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Central registry files of headquarters, and general operational records and central registry files of field offices including the Atlantic Regional Office, Prince Edward Island Agency, Eskasoni Agency, Miramichi Agency, Shubenacadie Agency, and Saint John River Agency. [textual record] (2000-01325-2)
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This is a preliminary record, please consult the linked accession. Series consists of general operational records and central registry files created and/or maintained by the Prince Edward Island Agency office.
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Biography / Administrative history
The first federal officer to administer the affairs of the Indian population of Prince Edward Island was appointed in the year following that province's entry into the Canadian Confederation. Theophilus Stewart was appointed Visiting Superintendent by Order in Council 1594, 9 January 1874. A distinct Prince Edward Island Agency remained in operation until 1 July 1971, at which time responsibility for the First Nations of Prince Edward Island was transferred to the Maritime Regional Office, located in Amherst, Nova Scotia. Order in Council dated 9 January 1874; "Who was who and when to 1900." (RG10, v. 11189, file 1, p.295; Peter Kiefl, "Changes in the Band-District-Region Hierarchy: December 31, 1958 to December 31, 1971 - An Aid to Compiling Time-Series Statistics", an unpublished report prepared for the Departmental Statistics Division, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, March 1973.
Related control no.
3. 73-47 OFRC
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