Series GR-3743 - Victoria Supreme Court bankruptcy indexes

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Victoria Supreme Court bankruptcy indexes

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  • 1920-1990 (Creation)

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33 cm textual records

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The series consists of several different indexes relating to bankruptcy in Victoria and across the country. The records were maintained in the Victoria Supreme Court, and although they generally relate to records created in the 1960s to 1990s, at least one volume dates to the 1920s and 1930s. Early indexes are arranged alphabetically by the surname of the bankrupt individual. Later indexes, particularly those dealing with the late 1980s, are divided first by year and then arranged alphabetically. The 1989 to 1990 index provides the name of the individual, the name of the trustee, and a file number. All file numbers appear to refer to cause book entries, which give a more detailed account of proceedings in the case.

The series also consists of a subseries of records maintained by the Victoria Supreme Court that relate to bankruptcy cases heard outside of Victoria. Many of these volumes index entries in the Canada Gazette, and list individuals in Ontario and across the country. There are also several volumes that index bankruptcies across the province, and include entries from places such as Barriere, Penticton, and Rossland.

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Records in this series were transferred to the BC Archives from the Victoria court registry in December 1984.


Researchers and staff should note that there are three containers labelled 831243-0001 and two containers labelled 831243-0003.

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For bankruptcy cause books, please see GR-1903.

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Accession number(s) : 83-1243

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