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Description found in Archives

Census and Statistics Branch [textual record]. 

Series consists of

Date(s)

1796-1873

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

0.8 m of textual records

Scope and content

Series consists of records created and maintained by the Census and Statistics Branch of the Department of Agriculture. The series includes records related to the Board of Registration and Statistics, general census records, Blue Book correspondence, and returns of baptisms, marriages, burials and inquests.

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

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown.

Biography / Administrative history

As a result of the prominence of agricultural statistics, the Minister of Agriculture was appointed chairman of the Board of Registration and Statistics, created in 1847. Among its other responsibilities, the Board conducted decennial censuses (Hodgetts, pp. 238-239). In 1852, the Bureau of Agriculture and Statistics was created. It exercised loose supervision of voluntary agricultural societies, and extended grants to these societies, by means of Boards of Agriculture for both Canada West and Canada East (16 Vic., Chap. 11). As formally constituted by statute in 1868, the post-Confederation Department of Agriculture was responsible for statistics and the census. (31 Vic., Chap. 53). In 1912, responsibility for the census and statistics was transferred to the Department of Trade and Commerce (Annual Report, 1911-1912, p. 60). RG17 General Inventory

Additional information

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

Accruals
No further accruals are expected.

Related materials
See also the Statistics Canada fonds (MIKAN 96, RG31, R233-0-5-E ) and the Department of Trade and Commerce fonds (MIKAN38, RG20, R202-0-3-E).

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