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Subject files [textual record]Hierarchical level:Sub-sub-seriesDate:1867-1936Reference:R610-137-8-E, RG43-A-I-2Type of material:Textual material, Maps and cartographic materialFound in:Archives / Collections and FondsItem ID number:137045
Record Information – DetailsSub-sub-series includes:8263 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)Date(s):1867-1936Place of creation:No place, unknown, or undeterminedExtent:103.1 m of textual records
1 map 93cm X 103 cm.Language of material:EnglishScope and content:Sub-sub-series consists of a continuation of the registered correspondence described in RG43-A-I-1, MIKAN #137044. The branch continued to register all correspondence until 1906, although in 1901 a numeric subject file system was adopted. These records relate to all aspects of government involvement with railway development in Canada, and include documentation relating to the creation of the CNR. Also included are files created by the Railway Branch when it was part of the Department of Public Works, 1867-1879, as well as files created by the branch between 1879 and 1930, including claim files and railway equipment files (Vols. 2884-2888). Vols. 697-698 consists of some unnumbered subject files, loose correspondence and documents.
Vol. 2884 contains a 1914 map of the Fort Liam/William and Port Arthur area (later Thunder Bay). The map was extract from Vol. 442, file 12094 (12.094) due to a digitization request. The map underwent conservation treatment to flatten and stabilize it before digitization. Because the map was flattened, it has been re-containerized and assigned a new volume number (2884). Finding aid 43-50 includes a detailed description of the item. See MIKAN 1296655 for the originating file (12094) and volume (442).Finding aid:(Electronic) The finding aid's file level descriptions can be accessed through the "consists of" fields in the MIKAN record. 43-2 (90: Open)(Electronic) Finding aid 43-50 is a computer generated list. By 1936 a massive card index to these records had been created and is available as a finding aid in the Government Archives Division. The files are indexed by name of railway, by geographical location, and by persons and firms. Not all of the files indexed still exist in this sub-sub-series, but those that do have been listed. 43-50 also includes a listing of the contents for Vol. 2884. 43-50 (90: Open)Additional information:Source of title:Title is based on the contents of the sub-sub-series.Accruals:No further accruals are expected.Related material:Other files created during this period and as early as the 1850s can be found in the Records of the Department of Transport, RG 12, MIKAN#23 particularly in volumes 1848-2024.Source:Government
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