Series GR-1121 - Mining Records Register Book

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Mining Records Register Book

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GR-1121

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  • 1864-1911 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Gold Commissioner

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Originals, 5 cm

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(1859-)

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The office of gold commissioner dates back to proclamation by Governor Douglas in 1859. Gold commissioners, appointed to specific jurisdictions, issued mining licenses, registered claims, and settled mining disputes. In the colonial period, apart from matters concerning mining, they acted as agents of authority in a wide range of areas. They collected all forms of revenue, oversaw land pre-emptions, served as electoral officers, and acted as Indian agents. They could make regulations for good governance in mining communities, and established and upheld law and order.

In time the function of gold commissioner became restricted to performing the duties laid out in mining legislation; the office continues into the modern era.

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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 Sooke River districts commenced December 1864 (1864-1878), and a register of all mining records and mineral claims recorded at Victoria, B.C., by the Chief Gold Commissioner, 1873-1911. Areas covered include the Queen Charlotte Islands, Cassiar district, and portions of Vancouver Island and the adjacent coast of British Columbia. Also included in this volume are the following items relating to the Royal Engineers in British Columbia: (1) List of men of Royal Engineers who purchased their discharge in British Columbia or Vancouver Island on the return of the North American Boundary Commission to England, 26 Sept. 1863. (2) Schedule of Crown Grants issued to Royal Engineers who served in the Colony of British Columbia under Colonel Moody.

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Accession number(s): G82-024

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