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Land sales registers

The series consists of registers of land sales in Victoria (1954-1858), North and South Saanich (1860), and other Vancouver Island districts (1860-1865). The series includes records of lands sold or auctioned. The lot and section number, name of g...

Land sales receipt books

The series consists of books of receipts for sales and sub-sales of land on Vancouver Island. The series includes receipts for land purchased in Victoria, Esquimalt, Metchosin, Lake, Highland, South and North Saanich, and other districts on north ...

Mineral lease applications

The series consists of applications for mineral leases and a register of applications for mineral leases. The series includes correspondence and a register recording name, date, range and section, district, and mineral sought.

Crown grants register

The series consists of a register of crown land grants for the Colony of Vancouver Island. The grants in this register are numbered 502-568.

Accounting day books

The series consists of accounting day books recording the sale of country lands in Victoria District. Series includes names, receipt numbers, amount paid, and amount owing.

Suspense account book

The series consists of a suspense account book for the laying out of town of Esquimalt. The series includes records regarding the Puget Sound Agricultural Company, a subsidiary of the Hudson's Bay Company.

Accounting bill book

The series consists of a bill book from the Land Office in Victoria. The series includes debits and credits from 20 November 1858 to 19 February 1859.

Circular dispatches

The series consists of a circular dispatches sent to the governor of the Colony of Vancouver Island from the Colonial Office in London. The series includes dispatches sent to the Governor Kennedy and a register of dispatches sent to Governors Blan...

Circular dispatches

The series consists of circular dispatches sent to the governor of the Colony of British Columbia from the Colonial Office in London.

Reports to the Governor

The series consists of reports to the governor of the Colony of Vancouver Island from the Dept. of Lands and Works regarding land sales on Vancouver Island.

Miscellaneous correspondence

The series consists of correspondence and miscellaneous documents regarding all aspects of Colony of Vancouver Island and the Hudson's Bay Company. The series includes correspondence, documents, and accounting records from the office of the S...

Petition

The series consists of a petition presented to the Colonial Secretary from citizens of Victoria against "An Act to impose certain stamp duties on writings and deeds." The petition is handwritten with attached signatures. A second sheet o...

Accounting cash books

The series consists of a cash books from the Lands and Works Dept. The series includes records regarding department expenses, land sales, the lighthouse department, and the building of a hospital in Esquimalt .

Accounting ledgers

The series consists of ledgers from the Works Dept. in Victoria. The series includes records regarding works and buildings; roads, streets and bridges; prisons and police; harbour improvements; lighthouses; explorations and surveys; education; and...

Road specifications

The series consists draft specifications for roads, streets, and bridges in Victoria District. The series includes instructions to the road inspector in the Works Dept.

Pastoral leases

The series consists of correspondence and documents regarding pastoral leases in the Colony. The series includes correspondence, applications, and sketches.

Land sales registers

The series consists of registers of land sales in the districts of Cariboo, Cayoosh, Douglas, Hope, Langley, Lillooet, Lytton, New Westminster, Osooyos, Queensborough, Yale. The series includes records of lands sold or auctioned. The lot and secti...

Pre-emption registers

The series consists of registers of pre-emption claims to land in the Colony of British Columbia including the districts of Douglas, Hope, Lytton, New Westminster, Similkameen, and Yale. The series also includes pre-emption registers for other dis...

Registers of certificates of claim and scrip

The series consists of registers of certificates of claim and scrip issued and received. The series includes registers for the District of New Westminster and for rural and country land in other districts of the Colony.

Land sales receipts

The series consists of books of receipts for sales of land in British Columbia. The series includes, but is not limited to, receipts for land purchased in the districts of Cariboo, Douglas, Hope, Lytton, New Westminster, Pitt River, Queensborough,...

Parish observation books

The series consists of surveying observations made by Royal Engineers of the districts of New Westminster and Queensborough. The series includes notebooks of observation by Parish and a notebook identified with P.J. Leech, Royal Engineers, Fort La...

General correspondence

The series consists of correspondence inward with drafts of replies from the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works and Surveyor General. The series includes registers of letters received (1865-1870) and a rough index to letters received (1866-1867).

Copybooks of correspondence outward

The series consists of copybooks of correspondence outward for Lands and Works Dept. The series includes copybooks B, C, and D for the District of Queensborough (1959). Copybook A was not found. It also includes copybooks for Vancouver Island (186...

Certificates of purchase

The series consists of certificates of purchase for land in various districts of the mainland Colony and Vancouver Island. Each form documents the name of the purchasor, the district and lot of the property and the price paid. A name index is at t...

Water rights records

These volumes constitute a central registry of water records from ca. 1897 to 1909. Some volumes contain copies of records made prior to 1897, some dating back to 1864. Most of the records date from 1897 and consist of a standard form that was use...

Minister of Lands newspaper clippings

Series consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings maintained by the Minister of Lands. The scrapbook covers the dates November 3, 1933 to March 30, 1934 documenting the first five months of Arthur Wellesley Gray as Minister of Lands following ...

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