Series consists of records created by the second City Manager. They pertain to virtually all areas of City activity. Earlier Manager's records are described in CRS 22 (predominantly 1950-1963), while later ones are described in CRS 124 (predominantly 1970-1977).
The files are arranged by subject within an overall numeric classification scheme. There are three general sequences of files in this series, with some overlap in dates and variations in the classification scheme: 1963-1965, 1966-1968, and 1969-1971. File classification lists are located at 1 A 1, folder 1
Series consists of an index to the City Manager's operational files 3 (CRS 124).
Arranged chronologically by year and alphabetically by topic or numerically by classification code within each year
Series consists of monthly payroll records for the Unemployment Relief Office. Includes name of employee, position, monthly salary, deductions, and some remarks. Each volume includes a list of employees with addresses and telephone numbers at the endVictoria (B.C.). Unemployment Relief Office
Series consists primarily of 459 photographs of various Victoria parks. There are also photographs of other parks in Canada and the United States.
Photographs are divided into files based on photographer, type of photograph, or subject matter. The dates listed are only those noted on some photographs and do not cover all the material in each file. The subject matter is varied covering: aerial photos, Beacon Hill Park, boulevard trees, children and playgrounds, parks, Parks Department projects and personnel, Ross Bay Cemetery, scenic views, storm damage scenes, waterfowl, zoo animals.
In addition, there are a few newclippings, postcards, and pamphlets relating to the Parks Department
Series consists of a monthly journal of goods and services purchased by the City with yearly summaries of expenditures. Includes vendor, quantity, cost, ledger category, item list, and invoice total.Victoria (B.C.). Stores Department
Series consists of a journal describing details of printing services and supplies purchased by the City. Each entry describes the supplier, details of the service or product, and the cost.
Arranged by department and, within each departmental section, by date
Series consists of the minutes of this City Council committee. Also includes some agendas originally filed with the City Clerk for information.
For an alphabetical index to the minutes of the Finance Committee, see CRS 137.
See also CRS 28, Public Works Committee records (1926-1962)
Series consists of a record of quotations received for materials considered for purchase by the City. Does not include actual prices and suppliers, but rather consists of an index to such documents (see CRS 183, Tenders and quotations and CRS 246, Specifications). Describes the quotation number, date, department, and description of material. Includes an alphabetical list of suppliers ca. 1951-1956.
Arranged alphabetically by type of material, and numerically within each alphabetical group (the numerical order reflects the chronology of receipt, since the quotations were numbered in the chronological order received)
Series consists of the minutes of this City Council committee. The volume, which includes the minutes of several other committees, is not indexed.
This committee was one of the three standing committees reporting directly to City Council (the others being the Group 'A' and Group 'B' Committees). The committee oversaw the management of the Memorial Arena, Crystal Gardens, McPherson Playhouse, and Royal Athletic Park as well as general recreation planning and program development. Earlier, this committee was known as the Parks, Boulevards and Recreation Facilities CommitteeVictoria (B.C.). City Clerk
Series consists of a register of agreements and leases between the City and various parties. Includes registration number, date, name, and nature of agreement.
Part of single volume including CRS 256, 258, and 259; located at pp. 82-99 (agreements 1-380, 1892-1927) and pp. 122-154 (agreements 380-471, 1927-1956)
Series consists of a register of deeds owned by various parties as a result of purchasing tax sale properties from the City. Includes number, date, legal description, certificate number, and remarks.
Part of single volume including CRS 256, 257, and 259; located at pp. 62-81 (numbers 1-346) and pp. 100-112 (numbers 347-667)
Series consists of letters sent from the Engineering Department to City Council and its Committees. Earlier reports to Council form part of the letterbook series (CRS 100).
Each volume includes an alphabetical index to subjects and correspondents
Series consists of a journal recording payment of licence fees for wholesale liquor distributors. Includes name of licensee, name of premises, street, payment details, and remarks.
Bylaw 503 indicates City Treasurer provenance from July 1907.
In same bound volumes with CRS 253, Wholesale Liquor Licences (volumes printed tete-beche).
Series consists of the City's copy of burial permits. Each permit originally consisted of three parts: the City copy, the family copy, and a receipt. Each permit is numbered and captures the following information: name, age, where born, where died, date of death, day and hour of burial, officiating clergy, block, plot and road, undertaker, reserve plots, and fees.
The earliest permits are contained in bound volumes and date from December 1886 to October 1915. In October 1915 the system was changed to a three-part carbon-copy form. And the data collected changed slightly to include cause of death, re-opening, interment, exhumation, and total cost.
Other forms related to the burial may be attached to the burial permit, such as Order for Interment of Body, Medical Certificate of Death, Warrant to Bury After a View, Certificate of Cremation, and other forms and correspondence related to the transportation of remains.
Arranged by permit number.
Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, only permits older than 20 years may be viewed.
The series consists of receipts for a contract for the maintenance of grass plots in Ross Bay Cemetery. Each license consists of two parts, a duplicate that remained in the volume, and an original that was retained by the applicant. Each record contains the following data elements: license number, name, address, amount paid, location of plot(s) purchased, date and was signed by both the Secretary of Ross Bay Cemetery and the undertaker or purchaser.
The maintenance of grass plots was established by bylaw 2452 "Ross Bay Cemetery Grass Plots, Maintenance Fund bylaw, 1928" and adopted by a resolution of Council 29 April 1929.
Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, only permits older than 20 years may be viewedVictoria (B.C.). Parks
Series consists of receipts for licenses for plots in Ross Bay Cemetery. Each license consists of two parts, a duplicate that remained in the volume, and an original that was retained by the applicant. Each record contains the following data elements: license number, name, address, amount paid, location of plot(s) purchased, date and was signed by both the Secretary of Ross Bay Cemetery and the undertaker or purchaser.
Starting in volume 5, copies of "Application for a deed of cemetery plot" and correspondence are often attached to the license
Series consists of letters received by the City Clerk from different City departments, community organizations, the federal and provincial governments, professional organizations, and municipalities throughout the world.
Although there are letters dating back to 1908, most of the material dates from the mid 1930's. There are two sequences of records within this series; the first ranging from the earliest material to the 1950s, and the second covering the 1950s through to 1973. This correspondence is arranged by subject and is filed either by received stamp number or chronologically. If the letter received originated within the City administration there will be no received stamp number, it will not be listed in the communications received index (CRS 14), and the file will be arranged chronologically. If the material received originated outside the City administration it will be arranged according to received stamp number and will be listed in the index
Series consists of the minutes of this committee of Council.
During 1907 known as the Streets, Bridges, and Sewers Committee and, during 1908, as the Streets, Bridges, Sewers, and Water Committee