File contains incoming correspondence (the majority of which is addressed to the City Clerk's Office) from: R. R. Giltner ("candle powered lamps . . . ", and a second letter, "electric light"); H. Bell-Irving, Assoc. Memb. Inst. C[ivil] E[engineer], 23 p.; Bank of British Columbia; assignment of order by L. J. Cross regarding agreement of payment of rent for Mayor's office space on the "west side of Abbott Street"; Theodore Davie, barrister, solicitor for [Larkin Connolly, Co.?] plaintiffs and a second letter regarding the conduct of the Mayor; Thornton Fell, Barrister-at-Law, four letters pertaining to, and written on behalf of the Chinese; John Boultbee, solicitor, regarding Chinese claims; T. T. Black esq., Police Magistrate and City solicitor, multiple letters relating to the following subjects: (to John Boultbee) regarding Chinese claims, the claim of A. M. Grant, the Dupont Street contract, the petition of Leonora Y. Hughes, an agreement with the C.P.R Company, a proposed by-law, the Electric Light agreement, the laying of gas pipes and the accounts of Oppenheimer; Edward Mohun, C[ivil] E[ngineer], two letters pertaining to the Central Sewerage District; Edward Wasell, M. Inst. C[ivil] E[ngineer] regarding a waterworks scheme for Vancouver; Boyd & Clandening, contractors, regarding Prior Street; A. Gibson, Mayor of Nanaimo, expressing gratitude for aid received from the City of Vancouver; John Devine, accountant, regarding auditor's reports for 1887; the Campbell Sewerpipe Company; James S. R[amsey?], City Clerk of Victoria, regarding cost of feeding prisoners; H. Abbott regarding an exemption from taxation; E. J. Clark, building and loan chambers, regarding the grant of lots for hospital; Leamy & Kyle regarding Sash and Door factory at foot of Cambie Street; John P. Lawson regarding proposed cemetery and a second letter pertaining to street construction; Royal City Planing Mills Co. water tank proposition for Carrall Street; Standard Oil Company and the construction of their new building in Vancouver; Vancouver Electric Illuminating Company Limited, two letters regarding electric light installation; W. Norman Bole, Q.C. barrister, solicitor, pertaining to the John McDougall contract; Alexander McKelvie & Co. requesting tax exemption; Vancouver Gas Co. Ltd., two letters regarding the laying of gas pipes; H. T. Ceperley Real Estate, relating to a potential hospital site; D. L. Beckingsale, M.D. regarding the construction of school playgrounds; T. F. McGuigan, City Clerk (to the Board of Works) regarding the Public Cemetery; Rand Bros. regarding street lines; City Chief of Police regarding police salaries. File also contains: a printed leaf entitled "The Vancouver Water Works" (a proposition to construct water works); a handwritten draft of "Amendments to City Charter for 1887," subsequently annotated section by section with "adopted"; and a list of losses incurred by the Chinese in attacks on their person and properties.