Series GR-0061 - Superintendent of Provincial Police correspondence outward

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Superintendent of Provincial Police correspondence outward

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  • 1864-1887; 1891-1918 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Superintendent of Police

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2.2 m 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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Custodial history unknown. Records accessioned December 1, 1975.

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The series consists of letter books created by the Superintendent of Provincial Police from 1864 to 1887 and 1891 to 1918. The letter books contain copies of official correspondence outward. Volumes 2-77 contain indexes.

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Volume 1 was never microfilmed. It has been missing since 1993.

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Volumes 2-37 were microfilmed in 1982. See reels B02568 to B02610.

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Conservation Restriction: use microfilm.
There are no access restrictions to reels B02568 to B02582.

The rest of the 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.

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Accession number(s): 75-G-072

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