Correspondence and memoranda relating to lands administration received by the Surveyor General Help


Ontario Government Record Sub-Series RG 1-2-4

Correspondence and memoranda relating to lands administration received by the Surveyor General


About these records

Title
Correspondence and memoranda relating to lands administration received by the Surveyor General
Dates of Creation
1786-1905
Physical Description

4.7 metres of textual records

Sub-series forms part of

RG 1-2 Correspondence and memoranda received by the Surveyor General relating to surveys and land administration

Scope and Content

Sub-series consists of chronologically arranged general correspondence and memoranda sent directly to the Surveyor General or his successors, the Commissioner of Crown Lands for Upper Canada, Canada West and Ontario or referred to them by other government departments.

The contents of this sub-series concern all aspects of the administration of land in the province, including settlement, roads, and resource development.

Each letter was assigned a unique number from 1 to 33,896.

Restrictions on Access
The original records are closed for conservation reasons.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright is primarily held by the Crown. No restrictions on reproduction or publication. Permission of the Archives of Ontario required for publication; submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Availability of Other Formats

This sub-series has been microfilmed.
Former Codes

Sub-series RG 1-2-4 formerly was Series RG 1 A-I-6.

Finding Aid
A partial subject and name index is available at the Archives of Ontario and known as the "Crown Lands Index" card catalogue (now on microfiche). This index covers only the years 1796-1868 and does not appear to contain all correspondence created during this period. The index provides a brief description of the piece of correspondence and a reference to the "volume" in which the correspondence is found (in that the correspondence is loose -- that is, unbound -- the volume numbers cited correspond to boxes). No page references are provided, and a date for the correspondence may or may not be given. Consequently, in order to locate a document it may be necessary to examine the microfilmed contents of an entire box. Please consult a Reference Archivist for more information. An online box ("volume") list is available for this sub-series.

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By Microfilm Interloan
These records are available through the Archives of Ontario Microfilm Interloan Service, which allows you to borrow microfilmed archival records through a library or other institution that participates in the interlibrary loan system.

http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/microfilm/crown_land_records_rg1_t.aspx