Series CRS-121 - Miscellaneous files

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CA CVIC Series CRS-121

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  • 1904-1963 (Creation)
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    Victoria (B.C.). City Solicitor

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1.82 m of textual records

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Series consists of several groups of files with no discernible relationship amongst themselves except that they were created by the City Solicitor at various times. Most date from the period when the City Solicitor was a member of City Hall permanent staff. The series covers a full range of typical Solicitor activities including the preparation of bylaws and legislation, negotiation of agreements and contracts for local improvements, sale of lands, and supply of services to the City, general counsel in litigation, and drafting of legal opinions.
A substantial group of files concerned with the building of Johnson St. Bridge (1911-1923) is comprised of records created by the City Engineer. These may have been brought together to handle potential litigation, given the City of Victoria's sensitivity to liability arising from the Point Ellice Bridge streetcar disaster of 1896.
See also CRS 119, CRS 122, CRS 123

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BCAUL control number: CVIC-CRS-121

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