Fonds PR-2133 - Post Office Department fonds

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Post Office Department fonds

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  • 1861-1951 (Creation)
    Canada. Post Office Department

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16 cm of textual records

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The Post Office Department of Canada provided postal services for Canadians until 1981. In 1981, the Post Office Department became a Crown Corporation called the Canada Post Corporation.

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The fonds consists of records created and received by the Post Office Department. Fonds also includes records received from predecessor agencies including the Post Office Department of the Colony of British Columbia and the Post Office Department of the Colony of Vancouver Island. Fonds includes correspondence outward from the Victoria Post Office (1864-1873), a cash book of the New Westminster Post Office (1861-1868), a register of mail from the Pender Island Post Office (1902-1908) and a register of mail from the Clo-oose Post Office (1938-1951).

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Archives code(s): GR-2006, GR-0724, G/C62/C611

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