Series GR-3309 - Treasury Board letters

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Treasury Board letters

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GR-3309

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  • 1973-1976 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Dept. of Public Works

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34 cm of textual records

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(1908-1975)

Biographical history

The Dept. of Public Works was established in 1908 with the enactment of the Department of Public Works Act (SBC 1908, c. 41). The Dept. of Public Works was a successor to the Lands and Works Dept. The mandate of the Dept. of Public Works included construction and maintenance of government offices and buildings, public highways, bridges, wharves, river-bank protection, and maintenance of ferry and steamboat services. In 1947 the work of the department was divided into district offices, an Architect’s Branch, Accounting Branch, Engineering Branch, and Equipment Branch. The department was also responsible for boiler inspection and electrical energy inspection. In 1955, the responsibility for highways was transferred to the newly formed Dept. of Highways. At this time, the Dept. of Public Works, under the revised Department of Public Works Act (SBC 1955, c. 65), consisted of the Architectural Branch, Boiler Inspection Division, Electrical Energy Inspection Division, and Gas Inspection Division. In 1975 the Dept. of Public Works was dissolved and its functions were merged with the functions of the Dept. of Highways to form the Dept. of Highways and Public Works (OIC 3842/75).

Custodial history

The records in accession 92-6573 were donated to the British Columbia Archives in 1995 and 1996 by Joan Giles, the widow of George Giles.

Scope and content

Series consists of copies of letters sent to the Treasury Board by the Minister and Deputy Minister of the Department of Public Works from 1972 to 1976. The letters were kept in binders by fiscal year and arranged alphabetically by subject. These copies were kept by the Deputy minister George Giles and consist of requests to Treasury Board for the approval of funds to complete various projects.

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These records are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and access may be restricted. Please contact the BC Archives to determine the access status of these records

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Copyright belongs to the Government of British Columbia.

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Accession number(s): 92-6573

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  • Box: 926573-0003
  • Box: 926573-0004