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Water rights maps : first series

  • CM/B1575
  • Series
  • 1911-1924

Maps prepared pursuant to the Water Act Amendment Act, 1913. Shows location of water rights and licenses. Includes tabulation sheets relating to decisions of the Board of Investigation. Maps also show property boundaries.

British Columbia. Water Rights Branch

BC Government lithographed regional maps

  • CM/CL1
  • Series
  • 1911-1991

In 1911, the British Columbia Department of Lands began publishing standardized series of lithographic maps of BC regions, as well as general maps of the entire province. Over the next five decades these provincial maps were used both to stimulate...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Provincial electoral maps

  • CM/CL2
  • Series
  • 1884-1979

The series includes those maps in the holdings of the British Columbia Archives that were specifically published to depict provincial electoral districts or were annotated with information about such districts, as well as selected maps which inclu...

Provincial Archives of British Columbia

Mineral titles reference maps

  • CM/S1
  • Series
  • [1942?]-1977

This cartographic record series consists of Mineral Titles Maps documenting the location of staked mineral claims and placer leases in British Columbia. In addition to the actual Mineral Titles Maps produced by the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum ...

British Columbia. Dept. of Mines and Petroleum Resources

Water rights reference maps

  • CM/S3
  • Series
  • 1927-1978 (predominant 1952 - 1978)

The series consists of maps and plans created by the Water Rights Branch between 1927 and 1978. The records provided the Water Rights Branch with a medium- to- large scale overview of its administrative areas, displaying both water rights informa...

British Columbia. Water Rights Branch

Water rights maps : second series

  • CM/S4
  • Series
  • [ca. 1920-1978]

Scope and Content: This series of large scale maps was created by the Water Rights Branch pursuant to successive versions of the Water Act and the Water Act Amendment Act. The primary function of the sheets was to document the location of water ri...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Water rights plans

  • CM/S5-7
  • Series
  • 1892-1981

Introduction: Throughout its existence, the Water Rights Branch (WRB) acquired and created a large central set of plans, maps, and engineering drawings which was assigned a single set of sequential water rights plan numbers. Over time, the origina...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Commissioner M.W. Tyrwhitt Drake's papers from Commission to Investigate the Administration and Affairs of New Westminster Penitentiary, 1894

The series consists of the personal copies of Commissioner Justice M. W. Tyrwhitt Drake arising out of the Royal Commission to investigate affairs at the New Westminster Penitentiary in 1894. The records include Justice Drake's correspondenc...

Drake, Montague William Tyrwhitt, 1830-1908

James Beattie correspondence

The file consists of correspondence inward to James Walker Beattie, guide and outfitter, 1912-1916. Contains correspondence and monthly game reports of the Hudson Hope detachment of B.C. Provincial Police.


"British Columbia: of their doings there by one of them." Manuscript account of a journey from London, England to Vancouver B.C. and back August 28 - October 6, 1897. Contains photographs, maps, menus, passenger lists and programmes. ...

Williams, Frederick D. London, England

Major Harold Brown photograph album

The series consists of a photograph album, probably created around 1925, by Major Harold Brown of the Union Steamship Company. The album contains 250 black and white prints of various ships, many of them Union Steamship Company ships. The names ...

Whaling in the Queen Charlotte Islands, B.C.

The series consists of a small album of 37 photographs taken by G.V. Boorman, of the Consolidated Whaling Company. The photographs were taken in 1937 at Rose Harbour and Naden Harbour, Queen Charlotte Islands (Haida Gwaii) and show the whaling st...

Boorman, G. V.

Fields Bros photographs

Records depict logging operations of J.C. and C.A. Fields of Victoria, B.C. John Cass Fields and Charles Arthur Fields operated a timber cruising operation on the Queen Charlotte Islands, holding at least 31 timber licenses there.The images were ...

Fields Brothers

Charles Hardy journal

The series includes the transcript of an 1862 gold rush-era diary of Charles Hardy. The diary details Hardy’s activities from March 23, 1862 until “after Easter” 1863 traveling to the Cariboo. The diary details travel routes, weather conditions...

Hardy, Charles

Harry Roberts journal

Series consists of a journal written by Harry Roberts to his young daughter, Yolanda, 1933-1949. The journal includes small illustrations and photos and provides daily accounts of life on the Sunshine Coast. It also includes information about th...

Roberts, Louis Harry, 1884-1979

Vivian Morcom Bray photo scrapbook

Series is a photo scrapbook with ca. 400 black and white photographs. The photographs are detailed/described by the creator (Vivian Morcom Bray) in his own words and depict persons/places including but not limited to Kamloops, Revelstoke, Vernon,...

Bray, Vivian Morcom

E.L. Young papers

Records in the series include E.L. (Ted) Young’s copies of correspondence and reports related to seed orchards, pulp mill expansion, Forest Service, forest policy committee work, as well as forestry tours to Finland, Sweden, New Zealand, Japan and...

Young, E.L.

Translations of Vancouver Island treaties

The series consists of three documents relating to MS-0772 Register of land purchases from Indians. The agreements recorded in the register are referred to as the Vancouver Island treaties (formerly known as the Douglas or Fort Victoria treaties)....

First Nations, Land, & James Douglas: Indigenous & Treaty Rights in the Colonies of Vancouver Island & BC, 1849-1864 conference

Kettle Valley Railway photographs

Series consists of 130 b&w photographs (125 prints, 5 negatives) of the Kettle Valley Railway (KVR). Unless otherwise indicated on the verso, the photographs were taken by William Gordon McGregor. These photographs document many portions of th...

McGregor, William Gordon

Letters to Edna Jaques from Nellie McClung

The series consists of letters from Nellie McClung to Edna Jaques, written between 1939 and 1947. McClung lived in Victoria and Jaques lived in Toronto. The letters are personal and cover a variety of topics from literary matters to the war. Th...

Jaques, Edna

Ucluelet East School and other photographs

The series consist of 9 photographs which primarily document Japanese-Canadian school children at the Ucluelet East School (ca. 1930s). There are also three photographs of the Bert Hillier and Victoria Queenie Whip (or Whipp) wedding (1926) The ph...

Lum family photographs

The series consists of four portrait photographs of the Lum family. The photographs are hand-coloured and mounted on linen stretched on a frame. The photographs are of Chin Lum Kee (also known as Ah Lum), Lucy/Squeetlewood, and Chu Ban Quan.Chin L...

Collected correspondence

The series consists of collected correspondence from William Pitt, Zachary Mudge, and Lord Thurlow. The relationship between the records is not known. With the exception of the Mudge letter, the correspondence in political in nature and deals with...

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