Series GR-0793 - Royal Commission Into All Matters Pertaining to the Doukhobor Sect in British Columbia (1912)

William Blakemore. Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3 Letters patent appointing commissioner

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Royal Commission Into All Matters Pertaining to the Doukhobor Sect in British Columbia (1912)

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  • 1912 (Creation)
    Royal Commission on Matters Relating to the Sect of Doukhobors in the Province of British Columbia (1912)

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Originals, 13 cm; microfilm (neg.), 1912, 35 mm, 2 reels [B06072 and B17011]

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Commissioner: William Blakemore, journalist, of Victoria. Appointed August 15, 1912; report dated December 21, 1912.

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Commissioner William Blakemore was appointed in August 1912 to enquire into the organization, habits, customs and practices of the Doukhobor communities in British Columbia. The records include Letters Patent appointing the commissioner (GR-0793.1, File 1, Reel B17011), transcripts of evidence (3 vol.) presented at proceedings (GR-0793.2, File 2, Reel B06072), the commissioner's report (GR-0793.2b, File 2b, Reel B17011), exhibits (GR-0793.3, File 3, Reel B17011) and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings (GR-0793.4, File 4, Reel B17011). The series also includes a photograph album entitled Doukhobor Commission photographs : Photographic views to illustrate the report of the Doukhobour [sic] Commissioner (see GR-0793.1). The album is frequently referred to throughout the report.

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Transferred from the Legislative Library, 1979.


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Accession number(s): GR-0793; 94-9840 [G91-132]; 197904-015

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