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Kootenay district (B.C.) Series
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Schofield family papers

Series consists of private correspondence and personal financial accounts of James Hargrave and his family and descendants, which include the family of John Lockhart Schofield. Records include correspondence referring to life at York Factory and ...

Ker family business and personal records

Series includes correspondence, diaries, personal and business records, including papers of his grandfather, Robert Ker, and father, David Russell Ker, who was president of Brackman and Ker Milling Company, and who retained some of the records of ...

Diaries, letters and notes

Diaries (1854-1883), covering travels from Lachine to Red River (1854-1855), Lachine to Honolulu (1859), the voyage to Victoria (1860), travel in British Columbia (1864, 1867, 1868, 1870), journeys to Europe (1865 and 1880), travel from Montreal, ...

Bissett, James, 1831-1900


1. Journal of a tour to the Pyrenees, 1855; record of musical activities in London, 1856; Journal of a tour to Italy, 1856. Journey from England to B.C., 1858; entries from Dec. 25, 1858, to March 2, 1859. 2. Journal of a trip to Cariboo, 1872...

Bushby, Arthur Thomas, 1835-1875

Robinson family records

Series consists of some family memorabilia, and records relating to the career of J.M. Robinson as a school teacher, MLA and newspaper proprietor (Brandon Times and the Portage La Prairie Printing and Publishing Co.) in Manitoba. Several notebook...

Pre-emption records

  • GR-1182
  • Series
  • 1860-1874

Records relating to pre-emptions in Cariboo, Lillooet, Lytton and Kootenay Districts recorded by various Gold Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners of Lands and Works. Consists of correspondence, notices of claim, sketches and affidavits and ...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works


Diaries, May 1862 - July 1864, November 1866 - June 1869, July 1869 - December 1871, 1872 - 15 July 1873 (in diary for 1865) recording life at Ashcroft Manor, a sojourn at Wild Horse Creek in the summer of 1865, and in Ottawa as a senator in the s...

Cornwall, Clement Francis, 1836-1910

Correspondence and other material, Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works

  • GR-1381
  • Series
  • 1863-1896

Miscellaneous records of the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works. Consists of correspondence, receipts, accounts, petitions relating to pre-emptions, ferries, roads, public works, leases, and tax assessments. Includes (1) Metchosin District as...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Arthur Stanhope Farwell papers

Arthur Stanhope Farwell was a surveyor who worked out of Nelson and Victoria, B.C.Records include: letterbook, outward correspondence, 1901-1907; correspondence regarding West Kootenay mineral claims, 1893-1906; diaries, 1864-1867, 1888, 1892, 189...

Farwell, Arthur Stanhope, 1843-1908


Journal of a trip to Wild Horse Creek and back, August to October, 1864.

Bushby, Arthur Thomas, 1835-1875

James, Alfred George. Chapman Camp; Retired.

Scrapbook of clippings, typescripts, and photographs of historical articles written by George James in the 1950s. Subjects include, Kimberley district, street names, schools, camps, mines and miners, local personalities and autobiographical mater...

James, Alfred

Green, Ashdown Henry, 1840-1927. Victoria; surveyor

Journal of Columbia River Exploring Party, 1865 (original: printed version in Library NW 971.1Ko B868 1869); 2. Diary kept as a transit man with CPR survey party ā€œSā€, January 1872 to October 1873 (original); 3. and 4. Diary kept as a transit man w...

Green, Ashdown, 1840-1927

Lot registers

  • GR-2611
  • Series
  • 1868-1945

Kootenay Land District, lot registers, lots 1-11493, superceded 1945 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1945). The registers list lots in numerical order and record the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre-emption, lease, etc...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Manual of record and conveyances

  • GR-2003
  • Series
  • 1872-1886

Manual of record and conveyances.

British Columbia. Dept. of Mines. Commissioner. Kootenay

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

Mallandaine family papers

Correspondence; scrapbooks; reminiscences; speeches, a genealogy of the Mallandaine family; and minutes of the Rugby Football Club Committee of the James Bay Athletic Association 1892-1893. Edward Mallandaine Junior was born in Victoria in July 1...

Mallandaine, Edward, 1867-1949

Writs of summons

  • GR-2770
  • Series
  • 1885

Writs of Summons served on 11 November 1885 on McKenzie and Co. and McKenzie and Meagher from plaintiffs in Farwell, New Westminster and Similkameen Mines.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Farwell)

Assize record book

  • GR-2304
  • Series
  • 1885

Proceedings of the assize of 23 June - 14 July 1885 as kept by J.C. Hughes, Deputy Registrar of the Supreme Court at Farwell, West Crossing of the Columbia River; it also contains jury lists.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Farwell)

Plaint and procedure books

  • GR-2915
  • Series
  • 1885-1890

Plaint and procedure books with a few entries from County Court at Donald and one entry from 1888 at Golden.

British Columbia. County Court (East Crossing of the Columbia River)

Norbury Family (T.C.N. Norbury).

Series consists of letters, 1887-1889, and diary, 1895, of Frederick Norbury describing his emigration from England and life as a rancher and occasional holder of government posts near Fort Steele, 1887-1899; 2 letters from his brother William, Ko...


Letters from Anne (McQueen) Gordon written from Nicola and Kamloops (1887-1888), St. Thomas, Ontario (1890), Salmon Arm (1894-1895), Crow's Nest Landing, Phillipps, and Gateway (1897-1905), and Victoria (1912-1925). Two letters from Jessie M...

McQueen Family. Nova Scotia

Court Rules on petitions

  • GR-2771
  • Series
  • 1887

Court Rules on petitions signed by GMS - GC [Gilbert Malcolm Sproat, Gold Commissioner].

British Columbia. Mining Court (North Kootenay)

Record book

  • GR-2896
  • Series
  • 1888 - 1894

Record book of cases heard at Lillooet, Soda Creek, Quesnel and Richfield, 1888-1894. The volume also contains Supreme Court cases, 1888-1892, and a case from the Kootenay County Court (Kimpton vs. Kirkpatrick), 1894.

British Columbia. County Court (Cariboo)

Revelstoke County Court civil case files

  • GR-2252
  • Series
  • 1889-1949

The series consists of civil case files from the Revelstoke County Court from 1889 to 1949.

British Columbia. County Court (Revelstoke)

Free miners certificates and other material

  • GR-0221
  • Series
  • 1889-1901

The series consists Rossland Gold Commissioner records created between 1889 and 1901. It includes a manual of record, bills of sale, certificates of work and free miners certificates.

British Columbia. Dept. of Mines. Gold Commissioner (Rossland, B.C.)

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