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Land acquisition documents

Series consists of records dealing with land sales including conveyances, deeds, mortgages, and land and Crown grants.The documentation traces the history of ownership of various properties until they come into the possession of the Corporation of...

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk's Office

Agreements of sale for reverted lands

Series consists of a list of agreements of sale between the City and various parties for properties reverted to the City for default of taxes.Includes tax roll number, date, name, legal description, and purchase price.Part of single volume includi...

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

Register of tax sale deeds

Series consists of a register of deeds owned by various parties as a result of purchasing tax sale properties from the City. Includes number, date, legal description, certificate number, and remarks.Part of single volume including CR-0256, 0257, a...

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

Register of agreements and leases

Series consists of a register of agreements and leases between the City and various parties.Part of single volume including CR-0256, 0258, and 0259; located at pp. 82-99 (agreements 1-380, 1892-1927) and pp. 122-154 (agreements 380-471, 1927-1956).

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

Register of applications of bartenders for licences

Series consists of a listing of persons applying for bartending licences and the status of their application. Includes application number and date, applicants name and address, and remarks. See bylaws 1728 and 1861.

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk's Office

Retail liquor licences and billiard tables journal

Series consists of a journal recording payment of licence fees for wholesale liquor distributors. Includes name of licensee, name of premises, street, payment details, and remarks.Bylaw 503 indicates City Treasurer provenance from July 1907.In sa...

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk's Office

Wholesale liquor licences journal

Series consists of a journal recording payment of licence fees for wholesale liquor distributors. Includes name of licensee, street, and payment details. In same bound volumes with CR-0254, Retail Liquor Licences and Billiard Tables Journal (vol...

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk's Office

Engineering Department aerial photographs

Series consists of several sets of aerial photography of Victoria used for mapping reference. The photographs pertain mainly to the City of Victoria proper, although there are some of Thetis Lake, Prospect Lake, Elk and Beaver Lakes, and Saanich.

Victoria (B.C.). Engineering Department

Purchasing Department monthly reports

Series consists of monthly reports pertaining to the purchase of goods and services.The reports include aggregate figures regarding requisitions received, purchase orders issued, store accounts issued, invoices passed, and cash discounts taken, as...

Victoria (B.C.). Purchasing Department

Monthly suppliers list

Series consists of a monthly listing of vendors supplying the following products to the City: hardware, lumber, paint, leather goods, stationary, ship chandlery, electrical, groceries, meat, butter, sand and gravel, gasoline, and auto tires.

Victoria (B.C.). Purchasing Department

Vehicle purchases journal

Series consists of a journal describing details of cars and trucks purchased by the City.Also describes, under "miscellaneous equipment," purchases of such things as cash registers, air conditioners, washing machines, lawn mowers, and o...

Victoria (B.C.). Purchasing Department

Printing purchases journal

Series consists of a journal describing details of printing services and supplies purchased by the City.Each entry describes the supplier, details of the service or product, and the cost.

Victoria (B.C.). Purchasing Department

Specifications for goods and services supplied to the City

Series consists of specifications required for equipment, supplies, and services considered for purchase by the City. Also includes Finance Department sample forms. Most specifications indicate the tender number, providing cross references to CR...

Victoria (B.C.). Purchasing Department

Supplies used by City departments

Series consists of lists, reports, and notes describing the amount of various items used by City departments each year, such as coal, gasoline, oil, and milk. Also includes descriptions of other purchases such as cars and trucks and cluster lamps.

Victoria (B.C.). Purchasing Department

Budget estimates working papers

Series consists of records created in the process of estimating annual revenue and expenditures, as published in the bylaws comprising CR-0243 (budget estimates). Includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, notes, and spreadsheets.There is a ga...

Victoria (B.C.). Comptroller's Office

Budget estimates

Series consists of bylaws pertaining to estimated revenue and expenditures. Includes bylaws regarding taxes and rates on land and property, boulevards, street lighting, and other matters, as well as votes of funds for departmental and other expen...

Victoria (B.C.). Comptroller's Office

Centennial scrapbook

Series consists of a 41 cm x 51 cm volume of clippings and photographs pertaining to 1967 Canadian centennial activities in Greater Victoria, entitled "Central Saanich, Esquimalt, Oak Bay, Saanich, City of Victoria Centennial Scrapbook"....

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk's Office

Supplementary tax roll

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, copies of cheques, cheque requisitions, journal vouchers, journal entries, and supplementary roll changes used to document revisions to the assessment roll and any additional taxes or r...

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

Tax sale redemption receipts

Series consists of receipts issued upon the redemption of properties scheduled for tax sale by the payment of back taxes owed to the City.

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

Quotation record book

Series consists of a record of quotations received for materials considered for purchase by the City.Does not include actual prices and suppliers, but rather consists of an index to such documents (see CR-0183, Tenders and quotations and CR-0246, ...

Victoria (B.C.). Purchasing Department

Ross Bay Cemetery burial permits

Series consists of the City’s copy of burial permits.Each permit originally consisted of three parts: the City copy, the family copy, and a receipt. Each permit is numbered and captures the following information: name, age, where born, where died...

Victoria (B.C.). Parks Department

Ross Bay Cemetery block books

Series consists of records of ownership and usage of burial plots in Ross Bay Cemetery.There are five volumes in this series. Each volume contains the following data elements: block, folio, road, plot, name and remarks. The folio number refers t...

Victoria (B.C.). Parks Department

Trade license assessment roll

Series consists of a list of trade license holders, used to record the amount of taxes that anyone operating a business (e.g. real estate agents, laundry operators, doctors, hack drivers) was required to pay to the City semi-annually. The roll rec...

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

Sanitary Inspector's Chinatown files

Series includes plans of Chinatown consistent with, but somewhat earlier than, the corresponding sheets in the 1903-1909 set of fire insurance plans (F0006). The plans provide lot numbers as well as street addresses and descriptions of building u...

Victoria (B.C.). Sanitary Inspector's Office

Site plans of Methodist churches

Series consists of original linen and blueprint plans of various Victoria Methodist churches, as surveyed by the Engineering and Surveys Division.

Victoria (B.C.). Engineering Department

Board of Supervisors minutes

Series consists of the minutes of the Board of Supervisors, which was constituted under bylaw 1301 (Building Bylaw, 1912), section 2, to hear appeals of decisions by building inspectors against proposed buildings.

Victoria (B.C.). Board of Supervisors

Sewer easement records

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, and agreements pertaining to sewer easements sought by the City.This fragment of the original series comprises files 72-75.

Victoria (B.C.). City Solicitor's Office

Land Registry Office application books

Series consists of a journal of applications by the City for certificates of title from the Land Registry Office.Provides information on the date of the application, the vendor, a description of the parcel of land, the nature of the deed, the appl...

Victoria (B.C.). City Solicitor's Office

Water Works day book

Series consists of a daily journal of activities of a Water Works official.

Victoria (B.C.). Water Works Department

Traffic Subcommittee records

Series consists of minutes, correspondence, and reports of this subcommittee of Council's Group "B" Committee, which was created to investigate traffic and transportation issues and provide recommendations for changes to Council.

Victoria (B.C.). Traffic Subcommittee

Traffic and Transportation Committee records

Series consists of minutes, agendas, correspondence, and reports of this special committee of Council, which was created to investigate traffic and transportation issues and provide recommendations for changes to Council through its Group "B&...

Victoria (B.C.). Traffic and Transportation Committee

Convention Centre Committee records

Series consists of correspondence, reports, memoranda, and plans of this special committee of Council, which was created to investigate the feasibility of a new convention centre.

Victoria (B.C.). Convention Centre Committee

Local improvement initiatives

Series consists of bylaws, notices to residents, correspondence, newspaper advertisements, and reports from the City Engineer and City Assessor regarding proposed local improvements such as sidewalks, curbs, gutters, and crossings.All that remains...

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk's Office

Construction permits and demolition reports

Series consists of monthly reports submitted by the Engineering Department to the Dominion Bureau of Statistics.The information provided includes (where appropriate) name of building owner or applicant, location, type of use, kind of work to be do...

Victoria (B.C.). Engineering Department

Water Works data and reports

Series consists of data and reports compiled for the Water Committee, including a variety of reports with plans on electrolysis damage.

Victoria (B.C.). Water Commissioner

Police Department scrapbook

Series consists of a photocopied scrapbook of news clippings pertaining to the Victoria Police Department.

Victoria (B.C.). Victoria Police Department

Elk and Beaver Lake land ownership records

Series consists of an inventory of City-owned waterworks land detailing the area, district, sections, title, description, and purchase of each parcel of land. Includes an 1873 arbitration award granted to William Curtis Ward pertaining to his own...

Victoria (B.C.). Water Works Department

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