Series GR-1564 - New Westminster Supreme Court cause books

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New Westminster Supreme Court cause books

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  • 1881-1947, 1961-1977 (Creation)

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Microfilm (neg.), 35 mm, 11 reels [B06301 - B06307; B07043 - B07046]
Originals 42 cm textual records

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The series consists of cause books, and later case record cards, for civil cases heard in the New Westminster Supreme Court. The series covers a variety of civil matters, including divorce. Cause books and case record cards provide details such as the name of parties involved, the names of their solicitors, and a listing of proceedings in the case. Cause books were gradually replaced by case record cards in the 1970s and 1980s. Entries in cause books and case cards also provide a volume and folio number, which can then be used to obtain a copy of the final order.

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Records in accession G83-068 were transferred from the Attorney General Court Records Centre in Vancouver in 1983.
Records in accession G84-145 were transferred from the Ministry of the Attorney General in July 1984.
Records in accession 83-0385 were transferred from the New Westminster Court Registry in October 2001.
Records in accession G86-072 were transferred from the Court Records Centre in April 1986.


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Records between 1949 and 1977, and then until approximately 1991 have not been described. These records are stored off-site in accession 83-0385.

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These records are restricted. Please contact the BC Archives for information about access.

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Accession number(s): G83-068; G84-145; G86-072, 83-0385

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