Registers of letters received by the Surveying Department relating to surveys Help


Ontario Government Record Series RG 1-5

Registers of letters received by the Surveying Department relating to surveys


About these records

Title
Registers of letters received by the Surveying Department relating to surveys
Dates of Creation
1853-1859
Physical Description

3 volumes of textual records

Scope and Content

Series consists of registers of letters relating to surveys which were received by the Surveying Department, Canada West.

Entries within the first two volumes (Volume RG 1-5-0-1 and Volume RG 1-5-0-2) are arranged in broad subject categories (e.g., township name, town name) and then chronologically within each subject grouping. Subject groups are arranged alphabetically within the volume. The same system applies to the third volume (Volume RG 1-5-0-3) with the exception that the subject groupings are not alphabetically arranged .

Entries consist of: a description of the piece of correspondence received; the name of the correspondent (often a surveyor); the date of the correspondence; the date the correspondence was received in the department; and the manner with which it was dealt. Each entry also contains a unique reference number, presumably assigned to the piece of incoming correspondence; however, attempts to locate the original piece of correspondence in other series of records (both by using the date of the item and the reference number) have been unsuccessful.

Finally, most entries contain a reference to the response provided. These references consist of the abbreviation "LRS" (for "Letters Relating to Surveys) as well as the appropriate original volume and page numbers. Letters relating to surveys can be found in Sub-series RG 1-3-2 (Letters relating to surveys written by the Surveyor General).

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 is required for publication; submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These records were transferred to the Archives of Ontario by the Surveys and Mapping Branch, Ministry of Natural Resources.
Related Material

See Sub-series RG 1-3-2 (Letters related to land written by the Surveyor General) for the responses to these inquiries.

Availability of Other Formats

The volumes comprising this sub-series were microfilmed and are available on MS 7547.
Former Codes

Volume RG 1-5-0-1 formerly was Series RG 1 A-I-3, Volume 2.

Volume RG 1-5-0-2 formerly was Series RG 1 A-I-3, Volume 3.

Volume RG 1-5-0-3 formerly was Series RG 1 A-I-3, Volume 4.

Finding Aid
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Agency or agencies that created these records

These records were created by the following Ontario government agency or agencies. Click on the agency reference code for information about this agency and other records it created.

1853-1859 :

Crown Lands Department (AA100) Surveying Department-Canada West (CA550)

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