Orders in Council of the Executive Council [textual record]
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Orders in Council of the Executive Council [textual record]
- Hierarchical level:
- R11250-15-2-E, RG1-E8
- Type of material:
- Textual material
- Found in:
- Archives / Collections and Fonds
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Record Information – Details
- Place of creation:
- 10.2 m of textual records.
- Language of material:
- Scope and content:
Series consists of orders-in-council, relating to both state and land matters, produced by the Executive Council. These are the "copy of record" bearing the Governor's initials as proof of his approval, and were preserved by the Clerk of the Council for future reference. Other copies, often with a printed heading, are found with the records of officials to whom they provided necessary authorization for action. The sequence is chronological, by date of approval in Council. The format of the orders varies, reflecting changing practices. The orders issued on a single date will generally be found under a cover sheet which identifies the persons present at the Council meeting and other relevant details, with one cover sheet for the orders on state matters and another for the orders on land matters. Where the orders produced on a single date are grouped together, the Governor's signature or initials usually appears only on the cover sheet. Since microfilming of the series has resulted in the removal of the ribbon or other attachment fixing the various orders to their cover sheet, this arrangement may not be immediately apparent to users of the microfilm. While many orders bear a number, no system for numbering them (akin to the post-1867 use of the "PC" designation) has been recognized. The numbers appearing at the top of pages sometimes relate to the entries in the registers of submissions found elsewhere within this fonds, in the Submissions to the Executive Council series, but bear no consistent relationship and so cannot be relied upon to identify the location of orders. Orders-in-council are extracts from the minutes of the Executive Council (found elsewhere within this fonds, in the State Minute Books of the Executive Council series and the Land Minute Books of the Executive Council series). An "order" always derived from a "minute," but not every minute resulted in an order. Matters which were left unresolved - "put by" or otherwise not decided upon - are recorded only as minutes and documented through the "Put By" Submissions to the Executive Council series, elsewhere within this fonds.
- Finding aid:
Textual records (Paper) Given the relationship between minutes and the orders-in-council, the indexes found within the state and land minute books can also be used to trace orders-in-council. The index leads to the minute, the date of which is the key to identifying, by means of the Shelf List for the Orders-in-Council of the Executive Council series, the volume in which the order should be found and the microfilm reel on which it will appear. The indexed registers are also available on microfilm. Indexed registers (90: Open)Textual records (Paper) The indexed registers which constitute vols. 72-93 of the State Submissions to the Executive Council series (found elsewhere within this fonds), serve as a finding aid to the records in the present series also. Those registers and indexes serve the inter-related series of State Minutes of the Executive Council, "Put By" Submissions to the Executive Council, State Submissions to the Executive Council and, to a certain extent, the Land Submissions to the Executive Council, as well as the present series. Indexed registers (90: Open)Textual records (Paper) The CAB RG 1 Shelf List (see RG 1, E8 section) is a typed volume-level description which provides volume number, inclusive dates and corresponding microfilm reel number. The Shelf List also provides instructions on how to use the indexes and registers (found in the State Submissions to the Executive Council series, vols. 72-93) to locate orders-in-council. A description of the finding aids was included as a preface in the microfilming of the records in this series. CAB RG 1 Shelf List (90: Open)(Electronic) All or some of the documents described have been digitized and are available at the following address: (90: Open)
http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_mikan_205335(Electronic) Les documents décrits ont été complètement ou en partie numérisés et sont disponibles à l'adresse suivante : (90: Open)
- Additional information:
- Arrangement note:
- The arrangement and contents of both the present series and the two companion series, Submissions to the Executive Council and "Put By" Submissions to the Executive Council, were reviewed in 1983-1985 in preparation for microfilming. Astray items were re-filed where the correct location could be readily determined from the registers. A cross-reference form was inserted as a record of the transfer, to indicate the new location. Duplicate items were identified, to be excluded from the filming.
- Citation/reference note:
- Suggestions on proper citation style for the records in this series are provided in the CAB RG 1 Shelf List (see RG 1, E8 section). Note, in particular, that citations should specify the subject of the order as there may be several orders bearing the same date.
- Availability of other formats note:
- The microfilming of vols. 1-80 in this series was completed in 1986 and that of vols. 81-92 in 1991. Microfilmed copies are available on reels H-1768 to H-1805 and H-1957 to H-1965. For lists correlating volume numbers with microfilm reel numbers, see the finding aids cited elsewhere within this descriptive entry.
- Related material:
- There is a direct and very close relationship between the orders-in-council found in the present series and the state minutes in the State Minute Books of the Executive Council series, and the land minutes in the Land Minute Books of the Executive Council series, both of which are found elsewhere within this fonds. In theory, matters settling policy or precedent should be found documented with the state minutes and submissions, and matters of practice with the land minutes and submissions. Questions relating to Indian lands illustrate the fact, however, that a consistent distinction between state and land matters was not always made. Records relating to certain topics may be found scattered between series which have been designated "state" or "land."
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Ordering and Viewing Options
- Conditions of access:
In order to protect the fragile originals, records in this series have been microfilmed and the originals withdrawn from circulation. The microfilm must be used for consultation and copying rather than the originals.
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