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Lillooet district (B.C.) Series
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Yale police district subject files and reports

  • GR-4091
  • Series
  • 1931-1956

This series consists of crime reports and subject files related to the “C” division of the Provincial Police Department primarily from 1931-1950. The records may have been created by the Ashcroft office of the Yale District within the larger “C” division, as the majority of the records relate to the Ashcroft area. There are also some records that relate to locations in the Kamloops, Lillooet and Vernon Police Districts.

The majority of the records are reports recording details particular crimes reported to police. These records may be arranged alphabetically by the correspondent, under the name of the related legislation (ex. Juvenile Delinquents Act, Motor Vehicle Act, Indian Act, etc.), or by the type of crime (ex. Theft, murder, fraud, etc.). Other types of records include administrative files, personnel files, correspondence files, court records, crime statistics, evidence such as photographs and other subject files.

Indexes to crime reports for the years 1932 and 1945-1947 are located in container 913432-0890.

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force (Yale District)

William Hartley papers as MLA and cabinet minister

Correspondence, memoranda, reports and diverse material connected with Mr. Hartley's activities as M.L.A. (Yale-Lillooet) and Minister of Public Works.

William L. Hartley was born in 1916. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly and held the position of Minister of Public Works.

Records include correspondence, memoranda, reports and diverse material connected with Mr. Hartley's activities as MLA (Yale-Lillooet) and Minister of Public Works.

Tingley, Stephen, 1839-1915.

Diary of his travels through the interior of British Columbia, and from Victoria to Oregon and California.

Presented by Jean E. Burchell, North Vancouver, 1946.

Timber inventories in the Vancouver Forest District

  • GR-1235
  • Series
  • 1956-1959

This series contains inventories of mature and immature timber within the confines of the Cheakamus Reservoir area, Bridge River-Powell River, Bridge River-Rosedale and Cheekyo-Hornem Payne Transmission Line rights-of-way prepared by T and H Engineering and Forestry Ltd., and Forestal Forestry and Engineering International Ltd., for British Columbia Electric Company, submitted to the District Forester, Vancouver.

British Columbia. Vancouver Forest District

Timber cruiser reports

  • GR-0180
  • Series
  • 1912-1914

The series consists of Forest Branch records created between 1912 and 1914. The series contains timber cruiser reports by W.J. Kelly on diverse tracts, including holdings of the Lillooet and Cariboo Land Company, Ltd. Reports include numerous photographs and maps.

British Columbia. Forest Branch

Supreme Court Assizes record book

  • GR-1826
  • Series
  • 1878-1909

Supreme Court Assizes record book including juror's lists, 1878-1909; Supreme Court cause book, 1892-1909; County Court plaint and procedure book, 1879-1881; Court of Revision assessment records, 1891-1903; and register of bills of sale of mining claims in the Lillooet District (including Big Bar and Anderson Lake), 1878-1891.

Pages 3-17; Register of Bills of Sale of mining claims, Lillooet District (Big Bar, Anderson Lake) (mostly signed by Mining Recorder), 1878-1891

Pages 21-100; 135-200; Supreme Court Assizes record book, Clinton, includes jurors lists, 1878-1909

Page 87; Supreme Court Civil cause books, Clinton, 1892-1909

Pages 100-133; County Court plaint and procedure book, Clinton (1/79 - 4/81), May 1879 - 1881

Pages 205-215; Court of Revision - Assessment, Clinton, 1891-1903

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Clinton)

Requisitions and coroner's notebook

  • GR-0856
  • Series
  • 1873-1915

This series consists of records of the Lillooet Government Agent. Records include requisitions, 1873-1877 and coroner's notebook, 1901-1915.

British Columbia. Government Agent (Lillooet)

Register of Free Miners Certificates

  • GR-0248
  • Series
  • 1900-1903; 1932-1933

The series consists of a register of Free Miners Certificates created by the Lillooet Mining Recorder 1900 to 1903, and 1932 to 1933.

British Columbia. Dept. of Mines. Mining Recorder. Lillooet

Register of cattle brands

  • GR-0412
  • Series
  • 1880-1913

Register of cattle brands in Lillooet district.

British Columbia. Dept. of Agriculture

Register of births, deaths, and marriages

  • GR-2001
  • Series
  • 1872-1897

Register of births, deaths, and marriages.

British Columbia. Registrar General of Titles. District Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages. Lillooet

Records of the Assistant Commissioner of Lands and Works, Lillooet District

  • GR-0827
  • Series
  • 1860-1874

This series consists of records of the Assistant Commissioner of Lands and Works, Lillooet District. Records include four volumes of pre-emption records. Volume 1, Records of Pre-empted Lands in the Lillooet District, nos. 1-330 (1860-1869); includes notices of water records nos. 1-114 (1865-1869) and later notices of cancellations and Crown grants. Volume 2, pre-emption claim certificates, nos. 331-418 (1870-1874, 1881). Volume 3, pre-emption claims, nos. 89-128 (1862-1863) consisting of sketches pasted into ledger of cash collected for road tolls, 1862-1865. Volume 4, preemption claims, nos. 20-88 (1861-1862), no. 120 (1863) and nos. 187-200 (1865-1866), including sketches.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Records of the Assistant Commissioner of Lands and Works, Cariboo District

  • GR-0824
  • Series
  • 1863-1893

This series consists of 11 volumes of records of the Assistant Commissioner of Lands and Works, Cariboo District, 1863-1893. Records include certificates of pre-emption, certificates of improvement, lot register of Group 1, Cariboo District, sale of town lots of Richfield, Barkerville, Cameronton, and Quesnellemouth, and certificates of purchase. Also contains water rights recorded for irrigation purposes and an accounts book.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Record books containing brand registers and other material

  • MS-2831
  • Series
  • 1861-1956

Two record books containing brand registers for Kamloops and Clinton districts 1873-1914, as well as water records for Clinton district 1877-1879. The Kamloops volume also includes collectorate records from the Gold Commissioner at Yale for 1861. The index for the Clinton volume is in GR-1487, box 2, file 1. Also included are 6 volumes of office diaries, 1948, 1951-1953, 1955-1956, used by Thomas Moore, Recorder of brands.

Moore, Thomas, 1948-1956. Recorder of Brands

Receipts and expenditures from the Lillooet Gold Commissioner

  • GR-3048
  • Series
  • 1859-1914

Receipts and expenditures, 1859-1871 (4 vols.). Vol. 1 includes Magistrate's Court charge and sentence book, 1859 - May 1860 or 1861; vol. 3 includes Small Debts Court, Lillooet plaint book, 1895-1914.

British Columbia. Gold Commissioner (Lillooet)

Pre-emption records

  • GR-1182
  • Series
  • 1860-1874, 1884

This series contains records relating to pre-emptions in the Cariboo, Lillooet, Lytton and Kootenay Districts recorded by various Gold Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners of Lands and Works. The records consist of correspondence, notices of claim, sketches and affidavits and pertains largely to records in the vicinities of Quesnel, Alexandria, Williams Lake, Lytton and Cache Creek. The series also includes a detailed account of town lot sales at Quesnellemouth held on 13 October 1863 as well as an application for wages due, correspondence on various land disputes, several water records, and proposed leases of government reserves.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Papers relating to Hat Creek House

Papers relating to Hat Creek House which was acquired by Blair from F.H. Nelson in April 1900: journal, April 1900 - March 1901; inventory of furniture, Hat Creek House; invoices and receipts with the Hudson's Bay Company, September 1900 and April 1901; postcard from J.W. Culbert, December 1900 and letter from Government Agent, Ashcroft, 25 May 1901.

Papers and other material

  • GR-1256
  • Series
  • 1968-1978

This series contains working records consisting of: File 1. Land Use and Land Alienation, Forestry vs. Ranching in the Interior of British Columbia, a xerographic copy of a paper presented to a hearing on land use at Quesnel on November 15, 1968; File 2. Memoranda on range management training 1978; File 3. Agenda for the 1978 Range Managers' meeting.

British Columbia. Range Management Division

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

Marvin, Edgar, Victoria; Hardware Merchant.

Correspondence inward to Victoria hardware merchant Edgar Marvin. The collection consists of letters, way bills, invoices, etc., from Marvin's customers throughout British Columbia and from his suppliers, mainly in the United States and Britain. The papers were removed from the attic of the old Edgar Marvin premises in 1946 when the building was being renovated. They constitute only a small portion of the records which were found there. They were completely disorganized when they were loaned to the archives and were simply arranged in chronological order for filming.

Martley family papers

Captain John Martley was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1828. In 1849, after graduating from Sandhurst, he joined the British Army. He served in the Crimea and sold his commission in February 1861. In May 1861 he arrived in Victoria with his family and one servant. One of three former British army officers to be given a military grant of land in British Columbia, Martley built a home, 'The Grange', and farmed at Pavilion Mountain in the Lillooet district. In the election of 1875, he ran unsuccessfully for the Provincial Legislature for the riding of Lillooet West. In January 1878, he was appointed a Justice of the Peace at Lillooet. Captain Martley was the author of a book of poems, Songs of the Cascades, published in 1894 under the pseudonym Erl Viking. He died in 1896. His only son, Arthur Hugh John (1855-1942) was a longtime resident and teamster-prospector in the Lillooet district. He had two daughters, Alice Maud (married William George Cox Manson, a big game guide in British Columbia) and Isabella (married Joseph Pelletier).

The records consist of correspondence, diaries, notebooks, legal documents, way bills, literary manuscripts (prose and poetry), published work, a scrapbook and papers of John Martley and Arthur Hugh John Martley; diary and notebook of Robert Adams Hopkins; letterbook of William George Cox Manson and photographs (HP79331 - HP79339).

Lot registers

  • GR-2612
  • Series
  • 1860-1943

Lillooet Land District, lot registers, lots 1-3000, superceded 1943 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1943). The registers list lots in numerical order and record the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre-emption, lease, 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. There is an alphabetical name index in each volume.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Lillooet Provincial Police Court record books

  • GR-3949
  • Series
  • 1938-1951

This series consists of two volumes of Lillooet Provincial Police Court and Magistrate's Court record books. Volume 1 includes dates January 1938 to December 1947. Volume 2 includes January 1948 to September 1951. The books list date, prosecutor, defendant, charge, costs, fines, arresting office, presiding magistrate or judge, and remarks such as plea. Additional records may be pasted into the volume.

British Columbia. Provincial Court (Lillooet)

Lillooet pre-emption records

  • GR-0985
  • Series
  • 1861-1862

This series consists of pre-emption records recorded at Lillooet by Assistant Commissioner of Lands and Works, Andrew Charles Elliott.

British Columbia (Colony). Lands and Works Dept.

Lillooet mineral claims correspondence inward

  • GR-0258
  • Series
  • 1897-1919

The series consists of records created by the Mining Recorder at Lillooet between 1897 and 1919. The records include correspondence inward re registry of mineral claims.

British Columbia. Dept. of Mines. Mining Recorder. Lillooet

Lillooet Government Agent correspondence and other material

  • GR-0224
  • Series
  • 1859-1950

The series consists of records created by the Lillooet Government Agent between 1859 and 1950. It includes correspondence inward and outward, mining, water and financial records. It also includes counterfoil books of Mineral Act (Form B) record of a mineral claim and placer mining leases-indentures correspondence.

British Columbia. Government Agent (Lillooet)

Lillooet District water rights records

  • GR-0844
  • Series
  • 1859-1915

This series consists of seven volumes of records of the Water Commissioner, Lillooet, B.C., related to water rights, 1859-1915. Includes grants of water right, licences, plans, notices, etc. Volume 5 covers area from south of Lillooet to 150 Mile House and includes Hanceville and Big Creek; volume 3 includes lots on the North Thompson.

British Columbia. Water Rights Branch. Water Commissioner. Lillooet

Lillooet County Court suitor’s funds register

  • GR-3823
  • Series
  • 1901-1970

The series is a register of suitor’s funds for the Lillooet County Court and Lillooet Supreme Court. The volume is arranged chronologically by the date a receipt is received. The left page of each folio in the volume contains information on receipts where suitor’s money is paid into the County Court of Cariboo holden at Lillooet. The right side contains information on payments where the suitor’s money is payed out of the court.

Each entry includes receipts and payments. Information in the ledger includes: date payment received, style of cause, number of suit, from whom received, date payed out, signature of recipient and amounts.

British Columbia. County Court (Lillooet)

Lillooet County Court sale of goods register

  • GR-3824
  • Series
  • 1917-1922

The series is an index or register related to the Sale of Goods Act, including liens, conditional bills of sale, bills of sale, promissory notes, and receipts for labour. Names are entered alphabetically. The left side of each folio lists the vendors alphabetically and the right side lists the names of the purchaser. Each entry includes the file number, date of filing, nature of instrument/purchase, name of the vendor and name of the purchaser.

The sales were made under subsection 4 of section 2 of the “Sale of Goods Act Amendment” (SBC 1916, c. 56) which states “The office for filing shall be the office of the Registrar of the County Court holden in or nearest to the place where delivery of the chattels is made or required to be made.”

British Columbia. County Court (Lillooet)

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