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Speech from the Throne

  • GR-3346
  • Collection
  • 1872-1876; 1905; 1960-2020

The collection consists of an incomplete set of copies of the Speech from the Throne, created between 1872 and 2020. The collection was made by the BC Archives using copies of the speeches, including red-ribbon copies, drawn together from various ...

British Columbia. Lieutenant Governor

Destrubé Photography Ltd. fonds

  • PR-2318
  • Fonds
  • 1971-2014

The fonds consists of selected records created by Destrubé Photography Ltd., including client photographic job files, stock shot files, enlarged photographic prints and posters, photographic portfolios, examples of advertisements and publications ...

Destrubé Photography Ltd.

Lawrence J. Wallace fonds

  • PR-2372
  • Fonds
  • 1862-2002

The fonds consists of records created or acquired by Wallace in the course of his life as a teacher, public servant and retired member of the community.The records reflect events held across the province in celebrations of the 4 centennials in Bri...

Wallace, Lawrence James, 1913-2006

Gretchen Brewin fonds

  • PR-2184
  • Fonds
  • 1991-2001

The fonds consists of the records created by Gretchen Brewin in her capacity as MLA including her time as Deputy Speaker, Speaker and Minister for Children and Families. The fonds consists of the following series: political workbooks, 1992-2001; d...

Brewin, Gretchen

Victoria Supreme Court probate/estate files

  • GR-3016
  • Series
  • 1950-2000

Victoria Supreme Court probate/estate files. See GR-1417 for index to files 761/1963 to 1606/1981.NOTE: Microfilming is ongoing, so the date ranges for microfilm and originals given above may not be current. File names are provided for 67/1950 t...

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Victoria)

Probated wills

  • GR-3669
  • Series
  • 1986-1999

The series consists of original probated wills from the Victoria court registry. The wills appear to have been deliberately removed from the original probate file and refiled in a second accession. Records in this series are arranged by probate n...

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Victoria)

Victoria Supreme Court divorce orders

  • GR-1587
  • Series
  • 1877-1998

The series consists of divorce orders issued by the Supreme Court of Victoria between 1877 and 1998. After October 1998, divorce orders were filed in the Supreme Court order books.Records from 1877 to December 31, 1948 have been microfilmed. Rec...

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Victoria)

Victoria Supreme Court orders

  • GR-1566
  • Series
  • 1880-1998

The series consists of orders issued by the Supreme Court in Victoria between 1880 and 1998. Orders dating from 1880 until December 1946 were microfilmed and the originals destroyed. Records after this period are maintained in their original bou...

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Victoria)

Thomas Frederick Seldon fonds

  • PR-2284
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1899, 1996

The fonds conists of four notebook diaries kept by Thomas Frederick Seldon between May 12, 1898 and November 10, 1899 recording his experiences while travelling to the Yukon Territory via the Teslin Route, including the Stikine River, and mining a...

Seldon, Thomas Frederick

Glendale Lodge Society records

  • GR-3678
  • Series
  • 1970 - 1996

The series consists of the records of the board of directors, the Administrative Heads Committee (Department Head Committee), Accreditation Committee, Policy and Procedure Committee, Senior Management Team, Resident Services Committee, Resident Pr...

Glendale Lodge Society

Jim Ryan fonds

  • PR-2163
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1995

The fonds consists of photographs and other records from 1908 to ca. 1995, created or collected by Jim Ryan in the course of his career as a photographer. There are approximately 105,738 photographs, mostly black and white and colour negatives, b...

Ryan, Jim, 1920-1998

Victoria bankruptcy orders

  • GR-2876
  • Series
  • 1920-1994

The series consists of bankruptcy orders issued by the Supreme Court in Victoria between 1920 and 1978, 1981 to 1989, and 1992 to 1994. Records for the period 1920 and 1978 are indexed, however, indexes have not been located for the later records...

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Victoria)

Herbert Anscomb fonds

  • PR-2329
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1911-1993; predominant 1924-1972]

The fonds consists of the records of Herbert Anscomb, who had one of the longest and most important political careers in the history of British Columbia. They document his activities as Reeve of Oak Bay, B.C., Mayor of Victoria, opposition member ...

Anscomb, Herbert, 1892-1972

Guestbook from the open house at the Parliament buildings, November 5, 1991

  • GR-3344
  • Series
  • 5 Nov 1991

The record consists a bound volume guestbook created for the open house at the Parliament buildings in Victoria, BC to mark the swearing-in of Premier Mike Harcourt and the executive council on November 5, 1991. Visitors to the event signed the g...

British Columbia. Legislative Assembly. Office of the Speaker

Victoria Appeal Court case files

  • GR-3721
  • Series
  • 1980-1990

The series consists of case files created by the Victoria Court of Appeal between 1980 and 1990. The Appeal Court is the highest court in the province, and hears appeals from both the Supreme Court and the Provincial Court. Records in this series...

British Columbia. Court of Appeal (Victoria)

Victoria Supreme Court bankruptcy indexes

  • GR-3743
  • Series
  • 1920-1990

The series consists of several different indexes relating to bankruptcy in Victoria and across the country. The records were maintained in the Victoria Supreme Court, and although they generally relate to records created in the 1960s to 1990s, at...

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Victoria)

Victoria County Court criminal record books

  • GR-1924
  • Series
  • 1888-1990

County Courts had jurisdiction in criminal cases held without a jury under the provision of the federal Speedy Trials Act, first enacted in 1888.

British Columbia. County Court (Victoria)

Victoria Supreme Court divorce cause book/case card indexes

  • GR-3739
  • Series
  • 1965-1989

The series consists of indexes to divorce cause books and case cards created by the Supreme Court of Victoria between 1965 and 1989. The indexes are arranged alphabetically and provide a case file number. This can then be used to locate the volu...

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Victoria)

Victoria Supreme Court letters of administration

  • GR-1553
  • Series
  • 1876-1989

This series consists of letters of administration (Form C) from the Supreme Court of British Columbia, from 1876-1989.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Victoria)

Letters of administration with will annexed

  • GR-2895
  • Series
  • 1915-1989

This series contains letters of administration with will annexed (Form B) from the Supreme Court of Victoria, from 1915-1989.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Victoria)

Victoria Supreme Court divorce cause books and case cards

  • GR-3738
  • Series
  • 1968-1989

The series consists of cause books and case record cards for divorces at the Victoria Supreme Court between 1968 and 1989. Cause books were generally used until the mid 1970s, and were placed by case cards. The records are organized by case file ...

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Victoria)

Victoria Supreme Court grants of letters probate

  • GR-3711
  • Series
  • 1946-1989

The series consists of both bound and loose grants of letters probate created by the Victoria Supreme Court between 1946 and 1989. Grants of letters probate were issued by the court system to grant authority to an estate’s executor/trix to admini...

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Victoria)

Asian Arts Society of Victoria fonds

  • PR-2203
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1988

The fonds consists of the records generated by the Asian Art Society of Victoria between 1977 and 1988 in the course of its meetings, social events, volunteer and fund-raising activities, tours, classes, sponsored lectures and art exhibitions in V...

Asian Art Society of Victoria

British Columbia Forest Products, Plywood Operations fonds

  • PR-2305
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1988

Fonds consists of administrative and operating records of British Columbia Forest Products Limited in British Columbia between 1946 and 1986, pertaining particularly to plywood production, 1952-1986. Incorporated are records of predecessor compan...

British Columbia Forest Products, Limited

Victoria Short Wave Club fonds

  • PR-0719
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1988; predominantly 1929-1969

The fonds consists of the constitution, minutes and correspondence of the Victoria Short Wave Club from its earliest days in 1929 through to 1969. The fonds also includes some miscellanous material added to the records ca. 1988, an original photo...

Victoria Short Wave Club

Indexes to Victoria probate files and BC probated wills

  • GR-1417
  • Series
  • 1861-1988

Indexes to Victoria probate files and to probated wills in the Central registry. Indexes to estates probated in Victoria and to all wills probated in province. The index serves two purposes because the Victoria court registry was responsible for...

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Victoria)

David Scholes fonds

  • PR-0192
  • Fonds
  • [193-]-1943, 1960-1987

The fonds consists of Scholes' photographs of Victoria buildings and panoramas and three framed of the Victoria Short Wave Club. The fonds also includes Scholes' membership card for the Victoria and Island Gliding and Soaring Club from ...

Scholes, David

Visitor's book

  • GR-2707
  • Series
  • 1951-1986

Distinguished Visitors Books, 1951-1986, signed by the British Royal family, other royalty, Field-Marshall Montgomery of Alamein, Heads of State, Ambassadors, etc. Vol. 1, Aug. 1951 - Sept. 1969; Vol. 2, Oct. 1969 - July 1978; Vol. 3, Aug. 1978...

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary

Victoria County Court civil record books

  • GR-1919
  • Series
  • 1905-1984

Civil record books (some indexed). The volume from1956-1964 includes some criminal. The volume from 1964-1968 is missing. Typescript of comments by Judge P.S. Lampman on the occasion of the death of former County Court Registrar Harvey Combe (d...

British Columbia. County Court (Victoria)

Jack Webster radio broadcast collection

  • PR-2320
  • Collection
  • 1970-1983

The collection consists primarily of radio broadcasts for 1977-1978, representing the period before Webster switched to broadcast television for his current affairs talk show. These broadcasts were recorded at both his Vancouver and his Victoria ...

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