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John Work fonds

  • PR-1506
  • Fonds
  • 1823-1835, 1851

The fonds consists of 15 journals and one notebook written by John Work. The notebook was written in 1834, and the journals extend from 1823-1835 when Work was traveling as a trader for the Hudson's Bay Company in the western US and western C...

Work, John

Star Shipyard (Mercers) Ltd. fonds

  • PR-0260
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1970; predominant 1940-1965

The fonds consists of the records of Star Shipyard (Mercers) Ltd. and includes textual records, photographs, architectural plans and drawings, and audio recordings. The records date from just after the founding of the company in 1908 until it was ...

Star Shipyard (Mercers) Ltd.

Research files

  • GR-3439
  • Series
  • 1951-1952

The series consists of archivist research files on prominent British Columbia families. The series includes correspondence, notes and family trees relating to the Douglas Family (74-A-708), Dunsmuir Family (74-A-702), and Work Family (74-A-706).

Provincial Archives of British Columbia

Douglas Henderson fonds

  • PR-0882
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1989

The fonds consists of press releases, correspondence and newsletters relating to Henderson and the activities of the Lion Mountain Buddhist Group of Victoria.

Henderson, Douglas, 1944-

Dorothy Cox fonds

  • PR-1341
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1951

The fonds consists of correspondence, school report cards, certificates, tax notices, church leaflets, and photographs of Dorothy Cox. The fonds includes correspondence of Alice Mary Temple and records of A.J.D. Jackson.

Cox, Dorothy

Dease family fonds

  • PR-1392
  • Fonds
  • 1801-1829, 1924-1934

The fonds consists of a will, inventory of estate and effects of John Dease, correspondence, and other miscellaneous documents of the Dease family, principally those of Peter, Francis, and John Warren Dease. Fonds includes a diary (1829) of John ...

Dease (family)

David Barrett fonds

  • PR-1093
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1983

The fonds consists of political correspondence, reports, caucus minutes, constituency papers and other documents accumulated by David Barrett. However, almost no material pertains to Barrett's tenure as Premier of British Columbia.

Barrett, David, 1930-

Correspondence and other material

  • GR-0629
  • Series
  • 1883-1896

Correspondence, draft of the British Pacific Railway Act, minutes, notes on proceedings and reports of the Legislative Committee on Private Members' Bills.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary


  • GR-1318
  • Series
  • 1954-1975

General correspondence between Deputy Minister and Agents-General for British Columbia in London, 1954-1975; includes confidential report of Fire Marshall on fire at Government House, 1957. Also general correspondence with B.C. Commissioner for T...

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary

Sir James Douglas fonds

  • PR-1428
  • Fonds
  • 1825-1877,1899

The fonds consists of diaries, notebooks, letterbooks, account book, cash journal, and death certificate of James Douglas. Fonds includes a diary of a journey from Fort Vancouver to York Factory (1835), expense book (1869), synopsis of Columbia a...

Douglas, James, Sir, 1803-1877

Aird Dundas Flavelle fonds

  • PR-0898
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1964

The fonds consists of a diary, correspondence, account journals, a ledger, share certificates, a minute book, photographs and school certificates of Flavelle and of the Thurston Flavelle Lumber Company.

Flavelle, Aird Dundas, 1888-1973

Coal and Petroleum Control Board records

  • GR-0178
  • Series
  • 1937-1951

Indexes to correspondence in and out, minutes, orders-in-council, correspondence outward, reports and memoranda. Arising out of the Coal and Petroleum Products Commission (M.A. Macdonald, Commissioner), the Coal and Petroleum Control Board was c...

British Columbia. Coal and Petroleum Control Board

Marjorie Beamish fonds

  • PR-1772
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1939]-1951

The fonds consists of records of Marjorie Beamish singing and playing the piano, as well as radio broadcasts of Burnaby civic events involving William Beamish, including the opening of a transit line and the 1951 Royal Visit.

Beamish, Marjorie

Kenneth R. Genn fonds

  • PR-0976
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1970

The fonds consists of financial records of many B.C. businesses, sports clubs, hospitals, churches and family estates administered by the firms of William Curtis Sampson, Reginald Genn, and Kenneth R. Genn. Fonds includes financial records relati...

Kenneth R. Genn (Firm)

Charles George Cowan fonds

  • PR-1335
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1934;[Microfilmed 1980]

The fonds consists of a diary, a letter and reminiscences and photographs of Evelyn Penrose, business records of Cowan and Penrose, and investment papers of C.G. Cowan.

Cowan, Charles George, 1869-1939

Administrative records

  • GR-3565
  • Series

The series consists of administrative records, dating from 1992 to 1996, which document the functions and activities of the Commission on Resources and Environment (CORE). The records document British Columbia’s province-wide strategy for land use...

British Columbia. Commission on Resources and Environment

Land use strategy and planning process records

  • GR-3559
  • Series

The series consists of records, primarily dating from 1992 to 1996, which document the functions and activities of the Commission on Resources and Environment (CORE). While the majority are operational records, some are classified as administrativ...

British Columbia. Commission on Resources and Environment

Commission of Inquiry into Invasion of Privacy, 1966

  • GR-0685
  • Series
  • 1966-1967

Transcripts of proceedings, exhibits and correspondence. The Commission on Invasion of Privacy was established by OIC 3291 on November 10, 1966. The Lieutenant-Governor, George R. Pearkes appointed Rey Agler Sargent as the sole Commissioner of th...

British Columbia. Commission of Inquiry into Invasion of Privacy

Archives discrete item collection

  • F1
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1850-1980]

The collection consists of single items, reports, photocopies, photographs and other small collections donated and loaned to the BC Archives which document all aspects of the political, economic, social and cultural history of the province. They a...

Vernon Supreme and County Court grants of letters of administration

  • GR-3586
  • Series
  • 1892-1997

The series consists of grants of letters of administration created between 1892 and 1997 by the Supreme and County Courts of Vernon. The records typically provide information on the name of the deceased and their date and place of death, as well ...

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Vernon)

Letters of administration

  • GR-2836
  • Series
  • 1924-1952

Letters of Administration from both County and Supreme Courts. From 1924-1933 there is Succession Duty information attached to the letters.

British Columbia. County Court (Grand Forks)

Fernie Supreme Court letters of administration

  • GR-2271
  • Series
  • 1929-1985

Series consists of grants of letters of administration created by the Supreme Court in Fernie between 1929 and 1985. Many records have the will annexed. The series also consists of one volume created by the County Court that appears to have been...

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Fernie)

Executive records

  • GR-3566
  • Series
  • 1988-1996

The series consists of the executive records of the Ministry of Women’s Equality, and the preceding ministry, the Minister of Government Management Services and Minister Responsible for Women’s Programs (as it relates to women’s issues). Executive...

British Columbia. Ministry of Women's Equality

General office files

  • GR-3535
  • Series

The series consists of administrative and operational records which document the functions and activities of the British Columbia Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, created by the provincial government in 1990. These records document...

British Columbia Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

Kenneth A. Hodgson fonds

  • PR-2143
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1950], 1990

The fonds consists of Kenneth A. Hodgson's amateur films created around 1950, showing B.C. Electric's Fraser Valley passenger and interurban rail service, and the special streetcar used for sightseeing tours in Vancouver. An accompanyin...

Hodgson, Kenneth A., 1922-

Quesnel Supreme Court and County Court letters of administration

  • GR-3585
  • Series
  • 1915-1977

The series consists of 15 volumes of letters of administration for the Quesnel area. The volumes were created by both the Supreme and County courts of Quesnel between 1915 and 1977. Typical entries include the name of the deceased and the place a...

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Quesnel)

BC railway slide collection

  • PR-2341
  • Collection
  • 1950-1982

The collection consists of 583 colour slides taken between 1950 and 1982 by an unknown photographer. They mostly consist of images of the British Columbia Electric Railway, including cars, models and stations. There are also images of the Pacifi...

B.C. music collection

  • PR-2250
  • Collection
  • [194-]-1988

The collection comprises about 1830 published sound recordings, mainly of music composed, arranged, and performed by British Columbia and Western Canadian musicians, or which was recorded in the province or released by British Columbia companies. ...

Provincial Archives of British Columbia

Sir James Douglas (ship) fonds

  • PR-1478
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1892

The fonds consists of the log book of the ship Sir James Douglas, as kept by Captains John William Glaholm and J.T. Walbran.

Sir James Douglas (Ship)

Land Settlement Board records

  • GR-0929
  • Series
  • 1916-1967

Correspondence, subject and loan files, 1926-1960 re land settlement, agricultural credit, soldier settlement, dyking and drainage, and livestock; minutes of meetings, 1930-1946, 1958-1967; reports, 1917-1926; orders-in-council, 1916-1947; land st...

British Columbia. Land Settlement Board

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