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Cranbrook County Court letters of administration

  • GR-2248
  • Series
  • 1900-1924

Letters of administration from Fort Steele, 1900-1905 (with 2 entries from the Supreme Court) and from Cranbrook, 1906-1924.

British Columbia. County Court (Cranbrook)

Cranbrook Supreme Court cause books

  • GR-1833
  • Series
  • 1908-1968

This series consists of cause books from Fort Steele Supreme Court, 1900-1908 and from Cranbrook Supreme Court, 1908-1956. Attached to the covers of volume 1 is a list of trust companies registered in 1914; instructions regarding estates of alien enemies, 1915; and British Columbia Gazette excerpts regarding Workmen's Compensation, 1902 and 1904. The books contain primarily civil matters.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Cranbrook)

Cranbrook Supreme Court Letters of administration and letters probate

  • GR-2548
  • Series
  • 1906-1979

The series consists of letters of administration and letters probate from Fort Steele, 1906-1909 and from the Supreme Court of Cranbrook, 1906-1978. It includes Form A, Form B, and Form C, each arranged by date of filing. Form A are grants of letters probate in which the deceased individual named the executor of their estate in their will. Form B are grants of letters of administration in which the deceased left a will but named no executor, or the executor was unable to fill the role, so another individual is named. Form C are grants of letters of administration in which the deceased left no will (died intestate), so an individual is named as executor.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Cranbrook)

Fort Steele mining recorder records

  • GR-0219
  • Series
  • 1895-1918

The series consists of records created by the Fort Steele Mining Recorder between 1895 and 1918. The records cover the area surrounding Fort Steele and along the St. Mary's River in the Fort Steele Mining Division of the East Kootenay District. The records include applications under the Mineral Act for mining claims and certificates of work; notices from miners filed with mining recorder; and transcribed copies of mineral claim transfers and conveyances, primarily in the form of bills of sale.

British Columbia. Dept. of Mines. Mining Recorder. Fort Steele

Fort Steele Supreme Court civil case files

  • GR-1622
  • Series
  • 1904-1908

This series contains civil files with the exception of probate/estate files (GR-1619) which have been removed from this series and are filed separately.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Fort Steele)

Historical material for theatrical application

  • GR-0318
  • Series
  • Photocopied 1977

This series consists of dossiers of photocopied historical material for theatrical application, including: 1. Barkerville, the Cariboo Gold Rush; 2, Fort Steele, the Kootenay Gold Rush; 3. Fort Steele, East Kootenay in the 1880's; 4. Fort Steele, East Kootenay, 1890-1905.

British Columbia. Parks Branch

Lawrence J. Wallace fonds

  • PR-2372
  • Fonds
  • 1862-2002

The fonds consists of records created or acquired by Wallace in the course of his life as a teacher, public servant and retired member of the community.

The records reflect events held across the province in celebrations of the 4 centennials in British Columbia in 1958, 1966, 1967, and 1971.

The records are primarily photograph albums or scrapbooks and were arranged by Wallace as volumes in chronological order.

A small number of records contain correspondence and personal records related to Wallace’s family history in addition to collected ephemera related to centennial celebrations.

Published material included in the donation has been transferred to the archives’ library.

Wallace, Lawrence James, 1913-2006

Records of the Deputy Provincial Secretary

  • GR-1661
  • Series
  • 1954-1983

This series contains records of the Deputy Provincial Secretary relating to the operations of the Ministry's branches. Many of these records deal with heritage conservation, museums, and cultural organizations. Records also deal with the administration of Royal Canadian Humane Association awards for bravery and life-saving.

GR-1661 is a pot-pourri of records accumulated by the office of the Deputy Provincial Secretary and by his various Assistant Deputy Ministers.The diversity of this collection is testimony to the multi- faceted operations and responsibilities of the Provincial Secretary's department.

A substantial number of the files deal with Heritage Conservation policies and heritage sites, such as Craigflower Schoolhouse, Barkerville, and Fort Steele.Many of the files also deal with cultural organizations and activities, with provincial fitness and recreation programmes, and with special interest groups.Other files in this unit pertain to the Royal Canadian Humane Association awards for bravery (which were coordinated by the ministry), to specific legislation re:the provincial flag, the provincial tartan, etc., and to the organization of out-of-town cabinet meetings.

Other records related to the British Columbia Heritage Trust are: GR-2941, GR-3692 and GR-3432. See also records created by the Heritage Conservation Branch.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary