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Commission of Lands correspondence

  • GR-1039
  • Series
  • 1871-1872

Correspondence inward to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works relating to various public works, buildings, bridges and roads, surveys, government reserves, and general land matters. Includes memoranda, minutes, telegraphs, and sketches. File...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Day book of expenditures and correspondence

  • GR-1029
  • Series
  • 1862-1865

Day book of expenditures of road and bridge construction, surveys and transport, 1862-1864; goods received from grocers, Hope, B.C., 1865; correspondence and specifications relating to the construction of the Burrard Inlet road, 1864-1865.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Geographic Division

  • GR-1329
  • Series
  • 1915-1959

Records relating to map production, map distribution, personnel and staff salaries. Includes miscellaneous memoranda on resources along the route of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway (1936-1942) and a memorandum by F.C. Green on the Post-War Rehab...

British Columbia. Geographic Division

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

Lands "O" series correspondence files

  • GR-1147
  • Series
  • 1968-1978

The "0" series correspondence files contain general inquiries about surveys, leases, and other matters pertaining to lands. The records were transferred in 1982 from the Surveys and Land Records Branch of the Ministry of Lands, Parks, an...

British Columbia. Surveys and Land Records Branch

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

Minutes of decision of Joint Indian Reserve Commission

  • GR-2982
  • Series
  • 1876-1980

Minutes of decision of Joint Indian Reserve Commission (1876-1878) of governments of Canada and British Columbia and of the Indian Reserve Commission (1878-1907) of the government of Canada regarding allotment of Indian reserves in British Columbi...

British Columbia. Ministry of Lands, Parks and Housing

Photo-topographical images

  • GR-3478
  • Series
  • 1901-1976

The series consists of photographic prints generated by surveying parties operating in various parts of British Columbia between 1901 and 1976. The photographs were usually taken from the summits of hills and mountains and depict surrounding land...

British Columbia. Surveys and Mapping Branch

Photo-topographical survey records

  • GR-3750
  • Series
  • [ca. 1920-1979]

The series consists of a variety of record types, including: topographical maps; index books listing names and data concerning survey stations around B.C.; microfiche with data regarding survey stations in B.C.; library materials on topographical ...

British Columbia. Surveys and Mapping Branch

Surveyor's notebooks

  • GR-3719
  • Series
  • 1910-1963

The series consists primarily of small, hard-cover notebooks used for recording data in the field during hydrographic survey projects. It also consists of envelopes containing various textual and cartographic records. The purpose of the records wa...

British Columbia. Water Rights Branch

Surveys Branch photo-topographical negatives

  • GR-3427
  • Series
  • 1914-1929

The series consists of glass plate photographic negatives generated by the Surveys Branch's topographical surveying parties operating in various parts of British Columbia between 1914 and 1929. These survey parties used photographs as a means...

British Columbia. Surveys Branch