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Commission of Inquiry Regarding Daniel Leroy Sanger (1951)

  • GR-0924
  • Series
  • 1951-1952

This series consists of records of the Commission of Inquiry Regarding Daniel Leroy Sanger, 1951-1952. Commission records include Provincial Secretary file P-5 which contains correspondence, vouchers, copy of Letters Patent appointing the commissi...

British Columbia. Commission of Inquiry Regarding Daniel Leroy Sanger (1951)

Correspondence with regard to provincial gaols

  • GR-2954
  • Series
  • 1911-1912

The series consists of correspondence created by the Superintendent of Police from 1911 to 1912. The letters, both inward and outward, are about Provincial gaols (jails) at Kamloops, Nanaimo, Nelson, New Westminster, Burnaby (Oakalla) and Victori...

British Columbia. Superintendent of Police

Gaoler's memorandum book

  • GR-2953
  • Series
  • 1865-1868

Gaoler's memorandum book recording rules, punishments, medical treatment, and noting other changes in the daily routine.

Victoria Gaol

Inmate case files

  • GR-3035
  • Series
  • 1978-1982

Lower Mainland Regional Correctional Centre inmate case files (sample). These are progress files, records relating to daily contacts with inmates including monitoring changes in behaviour or attitude and any progress towards rehabilitation and wa...

British Columbia. Corrections Branch

Jean B. Wilton oral history collection

  • PR-2357
  • Collection
  • [196-]-[197-]

The collection consists of sound recordings compiled by Jean B. Wilton while researching her book "May I Talk to John Howard?: The Story of J.D. Hobden, a Friend to Prisoners" (1973).

Wilton, Jean Birch, 1906-

Nanaimo Gaol records

  • GR-0310
  • Series
  • 1893-1914

This series consists of records of the Provincial Gaol at Nanaimo mostly between 1911 and 1914. Volumes include a list of prisoners, 1893-1911, charge and sentence book, 1911-1914, prisoners' sentence book, prisoners' description book, p...

Nanaimo Gaol

New Westminster Gaol records

  • GR-0309
  • Series
  • 1875-1917

This series consists of records of the New Westminster Goal, including prisoner description books, monthly lists of prisoners, and prisoners' effects books, 1875-1917.Description books are a record and description list of all prisoners receiv...

New Westminster Gaol

Provincial Gaol punishment book

  • GR-0349
  • Series
  • 1914-1917

Punishment book showing "punishments awarded for breaches of prison discipline in Provincial Gaol". The volume indicates the date, prisoner's name, nature of the offence, by whom reported, sentence, date of sentence and the signatur...

Saanich Prison Farm

Provincial prison reports

  • GR-3434
  • Series
  • 1905, 1911

The series consists of ten reports sent to Frederick Hussey in 1905 and 1911, in his capacity as Superintendent of Provincial Police and Inspector of Gaols. The wardens at each of the Provincial Gaols at Victoria, New Westminster, Nanaimo, Nelson ...

British Columbia. Superintendent of Police

Quesnel prisoner's description book

  • GR-0042
  • Series
  • 1915-1919

The series consists of a prisoner's description book from Quesnel police gaol, created between July 1915 and May 1919.

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force. Quesnel

Records of the Assistant Deputy Minister, Corrections Branch

  • GR-3670
  • Series
  • 1979-1997

The series consists of memoranda, reports, meeting minutes, discussion papers and correspondence created and received by the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Corrections Branch of the Ministry of Attorney General. The records were created between ...

British Columbia. Corrections Branch


  • GR-2955
  • Series
  • 1908-1911

Register showing employment of prisoners, August and September 1908 and January 1909. For 1909-1911 the volume is used as a more general record book (showing date of admission, name, charge and sentence, employment while in custody, number of mea...

Port Essington Gaol

Saanich Prison Farm records

  • GR-0306
  • Series
  • 1914-1917

This series consists of records documenting the admission and discharge of prisoners, their daily activities and medical needs; account books for the running of the gaol; time books for the guards and gaolers; and a letterpress book of corresponde...

Saanich Prison Farm

Victoria Gaol charge and sentence book

  • GR-0662
  • Series
  • 1904-1914

This series consists of a charge and sentence book from Victoria Gaol, 1904-1914. Information recorded includes date entered, name, date of sentence, charge, admitting officer, time and date prisoner received, sentence, by whom sentenced, property...

Victoria Gaol

Victoria Gaol employment registers

  • GR-0305
  • Series
  • 1861-1914

This series contains employment registers from the Victoria Gaol, 1861-1914. These volumes contain daily reports showing the prisoner's name, with or without labour, how/where employed and sometimes "remarks". The following Volumes...

Victoria Gaol

Victoria Gaol records

  • GR-0308
  • Series
  • 1859-1914

This series consists of the records of the Victoria Gaol, 1859-1914. The 107 volumes include lists of prisoners, descriptions of prisoners, sentence books, work records, charge books, employment registers, registers of clothing issued, reports of ...

Victoria Gaol

Warden's diaries

  • GR-0002
  • Series
  • 1893-1899

The series consists of three volumes of Victoria Gaol Warden's diaries dated 1893, 1896 and 1899.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Warrants of commitment and other material

  • GR-2883
  • Series
  • 1913-1917

Warrants of commitment and other forms documenting admissions to Victoria Gaol and Nanaimo Gaol, 1913-1914 and the Saanich Prison Farm, 1914-1917.

Saanich Prison Farm