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Records of the Government Agent, Clinton

  • GR-3762
  • Series
  • [192-?] – 1927

The series consists of assorted forms and records that may have been used by the Government Agent in Clinton in the 1920s. The series includes a formulaic Grand Jury statement signed by C A Semlin, as well as forms and instructions for opening co...

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

Indigent Fund administration files

  • GR-0289
  • Series
  • 1914-1933 [predominant 192-]

The series consists of records created by the Deputy Provincial Secretary between 1914 and 1933 pertaining to the administration of funds for the "aid of the destitute, poor, and sick."Between 1872 and 1942, an annual vote of funds was i...

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary

Process books

  • GR-3507
  • Series
  • 1913-[195-?]

The series consists of one unindexed process book dating from 1913 to 1916 and two process index books. The indexes appear to be for much later records and likely date to the 1950s. A typical entry shows the date received, plaint number, plaint...

British Columbia. County Court (Vernon)

Records pertaining to Indian lands

  • GR-0200
  • Series
  • 1763; 1859-1870 [photocopied 1976]

The series consists of certified copies of records pertaining to Indian lands obtained by the Dept. of the Attorney-General in 1976 from the Public Record Office, London.It includes selected page copies of proclamations (PC 2/110), correspondence,...

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Agassiz Police Court Magistrate's record book

  • GR-2114
  • Series
  • 1839-1951

Magistrate's record book showing name of accused, act contravened, plea and sentence. Pages 382-400 contain Magistrate's records from the Small Debts Court.

British Columbia. Police Court (Agassiz)

Baptismal, marriage and burial church registers

  • GR-3258
  • Series
  • Microfilmed 1946 (originally created 1849-1903)

The series consists of copies of British Columbia baptism, marriage and death registers created by churches that conducted the ceremonies. Currently only records (baptisms 1849-1899; marriages 1864-1903) of St. Andrews Cathedral, Victoria , are av...

British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency

Minute book

  • GR-0819
  • Series
  • 1851-1861

This series consists of a minute book of the Council of Vancouver Island.

Vancouver Island. Council

Instrument establishing Executive Council of Vancouver Island

  • GR-0820
  • Series
  • 1851

This series consists of an original and transcript of the instrument establishing Executive Council of Vancouver Island, 27 August 1851 signed by Governor Richard Blanshard naming James Cooper, James Douglas and John Todd as councilors of Governme...

Vancouver Island. Executive Council

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

Correspondence relating to Craigflower School.

  • GR-2054
  • Series
  • 1852-1865

McKenzie advertising for a "Teacher for the Settlement of Vancouver's Island" (1852); letter from the Rev. Edward Cridge, recommending the appointment of Henry Claypole as teacher (1859); and letter from the Duke of Newcastle, recom...

Vancouver Island. Colonial Secretary

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

Letterbook copies of despatches from Governor Douglas to Colonial Office

  • GR-1447
  • Series
  • 1853-1854

This series contains a letterbook copy of despatches from Governor Douglas to Colonial Secretary, Duke of Newcastle, 8 June 1853, concerning expedition of HM Steam Sloop Virago to Queen Charlotte Islands. There is also a draft despatch, 26 July 1...

Vancouver Island. Governor

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

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,...

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

This series contains messages from the Legislative Council and the House of Assembly, with draft replies, 1864. It includes a draft of an Act to Prohibit Sale of Alcohol to Indians, 1854.

Vancouver Island. Governor

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

Election writs and other material

  • GR-1714
  • Series
  • 1856-1866

This series contains election writs, voters' lists, poll books and related correspondence dating from 1856-1866. Poll books give electors' names and indicate the candidates for whom each elector voted. This unit should be used in conju...

Vancouver Island. Sheriff

Provincial Archives records

  • GR-0975
  • Series
  • 1856-1970

This series consists of Provincial Archives records. Records include 3 visitors books, 1918-1944; miscellaneous correspondence, reports, memoranda and accounts removed from central filing system; and drafts of pioneers' stories, 1954. Contain...

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...

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

Yale District water rights records

  • GR-0845
  • Series
  • 1857-1906

This series consists of three volumes of records of the Assistant Commissioner of Lands and Works, Yale District, relating to water rights. Volume 1 contains Irrigation Water Records for Yale and Ashcroft Water Districts, 1873-1885, Book No. 4. Vo...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Correspondence and receipts

  • GR-0852
  • Series
  • 1858-1863

This series consists of Colony of British Columbia Department of Lands and Works records, 1858-1863. Records include receipts for payments for lots and some correspondence regarding sales of land in Queensborough, Yale, and Hope.

British Columbia (Colony). Lands and Works Dept.

Correspondence on the naming of British Columbia

  • GR-0003
  • Series
  • Typescript 1971 (originally created 1858)

The series consists of copies of correspondence between Queen Victoria and Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton on the naming of British Columbia, 24 June to 26 July 1858. The copy, made in 1971, was a gift of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, on the centenar...

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary

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