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Crown land grants

  • GR-3139
  • Series
  • 1851-1878

The Crown land grants in this series have been recorded in registers covering particular districts or towns. Those registered after 1869 overlap with a centrally registered series of Crown land grants (GR-3097,1869-1930). Included in this series i...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Certificates of purchase

  • GR-1521
  • Series
  • 1859-1944

Acknowledgement of moneys received by the Lands Department pursuant to the pre-emption or sale of crown land. Certificates include district, legal description of land, acreage, date and terms of payment, name of payer, pre-emption record number, ...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Crown land pre-emption records

  • GR-0112
  • Series
  • 1859-1971

The series consists of pre-emption records created by the Lands Branch and its predecessor bodies between 1859 and 1971. The Chief Commissioner of Lands was responsible for the administration of Crown lands under successive governments (Colony of ...

British Columbia. Lands Branch

Correspondence outward

  • GR-2900
  • Series
  • 1859-1872

Correspondence outward (original letter-book copies), 1859-1871. 12 volumes. The series consists of letter book copies of general correspondence, correspondence to Governor and Colonial Secetary, and correspondence to the Treasury. (The series ...

British Columbia (Colony). Lands and Works Dept.

Records relating to New Westminster lands and works

  • GR-1174
  • Series
  • 1861-1868

Miscellaneous memoranda from the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works relating to New Westminster streets and bridges, lands pre-empted, sold and leased, bills for drafting supplies, lists of tools at Douglas, B.C., list of books ordered by the C...

British Columbia. Colonial Secretary

Financial returns and accounts

  • GR-0982
  • Series
  • 1861-1868

Financial returns and accounts. Includes financial register of land transactions and land fees, values of property registered and office and miscellaneous expenditures.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Pre-emption records

  • GR-0766
  • Series
  • 1861-1886

Pre-emption records for west coast land relating largely to Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. The records consist of pre-emption registrations, certificates of pre-emption, pre-emption sketches, certificates that certain lands are unoccupied ...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Mining Records Register Book

  • GR-1121
  • Series
  • 1864-1911

Mining Records Register Book. This volume is a register of various land grants, mineral claims, mining records, and water rights. Included are a record book of all claims and water privileges recorded in the Leech and Sooke River districts comme...

British Columbia. Gold Commissioner

Crown land grants

  • GR-3097
  • Series
  • 1869-1930

This series consists of crown land grant files for BC crown land grants issued from December 1869 - when all such grants have been centrally registered, regardless of location or type - to 1930. They are arranged by volume and registration number...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Crown land grant indexes

  • GR-3096
  • Series
  • 1869-1930

Indexes to and registers of colonial and provincial crown land grants. Excludes crown land grants (letters patent) issued by the federal government for the Railway Belt and Peace River Block lands, 1885-1930. See GR-0436 for more information about...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Certificates of Improvement

  • GR-0211
  • Series
  • 1869-1932

The series consists of certificates of improvement [13 vols.] for diverse land recording districts created by the Lands Branch between 1869 and 1932. They generally include declarations by pre-emptors concerning the nature and valuation of improv...

British Columbia. Lands Branch

Commissioner's correspondence

  • GR-0868
  • Series
  • 1871-1883

Letters inward to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works. These letters were selected for transfer to the archives in 1937 and therefore do not appear on the microfilms of Lands letters inward that were made later. Reel B16901:...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Letterbook

  • GR-0763
  • Series
  • 1872

Letterbook: copies of letters signed by the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works and the Surveyor General, Jan. 5 - Aug. 1, 1872.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Lands Department executive records

  • GR-0440
  • Series
  • 1872-1918

Letterpress copies of letters outward from the Deputy Minister of Lands, Deputy Commissioner of Lands, Surveyor-General, Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Water, and Chief Commissioner of Lands & Works (314 volumes); Registers (22 vols.). Volum...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands. Deputy Minister

Correspondence files with regard to Crown lands

  • GR-1440
  • Series
  • 1872-1918

Correspondence files relating to the administration, management, conservation, and development of Crown Lands and natural resources.

British Columbia. Lands Branch

Crown Lands records

  • GR-1088
  • Series
  • 1877-1980

Correspondence files relating to the administration, management, conservation and development of Crown lands and natural resources. Series 1: early chronological series (files created, 1877-1911). Series 2: 1912 series (files created, 1912-1917)....

British Columbia. Surveys and Land Records Branch

Coast Land District, Range 2 lot register

  • GR-2603
  • Series
  • 1882-1923

The series consists of records created by the Department of Lands between 1882 and 1923. It contains a Coast Land District, Range 2 lot register for lots 1-693. The register lists the lots in numerical order and records the alienation of land fr...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Coast Land District, Range 1 lot registers

  • GR-2602
  • Series
  • 1882-1923

The series consists records created by the Department of Lands between 1882 and 1923. It contains Coast Land District, Range 1 lot registers in two volumes: lots 1-721 in vol. 1 and lots 722-1493 in vol. 2. The registers list the lots in numerica...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Land surveys relating to the Railway Belt and Peace River Block

  • GR-0437
  • Series
  • 1885-1930

Correspondence files relating to surveys in British Columbia (68 boxes); files relating to surveys of quarter sections in the Railway Belt and the Peace River Block (27 boxes); Dominion Land Surveyors' diaries (146 volumes).

Canada. Department of the Interior

Coast Land District, Range 3 lot register

  • GR-2604
  • Series
  • 1888-1953

The series consists of records created by the Department of Lands between 1888 and 1953. It contains a Coast Land District, Range 3 lot register, covering lots 1-720. The register lists the lots in numerical order and records the alienation of l...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Coast Land District, Range 4 lot registers

  • GR-2605
  • Series
  • 1889-1927

The series consists of records created by the Department of Lands between 1889 and 1951. It contains six Coast Land District, Range 4 lot registers covering lots 1-2956. The registers list the lots in numerical order and record the alienation of...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Lot registers

  • GR-2592
  • Series
  • 1890-1951

Cariboo Land District, lot registers, lots 1-11700, superceded, 1951 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1951). This series was the one that superceded the volumes found in GR-2591. The registers list lots in numerical order and record the al...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Land records

  • GR-0385
  • Series
  • 1894-1955

Diverse cancelled or expired leases of crown land: oyster beds (including leases by the Government of Canada), hay meadow, summer resort, stone quarry, mill, coal mining, grazing, agriculture, cattle ranching, pastoral; final agreements for sale a...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Forests. Lands Service

Coast Land District, Range 5 township register

  • GR-2607
  • Series
  • 1894-1947

The series consists of records created by the Department of Lands between 1894 and 1947. It contains a Coast Land District, Range 5, township register, covering Tp. 7-12. The land is listed numerically by sections within Townships, and records t...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Lands correspondence

  • GR-0360
  • Series
  • 1896-1936

Selected correspondence files from the several branches of the department: Lands, Surveys, Water Rights, and Forests. The unit includes requests for information concerning the availability of land in British Columbia, Water Rights Branch correspon...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Crown land auctioneers agreements

  • GR-3140
  • Series
  • 1899-1914

Auctioneer agreements with private persons concerning the purchase of Crown lands at Atlin, Hastings, Hedley, Kootenay Valley, Lockhart Beach, McBride, New Westminster District, Point Grey, Quesnel and Tulameen. Each agreement is recorded on a f...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Records relating to the South African War Land Grant Act

  • GR-1173
  • Series
  • 1901-1903

Papers relating to the South African War Land Grant Act. Includes statutes with notations, published nominal rolls of Canadian contingents for special service in the field in South Africa, and lists of applicants for land pursuant to the Act.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Applications to purchase Crown Lands

  • GR-0084
  • Series
  • 1905-1970

The series consists of 25 volumes of applications to purchase crown land created by the Lands Dept. between 1905 and 1970. The applications are arranged chronologically from application number 1681 to 46249 and include notices from the British Co...

British Columbia. Lands Service

Department of Lands correspondence outward

  • GR-1811
  • Series
  • 1908-1910

Letterpress copies of "semi-official" correspondence outward from the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, and, after the Dept. of Lands and Works was split in 1908, the Chief Commissioner of Lands. vols. 6-10. There may be volumes m...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

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