The fonds consists of an illustrated diary written in a school exercise book of William Law Ogilby's experience as a chainman on a survey of a portion of the western boundary of the Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway Belt on Vancouver Island. A photograph, presumed to have been taken on the survey, depicts Ogilby and two other men at their camp at an unidentified location.
The series consists of a photocopied file list of "O" series (O files) correspondence files, showing disposition of files. It was created by the Surveys and Land Records Branch in 1982 from a computer print-out.
It includes references indicating the following:(1) files still active with the Survey and Land Records Branch (2) files microfilmed (3) files in the Provincial Archives (4) files sent to a Regional Office of the Ministry of Lands, Parks and Housing (5) Ministry of Forests files, partially renumbered to Forests filing system (6) Water Management Branch administration files and water rights applications (7) Parks Branch files renumbered to Parks Branch filing system (8) old Coal and Natural Gas files.
Chronological record book from the Nanaimo coroner's office, 1866-1905, recording inquests and showing the name of the deceased; cause of death; date of death; date of inquest; name of the coroner; names of the jurors; and the name of the medical officer. Accidental or unusual deaths, some of which may have been the subject of inquiries, are also listed. There is also a loose list of accidental deaths in Nanaimo district prior to 1866.
The fonds consists of photographic extracts from a log kept by Midshipman James Ferris Prowse whilst aboard the H.M.S. Thetis under Captain Augustus L. Kuper. There are 90 negatives (2 negatives per page) and 42 print copies.
The printed extracts are those which have any mention of any place or point near Vancouver Island or Queen Charlotte's Island (Haida Gwaii), or of any item which might be of interest. These items are marked in red pen on the right hard edge of the photographic prints. The period covered is from the arrival of the ship outside the straits of San Juan de Fuca on May 22, 1852 to the time it sailed from Esquimalt Harbour for England on January 22, 1853.
The series consists of a bound letterpress book created by the Dept. of the Provincial Secretary between 1889 and 1902. The book is indexed alphabetically by name of correspondent and includes copies of the Provincial Secretary's statements and correspondence. The subjects covered include statements of revenue collectors, statements of bonds deposited, permits to gather or kill game, immigration matters, lists of stipendiary magistrates, exhumation orders and other subjects that fell under the responsibility of the Provincial Secretary.
British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary
The fonds consists of 161 35 mm colour slides and four large slides predominantly depicting logging camps and equipment in British Columbia, between 1969-1987. The logging camps and locations captured in the slides are: Port McNeill, Rayonier Logging Camp; Jeune Landing, Port Alice; Denham Bay Logging Camp; and Nimpkish Logging Camp.
There are also slides depicting Vancouver, the construction of BC Place in 1982-1983, and Ladysmith.
The series contains a letterbook of correspondence outward, dating from 7 January 1918 to 21 January 1918 (1 vol.). The book includes letters of the Chief Forester, the Deputy Minister of Lands, and the departmental accountant. Included with the records is a nominal index.
The fonds consists of correspondence received by Matilda John in Victoria from Harold Penn Wilson between 1899 and 1900. Wilson, a bank clerk from Victoria, moved to Bennett in 1899, and Atlin in 1900. In the letters, he described the journey north and what it was like to live and work there.
This series consists of records of the Commission on Victoria Police Commissioners, 1910. Commissioner Peter S. Lampman was appointed March 24, 1910 to inquire into the actions of the Victoria Police commissioners in response to allegations of corruption. The investigation centered on the actions of the Police Commissioners in regard to bawdy houses and gambling establishments in the Chinatown area.
British Columbia. Commission on Victoria Police Commissioners (1910)
The series consists of a photograph album, known as the Indian Commission album, but possibly created by or for Dr. I.W. Powell (Superintendent of Indian Affairs for British Columbia) or A.C. Anderson (Commission and Fisheries Inspector) after 1881. It contains 100 photographs from Powell and Anderson's visits to First Nations communities on the British Columbia coast in 1879 and 1881. The photographs were taken by various photographers who accompanied Powell on his trips, including O.C. Hastings and Edward Dossetter. They are of the First Nations villages and people, the ship HMS Rocket and its crew, and landscapes encountered.