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Applications for coal licences and other material

  • GR-1059
  • Series
  • 1904-1906

This series contains applications for coal licences pursuant to the Coal Mines Act and gazette notices relating to the Skeena River and Stikine River anthracite coal fields. Includes Register of Coal Applications (see v. 3).

British Columbia. Government Agent (Telegraph Creek)

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)

Atlin townsite lot registers

  • GR-2600
  • Series
  • 1899-1948

This series consists of Cassiar Land District subdivision lot registers for the townsite of Atlin. Records dated 1899-1947. The registers list lots in numerical order by block and lot numbers, and record the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase). Information may include the name of the purchaser, dates and numbers of certificates issued (including Crown Grants), dates and amounts of payments, and references to correspondence files. Upset prices are also listed.

The series consists of two volumes

  1. Atlin townsite (includes alphabetical name index), 1899-1948
  2. Atlin townsite, and additional, 1910-1947

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Ball family fonds

  • PR-1081
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1981

The fonds consists of correspondence, clippings, articles and photographs relating to big game hunting in the Cassiar District, principally created by George and Georgiana Ball. Fonds also includes home movies of Ball family activities and oral history interviews with family and neighbours.

Ball (family)

Cassiar record books

  • GR-0580
  • Series
  • 1874-1894

This series consists of a registrar's record book, 1874-1894; case book from Gold Commissioner's Court at Cassiar, 1878-1892; and miscellaneous correspondence from Gold Commissioner's Court, 1883-1893.

British Columbia. Gold Commissioner (Cassiar)

Cassier Gold Commissioner records

  • GR-0218
  • Series
  • 1873-1931

The series consists of records created by the Cassiar Gold Commissioner between 1873 and 1931. It includes correspondence outward, mining and water records and photocopies of gold commissioner's court records originally created 1876-1888.

British Columbia. Gold Commissioner (Cassiar)

Cause book and other material

  • GR-2893
  • Series
  • 1926-1960

Cause book, July 1926 - June 1928 (pp. 2-76); record book, 1930-1940; 1951-1960 (pp. 80-150) and pages from a ease file Stewart Hi-Way Services vs. Terminal Taxi, December 1960.

British Columbia. Small Debts Court (Stewart)

Circulars from District Forester to field staff pertaining to forest management

  • GR-1216
  • Series
  • 1966-1977

This series contains circular letters from District Forester to field staff pertaining to forest protection, forest management, etc. It includes some circular letters from the Chief Forester to District Foresters.

British Columbia. Prince George Forest District (1953-1978)

Correspondence and other material

  • GR-1081
  • Series
  • 1953-1961

This series consists of records of the Land Inspector and Government Agent, Prince George, relating to government land reserves in Cariboo, Cassiar, Range 4 and Range 5 Land Districts. Correspondence, memoranda, plans, and reports concerning recreation, highway, B.C. Forest Service, railway, school and power line reserves.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Forests

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

Lists compiled by the District forester/Regional Manager

  • GR-0994
  • Series
  • 1948-1980

This series consists of a list of sawmills, planer mills and barker-chippers organized by Ranger District until 1979 and by Forest District thereafter, compiled by the District forester/Regional Manager. Contains information as to name of mill or mill owner, address, physical location, type, i.e.: portable, stationary, farmer, planer in connection with saw mill, or equipped with gang saws, capacity per shift in cubic meters (mbm before metrication) and projected expansion. Compiled twice a year until 1955, annually thereafter.

British Columbia. Prince George Forest Region

Mining lease records

  • GR-1141
  • Series
  • 1884-1951

The series contains 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 lease, name of lessee, lot and locality of the lease, annual rental and other fees, expenditure requirements, date of assignment and assignee, letter reference numbers and cancellation information. Volume 3 is a record book of applications for mining leases recorded at Victoria, B.C., for the Stikine and Liard Mining Divisions of Cassiar District and Victoria District.

British Columbia. Dept. of Mines. Administrative Branch

Mining leases

  • GR-0254
  • Series
  • 1876-1930

The series consists of mining leases filed at Victoria and arranged by mining district. The records were created by the Chief Gold Commissioner between 1876 and 1930.

British Columbia. Gold Commissioner

Mining licences

  • GR-1176
  • Series
  • 1912-1915

This series consists of mining licences for the purposes of prospecting for coal and petroleum pursuant to the Coal and Petroleum Act, 1911 and amendments. These licences were for the Queen Charlotte District (file 1) and Cassiar District (file 2). Prior 1911, the Act was known as the Coal Mines Act.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Mining Records Register Book

  • GR-1121
  • Series
  • 1864-1911

This series contains a 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 commenced December 1864 (1864-1878), and a register of all mining records and mineral claims recorded at Victoria, B.C., by the Chief Gold Commissioner, 1873-1911. Areas covered include the Queen Charlotte Islands, Cassiar district, and portions of Vancouver Island and the adjacent coast of British Columbia. Also included in this volume are the following items relating to the Royal Engineers in British Columbia: (1) List of men of Royal Engineers who purchased their discharge in British Columbia or Vancouver Island on the return of the North American Boundary Commission to England, 26 Sept. 1863. (2) Schedule of Crown Grants issued to Royal Engineers who served in the Colony of British Columbia under Colonel Moody.

British Columbia. Gold Commissioner

Minutes of a public hearing

  • GR-1009
  • Series
  • 1955

Series contains the minutes of a public hearing on the application of the Northwest Power Industries, Ltd. for a water licence to authorize the diversion, use and storage of water from Atlin Lake and tributaries, held in Atlin, B.C., on August 16, 1955.

British Columbia. Water Rights Branch

Northeastern District Mining Engineer correspondence

  • GR-0207
  • Series
  • 1917-1937

The series consists of records created by the Resident Mining Engineer of the Northeastern district between 1917 and 1937. Records include correspondence inward and outward, largely with Deputy Minister and Provincial Mineralogist and files re lecture series run jointly with Dept. of Education in 1930's.

British Columbia. Dept. of Mines. Resident Mining Engineer

Northwestern District Mining Engineer correspondence outward

  • GR-0206
  • Series
  • 1920-1943

The series consists of records created by the Northwestern District mining engineer between 1920 and 1943.
Records include correspondence inward and outward, reports, alphabetical files and prospectuses of mining companies and correspondence about the mining of tungsten.

British Columbia. Dept. of Mines. Resident Mining Engineer

Operational records

  • GR-1217
  • Series
  • 1950-1970

This series contains operational records from the Prince George Forest District and consists of property ledgers for "non-expendable property" - see: Operational Manual with instructions to Forest Officers ... (Victoria, 1942), pp. 161-168, 311-327 for definitions and instructions - and a uniform ledger containing records concerning items on charge to personnel who have left the district. Files 1-5, Volume 1 are a property ledger for the period 1953-1955; File 6, Volume 1 through File 1, Volume 4 are a property ledger, 1961-1966; and Files 2-4, Volume 4 contain a uniform ledger, 1950-1970.

British Columbia. Prince George Forest District (1953-1978)

Records from the Cassiar government agency

  • GR-3045
  • Series
  • 1872-1912

This series consists of records created by Government Agents in the Cassiar district from 1872-1912. These Government Agents may have been based in Laketon, Port Simpson (Fort Simpson), Telegraph Creek, Atlin, Hazleton, Prince Rupert, Teslin Lake, McDame Creek and Glenora.

The majority of the records relate to finances. Records include cash books from the Stikine River collectorate Cassiar collectorate and McDame Creek; and volumes recording reciepts and payments. Some volumes include additional information related to water records, mining bills of sale and trail accounts. There is also a letterpress volume of correspondence outward signed by James Porter and dated from Laketon and Telegraph Creek.

A note by James Porter on one of the volumes states "book of accounts from 1 Oct 1890 to 31 Dec 1897 was left in the Laketon office when I moved from there in March 1898 to establish the office at Telegraph Creek. Sometimes afterwards when I visited the old office intending to secure the book I could not find it. The place had been broken into and much of the stuff left there had removed or destroyed.”

British Columbia. Government Agent (Cassiar District)

Records of arrivals and departures at Telegraph Creek

  • GR-3046
  • Series
  • 1909-1920

Records of arrivals and departures at Telegraph Creek from January 1909 to May 1920. The volume lists names, date of arrival, occupation, nationality, age, date of departure and "remarks". The information was recorded by Constable Harry W. Dodd [see GR-0055, Box 52 for a sample of his handwriting].

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force (Telegraph Creek)

Records of mining claims and other material

  • GR-0257
  • Series
  • 1909-1939

The series consists of records created by the Sub-Mining Recorder at Fort Grahame between 1909 and 1939. It contains records of claims, applications for certificates of work, powers of attorney, correspondence outward to the Mining Recorder in Smithers and instructions as to the duties of Sub-Mining Recorders. Records may also relate to the Omineca Mining Recorder.

British Columbia. Sub-Mining Recorder (Fort Grahame)

Records of the Sub Mining Recorder, Mary Ann Rowan, relating to the misadministration of mineral claims and the loss of mineral claim records

  • GR-1106
  • Series
  • 1955-1962

Series contains records of the Sub Mining Recorder, Mary Ann Rowan, Lower Post, B.C., relating to the misadministration of mineral claims and the loss of mineral claim records. Includes mineral claim record book, correspondence, affidavits, suspense accounts, etc. Plans transferred to the Map Division.

British Columbia. Sub-Mining Recorder (Lower Post)

Register and index to Bills of Sale and Chattel Mortgages

  • GR-2383
  • Series
  • 1908-1954

Register and index to Bills of Sale and Chattel Mortgages. Volume 1, the register, Nos. 1-3773, 1908-1954, is arranged chronologically and shows the names, place of residence, occupation, date of registration renewal and satisfaction as well as the nature of instrument (Bill of Sale, Chattel Mortgage, or Assignment). Inside the front cover is a sample of the authority for Chattel Mortgages and Bills of Sale. Volume 2 is the index to volume 1, arranged alphabetically. Case files from 1909-1921, to which these volumes apply are found in GR-2518.

British Columbia. County Court (Prince Rupert)

Smithers Land Commissioner records

  • GR-4199
  • Series
  • 1877-1979

This series consists of records related to land use, management and alienation in the Coast Range 5, Coast Range 4, Cassiar, and Cariboo Land Districts. The records date from 1877-1979. The records were created by various government officials stationed in the following locations: Cassiar, Hazleton, Omineca, Skeena, and Smithers.

Records include certificates of purchase, agreements of sale, certificates of pre-emption, certificates of improvement, township registers, land registers, lot registers, plan registers, indexes, a register of payments related to Skeena River bank protection in Hazleton, and a register of timber licence applications for the Omineca District dated 1907. There are town lot register and townsite registers for the following towns: Burns Lake, Endako, Engen, Fort Fraser, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake, Hazleton, Houston, Smithers, Telkwa, Topley, and Vanderhoof.

There are two survey systems used in the land registers: the district lot system and the township section system. Township registers are arranged by township, section and quarter section (northwest, southeast, etc.). Country land or lot registers are arranged by lot, group and district. 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. Some have related maps and correspondence tucked inside the volumes.

Some of the register volumes are duplicates created as a reference copy for the Hazleton land office. These are indicated in the file list as "duplicate for Hazleton office" when there was such a notation on the inside cover of the volume or "[Hazleton office duplicate?]" when the volume succeeds one with such a notation. The originals and duplicates have the same basic information, but notations added to the volumes at later dates will differ. Entries in the original volumes were added as the land was alienated, so each volume contains various lots or townships of land. The Hazleton duplicates were created with all lots or townships in sequential order, whether or not they were alienated. Thus, a Hazleton volume 1 will contain lots 1 to 605, and volume 2 will continue with lot 606, etc. All registers contain indexes.

The series also includes subject files and correspondence files with settlers discussing the pre-emption, lease and purchase of specific parcels of land, and the CN railway, with the Smithers Government Agent from 1920-1959.

British Columbia. Government Agent (Smithers)

Stewart Police Court record books

  • GR-1856
  • Series
  • 1938-1973

Record books. Vol. 1: July 1938 - June 1960; vol. 2: July 1960 - Aug 1973.

British Columbia. Police Court (Stewart)

Stewart townsite auctioneers agreements

  • GR-2601
  • Series
  • 1910

The series consists of records created by the Department of Lands in 1910. It contains a volume of Cassiar Land District auctioneers agreements of sale for Stewart townsite lots 1-232, subdivided from District Lots 466 and 468. Information in the certificates may include the date of sale, name and address of highest bidder, amount bid, deposit, and terms of sale. The certificates are arranged randomly and no index is available.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Stipendiary Magistrate's Court record book and notebook

  • GR-0601
  • Series
  • 1876-1904

This series consists of a Stipendiary Magistrate's Court record book, 28 Jun 1876 - 19 May 1897, and a notebook, 18 Dec 1897 - 6 Sep 1898 which also contains Small Debts Court cases.

British Columbia. Provincial Court (Telegraph Creek)

Telegraph Creek Gold Commissioner's records

  • GR-1140
  • Series
  • 1898-1940

This series contains records relating to Placer Mining Leases Includes applications, licences and lease forms, and correspondence. Many tracings and sketches are contained in the lease and correspondence files. Maps and plans transferred to Map Division.

Telegraph Creek Gold Commissioner's records

Source: GR Finding Aids

Transferred from Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, Mineral Titles Branch, 1982.

Finding aid: file list.

British Columbia. Gold Commissioner (Telegraph Creek)