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Provincial Secretary correspondence on diverse topics

  • GR-1668
  • Series
  • 1872-1934

Miscellaneous correspondence inward and outward on diverse topics. Most of these records pertain to the 1920s and early 1930s. Included are files dealing with the exclusion of Orientals (1921), the preservation of Craigflower schoolhouse and other historic sites, acquisitions (of paintings and photographs) by the Archives department, removal of Indian totem poles, petitions protesting the dismissal of Judge Helen Gregory MacGill (1929), and the Bedaux Sub-Arctic Expedition (1934). Early files include a memorandum on the benefits of establishing a Treasury Board for the provincial government (1872) and a letter of introduction for John Blair, landscape architect (1896).

These records were originally a part of the Provincial Secretary's Central Registry, and so may be used in conjunction with GR-0496, GR-0526 and other collections of general subject files.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary

Monthly statement of arrivals : British Columbia Immigration Act, 1903, Vancouver Dept.

  • GR-0978
  • Series
  • 1903

The series consists of a record book created by the Vancouver Immigration Dept. in 1903. Between 1900 and 1908, British Columbia passed nine acts which empowered officials to require prospective immigrants to pass a written test in any language of Europe prior to admission. Of the nine acts, eight were disallowed by the federal government and one (1907) was reserved by the Lieutenant-Governor.

The book records the names and passport numbers of Japanese passengers coming into the Port of Vancouver, the date of arrival, the name of the ship, where the passenger was from, and whether or not they were allowed to pass into Canada.

Canada. Immigration Branch

Public Works correspondence

  • GR-1615
  • Series
  • 1910-1970

The series consists of general correspondence files created by the Dept. of Public Works between 1910 and 1970.
The files are concerned primarily with Provincial Government buildings including the Parliament Buildings, Provincial Archives, Provincial Museum, as well as jails, courthouses, hospitals, office buildings, etc. throughout the province. The series also contains files relating to the control of Japanese nationals during World War II.

British Columbia. Dept. of Public Works