Dominion Lands Branch [textual record, cartographic material]

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    Type of material:
    Textual material, Maps and cartographic material
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    Archives / Collections and Fonds
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    Place of creation:
    No place, unknown, or undetermined
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    280.58 m of textual records
    380 maps some blueprints
    2 atlases (2 portfolios (109; 62 maps)) +
    Language of material:
    Scope and content:
    Series consists of a wide range of records created and maintained by the Dominion Lands Branch. Cartographic material consists of township plans and sectional maps of the Canadian West; included are portfolios which contain sectional maps for railway lands, in the old style.
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    Biography/Administrative history:
    Canada. Dominion Lands Branch: The Dominion Lands Branch was established in 1871 and was absorbed by the Lands, Northwest Territories and Yukon Branch in 1934.
    Finding aid:
    Cartographic material (Paper) Finding aid consists of an item listing. RG15M 78903/92 Available in main reference room. (90 90: Open)

    Additional information:
    Source of title:
    Title is based on the contents of the series.
    Custodial history:
    RG15M 78903/92 transferred from the Dept. of Indian and Northern Affairs in 1974; received from P.R.D., accession 73-4/89, in March 1979.
    Arrangement note:
    RG15M 78903/92: Township plans are arranged from east to west by meridian, range, and township number.
    Cartographic math data:
    RG15M 78903/92: Scale [1:380 160].
    Availability of other formats note:
    RG15M 78903/92: Some items bear MIC nos., which are recorded in the finding aid.
    Original extent note:
    RG15M 789030/92: Originally received 501 maps, 2 atlases.
    Related material:
    Cartographic material: For related materials, consult Sectional maps : [of Western Canada, six miles to one inch, old style] in the Topographical Surveys Branch series; and township plans of the Canadian West in the Department of the Interior fonds.
    Related control no.:
    1997-98/051 GAD
    1997-98/366 GAD
    1997-98/581 GAD
    78903/92 CA
    RG15M 78903/92
    Former archival reference no.:
    RG15M 77803/13
    RG15M 78903/17
    RG15M 1973-00002-4
    RG15M 84503/35
    RG15M 78903/92
    RG15M 934003
    RG15M 890412
    RG15M 890655
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