Series GR-0438 - Revenue receipt books

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Revenue receipt books

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  • 1887-1922 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Superintendent of Police

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56 cm of textual records

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Prior to the establishment of the Province of British Columbia, policing in the Colony of British Columbia was the responsibility of the Chief Inspector of Police (1858-1863) or Superintendent of Police (1863-1871) and in the Colony of Vancouver Island by the Commissioner of Police (1858-1866). In 1871, when the Colony of British Columbia joined confederation as a province of the Dominion of Canada, the police came under the authority of the Attorney-General. The reporting structure required the Superintendent of Police to report to the Attorney-General. The constables were under the direction of the government agent of the district who reported to the Superintendent.

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Accessioned in August 1978, custody and transfer history unknown.

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The series consists of 11 volumes of revenue receipt books created by the British Columbia Superintendent of Police between 1897 and 1922.

Each volume (many identified as Form J) lists revenue receipts of monies collected by the Provincial Police and the associated payments made to the Treasury. The revenue receipts are arranged chronologically and include payments received for various licences such as liquor trade, peddler, motor vehicle and chauffeur licences, firearms, dogs, angler and other game licences. Other entries include fines, prisoner's keep and poll tax payments.

Many of the early entries are signed by Superintendent F.S. Hussey.

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Some volumes boards have come loose.

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See GR-0439 for a related series.

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Accession number(s): GR-0438

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