at the back of the file. This order has been maintained in the acid-free folders, so lower-numbered folios are towards the back of each file. Reasons for judgment were not intermingled, but rather were housed separately in accordion files.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Nanaimo)

Chamber applications

  • GR-2303
  • Series
  • 1922-1968

Chambers applications.

British Columbia. County Court (Nanaimo)

Chambers applications

  • GR-2302
  • Series
  • 1910-1951

Chambers applications.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Nanaimo)

Assizes record book

  • GR-2301
  • Series
  • 1888-1912

Registrar's assizes record book, 1888-1912.

British Columbia. Supreme 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)

Results 1 to 30 of 70