Title and statement of responsibility area
Nanaimo Supreme Court orders and judgments
General material designation
- textual record
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Title based on contents of series
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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
Physical description area
Microfilm (neg.), 16 mm [B06054(1)]
12.45 m textual records
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Archival description area
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Scope and content
The series consists of reasons for judgment and civil court orders dating from 1900 to 1995. Divorce orders are interfiled throughout. Records in this series are generally arranged by volume and folio number. While the series mainly consists of civil orders, there are also several boxes of reasons for judgment. Civil court orders are the formal expression of the rulings of the court, whereas the reasons for judgment are the explanation that the court gives at the conclusion of a hearing, explaining why an order is being made.
Files in containers 831029-0001 to 831029-0048 were originally housed in shannon folders upon their transferal to the Archives. For preservation purposes, these records were re-housed in acid free folders. The original shannon files were arranged by volume, with each volume contained in one file that generally ran from folios 1 to 200. The archivist has divided each shannon file into two acid-free folders. However, the original arrangement has been otherwise maintained, and the volume number is evident in the file title. A style of cause index was usually included at the top of each shannon folder; this has been placed at the beginning of the second folder for each volume. Shannon files were originally arranged by order number, with the first order in each volume located at the back of the file. This order has been maintained in the acid-free folders, so lower-numbered folios are towards the back of each file. Reasons for judgment were not intermingled, but rather were housed separately in accordion files.
Immediate source of acquisition
Records in containers 831029-0001 to 831029-0035 were transferred to the Archives in 2002. Records in containers 831029-0036 to 831029-0048 were transferred from the Nanaimo Court Registry in January 2016.
Microfilmed records on reel B06054(1) were transferred from the Ministry of the Attorney General in 1989.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
These records are restricted. Please contact the BC Archives for information about access.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
- Finding aid: volume list.
Accession number(s): 83-1029, 90-0862; G89-065
Due to the rehousing of shannon files into acid-free folders, records in containers 831029-0030 to the end of the accession were compacted, and boxes have been emptied.