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- Record Information – Brief
- British Military and Naval records. "C" Series [multiple media].
- Hierarchical level:
- Fonds / Collection
- RG8-I, R11517-0-6-E.
- Type of material:
- Architectural & technical drawings, Maps & cartographic material, Textual material
- Found in:
- Archives / Collections and Fonds
- Item ID number:
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- Record Information – Details
- Fonds / Collection includes:
47 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)
- Place of creation:
- No place, unknown, or undetermined
- 99 m of textual records.
73 maps some mss., ink, col., mounted on muslin, some blackline prints, hand col., mounted on muslin 88 x 111 cm or smaller.
60 architectural drawings ink, col. 73 x 94 cm or smaller.
4 technical drawings ink, col. 46 x 56 cm or smaller.
4 v. (50 p., bound) 55 cm or smaller.
11 p. ink and pencil on blackline prints 49 x 69 cm.
14 leaves mounted on muslin 61 x 86 cm or smaller.
- Language of material:
- Scope and content:
Records of the British military forces in North America consisting of the official correspondence and papers of the Military Secretary of the Commander of the Forces, 1767-1870, the official records of the Canada and Nova Scotia Commands, 1785-1883 and 1762-1899 respectively, and miscellaneous military records, 1757-1896, these latter mostly from private sources.
Cartographic material comprised of the following accessions: RG8M 80103/37 consists of consists of property listings and drawings of military holdings vested in the Secretary of State for War, in the cities of Montreal and Quebec, by the Royal Engineer Canada Command; RG8M 84503/34 consists of plans, indexes and statements of property vested in the Secretary of State for War in Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island within the Royal Engineer Command, prepared by the Royal Engineers.
- Creator / Provenance:
- Biography/Administrative history:
The "C" Series consists of 2020 volumes of records accumulated by the British forces stationed in Canada from 1759 until 1906, as well as sundry military records attached to this series for the convenience of researchers. The origins of the Series and the arrangement of volumes within it are described in the Introduction to the Preliminary Inventory (see FA 1800).
Note: This inventory is not intended to supersede the more detailed Preliminary Inventory to Record Group 8, British Military and Naval Records, or E. Cruikshank's Inventory to the Military Documents in the Canadian Archives.
- Finding aid:
Textual records (Electronic) Finding Aid 1800 has four parts. First is the Preliminary Inventory to Record Group 8, British Military and Naval Records, as published in 1954, supplemented by typescript lists of additions to 1977. Second is a conversion list which correlates the "C" Series volume numbers with the microfilm reel numbers (also prefixed "C"). Third is a copy of E. Cruikshank's Inventory to the Military Documents in the Canadian Archives, published in 1910, with annotations of volumes added to the series or transferred to RGs 7 and 9 on creation of the Record Groups. MSS1800 (90:Open) http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000002012.pdf
Fourth is the nominal and subject card index to the subject files within the correspondence of the Military Secretary (series I A), and to portions of the Miscellaneous Records (series I D)
Individual volumes may include a table of contents or nominal index, as noted in Cruikshank's inventory
Cartographic material; textual record (Electronic) Please consult lower level descriptions. RG8M 80103/37
Cartographic material; textual record (Paper) RG8M 84503/34.
- Additional information:
- General Note:
- The microfilm is available through the Diffusion Programme or for sale to individuals.
- Physical description note:
- RG8M 80103/37: Textual records: Document has annotations. Cartographic material: Some items are signed: Charles E. Ford, Colonel, Comp. Royal Engineers in Canada.
RG8M 84503/34: Cartographic material - Most items have holes punched along one side. Most items are signed by R.J. Stotherd, Col., Commander Royal Engineers or by Richard Warren, Capt., Royal Engineers. Textual records: Items #40 and 41 are signed: R. Burnaby, Col., Commanding Royal Engineers.
- Physical condition note:
- RG8M 80103/37: Cartographic material - all of the items have a heavy paper strip adhering to one side.
- Custodial history:
- Provenance of the cartographic material (RG8M 80103/37 and RG8M 84503/34) is uncertain. The material has been in the National Map Collection for many years.
- Cartographic math data:
- Cartographic material (RG8M 80103/37, RG8M 84503/34): Scales differ.
- Availability of other formats note:
- Volumes 0 through 1913 inclusive were microfilmed between 1966 and 1972, and volume 1914 in 1979. Finding Aid 1800 was microfilmed in 1977.
All of RG8M 80103/37 has been microfilmed (NMC microfiche #15412, 121372 - 121386, 121388 - 121414), and its numbers are also listed in the finding aid.
- Subject heading:
- Claus family, [1786-1868]
- Freer family, [1786-1868]
- Great Britain - Armed Forces - Canada, 1767-1883
- Great Britain - Armed Forces - Nova Scotia, 1762-1899
- Great Britain - Armed Forces - Order-books, [1764-1894]
- Great Britain. Army - Certificates, [1767-1870]
- Great Britain. Army - Memor&ums, [1767-1870]
- Great Britain. Army - Memorials, [1767-1870]
- Great Britain. Army - Muster rolls, [1777-1783]
- Great Britain. Army - Petitions, [1767-1870]
- Great Britain. Army - Returns, [1767-1870]
- Great Britain. Army - Warrants, [1767-1870]
- Great Britain. Army. Nova Scotia Comm&. Military Secretary to the Comm&ing Officer in Nova Scotia, [1762-1899]
- Great Britain. Army. Nova Scotia Comm&. Office of the Comm&ing Royal Engineer, [1762-1899]
- Great Britain. Army. Nova Scotia Comm&. Office of the Deputy-Adjutant General, [1762-1899]
- Great Britain. Army. Nova Scotia Comm&. Office of the Principal Medical Officer, [1762-1899]
- Great Britain. Army. Nova Scotia Comm&. Office of the Quartermaster General, [1762-1899]
- Great Britain. Army. Nova Scotia Comm&. Town Major in Halifax, [1762-1899]
- Great Britain. Army. Nova Scotia Comm&. Town Major in Saint John, [1784-1889]
- Other system control no.:
- Related control no.:
- 1983-010 PIC
- 1989-112 DAP
- 80103/37 CA
- 84503/34 CA
- RG8M 80103/37
- RG8M 84503/34
- Digital Object(s) (1)
- Ordering and Viewing Options
- Conditions of access:
- Volumes 0-1914 have been withdrawn from circulation as a protective conservation measure. Researchers must use the microfilm. See the conversion list in Finding Aid 1800 for a correlation of volume and reel numbers.
Cartographic material, architectural and technical drawing: Credit Library and Archives Canada.