Scope and content
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 the City of Victoria.
The City acquired ownership of many of these properties for the purpose of rights of way for sewer, paths etc., the creation or extension of roads, or for public schools. City properties acquired for other purposes include the BC Agricultural Association lands at Willows in Oak Bay, the proposed cemetery at Ogden Point and Ross Bay Cemetery. Copies of various Crown grants such as the James Bay mud flats, Mt. Douglas and Beacon Hill Park are also included.