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Administrative records

  • GR-1002
  • Series
  • 1972-1980

Administrative and subject files relating to natural resource development and environmental policies. Includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, briefs, etc.In 1971 the Environment and Land Use Act (S.B.C. 1971, c. 17) established the Environme...

British Columbia. Environment and Land Use Committee. Secretariat


  • GR-0699
  • Series
  • 1947

Brief of the Mining Association of British Columbia to the premier and cabinet.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary

Bureau of Mines, Mineral Survey and Mineralogical Branch photographs

  • GR-3353
  • Series
  • 1895-1945

The series consists of photographs (negatives and a small number of prints) created by the offices of the Bureau of Mines and the Mineral Survey between 1895 and 1937, and by the Mineralogical Branch between 1937 and 1945. The series includes a 19...

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary

Clipping books

  • GR-2590
  • Series
  • 1941-1951

Two volumes of news clipping books, the first from 1941-1943 arranged chronologically; the second, from 1947-1951 arranged alphabetically, mainly by settlement or location, but occasionally by subject. The clippings cover most aspects of mining, ...

British Columbia. Mineralogical Branch

Clippings books regarding mining legislation, exploration and companies

  • GR-0322
  • Series
  • 1910-1935; 1952-1959; 1961-1966

The series consists of 8 volumes of clipping books created by the Dept. of Mines and Petroleum Resources, and its predecessor bodies, between 1910 and 1966 (with gaps).The volumes contain newspaper clippings regarding mining legislation, explorati...

British Columbia. Dept. of Mines and Petroleum Resources

Correspondence and other material

  • GR-1197
  • Series
  • 1893-1897

Official correspondence, reports, and related papers of Premier John H. Turner. Records include correspondence pertaining to provincial railway charters (1893-1897), agriculture, and mining; also includes B.C. Agent-General's Report (1895), ...

British Columbia. Premier

Dominion regulations

  • GR-0937
  • Series
  • 1887-1930

Dominion regulations regarding land, water, forests mineral resources, public roads and soldier settlement in the Railway Belt and Peace River Block of British Columbia. Consists of Dominion Orders-in-Council , 1887-1927, arranged chronologically...

Canada. Dominion Lands Branch

Draft Miner's licence form

  • GR-1104
  • Series
  • 1858

Draft of Miner's licence form of [Colony of Victoria], with amendments to suit Colony of British Columbia.

British Columbia (Colony). Governor (1858-1864 : Douglas)

June Medd film collection

  • PR-2234
  • Collection
  • 1931-1949

The collection comprises 21 films shot or produced between 1931 and 1949, mainly by the Photographic Branch of the British Columbia Government Travel Bureau. It includes prints of ten early BCGTB productions -- one silent and nine with sound -- ...

Medd, June I.

Land records

  • GR-0385
  • Series
  • 1894-1955

Diverse cancelled or expired leases of crown land: oyster beds (including leases by the Government of Canada), hay meadow, summer resort, stone quarry, mill, coal mining, grazing, agriculture, cattle ranching, pastoral; final agreements for sale a...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Forests. Lands Service

Ledger and other material

  • GR-0833
  • Series
  • 1859-1870

Ledger containing copies of ferry contracts, Fraser and Thompson rivers, 1859-1868; mining licences, liquor licences, trading licences, garden plots and ground rentals, Lytton area (Fraser Canyon to Kamloops), 1859-1864.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Legal opinions offered by Attorney General

  • GR-1459
  • Series
  • 1864-1879

Legal opinions offered by Attorney General on a wide range of subjects, as listed in finding aid.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

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

Mathew Sherwood Hedley fonds

  • PR-2325
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1938] -1984; 2012

The fonds consists of over 2000 b&w and colour photographs created by Mathew Hedley between 1938 and 1984. The photographs are predominantly images of family and friends, landscapes and trees but there are also photographs of mining activitie...

Hedley, Mathew Sherwood

Mine inspection photographs

  • GR-3342
  • Series
  • 1929-1991

Series consists of photographs created or acquired by the Resource Management Branch of the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources and its predecessor bodies, between 1929 and 1991. Most of the photographs are glued onto pages that for...

British Columbia. Dept. of Mines. Inspection Branch

Miners' lives oral history project collection

  • PR-2187
  • Fonds
  • 1983

The collection consists of records generated by Donald (interviewer) and Glen Treilhard (photographer) during their oral history project in 1983. Both were post-secondary students at the time and received grants from the Canada Council and the Ro...

Treilhard, Donald M.

Minute book

  • GR-0720
  • Series
  • 1890-1908

Minute book, 28 February 1890 - 6 February 1908, and one file of correspondence and memoranda.

British Columbia. Legislative Assembly. Select Standing Committee on Mines

Provincial Minerologist scrapbooks

  • GR-0244
  • Series
  • 1894-1934

Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings compiled by the Provincial Mineralogist (3 volumes) (indexed)

British Columbia. Dept. of Mines. Deputy Minister

Ray Goodwin fonds

  • PR-2371
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900-1920]

The fonds consists of 128 photographs created by Ray Starr Goodwin. The photographs include pictures of Ray Goodwin and other members of the Goodwin and Green families of Kaslo, B.C. between ca. 1900 and 1920. There are images of Kaslo, of famil...

Goodwin, Ray Starr

Records of the Royal Commission on Uranium Mining

  • GR-3651
  • Series
  • 1969-1980

The series consists of clippings files, reports, published material, and exhibits and submissions used in the work of the Royal Commission on Uranium Mining between 1979 and 1980, although some of the records themselves date back to the 1960s. At ...

British Columbia. Royal Commission of Inquiry, Health and Environmental Protection, Uranium Mining

Records with regard to mineral titles

  • GR-1579
  • Series
  • 1890-1983

Central records of the Branch, relating to the regulation of mining leases, inter-provincial conferences on mining, legislation, minerals and processing, public education, grants, mining associations, statistics and parks. Consists of corresponde...

Register of mining leases

  • GR-0242
  • Series
  • 1879-1902

Register of mining leases organized by district.

British Columbia. Gold Commissioner

Royal Commission of Inquiry, Health and Environmental Protection, Uranium Mining

  • GR-2582
  • Series
  • 1979-1980

The Commissioners, David V. Bates, James W. Murray and Vaulter Raudsepp were appointed in 1979 to inquire into the adequacy of existing measures to provide protection in all aspects of uranium mining in British Columbia especially as to worker and...

British Columbia. Royal Commission of Inquiry, Health and Environmental Protection, Uranium Mining

Royal Commission on Coal in British Columbia (1913)

  • GR-0794
  • Series
  • 1913-1914

The commissioner, Vancouver barrister William Ernest Burns, was appointed to investigate costs of coal production and transportation, costs to dealers in B.C. and outside B.C., costs to consumers inside B.C. and to consumers outside B.C., profits ...

British Columbia. Royal Commission re coal in British Columbia

Surveyor General correspondence outward

  • GR-1812
  • Series
  • 1911-1918

Letterpress copies of correspondence outward from the Surveyor-General. Many of the volumes contain nominal indexes of correspondents. Volumes 26 - 31 have been water damaged and are partly illegible.

British Columbia. Surveys Branch