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- British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary
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Since the Provincial Secretary's department was responsible for a broad range of legislation and activities - including the civil service, provincial elections and (until 1946) health and welfare services - the records in GR-0496 deal with a great many topics. These records comprise part of the former Provincial Secretary's Central Registry. This registry consisted of general correspondence, policy directives, branch reports, inter-departmental memoranda, circulars, grant applications, and a host of miscellaneous documents.
The finding aid consists of two parts. Part I is a box/file list showing the original order and arrangement of the records. The records fall into six categories or subseries:
A. General correspondence: correspondence inward (with replies), reports, circulars, etc.
B. Appointments: correspondence, commissions, oaths of allegiance of coroners, magistrates, and other appointed officials.
C. Resident Physicians: correspondence re: grants paid to physicians in isolated communities
D. Grants: correspondence and reports pertaining to grants paid to various community groups and charitable organizations, service clubs, etc.
E. Workmen's Compensation Board: circulars, etc.
F. Contemporary card indexes: alphabetical subject index cards. Part II: Subject Index
Part II of this finding aid consists of a subject index compiled by the Provincial Archives of BC. The index indicates the main topics or subject areas - e.g. Provincial Infirmary, Elections, Industrial Schools, etc. which are documented in GR-0496. The index does not claim to be comprehensive or exhaustive, but it should help researchers to locate documents which concern particular institutions or activities.
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- Finding aid: box/file list and subject index.
Some information has been severed from the finding aid in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Subject
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- British Columbia. Civil Service Commission (Subject)
- British Columbia. Provincial Home (Kamloops) (Subject)
- British Columbia. Provincial Home for Incurables (Subject)
- Provincial Industrial School for Boys (Subject)
- Provincial Industrial School for Girls (Subject)
- Hollywood Hospital (New Westminster, B.C.) (Subject)