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Expressway project drawings

File consists of two drawings related to the City's proposed projects to connect the Trans-Canada Highway to a planned additional First Narrows crossing.


File includes statistical notes of Clerk (used as background material for Mayor Oppenheimer's report of 1891) and outgoing correspondence of Mayor McLean.

Elections - record of elections

Series consists of handwritten, typed, and otherwise reproduced, signed originals of poll by poll and final tallies for general elections and a variety of by-law and other plebiscites. General elections were held for mayors (from 1886), aldermen ...

Vancouver (B.C.). Office of the City Clerk

Elections - voters' lists

Series consists of unsigned printed voters' lists 1886-1953 and, as of 1954, officially signed and sealed bound lists arranged by polling district. These relate to the gathering of the essential information required to document voting eligib...

Vancouver (B.C.). Office of the City Clerk

Voters' list

Bound copy, contains annotation "Presented to City Archives, 10th Jan. 1941 by W. A. Grafton ..."

City by-laws

Series consists of official signed and sealed by-laws passed by City Council, the legislation of the governing body of the City of Vancouver. Series is complete from incorporation in April 1886. Many by-laws include appendices (e.g. financial da...

Vancouver (B.C.). City Council

Board of Works minutes

Series consists of 27 minute books and 9 index books kept by the City Engineer. These are the minutes of the regular weekly and special meetings of the Board of Works, a standing committee of Council. They indicate the date and place of meetings...

Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Works

City Council Standing Committee minutes

Series consists of bound volumes of standing committees of Council minutes, presented in Council minutes style. Bound volumes arranged chronologically by start year.

Vancouver (B.C.). City Council

Sinking fund accounts book

File consists of an accounts book for the Sinking Fund. The book includes transactions into accounts for managing the Fund, as well as Reserve accounts for each individual debenture to be paid out of the Fund. Debentures are categorised by type.

City Engineer's subject files

Series consists of records relating to a wide variety of subjects which concerned the Office of the City Engineer, inluding infrastructure (roads, bridges, sewer systems and harbour facilities); administrative and personnel matters; industry, espe...

Vancouver (B.C.). Office of the City Engineer

Vancouver Gas Company

File contains draft agreements and map ("Map of City of Vancouver showing areas covered by various gas franchises", ca. 1937).

Record of elections

Volume contains handwritten election and plebiscite results, some sample ballots, printed lists of by-laws, a "list of the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vancouver, 1886-1927", and an "Index to Plebiscites".

City Accountant's cash books

Series consists of debit and credit journals which recorded "to cash" (accounts payable, e.g. engineering costs, health expenses, administrative expenses of boards and committees, and payroll), and "by cash" (accounts receivabl...

Vancouver (B.C.). Office of the City Accountant

Fire Department administration files

Series consists of general correspondence and subject files from the Administrative Division pertaining to City departments, monthly reports and statistics, minutes of meetings, recruitment, training, safety requirements, fire by-laws and miscella...

Vancouver (B.C.). Fire and Rescue Services


File includes "list of persons who have purchased land at auction of Vancouver townsite from provincial government on 18 Jan. 1886", "Extract from the Granville town register" (includes 1874-1875 land purchase details), a work ...


File contains incoming correspondence from Leamy and Kyle and outgoing correspondence from E. R. Baines, Storekeeper (reference re Edward Pain).


File contains correspondence from: W. Haskins, City Engineer and Manager Water Works, City Engineers Office, Hamilton, Ont. addressed to The Campbell Sewer Pipe Company, Hamilton, Ont. regarding information about the pipe sewers of Hamilton, Ont.;...

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