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Vernon Llewellyn Denton records

Correspondence relating mainly to Simon Fraser and an atlas produced by Denton; notes and a typed manuscript relating to Simon Fraser, plus several copies of Fraser's 1806 and 1808 journals and letters 1806-1807. There are notes on the fur t...

Denton, Vernon

J.R. Anderson family papers and memoirs

James Robert Anderson, the son of A.C. Anderson, left Fort Nisqually in 1850 to attend school in Victoria for two years. He returned in 1858 and remained until his death. He was an accountant and businessman, and from 1894 until 1908, the Deputy...

Anderson, James Robert, 1841-1930

Ker family papers

Correspondence outward (1864, 1868) and inward (1861-1871) of Robert Ker, Colonial Auditor for Vancouver Island, with some of his commissions (1864, 1865, 1868), an indenture (1844), miscellaneous notes; correspondence of R.H.B. Ker and David Russ...

Canada. Dept. Of Marine And Fisheries.

Transaction Registers for ships registered at Victoria 1867-1908 and Vancouver 1891-1898 and 1917-1945. The reels also contain Registers for various Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick ports 1841-1950. Among details to be found are wh...

Canada. Department of Marine and Fisheries

Edward Mallandaine papers

Reminiscences: diaries and notebooks, 1846-1858, 1862-1896 (22 vols.); sketchbook and diary, August - October 1859; account books; printed notice re night school, 1877; papers accumulated as collector of road taxes, including correspondence, minut...

Mallandaine, Edward, 1827-1905

Baptismal, marriage and burial church registers

  • GR-3258
  • Series
  • Microfilmed 1946 (originally created 1849-1903)

The series consists of copies of British Columbia baptism, marriage and death registers created by churches that conducted the ceremonies. Currently only records (baptisms 1849-1899; marriages 1864-1903) of St. Andrews Cathedral, Victoria , are av...

British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency

Frederick Longstaff papers

Diaries, 1897-1961, correspondence, subject files, scrapbooks and household accounts. The collection reflects Longstaff's interest in military affairs, naval history, mountaineering, the Anglican Church, various youth organizations and the h...

Longstaff, Frederick Victor, 1879-1961

Survey notebook

The series consists of a surveying notebook (cover labelled "Trigonometl. Memda."). It contains 51 pages of sketches, instructions, notes, drafts of letters, etc. covering Victoria, Esquimalt, Nanaimo and Metchosin districts.

Pemberton, Joseph Despard, 1821-1893

Freemasons records

The first Freemasons' lodge in British Columbia was formed in 1860. Holding its 19 March 1859 charter from the Grand Lodge of England, the lodge was styled Victoria Lodge No. 1085 E.R. [English Registry]. It was followed by Union Lodge No. 12...


King Family

Military certificates, letters of recommendation and transcript of newspaper account of death of Edward Hammond King (1832-1864); theatre programmes, Victoria, 1880 and 1882; menus and programmes re British Columbia pioneer reunion, 1924, and ribb...

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

Plaint and procedure books

  • GR-2716
  • Series
  • 1857-1867

Plaint and procedure books. Volume 1 contains a guide for several court orders.

Vancouver Island. Inferior Court of Civil Justice

Charge books

  • GR-0848
  • Series
  • 1858-1860, 1862-1871

Charge books (also contains magistrate's sentence and gaoler's reports); indexes (vols. 6 & 7).

Vancouver Island. Police and Prisons Dept.

Customs Dept. letter book

  • GR-1733
  • Series
  • 1858-1876

The series consists of a letter book created by the Collector of Customs in the Vancouver Island Customs Dept. between 1858 and 1871 and the Canada Customs Department between 1871 and 1876. It contains copies of correspondence outward from the Cus...

Vancouver Island. Customs Dept.

Cause books

  • GR-0657
  • Series
  • 1858-1882

Cause books, civil pleas, Supreme Court of Vancouver Island, 1858-1870 and Supreme Court of British Columbia (Victoria), 1870-1882. All volumes are indexed. From 29 Oct. 1866 fees relating to these cases are entered in the mainland fees book.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Victoria)

Knowlton, Willson E. Kamloops; Collector.

Business records of Kwong Lee and Co., and Hopkee and Co., including shares of British Columbia companies and agreement to transport Chinese to Victoria.Presented by W.E. Knowlton, Kamloops, 1977.

Knowlton, Willson E. Kamloops; Collector

Fee books

  • GR-0659
  • Series
  • 1859-1870

Vancouver Island Supreme Court fee books maintained by the Registrar. The volumes record fees owing to the Supreme Court. Although the colonies of Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia were united in 1866, the Supreme Court of each Colo...

British Columbia. Supreme Court

Financial records

  • GR-2379
  • Series
  • 1859-1870

Financial records from Victoria's Supreme Court of Civil Justice. There is a receipt book, 1859-1964 recording payments made by Registrar Thomas G. William to suitors. The date, the number of the plaint, the "Full amount of judgment an...

Vancouver Island. Supreme Court of Civil Justice

Port of Victoria shipping records

Series consists of include lists of vessels leaving the port of Victoria and Burrard Inlet, circa 1859-1874 and an account book, 1868: vessels entering the Port of Victoria, June 1859 - October 1861, November 1863 - November 1865; vessels cleared...

Rithet family personal papers and business records

Series consists of correspondence and letterbooks of R.P. Rithet, Elizabeth (Munro) Rithet (wife of R.P.R.), John Rithet, W.J. Munro, 1868-1915; miscellaneous notebooks and papers of various members of the Rithet family; ledgers and cash books of ...

Indian lands correspondence and other material

  • GR-0504
  • Series
  • 1861-1877

Correspondence, petitions, accounts, statements of population, and reports relating to Indian lands in British Columbia.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary

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