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Registers of timber leases and royalties

  • GR-1184
  • Series
  • 1872-1913

Registers of timber leases and royalties (7 vols.). Consists of registers of leaseholds and licences maintained by the Lands and Works Dept., Victoria and the Timber Inspector, Vancouver; journals of timber lease payments in arrears (1891-1910), a...

British Columbia. Office of the Provincial Timber Inspector

Timber leases

  • GR-3099
  • Series
  • 1872-1936

Original timber leases, renewals, cancelled and surrendered wood pulp leases.

British Columbia. Forest Service

Martin Allerdale Grainger records

Journal/album (1913) of Grainger's father's visit to Vancouver Island; personal papers including Cambridge memorabilia and letter of recommendation; letters of his aunt and mother re family affairs; letters to his niece, Eve (Grey) Smith...

Grainger, Martin Allerdale, 1874-1941

Special Timber Licenses

  • GR-0342
  • Series
  • 1884-1920

Special timber licences (117 vols.).

British Columbia. Forest Branch

Lawrence Boulton papers relating to forestry

Papers relating to forestry, the Forest Service, Boulton's antiquarian interest and his private museum collection. Includes reports done for the School of Forestry of the University of New Brunswick (1943), a report on forest protection (196...

Boulton, Lawrence, 1922-1973

Applications to cut timber

  • GR-0179
  • Series
  • 1890-1908

The series consists of records created by the Lands Branch between 1890 and 1908. The series contains registers of applications to cut and carry away timber, vols. 1-2, 4-11, (vol. 3 is missing). The registers give letter inward number, applicat...

British Columbia. Lands Branch

Financial records, correspondence and lists of timber lease holders

  • GR-1769
  • Series
  • 1903

This unit consists of two unrelated parts. Part 1: records of expenditures for the construction of the Westminster-Ladner Waggon (sic) Road, and correspondence regarding the right-of-way for the road and funding arrangements. June 16, 1903 - Nov...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Commission on Timber and Forestry, 1909

  • GR-0271
  • Series
  • 1905-1910

The series consists of records created by the Royal Commission on Timber and Forestry between 1905 and 1911. The records include transcripts of evidence, written submissions, abstract of evidence, reports, correspondence and other supporting mate...

British Columbia. Royal Commission of Inquiry on Timber and Forestry

Appeal book and judgements

  • GR-1208
  • Series
  • 1906

Appeal book and judgements of the British Columbia Supreme Court in the case of James S. Emerson, timber dealer v. Robert T. Skinner, Provincial Timber Inspector, regarding the seizure of three booms of cedar under the Timber Manufacturing Act, 1906.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Letterpress reference books of surveyed land

  • GR-1058
  • Series
  • 1908-1914

Letterpress reference books of surveyed land, usually including name of land holder and lot number. The entries are arranged by land district for each reporting date. These lists were published later as notices in the British Columbia Gazette. ...

British Columbia. Surveys Branch

Report

  • GR-1125
  • Series
  • 1910

Report on forest fire fighting in the Province of British Columbia, in 1910 season. Submitted by W.C. Gladwin, Chief Provincial Fire Warden to the Honourable W.R. Ross, Chief Commissioner of Lands.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Special timber licences

  • GR-3736
  • Series
  • 1911-1990 (primarily 1963-1982)

Series consists of special timber licences created by the Ministry of Forests and its predecessors. The ministry created these records to manage the process of providing applicants with the right to cut in forests. The records were created betwe...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Guides to the Surveys and Inventory Division maps and photos

  • GR-2858
  • Series
  • 1913-1965

The series consists of working documents, microfilmed from their three ring binder in 1965, used by the vault staff of the Surveys and Inventory Division as location guides, finding aids and loan sheets, mainly for maps and air photographs. The c...

British Columbia. Forest Service. Surveys and Inventory Division

Forest Service district invoices

  • GR-3181
  • Series
  • Microfilmed 1953 (originally created 1914-1952)

The series consists of invoices for building rentals, timber mark hammer purchases, and other items for forest districts handled by the central records office of the Forest Branch and later the Forest Service in Victoria. Records are arranged by f...

British Columbia. Forest Branch

Records relating to Whalen Pulp and Paper Mills Ltd.

  • GR-1397
  • Series
  • 1916-1917

Records relating to Whalen Pulp and Paper Mills Ltd. Copies of leases and legal documents filed against the company's licences and leases, including wood pulp, booming ground, and quarry leases. Filed with the Minister of Lands.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Forest Branch annual reports

  • GR-0315
  • Series
  • 1916-1930

Annual reports of forest fires: reports recording detailed information concerning locations damage, and causes of fires throughout British Columbia (5 vols.). Vol. 1, 1916-1918; vol. 2, 1919-1921; vol. 3, 1922-1924; vol. 4, 1925-1927; vol. 5, 1928...

British Columbia. Forest Branch

Ranger patrol diaries

  • GR-1355
  • Series
  • 1916-1917

Ranger patrol diaries. Diaries of D. Wallace, whose ranger district was probably the Nicola valley and adjacent parts of the Railway Belt.

Canada. Environment Canada. Forestry Service

C.D. Orchard papers relating to forest administration

Papers relating to forestry and allied topics including briefs, exhibits, and notes relating to the 1943-1945 Commission on Forest Resources, 1955-1956 Commission on Forestry and material relating to the establishment of a Fraser Canyon Public Wor...

Orchard, Chauncey Donald, 1893-1973

Nelson Forest Region operational records

  • GR-1119
  • Series
  • 1922-1981

Operational records of the District Forester/Regional Manager relating to forest administration and lumber management. Includes annual reports, records relating to cooperation with other resources ministries, Public Sustained Yield Units, range m...

British Columbia. Nelson Forest Region

Silviculture opening records

  • GR-3718
  • Series
  • 1943-2008

Series consists of silviculture opening records created by the South Vancouver Island district of the Ministry of Forests. The ministry defines silviculture as “the art and science of controlling the establishment, growth, composition, health, an...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Commission on Forest Resources (1943-1945)

  • GR-0520
  • Series
  • 1944-1946

Transcripts of proceedings and argument, exhibits, correspondence, secretary's record book of sittings and subject index to proceedings. This Commission of Inquiry under the Public Inquiries Act was established by Order-in-Council 1781 of 3...

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