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Archives research collection Great Britain. Public Record Office
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Register of acts

This series contains a register of acts from British Columbia, 1859-1884; North West Territories, 1881. Individual acts are registered only up to 1872; after that the register simply notes once a year that statutes have been received. The reel also contains vol. 24, Canada, 1881-1891; vol. 48, Manitoba, 1871-1887; and vols. 54-56, New Brunswick, 1786-1838, 1839-1848, 1848-1860.

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Entry Books, series 2, British Columbia: Commissions, Instructions to Governors, Petitions, Grants, Orders-in-Council, Warrants, Letters, etc. 2 Sept 1858 - 14 Feb 1871. (C.O. 381/18). Index on p. 494.

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Copies of official correspondence, mainly from the Colonial Secretary to the governors and administrators of Newfoundland, 1762-1765. These records are a portion of C.O. 194/26. Vol. 1.

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Colonial Office "secret" supplementary correspondence

This series contains extracts from volumes in C.O. 537 series [supplementary correspondence]. The records consist mainly of despatches to and from the Secretary of State for the Colonies and the Governor-General of Canada and senior British military officers. The majority of the records were originally classified as "Secret" or "Confidential." Records pertain to all parts of Canada, but include substantial British Columbia-related material. San Juan Island dispute, B.C.'s entry into Confederation, trans-Pacific steamship services, coastal defence, and the Bering Sea sealing negotiations are but some of the issues documented in this series.

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Colonial Office correspondence with regard to British Columbia

This series contains original correspondence (C.O.60/1 - C.O. 60/44), consisting of despatches (despatches from the Governor of British Columbia to the Colonial Secretary, correspondence and minutes arising from the despatches, and draft despatches from the Colonial Secretary) as well as miscellaneous letters to the Colonial Secretary from other departments of the British Government and from individuals on matters relating to British Columbia. Reel 1453 contains some pages which were not filmed at the time of the original filming.

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Colonial Office correspondence outward to Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island: Entry Books of Correspondence, 1849-1867, (C.O. 410, vols. 1-2). This unit consists of letter-book copies of despatches from the Secretary of State for the Colonies (i.e. the Colonial .Secretary) to the governors of Vancouver Island. Subject indexes appear at the end of the volumes. Original duplicate copies of these records are catalogued as C/AA/10.2/1. Other copies, but of inferior quality, may be found on microfilm reel B00004 (1).

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Colonial Office correspondence outward to British Columbia

British Columbia: Entry Books of Correspondence, 1 July 1858 - 11 August 1871 (C.O. 398, Vols. 1 - 7). Unit consists of letter-book copies of despatches to the governors of British Columbia from the Secretary of State for the Colonies, along with copies of letters from the Colonial Secretary to other departments of the British Government and to individuals, on matters relating to British Columbia. Indexes to correspondence appear at the end of each volume. A series of duplicate original despatches (hardcopy) is catalogued as C/AB/10.2/1. This series of duplicate original despatches often includes copies of enclosures, which are absent from letter-books which comprise this unit.

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