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Baptismal, marriage and burial church registers

  • GR-3258
  • Series
  • Microfilmed 1946 (originally created 1849-1903)

The series consists of copies of British Columbia baptism, marriage and death registers created by churches that conducted the ceremonies. Currently only records (baptisms 1849-1899; marriages 1864-1903) of St. Andrews Cathedral, Victoria , are av...

British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency

J.F. Prowse fonds

  • PR-1522
  • Fonds
  • 1852-1853 [Photographed 1965]

The fonds consists of photographic extracts from a log kept by Midshipman James Ferris Prowse whilst aboard the H.M.S. Thetis under Captain Augustus L. Kuper. There are 90 negatives (2 negatives per page) and 42 print copies.The printed extracts ...

Prowse, J.F.

Colonial correspondence : correspondence of the Government of the Colony of Vancouver Island, 1849-1866 and of the Government of the Colony of British Columbia, 1858-1871

  • GR-1372
  • Series
  • 1852-1872

GR-1372 is an artificial series, created by the Provincial Archives of British Columbia in the 1920s and 1930s from records of the governments of the Colony of Vancouver Island (1849-1866), the Colony of British Columbia (1858-1866) and the United...

Provincial Archives of British Columbia

Land registers

  • GR-2623
  • Series
  • 1855-1928

Bright, Cedar, Cranberry, Mountain, Nanoose, Nanaimo, and Wellington Land Districts, all on Vancouver Island, land registers, superceded 1928 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1928). The registers list the land in numerical order, usually b...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Colonial Correspondence Index

  • GR-1920
  • Series
  • ca. 1930

This index covers most - but not all - files from 1 to 1212a (A - Na) in GR-1372 - correspondence inward to Vancouver Island and British Columbia colonial government officials. The indexing was done on cards, by name of sender, recipient and subje...

Customs Dept. letter book

  • GR-1733
  • Series
  • 1858-1876

The series consists of a letter book created by the Collector of Customs in the Vancouver Island Customs Dept. between 1858 and 1871 and the Canada Customs Department between 1871 and 1876. It contains copies of correspondence outward from the Cus...

Vancouver Island. Customs Dept.

Cause books

  • GR-0657
  • Series
  • 1858-1882

This series consists of civil cause books from the Supreme Court of Vancouver Island, 1858-1870 and Supreme Court of British Columbia (Victoria), 1870-1882. All volumes are indexed. From 29 October 1866 fees relating to these cases are entered i...

Vancouver Island. Supreme Court of Civil Justice

Provincial Police correspondence and accounts

  • GR-0092
  • Series
  • 1858-1868, 1898-[ca. 1933]

The series consists of records created by the British Columbia Provincial Police Force between 1858 and ca. 1933.The records include correspondence and other material regarding financial matters such as budgets, estimates, vouchers issued, revenue...

British Columbia. Provincial Police Force

Account books

  • GR-0823
  • Series
  • 1858-1873

This series consists of three volumes of record books from the Colony of Vancouver Island Police and Prisons Department, and later and Colony of British Columbia Police, 1858-1873. Records include an account book, 1858-1863 (contains also some fir...

Vancouver Island. Police and Prisons Dept.

Land registers

  • GR-2633
  • Series
  • 1859-1928

Goldstream and Highland Land Districts, Vancouver Island, land registers. Section XXIII, Rows 1-26, and R I W Section I to R III W, Section 26, (Goldstream), and R IV W, Sections 1-23, and Sections 1-94, in two sub volumes of the Highland (V.I.)....

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Land register

  • GR-2626
  • Series
  • 1859-1885

Comiaken Land District, Vancouver Island, land register, Range 1, Section 1 to Range 3, Section 19. The information in this volume has been copied from another source and pre-dates the information in the Comiaken section of GR-0625. The register...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Maynard family collection

  • PR-1259
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1862]-1937

The collection consists of a number of private records created by the Maynard family, the selected business records of Mrs. R. Maynard's Photographic Gallery and a portion of the professional records of well-known British Columbian photograph...

Maynard (family)

Land registers

  • GR-2627
  • Series
  • 1862-1933

Comox Land District, Vancouver Island, land registers, Sections 1-113 and lots 1251, superceded 1933 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1933). The land is listed numerically within the sections or lots and records the alienation of land fro...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Bench book for Chancery cases

  • GR-2031
  • Series
  • 1863-1865

Bench book for Chancery cases heard by David Cameron, January 1863 - August 1865.

Vancouver Island. Supreme Court of Civil Justice

Requisition book

  • GR-0427
  • Series
  • 1863-1864

This series consists of a requisition book from the Colony of Vancouver Island Police and Prisons Department.

Vancouver Island. Police and Prisons Dept.

Certificates of improvement

  • GR-0765
  • Series
  • 1863-1878

This series consists of certificates of improvement nos. 1-276, Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Missing certificates are listed.Certificates from before 1868 are created by the Colony of Vancouver Island Department of Lands and Works.Certi...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Bench book and minute book

  • GR-2033
  • Series
  • 1863-1864

Bench book and minute book for civil cases heard by Judge David Cameron, October 18, 1863 - May 9, 1864.

Vancouver Island. Supreme Court of Civil Justice

Land register

  • GR-2632
  • Series
  • 1864-1865

Douglas Land District, Vancouver Island, land register, Range 1, Section 1 to Range 8, Section 20, superceded at an unknown date. The registers record the land in numerical order and records the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Mining Records Register Book

  • GR-1121
  • Series
  • 1864-1911

This series contains a Mining Records Register Book. This volume is a register of various land grants, mineral claims, mining records, and water rights. Included are a record book of all claims and water privileges recorded in the Leech and Sook...

British Columbia. Gold Commissioner

Correspondence

  • GR-1395
  • Series
  • 1865

This series contains correspondence from Elwood Evans, Acting Governor of Washington Territory, concerning British ships seized in Puget Sound.

Vancouver Island. Governor (1864-1866 : Kennedy)

Bench book

  • GR-2035
  • Series
  • 1865-1867

Bench book of criminal cases heard by Judge Joseph Needham, Nov 23, 1865 - Feb 2, 1867. 1 bound volume.

Vancouver Island. Supreme Court

Estates in bankruptcy

  • GR-1823
  • Series
  • 1866

Estates in bankruptcy, 1861-1866. Prepared in March, 1866, as "A return of Estates in Bankruptcy as required for the Legislative Assembly by Resolution dated Nov. 30, 1866". This volume is indexed and gives the names of estates, dates,...

Vancouver Island. Supreme Court of Civil Justice

Bench books

  • GR-2030
  • Series
  • 1867-1869

Bench books for criminal cases heard by Judge Joseph Needham, 1867-1869.

Vancouver Island. Supreme Court of Civil Justice

Land register

  • GR-2629
  • Series
  • 1871-1911

Cowichan Land District, Vancouver Island, land register, Sections 1- 24, superceded 1929 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1929). The register lists the sections in numerical order, and records the alienation of land from the Crown (by pur...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Land registers

  • GR-2634
  • Series
  • 1871-1931

Nelson Land District, Vancouver Island, land registers. Sections 1-6A, Lots 7-40G, and lot 50, superceded 1931 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1931). The registers list land In numerical order, and record the alienation of land from the...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Lot register

  • GR-2622
  • Series
  • 1872-1947

Alberni Land District, Vancouver Island, lot register, lots 1-291, superceded 1947 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1947). The register lists lots in numerical order and records the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre-empt...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Land registers

  • GR-2630
  • Series
  • 1872-1929

Cowichan Land District, Vancouver Island, land registers, Sections I- 21, superceded 1929 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1929). The registers list the sections in numerical order and record the alienation of land from the Crown (by purc...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

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