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Correspondence

Series consists of correspondence pertaining to Singh properties

Victoria (B.C.). Land Department

Monthly expenditure journal

Series consists of a daily record of departmental expenses such as salaries, printing, car allowance, rents commissions, and advertising

Victoria (B.C.). Land Department

Record of documents issued

Series consists of a chronological listing of indefeasible titles and conveyances issued by the City pertaining to the sale of City properties.
The records capture the following kinds of information: date, nature of the document, title number, description of the property, and recipient

Victoria (B.C.). Land Department

Land journal

Series consists of a daily record of money received for rent and sales of City properties

Victoria (B.C.). Land Department

Property sales accounts

Series consists of a listing of credits and debits to various personal and cash sales accounts.
Arranged numerically by account

Victoria (B.C.). Land Department

Record of sales

Series consists of a record of properties sold.
Arranged alphabetically by street

Victoria (B.C.). Land Department

Tax sale cards

Series consists of descriptions of properties reverted to the City for taxes.
The records capture the following kinds of information: location, legal description, tax roll number, assessed value of land and improvements, upset price, tax sale date, titles, frontages, purchaser, purchase price, date of sale, and whether the property was reserved for municipal use.
Cards capture three levels of information over different periods of time: (1) the initial tax sale of the property, usually written in ink and documenting the years 1915-1935; (2) annotations detailing the taxes on the property for the years 1939-1942; and (3) annotations spanning the years 1955-1968, recording the date that the property was sold and the sale price. Some cards also contain a sketch of the property on the back of the card.
There are three separate groupings of cards.
Arranged roughly by tax roll number

Victoria (B.C.). Land Department

Budget estimates

Series consists of a yearly estimate of departmental expenditures compared with previous years' expenditures

Victoria (B.C.). Land Department

Land ledger

Series consists of a record of cumulative totals of funds entered against various accounts such as cash sales, rentals, tax sales, and agreements receivable

Victoria (B.C.). Land Department