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Description found in Archives

British Military and Naval records. "C" Series [multiple media]. 

Date(s)

1757-1899

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

99 m of textual records.
73 maps some mss., ink, col., mounted on muslin, some blackline prints, hand col., mounted on muslin 88 x 111 cm or smaller.
60 architectural drawings ink, col. 73 x 94 cm or smaller.
4 technical drawings ink, col. 46 x 56 cm or smaller.
4 v. (50 p., bound) 55 cm or smaller.
11 p. ink and pencil on blackline prints 49 x 69 cm.
14 leaves mounted on muslin 61 x 86 cm or smaller.

Scope and content

Records of the British military forces in North America consisting of the official correspondence and papers of the Military Secretary of the Commander of the Forces, 1767-1870, the official records of the Canada and Nova Scotia Commands, 1785-1883 and 1762-1899 respectively, and miscellaneous military records, 1757-1896, these latter mostly from private sources. Cartographic material comprised of the following accessions: RG8M 80103/37 consists of consists of property listings and drawings of military holdings vested in the Secretary of State for War, in the cities of Montreal and Quebec, by the Royal Engineer Canada Command; RG8M 84503/34 consists of plans, indexes and statements of property vested in the Secretary of State for War in Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island within the Royal Engineer Command, prepared by the Royal Engineers.

Architectural: technical drawings
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Textual records
Microfilm reel C-11813
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Microfilm reel C-11816
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Microfilm reel C-11821
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Microfilm reel C-11822
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Microfilm reel C-11828
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Microfilm reel C-11829
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Microfilm reel C-11833
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Microfilm reel C-11842
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Microfilm reel C-11855
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Microfilm reel C-11790
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Microfilm reel C-11812
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Microfilm reel C-11818
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Microfilm reel C-11836
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Microfilm reel C-11852
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Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC15412
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Microfiche NMC121409
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Microfiche NMC121391
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Microfiche NMC121392
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Microfilm reel C-11800
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Microfilm reel C-11834
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Microfilm reel C-11823
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Microfilm reel C-11861
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Microfilm reel C-11796
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Microfilm reel C-11801
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Microfilm reel C-11826
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Microfilm reel C-11871
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Microfilm reel C-11835
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Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC121382
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Microfiche NMC121412
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Microfiche NMC121407
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Textual records
Microfilm reel C-11798
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Microfilm reel C-11868
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Microfilm reel C-11803
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Microfilm reel C-11804
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Microfilm reel C-11832
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Microfilm reel C-11858
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Microfilm reel C-11845
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Microfilm reel C-11864
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Microfilm reel C-11810
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Microfilm reel C-11859
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Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC121403
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Microfiche NMC121405
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Microfiche NMC121381
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Microfiche NMC121385
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Textual records
Microfilm reel C-11867
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Microfilm reel C-11802
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Microfilm reel C-11837
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Microfilm reel C-11820
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Microfilm reel C-11831
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Microfilm reel C-11841
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Microfilm reel C-11857
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Microfilm reel C-11792
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Microfilm reel C-11808
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Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC121383
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Microfiche NMC121394
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Microfiche NMC121410
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Microfiche NMC121400
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Microfiche NMC121386
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Microfiche NMC121402
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Microfiche NMC121408
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Textual records
Microfilm reel C-11866
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Microfilm reel C-11850
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Microfilm reel C-11817
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Microfilm reel C-11827
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Microfilm reel C-11839
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Microfilm reel C-11847
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Microfilm reel C-11870
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Microfilm reel C-11865
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Microfilm reel C-11794
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Microfilm reel C-11814
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Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC121378
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Microfiche NMC121375
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Microfiche NMC121396
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Microfiche NMC121374
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Microfiche NMC121413
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Microfiche NMC121373
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Microfiche NMC121384
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Microfiche NMC121379
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Microfiche NMC121377
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Microfilm reel C-11806
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Microfilm reel C-11809
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Microfilm reel C-11824
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Microfilm reel C-11825
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Microfilm reel C-11846
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Microfilm reel C-11851
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Microfilm reel C-11797
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Microfilm reel C-11807
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Microfilm reel C-11854
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Microfilm reel C-11838
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Microfiche NMC121406
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Microfiche NMC121380
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Microfiche NMC121389
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Microfilm reel C-11805
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Microfilm reel C-11819
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Microfilm reel C-11830
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Microfilm reel C-11869
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Microfilm reel C-11793
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Microfilm reel C-11795
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Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC121395
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Microfiche NMC121393
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Microfiche NMC121388
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Microfiche NMC121376
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Microfiche NMC121411
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Microfiche NMC121372
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Microfilm reel C-11811
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Microfilm reel C-11791
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Microfilm reel C-11799
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Cartographic material
Microfiche NMC121399
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Microfiche NMC121401
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Microfiche NMC121390
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Microfiche NMC121404
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Microfiche NMC121414
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Microfiche NMC121397
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Microfiche NMC121398
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Textual records
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Volume
1661A
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Box
2000002064 Item no. assigned by LAC 1 -- 17
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2000002065 Item no. assigned by LAC 18 -- 43
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Cartographic material
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from 2000008941 to 2000008945
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Item no. assigned by LAC 17 -- 36
Item no. assigned by LAC 37 -- 38
Item no. assigned by LAC 39 -- 41
Item no. assigned by LAC 42 -- 53
Item no. assigned by LAC 16
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Terms of use

Volumes 0-1914 have been withdrawn from circulation as a protective conservation measure. Researchers must use the microfilm. See the conversion list in Finding Aid 1800 for a correlation of volume and reel numbers. Cartographic material, architectural and technical drawing: Credit Library and Archives Canada.

Textual records Finding Aid 1800 has four parts. First is the Preliminary Inventory to Record Group 8, British Military and Naval Records, as published in 1954, supplemented by typescript lists of additions to 1977. Second is a conversion list which correlates the "C" Series volume numbers with the microfilm reel numbers (also prefixed "C"). Third is a copy of E. Cruikshank's Inventory to the Military Documents in the Canadian Archives, published in 1910, with annotations of volumes added to the series or transferred to RGs 7 and 9 on creation of the Record Groups. MSS1800 90 (Electronic)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000002012.pdf

Fourth is the nominal and subject card index to the subject files within the correspondence of the Military Secretary (series I A), and to portions of the Miscellaneous Records (series I D).

Individual volumes may include a table of contents or nominal index, as noted in Cruikshank's inventory.

Cartographic material; textual record Please consult lower level descriptions. Paper finding aids available in the main reference room. RG8M 80103/37 90 (Electronic)

Cartographic material; textual record Paper finding aids available in the main reference room. RG8M 84503/34. 90 (Paper)

INDEX ONLY - British Military and Naval Records (RG 8, C Series): All or some of the documents described have been digitized and are available at the following address: 90 (Electronic)
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-110.02-e.php?&q2=23&interval=50&sk=0&

DOCUMENTS - British Military and Naval Records (RG 8, C Series): All or some of the documents described have been digitized and are available at the following address: 90 (Electronic)
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/microform-digitization/006003-110.02-e.php?&q2=25&interval=50&sk=0&

INDEX SEULEMENT - Archives militaires et navales britanniques (RG 8, série C) : Les documents décrits ont été complètement ou en partie numérisés et sont disponibles à l'adresse suivante : 90 (Electronic)
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/numerisation-microforme/006003-110.02-f.php?&q2=23&interval=50&sk=0&

DOCUMENTS - Archives militaires et navales britanniques (RG 8, série C) : Les documents décrits ont été complètement ou en partie numérisés et sont disponibles à l'adresse suivante : 90 (Electronic)
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/numerisation-microforme/006003-110.02-f.php?&q2=25&interval=50&sk=0&

Biography / Administrative history

The "C" Series consists of 2020 volumes of records accumulated by the British forces stationed in Canada from 1759 until 1906, as well as sundry military records attached to this series for the convenience of researchers. The origins of the Series and the arrangement of volumes within it are described in the Introduction to the Preliminary Inventory (see FA 1800).

Note: This inventory is not intended to supersede the more detailed Preliminary Inventory to Record Group 8, British Military and Naval Records, or E. Cruikshank's Inventory to the Military Documents in the Canadian Archives.

Additional information

The microfilm is available through the Diffusion Programme or for sale to individuals.

Physical description note
RG8M 80103/37: Textual records: Document has annotations. Cartographic material: Some items are signed: Charles E. Ford, Colonel, Comp. Royal Engineers in Canada. RG8M 84503/34: Cartographic material - Most items have holes punched along one side. Most items are signed by R.J. Stotherd, Col., Commander Royal Engineers or by Richard Warren, Capt., Royal Engineers. Textual records: Items #40 and 41 are signed: R. Burnaby, Col., Commanding Royal Engineers.

Physical condition note
RG8M 80103/37: Cartographic material - all of the items have a heavy paper strip adhering to one side.

Custodial history
Provenance of the cartographic material (RG8M 80103/37 and RG8M 84503/34) is uncertain. The material has been in the National Map Collection for many years.

Cartographic math data
Cartographic material (RG8M 80103/37, RG8M 84503/34): Scales differ.

Availability of other formats note
Volumes 0 through 1913 inclusive were microfilmed between 1966 and 1972, and volume 1914 in 1979. Finding Aid 1800 was microfilmed in 1977.
All of RG8M 80103/37 has been microfilmed (NMC microfiche #15412, 121372 - 121386, 121388 - 121414), and its numbers are also listed in the finding aid.

Subject heading

1. Great Britain. Army - Returns, [1767-1870] Great Britain. Army - Military Secretary to the Commander of the Forces in Canada, 1767-1870.
2. Great Britain. Army - Petitions, [1767-1870] Great Britain. Army. Canada Command. Office of the Commanding Royal Engineer, [1785-1783]
3. Great Britain. Army - Warrants, [1767-1870] Great Britain. Army. Canada Command. Office of the Principal Medical Officer, [1785-1783]
4. Great Britain. Army - Memorials, [1767-1870] Great Britain. Army. Canada Command. Office of the Commissary General, [1785-1783]
5. Great Britain. Army - Memorandums, [1767-1870] Great Britain. Army. Canada Command. Office of the Storekeeper General, [1785-1783]
6. Great Britain. Army - Certificates, [1767-1870] Great Britain. Army. Canada Command. Office of the Deputy-Adjutant General, [1785-1783]
7. Great Britain - Armed Forces - Canada, 1767-1883 Great Britain. Army. Canada Command. Office of the Quartermaster General, [1785-1783]
8. Great Britain - Armed Forces - Nova Scotia, 1762-1899 Great Britain. Army. Commander of the Forces in Canada, [1785-1883]
9. Claus family, [1786-1868] Great Britain. Army. Nova Scotia Command. Commanding Officer in New Brunswick, [1784-1899]
10. Freer family, [1786-1868] Great Britain. Army. Nova Scotia Command. Brigade Major in New Brunswick, [1784-1899]
11. Great Britain - Armed Forces - Order-books, [1764-1894] Great Britain. Army. Nova Scotia Command. Commanding Officer in Nova Scotia, [1762-1899]
12. Great Britain. Army - Muster rolls, [1777-1783] Great Britain. Army. Nova Scotia Command. Military Secretary of the Commander of the Forces in Nova Scotia, [1762-1899]
13. Great Britain. Army. Nova Scotia Command. Office of the Commanding Royal Engineer, [1762-1899]
14. Great Britain. Army. Nova Scotia Command. Office of the Quartermaster General, [1762-1899]
15. Great Britain. Army. Nova Scotia Command. Office of the Deputy-Adjutant General, [1762-1899]
16. Great Britain. Army. Nova Scotia Command. Office of the Principal Medical Officer, [1762-1899]
17. Great Britain. Army. Nova Scotia Command. Military Secretary to the Commanding Officer in Nova Scotia, [1762-1899]
18. Great Britain. Army. Nova Scotia Command. Town Major in Halifax, [1762-1899]
19. Great Britain. Army. Nova Scotia Command. Town Major in Saint John, [1784-1889]

Private

Other system control no.

Related control no.

1. 1983-010 PIC
2. 1989-112 DAP
3. 80103/37 CA
4. 84503/34 CA
5. RG8M 80103/37
6. RG8M 84503/34