Title and statement of responsibility area
City Solicitor miscellaneous files
- Textual records
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Dates of creation area
- Victoria (B.C.). City Solicitor's Office
Physical description area
1.87 m of textual records
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Scope and content
Series consists of several groups of files with no discernible relationship amongst themselves except that they were created by the City Solicitor at various times.
Most date from the period when the City Solicitor was a member of City Hall permanent staff. The series covers a full range of typical Solicitor activities including the preparation of bylaws and legislation, negotiation of agreements and contracts for local improvements, sale of lands, and supply of services to the City, general counsel in litigation, and drafting of legal opinions.
A substantial group of files concerned with the building of Johnson St. Bridge (1911-1923) is comprised of records created by the City Engineer. These may have been brought together to handle potential litigation, given the City of Victoria's sensitivity to liability arising from the Point Ellice Bridge streetcar disaster of 1896.
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Some restrictions on access may apply to these records.
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See also CR-0119, CR-0122, CR-0123.