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Stamp's Mill fonds

  • PR-0259
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1868

The fonds consists of official and private correspondence, memos and indentures regarding the erection of sawmills in Burrard Inlet.

Stamp's Mill

Correspondence and reports from Department of Provincial Secretary

  • GR-1665
  • Series
  • 1887-1953

This series contains miscellaneous correspondence and reports. These records were originally a part of the Provincial Secretary's central registry but, for reasons unknown, became separated from the department's main files. A wide variety of subjects are addressed in these records.

Many of the records in this unit concern investigations carried out under the authority of the Departmental Inquiries Act and the Public Inquiries Act. Many relate to conditions in public institutions and activities of government employees. Many inquiries relate to hospitals and schools in the province, including Vernon Mental Hospital, Tranquille Sanatorium, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and Provincial Mental Hospital at Essondale. Other inquiries and Commissions include bribery of the Liquor Control Board, the Beban Mine disaster, Royal Commission on Dominion Provincial Relations, Inquiry into the death of John Meredith Sweeney and the state and management of the Quartermaster Stores of the Provincial Police Force.

The records also relate to child welfare programs, including the general management of the Provincial Industrial School for Boys and to the Girls' Industrial School, ca. 1930-1945. Additional documents in this collection relate to subjects such as squatters' claims at the Granville Townsite [Vancouver (1887)], to the Fraser River Flood Relief programme (1894), applications for seed, the Victoria Consolidated Hydraulic Mining Co., government perquisites, legislation, estates, and to proposed sites for the University of British Columbia (1910). "Anti-Oriental" petitions and voting returns of the 1924 beer-by-the-glass plebiscite also included.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary

Register of auction sales of lots

  • GR-1166
  • Series
  • 1889-1894

This series contains a register of auction sales of lots at Esquimalt, Hastings, Lulu Island, New Denver, Nelson, New Westminster, Vancouver, and Victoria. The register shows the name of the purchaser, a legal description, the amount paid and the terms of payment.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

A.C. Hirschfeld fonds

  • PR-2204
  • Fonds
  • 1889-[ca. 1910]

The fonds consists of 81 glass negatives and 1 negative taken or copied by A.C. Hirschfeld between 1894 and 1910. The photographs include images of the Golden Gate Midwinter fair in San Francisco in 1894; photographs of Alaska, Atlin and Dawson City as well as interior and exterior shots taken ca. 1910 of the Hirschfeld home in Vancouver. The fonds also includes 10 copy negatives and 10 prints showing the Klondike Gold rush. Some show gold rush people on their way through a unknown pass to the gold fields, some Dawson City and the mines circa 1898. Other pictures show "The Scales," and the horse train.

Hirschfeld, A.C., 1866-1926

Correspondence and other material

  • GR-1178
  • Series
  • 1890

This series contains a three page letter to the Surveyor General, William S. Gore, regarding a logging road in the Vancouver area. Letter/file number 1322/90. Includes sketch map.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Vancouver County Court dockets

  • GR-3163
  • Series
  • 1892-1902

Dockets: Mar 1892 - Nov 1893; Dec 1893 - Feb 1898; Mar 1898 - Jan 1902.

British Columbia. County Court (Vancouver)

Vancouver Supreme Court letters of administration

  • GR-2102
  • Series
  • 1893-1989

This series consists of letters of administration for the Supreme Court of Vancouver from 1893-1989 (form C).

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Vancouver)

Vancouver Supreme Court divorce indexes

  • GR-1586
  • Series
  • 1893-1976

The series consists of indexes for divorce records from the Supreme Court of Vancouver. Microfilmed volume 1 consists of indexes for 1893 to 1922, volume 2 for records dating from 1923 to 1939, and microfilmed volume 3 indexes records from 1940 to 1947. Textual records consist of indexes from 1948 to 1976.

For the years 1948-1957, the index is searchable by either the name of the plaintiff or that of the defendant. The index then lists the corresponding number in the cause book. The index also sometimes provides the volume and folio number for the divorce order. Between 1958 and 1972, the indexes are searchable only by plaintiff name. The indexes for 1973 to 1976 are again straight alphabetical listings of both the plaintiff and defendant, and provide the corresponding number in the cause book.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Vancouver)

Record books

  • GR-2395
  • Series
  • 1893-1951

Speedy Trials record books, 1893-1905; 1916-1951.

British Columbia. County Court (Vancouver)

Debtor and creditor judgement indexes

  • GR-2533
  • Series
  • 1893-1962

Judgement indexes - debtors and creditors - giving plaint numbers.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Vancouver)

Vancouver County Court letters probate

  • GR-2099
  • Series
  • 1893-1951

Letters probate (vols. 2 & 3 have some Succession duties attached).

British Columbia. County Court (Vancouver)

District Registrar's record books

  • GR-1838
  • Series
  • 1893-1899

District Registrar's record books, October 1893 - July 1899 and March 1893 - February 1897. A.E. Beck was the District Registrar.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Vancouver)

Vancouver Supreme Court judgements

  • GR-1570
  • Series
  • 1893-1947

This series contains Vancouver Supreme Court judgements.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Vancouver)

Partnership records

  • GR-2568
  • Series
  • 1894-1965

Partnership records documenting declarations and dissolutions of partnership. GR-0930 is the index to these volumes by the name of the firm rather than the name of the partners.

British Columbia. County Court (Vancouver)

J.R. Davidson fonds

  • PR-2266
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1915

The fonds consists of 28 letters written by J.R. Davidson to his parents between 1894 and 1915. The senior Davidsons lived at Muirhouse, Davidson's Mains, Midlothian Scotland. The first letter, from 1894 is from when Davidson was at Eton School. The next two letters are from August 1907 when Davidson was on board the R.M.S. Corsican, emigrating to Canada. The rest of the letters date from 1910 to 1915 and give details of Davidson's commercial operations as the owner and proprietor of the Art Emporium in Vancouver. The letters to his father deal mainly with the financial aspects of the business while the letters to his mother focus on more personal matters.

Davidson, J.R.

Firm indexes

  • GR-0930
  • Series
  • 1894-1964

This series consists of 13 volumes of individual firm indexes from the County Court of Vancouver, 1894-1964.

British Columbia. County Court (Vancouver)

Vancouver lock-up charge books

  • GR-0602
  • Series
  • 1895-1925

This series consists of police charge books containing name of prisoner, date of charge, offence, disposition of case and remarks. Volumes 2-4 are titled Provincial Lock-Up, Vancouver, B.C. There is also one index book titled "Vancouver office lockup calendar minute book " created by the Vancouver Provincial Police.

British Columbia. Provincial Court (Vancouver)

Vancouver-Westminster District Police records

  • GR-0311
  • Series
  • 1897-1952

This series consists of records of the Vancouver-Westminster District Police, 1897-1952. The series includes letterbooks, 1897-1918; daily record books, 1898-1952; notes from daily police reports of constables, 1907-1911; and a chief constable's diary, 1911. Records are arranged chronologically by type.

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force (Vancouver-Westminster Police District)

Vancouver Supreme Court orders

  • GR-1507
  • Series
  • 1899-1944

This series contains Vancouver Supreme Court Orders in 113 volumes.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Vancouver)

Registers of by-laws

  • GR-2354
  • Series
  • 1899-1959

Registers of by-laws including by-laws from the City of North Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver, Point Grey, Vancouver, South Vancouver Municipality, Richmond, the District of West Vancouver and the District of Powell River (1955 only).

British Columbia. County Court (North Vancouver)

Vancouver-Westminster Police District records

  • GR-0397
  • Series
  • 1899-1951

This series consists of records created or used by the Provincial Police office in the Vancouver-Westminster Police District, also referred to as the Vancouver District of Division E. Records date from 1899-1951. They include investigations; offence books; crime reports; office log, ledger and daily office diaries; descriptions of wanted persons; bulletins; records of prisoners handled by patrol wagon; Constable registration book providing reasons for their visit to Vancouver; reports received at the Provincial Police office with notes of instructions; Orders filed chronologically by order number from the Police commissioner in Victoria; and CIB special circulars : judicial decisions and department rulings, mostly "war circulars" related to World War II impacts on Canadians.

Some records, particularly orders and circulars, may be copies provided to the Vancouver office for reference or to provide direction on changes to laws and procedures.

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force (Vancouver-Westminster Police District)

Selected Public Works project papers

  • GR-2007
  • Series
  • 1900-1912

Selected papers from the following projects: design and building of the Vancouver Court House, alterations to the Victoria Court House, design and building of Government House, Victoria, B.C., and the design and building of the Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C. Originals for some papers in this microfilm may be found in GR-0830.

British Columbia. Dept. of Public Works

Ray Goodwin fonds

  • PR-2371
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900-1920]

The fonds consists of 128 photographs created by Ray Starr Goodwin. The photographs include pictures of Ray Goodwin and other members of the Goodwin and Green families of Kaslo, B.C. between ca. 1900 and 1920. There are images of Kaslo, of family members at home, at their summer camp at Beauty Beach on Kootenay Lake, camping at Greer's Beach (Kitsilano) and in Stanley Park, Vancouver.

There are also photographs of Kootenay Lake and other natural features around the Kootenay Lake and Kaslo area such as the Kokanee Glacier as well as photographs of steamboats, the Kaslo and Slocan Railway and various mines.

Goodwin, Ray Starr

New Vancouver Court House correspondence and other material

  • GR-0077
  • Series
  • 1900-1912

The series consists of records created by the Dept. of Public Works engineer between 1900 and 1912. Records include correspondence, memoranda, plans, and specifications concerning the Vancouver Court House.

British Columbia. Dept. of Public Works. Public Works Engineer

Appeals calendar

  • GR-1858
  • Series
  • 1900

Appeals calendar, March 1900.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Vancouver)

Registers of auction land sales held at Vancouver

  • GR-1406
  • Series
  • 1901-1908

This series contains registers of auction land sales held at Vancouver. Volume 1 contains information from an auction sale that took place November 20-23, 1901. Volume 2 contains information from an auction sale that took place September 29, 1908. The registers include information such as lot number, name of purchaser and sale prices.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Records relating to Special Constables under the Railway Act

  • GR-2884
  • Series
  • 1903-1996

The series consists of applications, certificates of appointment, oaths, certificates of dismissal and indexes for Special Constables under the Railway Act filed at the Vancouver Court Registry between 1903 and 1996. Appointments were made by a Vancouver Police Magistrate or a Vancouver Stipendiary Magistrate (or Deputy) or the Chief Commissioner of Police for the Dominion of Canada on the recommendation of member of the Department of Investigation for the railway company. Certificates of dismissal were issued by the Superintendent or an Inspector of the Department of Investigation of the railway company. This collection has records for the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Canadian National Railway, the Great Northern Railway and Via Rail Canada.

British Columbia. Court Registry (Vancouver)

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