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Agreements

Series consists of original agreements, leases, contracts and other legal documents which pertain to a variety of matters including land purchases, land sales, large building projects, water supply, employment, paving, operations of concessions, Wartime Housing, and union agreements.

Victoria (B.C.). City Council

Applications for water

Series consists of books containing applications to connect with the city water supply.

Each application consists of a form filled out by the property owner requesting permission to obtain water from the city water supply and promising to abide by the requisite conditions and pay the necessary fees.

The form captures the following data elements: lot number, block, street, type of structure, number of bricks, barrels of lime, cost of water rent, cost of service and owner’s signature. The applications were sometimes signed by an agent for the owner, commonly the architect, builder, contractor or land agent. Some applications have letters attached or notes written on them regarding addresses or installation. Notes on the inside cover of some books pertain to water rates and cost of services. The design of the forms and the information collected changed somewhat over time.

The Water Commissioner changed from E.A. Wilmot to R.L. Raymur in September 1894 and the water application forms were subsequently changed. The department also started numbering the applications at 1 again.

The first application to connect to with water was made on 7 January 1892.

Victoria (B.C.). Water Commissioner

City Solicitor's agreements

Series consists of agreements, leases, contracts and other legal documents which pertain to a variety of matters including land purchases, Vic West Arbitration, and expropriation of land at Elk Lake and Sooke Lake and for water works purposes.

It also includes records dealing with expropriation of land in Fernwood for the Victoria High School as well as agreements for houses under the Soldiers Better Housing Act, and agreements with other municipalities regarding infrastructure projects.

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

City of Victoria

Shows streets, relief by contours, water supply pipes and hydrants.

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