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Description found in Archives

Timber and Grazing Branch [textual record, cartographic material]. 

Series consists of

Date(s)

1873-1953

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

26.0 m of textual records
3 maps

Scope and content

Series consists of incoming correspondence together with memoranda and returns relating to applications for grazing leases, timber and mining permits, stock watering reserve, etc. After 1890, copies of departmental replies are frequently attached. The records represent only a selected sample of the original body of the correspondence. Because of the great extent and the uniform nature of the files in the original series, a selection was made which would document the branch's activities on both a chronological and a geographical basis. The selected files together with the policy files were retained and the remainder of the series was destroyed. Volume 1295 is a "History of Timber Regulations" by G.W. Payton, Chief Forester of the department. A list of file numbers and subjects provides ready access to the series. An alphabetical index to permits for mineral sales in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, as issued by the Branch, is retained in vol. 3172. The register is organized by the name of the permittee. Note: the original oversized items in the following volumes or files have been moved to horizontal drawers: Vol. 1205, File 141376, Pt. 5 (Poster - Department of Interior - Stock Watering Reserves - Public Notice - Lands in Regina and Prince Albert Land Districts - 4 March 1903) is now located in Vol. 3198. Vol. 1205, File 141376, Pt. 5 (Poster - Department of Interior - Stock Watering Reserves - "Auction Sale of Dominion Lands" - Alberta - 2 May 1910) is now located in Vol. 3199. Vol. 1205, File 141376, Pt. 7 (Poster - Department of Interior - Public Notice - "List of Lands to be Withdrawn from the Stock Watering Reserves" - 28 February 1902) is now located in Vol. 3200. Vol. 1205, File 141376, Pt. 7 (Poster - Department of Interior - Stock Watering Reserves - Public Notice - Calgary Land District - 20 March 1903) is now located in Vol. 3200. Vol. 1205, File 141376, Pt. 7 (Poster - Stock Watering Reserves - Public Notice - Lands in Regina and Prince Albert Land Districts - 4 March 1903) is now located in Vol. 3201. Vol. 1205, File 141376, Pt. 7 (Poster - Department of Interior - Stock Watering Reserves - Public Notice - Lethbridge Land District - 20 March 1903) is now located in Vol. 3202. Vol. 1207, File 142200, Pt. 2 (Handbill - Department of Interior - 12 May 1891 - "The attention of the public is called to the following provisions of the Grazing Regulations approved by Order in Council of the 17th of September 1889") is now located in Vol. 3203. Vol. 1213, File 145330, Pt. 9 (Map/Plan - "Sketch Maps and Profiles of Base Lines and Meridians" - 19th and 20th Baselines, 24th to 29th Baselines, 29th and 30th Baselines and East Boundary of Range 8, plus profiles of other baselines - 1916) is now located in Vol. 3204. Vol. 1213, File 145330, Pt. 9 (Map Index to Townships in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia to Illustrate Progress of Dominion Lands Surveys - pre-31 March 1916 to 31 March 1917) is now located in Vol. 3205. Cartographic material consists of three maps: an index to townships in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia showing townships open for entry up to July 1st, 1909; a map of the area along the fifth meridian in Alberta, showing grazing lands; and a general map of the Northwest Territories and of the province of Manitoba, revised and corrected to 31 August 1894.

Cartographic material
90NA: Open but not available
Textual records
90: Open
Volume
from 1180 to 1295
3172
90: Open
Graphic (art)
99: To be determined
Volume
from 3198 to 3203
3205
3204/9
32: Restricted by law
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown.

Finding aid 15-50 is a computer-generated file list that includes the following: part 1 (files 7-96662), part 2 (files 96831-404967), part 3 (files 404968-562853), part 4 (files 562858-635836), part 5 (cross reference files). 15-50 (Electronic)

Cartographic material Finding aid consists of an item listing. Finding aid available in main reference room. RG15M 77803-13 (items 16 to 18) 90 (Paper)

Biography / Administrative history

The title of the Timber and Grazing Branch is somewhat misleading. In actual practice its function was to supervise the use of natural resources on Crown land by private individuals through grazing leases, timber and mining permits, leases of mill sites, irrigation permits, etc. Because of varying responsibilities the branch was known at different times under the following titles: Timber and Mines; Timber, Mines and Grazing; Timber, Grazing and Irrigation; and Timber and Grazing. RG15 General Inventory

Additional information

Custodial history
Cartographic material transferred from the Public Records Division in 1977, vol. 1205, file 141,376-7, and vol. 1210, file 145330-2.

Source of title
Title is based on the contents of the series.

Accruals
No further accruals are expected.

Related materials
A register of timber and grazing assignments issued by the Timber, Mines and Grazing Branch, from 1926 to 1930, is retained in the records of the Northern Affairs Program, RG 85, accession 1986-87/158, box number 9. This accession has been brought to permanent status in the land registers for Northwest Territories and Yukon lands sub-sub-series Volumes 2275-2289 (RG85-D-2-c, R216-135-1-E ). The register is ordered by assignment number.

Cartographic math data
Cartographic material: RG15M 77803-13 - Scales differ.

Subject heading

Government

Related control no.

1. 77803/13 CA
2. RG15M 77803/13