This series consists of the records of the Royal Commission on Taxation, 1911. Commission records consist of transcripts of evidence presented at proceedings and the published synopsis and full report of the Commission (note dated 1934 attached to published reports refers to original as missing).
British Columbia. Royal Commission on Taxation (1911)
The fonds consists of seven series: Victoria office correspondence of James Douglas Prentice (1910-1911); A.E. McPhillips correspondence relating to the British Columbia Market Company and Western Canadian Ranching Company (1910-1912); miscellaneous records (1884-1925); Victoria Office correspondence (1889-1952); Victoria Office correspondence outwards (1892-1912); Thaddeus Harper and Matthew Warmsley vs John Cameron (1891); and one photograph.
The Western Canadian Ranching Company (WCRC) was incorporated in England to acquire, develop and manage ranches throughout the Province of British Columbia, Canada, and the United States. The WCRC was registered in British Columbia as an extra-provincial company on Jan. 3, 1898. Ranches under its management included the Harper Ranch near Kamloops, the Gang Ranch and the Perry Ranch, near Ashcroft. Throughout its existence, the company maintained its head office in England with a branch office in Victoria. The British Columbia Land and Investment Agency served as its financial agent. The WCRC wound up its business in the 1950s. Fonds consists of correspondence and miscellaneous bills, photographs, maps and the transcript of a court case. The correspondence documents operations of the ranches and the administrative and financial relationships between the head office, the Victoria office and the various operational centres. Series 6 documents the background to the acquisition of the Harper Ranch. Series 9 consists of City of Victoria Archives accession 98401-22: research notes and copies made by City of Victoria Archives staff and volunteers.