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Supreme Court record book

  • GR-0715
  • Series
  • 1905-1907

This series consists of a Supreme Court record of cases heard at Vancouver, Nelson, Rossland, Greenwood, and Victoria, 1905-1907.

British Columbia. Supreme Court

Commission on Nelson School Board (1913)

  • GR-0789
  • Series
  • 1913

This series consists of the records of the Commission Regarding the Board of School Trustees of the City of Nelson, 1913. Commission records consist of minutes of proceedings and original signed report.

British Columbia. Commission Re Board of School Trustees of the City of Nelson [1913]

Correspondence and memoranda

  • GR-1132
  • Series
  • 1895-1903

This series contains correspondence and memoranda of the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works with the Assistant Commissioner of Lands and Works, Nelson, regarding land disputes. File 1 contains correspondence relating to the disputed pre-emption claim of E.P. Dunn at Slocan City, 1895-1897. File 2 deals with a three-sided dispute over lands at Bonnington Falls between the City of Nelson; L.A. Campbell's application for a mill site (under the Mineral Act), and the West Kootenay Power and Light Company.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Register of auction sales of lots

  • GR-1166
  • Series
  • 1889-1894

This series contains a register of auction sales of lots at Esquimalt, Hastings, Lulu Island, New Denver, Nelson, New Westminster, Vancouver, and Victoria. The register shows the name of the purchaser, a legal description, the amount paid and the terms of payment.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Administrative records

  • GR-1207
  • Series
  • 1900-1902

This series contains an application for a mill site on the Upper Kootenay River by L.A. Campbell of Rossland, filed under the provisions of the Mineral Act. It includes a plan of the site and example of cloth poster.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Reports of the Assistant Timber Inspector at Nelson

  • GR-1213
  • Series
  • 1912

This series contains reports by the Assistant Timber Inspector at Nelson on timber cut and royalties payable by the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Doukhobor Society.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Mines correspondence

  • GR-1816
  • Series
  • 1908-1942

Correspondence of the Minister and Deputy Minister of Mines 1908-1935 relating to French's Complex Ore Reduction Company, the French process for the extraction of zinc and its trial run in the Nelson plant formerly owned by the Canadian Zinc Company. Files include letters, clippings, leases, mortgages, plans, sketch maps, telegrams, memoranda and notes. Also included in this unit are progress estimates approval 1917-1942.

British Columbia. Dept. of Mines. Minister

Plaint and procedure books

  • GR-2130
  • Series
  • 1895-1956

Plaint and procedure books, 1895-1911, 1915-1923; 1940-1956 (some indexed). Also includes list of cases heard at Nelson, 1899.

British Columbia. County Court (Nelson)

Revelstoke County Court record book

  • GR-2168
  • Series
  • 1892-1893

Series consists of one Revelstoke County Court record book for cases heard in Donald, Nelson, and Revelstoke under the Speedy Trials Act in 1892-1893. Record books may include the following information: names of witnesses, lists of exhibits, judgment rendered, times of activities, name of judge, name of solicitors, and date of activities.

British Columbia. County Court (Revelstoke)

Nelson Supreme Court probate files

  • GR-2214
  • Series
  • 1895-2007

The series consists of probate files created by the Nelson Supreme Court between 1895 and 2007.
The records are filed alphabetically within the year, 1895-1922, although some names are out of the alphabetical sequence. Files after 1922 are filed chronologically.

Files 27/1939 to 43/1940 were accidentally destroyed prior to microfilming.

Probate files from 1990-2007 are in textual format.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Nelson)

Nelson County Court civil case files

  • GR-2230
  • Series
  • 1909-1950

Series consists of civil case files from the Nelson County Court for 1909, 1913, 1917, 1919, 1922 and 1936-1950.

British Columbia. County Court (Nelson)

Nelson County Court naturalizations list

  • GR-2357
  • Series
  • 1900

Series consists of a Nelson County Court list of naturalizations for 5 March 1900. Naturalization is the process through which immigrants acquire Canadian citizenship.

British Columbia. County Court (Nelson)

Nelson County Court criminal case files

  • GR-2391
  • Series
  • 1892-1949

The series consists of criminal case files from the Nelson County Court, 1892-1904; 1910; 1915; 1921-1949.

British Columbia. County Court (Nelson)

Nelson County Court bench books

  • GR-2411
  • Series
  • 1902-1950

The series consists of bench books for both civil and criminal cases from the Nelson County Court. There are occasionally cases from the Supreme Court and from chambers. Volume 16 contains some reasons for judgement and Judge Eric Powell [Dawson]'s oath of office. The judges who used these books are J.A. Forin, W.A. Nisbet, J.R. Brown, H.W. Colgan and Eric Dawson.

British Columbia. County Court (Nelson)

Nelson Supreme Court orders

  • GR-2718
  • Series
  • 1890-1945

Orders. Organized by case. Includes divorce orders.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Nelson)

Nelson County Court appeals case files

  • GR-2732
  • Series
  • 1937, 1948-1950

Case files from appeals of criminal convictions, 1937, 1948-1950.

British Columbia. County Court (Nelson)

Nelson Supreme Court divorce case files

  • GR-2745
  • Series
  • 1931-1951

Series consists of divorce case files created between 1931 and 1951 by the Nelson Supreme Court registry. Case files typically include decrees absolute/final orders, petitions, affidavits, bills of costs, subpoenas, proceedings at trial, exhibitions, and other related documents. A decree absolute/final order was not granted in all cases.

The records are arranged by case file number, as assigned by the Court Registry. The records were scheduled for full retention under Court Services ORCS (schedule 100152) 51440-20.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Nelson)

Nelson Supreme Court civil case files

  • GR-2971
  • Series
  • 1897-1947

The series consists of civil case files from the Nelson Supreme Court from 1897 to 1947. This series does not contain probate/estate files (GR-2214), divorce and matrimonial case files (GR-2745, bankruptcy case files (GR-2970) and adoption case files (GR-2969).

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Nelson)

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

Crime reports

  • GR-3598
  • Series
  • 1932-1944

The series consists of a letterbook containing crime reports produced or collected by Sergeant John William Hooker during the course of his duties as a British Columbia Provincial Police (BCPP) officer while posted to Coquitlam, Grand Forks, Nelson, Smithers, Prince George, Clinton, Ashcroft, Spence’s Bridge, Merritt, and Kamloops between 1932 and 1944. The records cover a variety of crimes and social issues—particularly in small, rural communities. In addition to generic social issues, the records from Grand Forks (file 3) relate primarily to Doukhobors, and include reports on the settlement of Gilpin.

The majority of the reports were produced by Hooker. Some supplemental records (copies), such as an inquest, inward correspondence in relation to particular cases, and a reason for judgement are interfiled with the crime reports.

The records are arranged chronologically and by detachment location. The records do not capture all crime reports filed in a particular district, but were likely selected by Hooker. Some of these files have been labeled in pencil “Personal file.” The records consist primarily of crime reports on standard BCPP letterhead. Each report contains the district, detachment, and the date, as well as an overview of the case and persons involved.

Some of these records may also be available in GR-1388: Correspondence and other material created by the British Columbia Provincial Police Force of the Yale district. John William Hooker's personnel card, which provides details of the service of constables, including marital status, date of first appointment, station, and various postings, can be found in GR-0091, vol. 30-31.

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force

Kootenay Lake Forest District timber tenure records

  • GR-4015
  • Series
  • 1976-1992

This series consists of timber tenures from the Kootenay Lake Forest District from 1976-1992. Some early records may have been created by the Nelson, Creston and Kaslo Forest Ranger.

Forest tenures in this series include non-replaceable timber sale licence cutting permits. Records regard the application, issuance, maintenance, administration, monitoring and cancellation of these tenures pursuant to the Forest Act.

Record types include legal documents such as permits and licences, correspondence, appraisals, stumpage rates and maps.

Records in this series are covered under ORCS numbers 19620-25 and 19620-45 in the Ministry of Forests records schedule (number 881261).

The ministries responsible for the creation of these records, and the years that they were responsible, are:

British Columbia. Ministry of Forests (1976-1986)
British Columbia. Ministry of Forests and Lands (1986-1988)
British Columbia. Ministry of Forests (1988-2005)

British Columbia. Kootenay Lake Forest District

Nelson Land Commissioner records

  • GR-4123
  • Series
  • 1892-1980

This series consists of records related to land use, management and alienation in the Nelson, Revelstoke and Kootenay land districts. The records date from 1892-1980. Records include certificates of purchase and various land registers.

There are two survey systems used in the land registers: the district lot system and the township section system. Registers may also be arranged by plan number. The registers record the alienation of land from the Crown by purchase, pre-emption, lease, mineral claims, timber use, etc. Information may include the name of the purchaser, dates and numbers of certificates issued (including Crown Grants), dates and amounts of payments, and reference numbers to correspondence files and field books.

The series also includes several paper subject files and correspondence files with settlers discussing the pre-emption, lease and purchase of specific parcels of land with Government Agents in Nelson, Kaslo and Revelstoke. Most of these files have "O" file numbers assigned to them.

British Columbia. Government Agent (Nelson)

Kunst family fonds

  • PR-2207
  • Fonds
  • 1894-2002; predominantly 1920-1970

The fonds consists of Kunst family records and contain the following: Memoir of Milton Kunst; photographs, both negatives and prints, taken or acquired by Milton Kunst and biographical information about Dr. Johan Jurriaan Kunst and his family.

Kunst (family)

Heddle family fonds

  • PR-2369
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1964

The fonds consist of records created and/or collected by Robert Heddle, a miner and farmer in Nelson, and his immediate family. The records predominantly cover the management and operation of the Juno and Venus mining claims in the Nelson area, which Heddle managed. Additionally, the records also consist of those related to Heddle’s agricultural endeavors, including beaver fur farming and fish farming. The records also indicate some of Heddle’s personal interests and activities, such an interest in meteors and his patent applications. Finally, there are also some records of family members, including his wife (Agnes Heddle) and his daughter (Thelma Moon, nee Heddle) and son-in-law, James Thomas Moon.

The records relating to the operations of the Venus-Juno mining claims cover many different aspects of mining operations, and the records include: annual general meeting records of the Venus Gold Mining Company; records documenting the price and shipping methods of ore; mining equipment; maps of the mining claims

The records relating to Heddle’s agricultural work consist of water claims, applications for road access with railways, soil and water analyses, and a crown grant purchase.

Heddle (family)