Vancouver (B.C.)

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Correspondence and reports from Department of Provincial Secretary

  • GR-1665
  • Series
  • 1887-1953

This series contains miscellaneous correspondence and reports. These records were originally a part of the Provincial Secretary's central registry but, for reasons unknown, became separated from the department's main files. A wide variety of subjects are addressed in these records.

Many of the records in this unit concern investigations carried out under the authority of the Departmental Inquiries Act and the Public Inquiries Act. Many relate to conditions in public institutions and activities of government employees. Many inquiries relate to hospitals and schools in the province, including Vernon Mental Hospital, Tranquille Sanatorium, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and Provincial Mental Hospital at Essondale. Other inquiries and Commissions include bribery of the Liquor Control Board, the Beban Mine disaster, Royal Commission on Dominion Provincial Relations, Inquiry into the death of John Meredith Sweeney and the state and management of the Quartermaster Stores of the Provincial Police Force.

The records also relate to child welfare programs, including the general management of the Provincial Industrial School for Boys and to the Girls' Industrial School, ca. 1930-1945. Additional documents in this collection relate to subjects such as squatters' claims at the Granville Townsite [Vancouver (1887)], to the Fraser River Flood Relief programme (1894), applications for seed, the Victoria Consolidated Hydraulic Mining Co., government perquisites, legislation, estates, and to proposed sites for the University of British Columbia (1910). "Anti-Oriental" petitions and voting returns of the 1924 beer-by-the-glass plebiscite also included.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary

Loading ships at Moodyville, B.C.

Item consists of one photograph of ships being loaded with lumber in the former sawmill community of Moodyville on Burrard Inlet, Vancouver. The sailing ship "Mirzapore" is in the foreground.

Register of auction sales of lots

  • GR-1166
  • Series
  • 1889-1894

This series contains a register of auction sales of lots at Esquimalt, Hastings, Lulu Island, New Denver, Nelson, New Westminster, Vancouver, and Victoria. The register shows the name of the purchaser, a legal description, the amount paid and the terms of payment.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

A.C. Hirschfeld fonds

  • PR-2204
  • Fonds
  • 1889-[ca. 1910]

The fonds consists of 81 glass negatives and 1 negative taken or copied by A.C. Hirschfeld between 1894 and 1910. The photographs include images of the Golden Gate Midwinter fair in San Francisco in 1894; photographs of Alaska, Atlin and Dawson City as well as interior and exterior shots taken ca. 1910 of the Hirschfeld home in Vancouver. The fonds also includes 10 copy negatives and 10 prints showing the Klondike Gold rush. Some show gold rush people on their way through a unknown pass to the gold fields, some Dawson City and the mines circa 1898. Other pictures show "The Scales," and the horse train.

Hirschfeld, A.C., 1866-1926

London and Canadian Fire Insurance Company records

The London and Canadian Fire Insurance Company (LCFIC) was incorporated by statute in British Columbia in 1890 as a general fire insurance business. Most of the original investors were shareholders or officials of the British Columbia Land and Investment Agency. The head office of LCFIC was located in Victoria with agencies in various British Columbia centres such as Vancouver, Nanaimo and Vernon. Because of its limited resources the company entered into a number of reinsurance treaties mainly with English and Scottish insurance companies. The LCFIC became inactive in 1898, was wound up in 1905 and liquidated in 1906. Most policies were replaced by Phoenix Assurance Company policies between 1898 and about 1900. Fonds consists of correspondence, financial records, insurance policies, registers and records of reinsurance treaties. For related records see MS-2880, British Columbia Land and Investment Agency fonds, series 23, 25-26, 84-91.

A metal seal embosser for the London and Canadian Fire Insurance Company was transferred to the BC Archives from the City of Victoria Archives in 2021.

London and Canadian Fire Insurance Company

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