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Victoria (B.C.). Land Department Series
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Land Department agreements

Series consists of copies of agreements, leases, contracts and other legal documents which pertain to City-owned or leased land. These are copies of the original agreements forwarded to the Lands Department by the City Clerk.

Victoria (B.C.). Land Department

Land Department record of documents issued

Series consists of a chronological listing of indefeasible titles and conveyances issued by the City pertaining to the sale of City properties.

The records capture the following kinds of information: date, nature of the document, title number, description of the property, and recipient.

Victoria (B.C.). Land Department

Land journal

Series consists of a daily record of money received for rent and sales of City properties.

Victoria (B.C.). Land Department

Land ledger

Series consists of a record of cumulative totals of funds entered against various accounts such as cash sales, rentals, tax sales, and agreements receivable.

Victoria (B.C.). Land Department

List of City properties for sale

Series consists of a published booklet describing properties being sold by the City of Victoria for non-payment of property taxes.

Victoria (B.C.). Land Department

Property sales accounts

Series consists of a record of individual property sales, including cash sales (1947-1997), cash sales to veterans (1946-1959), deposits with agreements to purchase (1952-1997), property sales accounts listing credits, debits and interest charges (1926-1968), as well as an alphabetical name index to the property sales accounts.

Victoria (B.C.). Land Department

Property sales journal

Series consists of a daily journal documenting properties sold by the City of Victoria.

Data elements include the legal description of the property, date of sale, the name and address of the property owner, sale price, term, cost price, profit and loss.

Victoria (B.C.). Land Department

Tax sale cards

Series consists of descriptions of properties reverted to the City for taxes.

The records capture the following kinds of information: location, legal description, tax roll number, assessed value of land and improvements, upset price, tax sale date, titles, frontages, purchaser, purchase price, date of sale, and whether the property was reserved for municipal use.

Cards capture three levels of information over different periods of time: (1) the initial tax sale of the property, usually written in ink and documenting the years 1915-1935; (2) annotations detailing the taxes on the property for the years 1939-1942; and (3) annotations spanning the years 1955-1968, recording the date that the property was sold and the sale price. Some cards also contain a sketch of the property on the back of the card.

There are three separate groupings of cards.

Victoria (B.C.). Land Department