Title and statement of responsibility area
Superintendent of Police notes and correspondence
General material designation
- textual record
- graphic material
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the series.
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Dates of creation area
- British Columbia. Superintendent of Police
Physical description area
13 cm of textual records and 2 photographs
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Archival description area
Name of creator
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.
Scope and content
The series consists of miscellaneous notes, memos, and correspondence created by the Superintendent of Provincial Police between 1900-1916.
Records are in poor physical condition with signs of water damage and old mold.
Immediate source of acquisition
Two photographs were removed from file 11 in 1993 and reaccessioned by the Visual Records dept. as 199305-014.
Language of material
Script of material
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Restrictions on access
These records are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or other acts and access may be restricted. Please contact the BC Archives to determine the access status of these records.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
See related series: GR-0056; GR-0057; GR-0099 and GR-0104.
Accession number(s): 76-G-034, 199305-014.