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Colonial Office 383 consists of registers of acts passed in the colonies from 1781 to 1892. The registers refer to the acts which often may be found filed in the appropriate class of acts for any given colony, for example: CO 44, Canada, Acts; CO 190, New Brunswick, Acts; CO 196, Newfoundland, Acts. Colonial Office 383 also relates to CO 323, Colonies, General, Original Correspondence, volumes 34-95. The National Archives of Canada has acquired 29 of the 93 volumes of CO 383 on microfilm, reels B-1363 to B-1368. The registers are arranged by Colony. Within each colony category, the acts are listed numerically in the order in which the acts were passed. The following list gives the volumes acquired, for which colonies, and the years covered by the portions copied: CO 383, vols. 15-16, Lower Canada, 1782-1841; CO 383, vols. 17-18, Upper Canada, 1792-1839; CO 383, vols. 19-24, Canada, 1841-1839; CO 383, vol. 27, British Columbia, 1859-1884, North West Territories, 1881; CO 383, vol. 48, Manitoba, 1871-1887; CO 383, vols. 54-58, New Brunswick, 1786-1884; CO 383, vols. 59-60, Newfoundland, 1833-1891; CO 383, vols. 69-73, Nova Scotia, 1782-1886; CO 383, vols. 74-75, Prince Edward Island, 1785-1885; CO 383, vol. 76, Quebec, 1868-1885 and Ontario 1868-1886; CO 383, vol. 91, Vancouver Island, 1853-1866. Additional information is availabled in the published General Inventory of Manuscript Group 11.
Microfilm reel B-1363
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Microfilm reel B-1366
Microfilm reel B-1365
Microfilm reel B-1368
from B-1363 to B-1368
Textual records The finding aid for British Records on Microfilm lists the material on each reel of microfilm. MSS0090 90 (Electronic)
1. Colonies - British North America, 1782-1891.
2. Great Britain. Colonial Office - Registers, 1782-1891.
3. Legislation - North America, 1782-1891.
4. Law - North America, 1782-1891.
5. Colonies. Great Britain
6. Colonies. Grande-Bretagne
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