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City of Victoria fonds
Fonds · 1862-2000

Fonds consists of various series documenting all aspects of City of Victoria services and administration.

Victoria (B.C.)
CA CVIC Series CRS-49 · 1926
Part of City of Victoria fonds

Series consists of the minutes of this City Council committee. The volume, which includes the minutes of several other committees, is not indexed.
Arranged chronologically

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk
Accounts payable ledger
CA CVIC Series CRS-152 · 1919-1953
Part of City of Victoria fonds

Series consists of ledgers of accounts payable by the City.
Accounts are arranged alphabetically by name of individual or company to which money is due. For the 1936-1951 ledger accounts only cover the letters M to Z. In the 1948-1953 volume, accounts are arranged alphabetically in two groupings: the first is primarily for the years 1951-1953, whereas the second grouping is mainly 1948-1951.
Title taken from the cover of the 1948-1953 volume

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department
Airport Committee minutes
CA CVIC Series CRS-50 · 1937-1938
Part of City of Victoria fonds

Series consists of the minutes of this City Council committee. The volume, which includes the minutes of several other committees, is not indexed.
Arranged chronologically

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk
CA CVIC Series CRS-308 · 1876-1878
Part of City of Victoria fonds

Series consists of property tax assessment notices and related correspondence, mainly concerning persons and corporate bodies with multiple properties.

Victoria (B.C.). Assessor
Assessment photographs
CA CVIC Series CRS-170 · [195-]
Part of City of Victoria fonds

Series consists of photographs created by the Assessor to assist in the assessment of taxes. Photographs depict both commercial and residential properties.
Arranged alphabetically by street name.
Records acquired as accession number 98202-19

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department
Assessment roll comparisons
CA CVIC Series CRS-269 · 1892-1905
Part of City of Victoria fonds

Series consists of a volume of tax assessment information that provides comparisons for the years 1892, 1894, 1897, 1900, and 1905. Includes only the following information: lot and block number, measurement, street, name, assessment on land, and assessment on improvements.

The spine of the volume is stamped B.C. Land and Investment Agency, indicating that it was prepared either for the use of or the taxation of that company

Victoria (B.C.). Assessor
Boulevard maintenance ledger
CA CVIC Series CRS-159 · 1914-1916
Part of City of Victoria fonds

Series consists of a ledger documenting boulevard maintenance taxes. These taxes were collected in accordance to By-law No. 956 which states that 'for the purpose of providing annually the required sum to defray the cost of maintenance and upkeep of the boulevards on all streets in the City now and hereafter to be boulevarded there is hereby assessed upon the real property and portions of real property fronting upon any boulevard now or hereafter constructed, and there shall be levied and collected in each year an annual rate of four-fifths of a cent. per square foot of the area included in such boulevards.' Ledger consists of a calculation of street frontage, legal description of the property, and rates by year.
Arranged alphabetically by street name

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department
Building inspection files
CA CVIC Series CRS-182 · 1915-1933 (predominantly 1923-1931)
Part of City of Victoria fonds

Series consists of records pertaining to the demolition of condemned buildings, the repair of buildings reverted to the City, and the maintenance and repair of public buildings or properties.
The following types of records are found in the series: tenders or bids to erect and to demolish buildings; notifications of condemned houses; specification and conditions for erecting and demolishing buildings; receipts; memoranda; tenders for painting and repairing buildings or wiring; agreements; bills for work completed; contracts; claims; correspondence; and plans.
Public buildings or properties covered by the records include: Auto Tourist Camp (Curtis Point); Beacon Hill Park; City Market; Foul Bay Beach; Isolation Hospital; Old Men's Home; Police Station; Pumping Station; Royal Athletic Park; Smith Hill Reservoir; Stadium (Douglas Street).
Arranged alphabetically by street. Files pertaining to specific public buildings or properties are arranged alphabetically by name after the initial alphabetical street listing

Victoria (B.C.). Building Inspector's Department
CA CVIC Series CRS-35 · 1963-1970
Part of City of Victoria fonds

Series consists of minutes and papers of this committee of Council.
The committee was originally designed to deal with the Capital Region sewerage issue. The title and probably the responsibilities of this committee have changed. This committee has also been known as Engineers Technical Advisory Committee, Technical Advisory Committee, and Regional District Technical Committee

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk
Car allowance reports
CA CVIC Series CRS-166 · 1952-1957
Part of City of Victoria fonds

Series consists of monthly and annual accounts of car expenditures. Car allowance payments document monthly vehicle usage whereas car allowance mileage reports document monthly mileage costs.
Arranged chronologically

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department
CA CVIC Series CRS-40 · 1961-1962
Part of City of Victoria fonds

Series consists of a list of the officers of the Victoria Centennial Celebration Society, 1962 and a report of this special committee of Council, which was created to investigate possible projects to celebrate the 1962 Victoria centennial

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk
Centennial scrapbook
CA CVIC Series CRS-241 · 1964-1967
Part of City of Victoria fonds

Series consists of a 41 cm x 51 cm volume of clippings and photographs pertaining to 1967 Canadian centennial activities in Greater Victoria, entitled "Central Saanich, Esquimalt, Oak Bay, Saanich, City of Victoria Centennial Scrapbook."
Also includes a number of loose photographs maintained for reference or mounting in scrapbook

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk
CA CVIC Series CRS-53 · 1930
Part of City of Victoria fonds

Series consists of the minutes of this City Council committee. The volume, which includes the minutes of several other committees, is not indexed.
Arranged chronologically

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk
Convention Centre files
CA CVIC Series CRS-45 · 1966-1971
Part of City of Victoria fonds

Series includes clippings, reports, site information, statistics, plans, and draft agreements pertaining to the development of a convention centre

Victoria (B.C.). City Manager
Correspondence
CA CVIC Series CRS-190 · 1944-1964
Part of City of Victoria fonds

Series consists of correspondence pertaining to Singh properties

Victoria (B.C.). Land Department
Correspondence inward
CA CVIC Series CRS-11 · 1862-1916
Part of City of Victoria fonds

This 31 cm of correspondence is all that remains of the letters received by the City Clerk before 1940.
The correspondence covers a wide range of subjects, but there is no alphabetical subject index to it. A chronological item-level descriptive list, however, provides some access to correspondents and subjects for the existing letters. All correspondence inward from 1893 onwards, whether existing or not, is indexed chronologically in the communications received index (CRS 14).
For other series of letters received, see CRS 12 (1940-1974) and CRS 13 (special correspondence inward)

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk
CA CVIC Series CRS-30 · 1948-1965
Part of City of Victoria fonds

Series consists of papers pertaining to the planning of City social events, including an official centennial dinner and the plans for a retirement party for long-time City Clerk, Frank Hunter

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk
CA CVIC Series CRS-276 · 1916-1918
Part of City of Victoria fonds

Series consists of estimates and expenses regarding City buildings such as City Hall, fire halls, the market, the pound, and the Isolation Hospital, as well as Ross Bay Cemetery.
Originally from the office of W.W. Northcott

Victoria (B.C.). Superintendent of Public Works
Exhibit book
CA CVIC Series CRS-111 · 1916-1961
Part of City of Victoria fonds

Series consists of a single volume containing a description of the exhibits used in each particular case that came before the Police Court, the name and the date of the case, and when and how the material was disposed of

Victoria (B.C.). Police Court
Finance Committee minutes
CA CVIC Series CRS-61 · 1927-1938
Part of City of Victoria fonds

Series consists of the minutes of this City Council committee. The volumes, which include the minutes of several other committees, are not indexed.
Arranged chronologically.
There is a gap in this series from 1930 to 1933

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk
Fuel purchase journal
CA CVIC Series CRS-304 · 1933-1935
Part of City of Victoria fonds

Series consists of a daily journal of fuel purchased by the City. Includes date, requisition number, company purchased from, amount purchased, unit pricing, and total price with cumulative monthly entries.

Victoria (B.C.). Stores Department
CA CVIC Series CRS-132 · 1962-1980
Part of City of Victoria fonds

Series consists of an index to the minutes or the Group 'A' Committee records (CRS 24). Arranged chronologically by year, alphabetically within each year by first letter only, and numerically by minute number within each alphabetical section

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk