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Colonial correspondence : correspondence of the Government of the Colony of Vancouver Island, 1849-1866 and of the Government of the Colony of British Columbia, 1858-1871

  • GR-1372
  • Series
  • 1852-1872

GR-1372 is an artificial series, created by the Provincial Archives of British Columbia in the 1920s and 1930s from records of the governments of the Colony of Vancouver Island (1849-1866), the Colony of British Columbia (1858-1866) and the United...

Provincial Archives of British Columbia

Wallace Houstoun fonds

  • PR-1528
  • Fonds
  • 1852-1857

The fonds consists of the log and letterbook of Wallace Houstoun, Captain of the HMS Trincomalee.

Houstoun, Wallace

James Lowe fonds

  • PR-1700
  • Fonds
  • 1852-1858

The fonds consists of outward correspondence of James Lowe.

Lowe, James, 1830-1879

Letterbook copies of despatches from Governor Douglas to Colonial Office

  • GR-1447
  • Series
  • 1853-1854

Letterbook copy of despatch from Governor Douglas to Colonial Secretary, Duke of Newcastle, 8 June 1853, concerning expedition of HM Steam Sloop Virago to Queen Charlotte Islands. Also draft despatch, 26 July 1853, concerning capture of vessel Su...

Vancouver Island. Governor

Martha Ella fonds

  • PR-1542
  • Fonds
  • 1853-1856

The fonds consists of Ella's diary.

Ella, Martha

H.P.P. Crease fonds

  • PR-1345
  • Fonds
  • 1853-1895

The fonds consists of the legal papers of Henry Crease, including indentures, judgments and numerous other documents.

Crease, Henry Pering Pellew, 1823-1905

Bench books

  • GR-2032
  • Series
  • 1853-1856

Bench books of civil and criminal cases heard by Judge David Cameron at Fort Victoria, Nov 1853 - Jan 1856; and a criminal case at Nanaimo, May 1854. The volume also includes civil cases heard at Victoria in the Inferior Court of Civil Justice, 1...

Vancouver Island. Supreme Court of Civil Justice

Deans family fonds

  • PR-1540
  • Fonds
  • 1853-1868

The fonds consists of letters from Annie Deans to her family in England.

Deans (family)

King family fonds

  • PR-0596
  • Fonds
  • 1853-1937

The fonds consists of military certificates, letters of recommendation and clippings of Edward Hammond King and other records and ephemera of the King family.

King (family)

Birth registration index

  • GR-3103
  • Series
  • 1854-1903

The series consists of a single alphabetical index created by the Vital Statistics Agency, for British Columbia birth registration records, 1854 to 1903. The index is computer output microfiche from the original electronic index that appeared on ...

British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency

General correspondence

  • GR-3352
  • Series
  • 1854-1930

Series consists of correspondence of the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works. Correspondence includes copies of letters inward and outward, copies of reports and maps. Correspondence deals with land issues including pre-emption claims, land-use,...

Hall Jackson Kelley fonds

  • PR-1441
  • Fonds
  • 1854, 1866

The fonds consists of Kelley's correspondence regarding land in Oregon he intended to convey to New York City College.

Kelley, Hall Jackson, 1790-1874

Birth registrations

  • GR-2965
  • Series
  • 1854-1903

The series consists of copies of British Columbia birth registrations created by the Vital Statistics Agency. The records are on microfilm and cover the period 1854 to 1903. An index is available online on the BC Archives web site and on microfi...

British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency

Legislative Council records

  • GR-1529
  • Series
  • 1854-1864

Messages from the Legislative Council and the House of Assembly, with draft replies, 1864. Includes draft of an Act to Prohibit Sale of Alcohol to Indians, 1854.

Vancouver Island. Governor

Joseph Algernon Pearce collection

  • PR-2153
  • Fonds
  • 1854-[ca. 1964]

The collection consists of textual records, historical notes, newspaper clippings, and research notes. Included in the collection are miscellaneous records acquired from sources including the O'Reilly and Trutch families, Helmcken family, an...

Pearce, Joseph Algernon

Fort Nanaimo fonds

  • PR-1686
  • Fonds
  • 1854-1861

The fonds consists of the wastebook [accounts book] of Fort Nanaimo, reflecting the various activities of the HBC in the Nanaimo area.

Hudson's Bay Company. Fort Nanaimo

Claudet family fonds

  • PR-1427
  • Fonds
  • 1854-1951

The fonds consists of the notebook of Antoine Claudet pertaining to collodion; university notebooks, correspondence, scrapbook, notebooks and diaries of Francis George Claudet, including reports about coal and silver mining; diaries and correspond...

Claudet (family)

Charles Groth fonds

  • PR-0824
  • Fonds
  • 1855-1938

The fonds consists of a journal describing life on Galiano Island.

Groth, Charles

Land registers

  • GR-2623
  • Series
  • 1855-1928

Bright, Cedar, Cranberry, Mountain, Nanoose, Nanaimo, and Wellington Land Districts, all on Vancouver Island, land registers, superceded 1928 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1928). The registers list the land in numerical order, usually b...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Charles William Allen fonds

  • PR-1534
  • Fonds
  • 1856

The fonds consists of Allen's diary and notebook.

Allen, Charles William

Election writs and other material

  • GR-1714
  • Series
  • 1856-1866

Election writs, voters' lists, poll books and related correspondence, 1856-1866. Poll books give electors' names and indicate the candidates for whom each elector voted. This unit should be used in conjunction with GR-0484 [Voters'...

Vancouver Island. Sheriff

George Robson Pattullo fonds

  • PR-0404
  • Fonds
  • 1856-1919

The fonds consists of letters written to George Pattullo by his three sons, including B.C. Premier T.D. Pattullo, and by men who were prominent in public affairs or politics in Ontario. The fonds also contains papers relating to the Pattullo family.

Pattullo, George Robson, 1845 - 1922

Cornelius Bryant fonds

  • PR-1211
  • Fonds
  • 1856-1902

The fonds consists of correspondence regarding family matters and expenses and records of mission work with natives, including diaries, sermon notes and a scrapbook.

Bryant, Cornelius, 1838-1905

Provincial Archives records

  • GR-0975
  • Series
  • 1856-1970

Visitors books (3), 1918-1944; miscellaneous correspondence, reports, memoranda and accounts removed from central filing system; drafts of pioneers' stories, 1954. Contains some records and accounts of the Provincial Library.See also GR-0976...

Provincial Archives of British Columbia

Schedule of Forms

  • GR-2717
  • Series
  • 1857

Schedule of Forms to the Rules of Practice in the Inferior or Summary Court of Civil Justice under the Order of the Supreme Court of Civil Justice. 64 forms.

Vancouver Island. Supreme Court of Civil Justice

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

Colonial Correspondence Index

  • GR-1920
  • Series
  • ca. 1930

This index covers most - but not all - files from 1 to 1212a (A - Na) in GR-1372 - correspondence inward to Vancouver Island and British Columbia colonial government officials. The indexing was done on cards, by name of sender, recipient and subje...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. fonds

  • PR-2293
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1857-1991], predominant 1890-1950

The fonds consists of the business records of Pemberton Holmes Ltd. and its predecessor companies, including Pemberton & Son, Pemberton & Son Ltd. and Pemberton, Holmes Ltd. It also consists of records which relate to personal business act...

Pemberton Holmes Ltd.

Attorney General document series

  • GR-0419
  • Series
  • 1857-1966

The Attorney-General Document series consists mainly of transcripts of depositions and preliminary hearings and trials, forwarded to the Attorney-General and numbered consecutively by year they were filed. Registers and indexes (volumes 879 to 88...

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

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