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Description found in Archives

Despatches received by the Governor-in-Chief from the Lieutenant Governors [textual record]. 

Series consists of

Date(s)

1820-1877

Place of creation

Canada

0.66 m of textual records.

Scope and content

Series consists of numbered and unnumbered (private and confidential) despatches, together with their enclosures, received by the Governor-in-Chief from the Lieutenant Governors. The series is arranged by colony and includes the following sub-series: Despatches from the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland, 1837-1857; Despatches from the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, 1820-1877; Despatches from the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick, 1823-1854; Despatches from the Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island, 1820-1854; Despatches from the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, 1821-1841. In addition, there is a sub-series Replies to Dalhousie's circular despatch, 1821, which includes information forwarded to the Governor-in-Chief from various colonies. A variety of subjects are discussed in the despatches, reflecting the particular interests of each colony. These include: include militia and defence, immigration and land questions, public works, Indian administration, canals, clergy reserves, border relations and boundaries with the United States, the Madawaska Settlement, the Bay of Fundy canal, fisheries.

Textual records
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown.
In order to protect the fragile originals, records in this series have been microfilmed and the originals withdrawn from circulation. The microfilm must be used for consultation and copying rather than the originals. Further details are provided in the relevant sub-series descriptions.

Finding aids that relate to the contents of specific sub-series are described in the entries for those lower levels. See also the finding aids cited in the fonds-level description. Although they were prepared many years ago according to an arrangement schema which has been superseded, those finding aids continue to have descriptive value for records in this series. (Paper)

Finding aid 7-3 is a volume list relating to volumes 1-14. 7-3 90 (Electronic)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf002/7-3_126306_vols1-14.pdf

Additional information

Custodial and reference questions related to these records should be directed to the Canadian Archives Branch (CAB).

Accruals
No further accruals are expected.

Arrangement note
The distinction between the records found in this series and those found elsewhere in this fonds in the four colony-specific series for the offices of the Lieutenant Governors of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, and the Governor of British Columbia and Vancouver Island, may not initially be apparent. The records found in this series are despatches from the Lieutenant Governors of the various colonies to the Governor-in-Chief and, as such, are records that came into, and were maintained in, the office of the Governor-in-Chief organically as part of the business flow of communication of that office. The records in the four colony-specific series for the offices of the Lieutenant Governors of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, and the Governor of British Columbia and Vancouver Island, on the other hand, were inherited as historical collections from defunct colonies by the Office of the Governor General of the Dominion of Canada. They came into the custody of the Office of the Governor General of the Dominion of Canada at different times and under different circumstances.

Availability of other formats note
Records in this series are available on microfilm. Microfilming was completed in 1980. Further details are provided in the sub-series descriptions.

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