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Land registers

  • GR-2633
  • Series
  • 1859-1928

Goldstream and Highland Land Districts, Vancouver Island, land registers. Section XXIII, Rows 1-26, and R I W Section I to R III W, Section 26, (Goldstream), and R IV W, Sections 1-23, and Sections 1-94, in two sub volumes of the Highland (V.I.)....

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works correspondence inward

  • GR-1180
  • Series
  • 1859

Correspondence inward to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, Colonel R.C. Moody. Consists largely of letters from Governor James Douglas and the Colonial Secretary pertaining to town lots, other lands, trails and roads, and other public wo...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

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 ...

British Columbia. Government Agent (Lillooet, B.C.)

Executive Council records

  • GR-0444
  • Series
  • 1859-1913

Minutes of Colonial and Provincial Executive Council, ministerial reports, State Books, orders-in-council, registers, and indices (1859-1913), along with petitions, dispatches, and correspondence inward to Lieutenant- Governor in Council (1871-190...

British Columbia. Executive Council

Pre-emption correspondence and applications, Lytton District

  • GR-1150
  • Series
  • 1859-1874

The series consists of correspondence and applications made to the Colonial Dept. of Lands and Works between 1859-1871, and its successor agency, the Provincial Dept. of Lands and Works between 1871-1874 regarding land pre-emptions in the Lytton d...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works


  • GR-0722
  • Series
  • 1859-1866

Proclamations collected from various published and unpublished sources issued by the Governor of the Colony of Vancouver Island.

Vancouver Island. Governor

Ledger and other material

  • GR-0833
  • Series
  • 1859-1870

Ledger containing copies of ferry contracts, Fraser and Thompson rivers, 1859-1868; mining licences, liquor licences, trading licences, garden plots and ground rentals, Lytton area (Fraser Canyon to Kamloops), 1859-1864.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Jeremiah Nagle fonds

  • PR-1554
  • Fonds
  • 1859-1875

The fonds consists of correspondence, indentures, and deeds of Jeremiah Nagle.

Nagle, Jeremiah

J. Craddock Simpson fonds

  • PR-1560
  • Fonds
  • 1859

The fonds consists of Simpson's travel diary.

Simpson, J. Craddock


  • GR-1392
  • Series
  • 1859-1870

Correspondence from American government officials and British embassy in Washington, D.C., concerning diverse matters pertaining to U.S. - British Columbia relations. Includes correspondence from U.S. Military re: Indian population in Alaska (186...

British Columbia (Colony). Governor

Lytton Gold Commissioner correspondence inward

  • GR-1784
  • Series
  • 1859-1865

Incoming correspondence from Colonial Secretary, Treasury, and other government departments. For additional correspondence, see Colonial Correspondence, GR-1372 and Department of Mines records listings.

British Columbia. Gold Commissioner (Lytton, B.C.)

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, B.C.)

Account books

  • GR-3050
  • Series
  • 1859

Volume 1. Receipts and expenditures, April - December 1859. Volume 2. Receipts and payments, September 1899 - September 1904. Volume 3. Record of taxes collected, 1873-1881. Volume 4. Record of road tolls collected, 1876-1884. For related ...

British Columbia. Government Agent (Yale, B.C.)

Land register

  • GR-2626
  • Series
  • 1859-1885

Comiaken Land District, Vancouver Island, land register, Range 1, Section 1 to Range 3, Section 19. The information in this volume has been copied from another source and pre-dates the information in the Comiaken section of GR-0625. The register...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Matthew Baillie Begbie bench books

  • GR-2025
  • Series
  • 1859-1873

Bench books for civil and criminal cases heard by Matthew Baillie Begbie in the Supreme Court of Civil Justice, 1859-1873. The volumes include his notes of proceedings and may include draft copies of judgements and reasons for judgement. They fo...

British Columbia. Judiciary

William Alexander George Young fonds

  • PR-2134
  • Fonds
  • 1859-1872

The fonds consists of invoices, receipts, agreements, correspondence and miscellaneous Colonial Secretary records created by W.A.G. Young between 1859 and 1872. All of the records, with the exception of the miscellaneous Colonial Secretary record...

Young, William Alexander George, Sir, 1827-1885

Alexander Grant Dallas fonds

  • PR-1379
  • Fonds
  • 1859-1863

The fonds consists of letters inward regarding Hudson's Bay Company interests in B.C. and on the prairies and a scrapbook containing clippings and sketchbook, journals, and a log book from a voyage to California from Mexico.

Dallas, Alexander Grant, 1818-1882

Victoria Gaol records

  • GR-0308
  • Series
  • 1859-1914

The 107 volumes include lists of prisoners, descriptions of prisoners, sentence books, work records, charge books, employment registers, registers of clothing issued, reports of prisoners' conduct, punishment books, gaolers' reports, dut...

Victoria Gaol

Reginald Herbert Roy collection

  • PR-0306
  • Fonds
  • 1859-1874, 1889-1911, 1971-1973

The collection consists of a record of vessels entering the Port of Victoria, correspondence concerning the activities of the United Services Institution of Vancouver Island, also known as the Royal United Services Institute, a log book of the sch...

Roy, Reginald Herbert, 1922-2013

John Coburn fonds

  • PR-1304
  • Fonds
  • 1859-1938

The fonds consists of diaries, reminiscences, and scrapbooks.

Coburn, John, 1859-1939

Records of the Assistant Commissioner

  • GR-0826
  • Series
  • 1859-1886

Records of the Assistant Commissioner of Lands and Works, Yale District. Preemption records (5 volumes). Volume 1, nos. 1-392 (1859-1872); Volume 2, nos. 275-312 and 1-24 (1870-1871); Volume 3, nos. 25-279 (1871-1884); Volume 4, certificates of ...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Sale book of rural lands

  • GR-1040
  • Series
  • 1859

Sale book of rural lands, October 5th, 1859, Records of lands sold to Sgt. Wm. McColl and Sgt. Major George Cann of the Royal Engineers and a Capt. MacLean, Charles Good and Governor James Douglas (Manson Island lands).

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Bills and other material

  • GR-1157
  • Series
  • 1859-1889

Miscellaneous bills, paid and unpaid, and a statement of personal expenses for liquor and alcohol, Quesnellemouth, John Boles Gaggin.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Drafts of bills and other material

  • GR-1528
  • Series
  • 1859-1866

Drafts of bills, ordinances, etc., (1862-1864); Messages from the Speaker of the House to the Governor (1859-1866); minutes and committee reports (1860-1865).

Vancouver Island. Legislative Assembly

Legislative Council records

  • GR-1530
  • Series
  • 1859-1871

Drafts of bills, ordinances, and regulations.

British Columbia. Legislative Council

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


  • GR-1328
  • Series
  • 1859-1871

Inquisitions (inquests) conducted during the colonial period, including the following:Vancouver Island (Colony), 1859 - 18 Nov 1866British Columbia (Colony), 1859 - 18 Nov 1866British Columbia (United Colony), 19 Nov 1866 - 20 Jul 1871The files us...

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Victoria Supreme Court probate/estate files

  • GR-1304
  • Series
  • 1859-1941

Probate files for estates probated in Victoria, ca. 1859-1941. The probate files from 1859 to 1917 are organized more or less alphabetically within date groups or ranges and have been numbered, sequentially, from 1 to 5307. From 1918 onwards, pr...

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Victoria)

Lytton Gold Commissioner's records

  • GR-1054
  • Series
  • 1859-1874

Records of the Assistant Gold Commissioner, Lytton, B.C. relating to pre-emptions. Letters inward to Henry Maynard Ball, April 12, 1860 to December 3, 1860, and letters inward to John Boyd, 1870-1871. Includes correspondence, notices, and other p...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Public Works lantern slides

  • GR-3297
  • Series
  • [ca. 1859-1936]

The series consists of photographs of engineering projects managed by the Dept. of Public Works. The photographs consist of glass lantern slides, some numbered. The views photographed include bridges, road works, buildings and general views and ...

British Columbia. Dept. of Public Works

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