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Sub-series consists of miscellaneous subject files ("special records") created and/or maintained by the headquarters of the General Officer Commanding (GOC) the Canadian Militia and his predecessor, the Adjutant General. The sub-series includes: recommendations for appointments and promotions, letters of resignation, 1868-1914, and returns of discharge by purchase from the Permanent Force, 1892, 1896 (Vol. 1); monthly returns of sick and lame horses, Permanent Force, 1896 (Vol. 2); Brigade majors' half-yearly equipment inspection reports for Military District No. 4, 8th Brigade Division (Eastern Ontario), 1888-1893 (Vol. 3); a syllabus of training at Petawawa, September 14, 1914; documents relating to the powerhouse and intake works at Valcartier, list of men discharged from the 12th Battalion, CEF in September 1914 (Vol. 4); casualty returns for the Royal Canadian Dragoons, June to October 1896, notification of the death of Pte. Burns Cross, 3rd Battalion, RCR, December 1900 (Vol. 5).
The sub-series includes returns of courts martial, 1892-1909 and extracts from courts martial 1906-1931, Permanent Force (Vols. 6-7); records of declaration of courts of inquiry assembled at Esquimalt, B.C., to investigate charges against personnel of the Royal Canadian Artillery, 1915-1932 (Vol. 8); descriptive reports of deserters from the Permanent Force, 1892-1896 (Vol. 9); and registers of deserters from the RCA and RCHA, 1915-1930 (Vol. 10).
Volumes 11-12 contain numbered files relating to the construction of drill sheds, 1867-1874 (Vol. 11); and weekly reports of drills, lectures, etc. Permanent Force and schools of instruction, 1896 and 1909 (Vol. 12).
Volumes 13 and 14 contain papers, 1869-1871, relating to the Fenian threat (Vol. 13) and papers, 1912, regarding the Fenian Bounty (Vol. 14).
Copies of printed forms and certificates used by the Department. Ledger showing the distribution of forms and printed circulars, 1871-1875 are found in volume 15. Copies of the Imperial "local regulations" regarding allowances for fuel and light in Nova Scotia and Canada; regulations and returns respecting fuel and light for "A" and "B" Batteries and Schools of Gunnery at Kingston and Quebec, 1873 are found in volume 16.
Volume 17 contains draft General Orders, Militia General Orders and amendments to Militia Lists and Regulations and Orders. The volume also contains correspondence relating to errors in Orders and in Militia Lists, 1886-1904.
The sub-series also contains daily statements of files entered in the registry office which were of general interest to staff officers, September to November 1898 (Vol. 18); questions to be answered by inspecting officer in his confidential reports on militia units, n.d.; reports by Assistant Adjutants General in the Montreal, Kingston and Toronto districts, 1868-1869; abstracts of inspection reports, of Active Militia units, 1901-1903 (Vol. 19); annual reports of the Deputy Adjutants General in each of the military districts, 1872 (Vol. 20); returns of commissions to be sent to officers, 1884-1887, 1890 (Vol. 21); copies of maps prepared to accompany a mobilization scheme which was to be devised by the Quartermaster General, Col. Hubert J. Foster, in 1899 (Vol. 22); confidential reports on officers of the Active Militia, 1901, 1903-1904, arranged by military district (Vols. 23-25); minutes of boards of officers appointed to consider the adoption of Oliver Equipment as well as regulations for the wearing and maintenance of the equipment, 1898-1899 (Vol. 26); paylists for officers and civilian staff in the office of the Adjutant General of Militia, 1862-1883 (Vol. 27); a printed report of Colonel G.J. Wolseley on Thorold Camp, 1866; a return of correspondence relating to provincial autonomy for the Northwest Territories, 1901-1902; an annual report for 1898 of the British Inspector-General of Recruiting; copies of Australian General Orders, 1904; and an appropriation account of the sums granted by the British Parliament for the operation of Ordnance Factories, 1897-1898 (Vol. 28).
The sub-series includes estimates, accounts and receipts for maintenance repair to military property, 1883-1891 (Vol. 29) and unnumbered correspondence, memoranda, specifications and estimates relating to drill sheds, barracks and other military property, 1869-1891 (Vol. 30). Related records may also be found in RG9-II-B-1, volume 13, no. 3389 of 1881.
Volume 31 contains a record of Blue Books, Army Orders and printed reports sent by and received in the office of the Adjutant General, 1894-1896.
Nominal returns of recruits enlisted in the Permanent Force in 1909 are found in volume 32.
The sub-series includes records related to the Red River Force, 1870-1874. These include lists of officers recommended for service, 1870-1871; correspondence relating to bounty land, 1872- 1873; records of courts martial and returns of defaulters, 1870-1873 (Vol. 33); fuel, light and forage returns, 1870-1874; guard reports, 1870-1873 (Vol. 34); hospital returns, 1870-1873; nominal rolls, marching out, duty and daily states, 1870-1873; correspondence relating to the organization of the force, 1870; and miscellaneous papers, 1870-1874 (Vol. 35).
Appendices to the departmental annual reports, 1871-1872 are found in volume 36.
Volume 37 contains Intelligence Reports on resources in Military Districts 3, Ontario and 7, Quebec and in Nova Scotia, 1869. Included are statistics on food, fuel and forage available, buildings which could be used as hospitals or barracks, population of each district, roads, water communications and railroads.
The sub-series includes nominal rolls and correspondence relating to rifle associations, 1869, 1888, 1900, 1902 (Vol. 38); a list of rifle ranges in Military District 7, 1898 (Vol. 39); and reports of examination of rifled ordnance, Permanent Force, 1888, 1892-1893 (Vol. 40).
The sub-series contains abstract returns, marching out states, parade states and a few letters which accompanied nominal rolls, 1868-1872 (Vol. 41); abstracts of returns of enrollment of the Reserve Militia, 1869 (Vol. 42) and 1871 (Vol. 43); correspondence and returns, 1868-1869, relating to the re-enrollment of the Volunteer Militia in conformity with the Militia Act of 1868 (Vol. 44).
A list of military stores sold by public auction at Quebec, June 1907 is found in volume 45.
The sub-series includes correspondence and lists of candidates at the Schools of Military Instruction, 1869-1879 (Vol. 46) and applications to enter the Schools, 1895-1900 (Vol. 47); and sick reports and returns from annual training camps, reports on regimental medicine chests, 1870-1872 (Vol. 48).
Records relating to semi-monthly states of units in the Permanent Force, 1886-1896 are found in volume 49.
The sub-series includes returns, requisitions and receipts for stores issued to the Red River Force and the Active Militia, 1868-1874 (Vol. 50); accounts of deficient stores, 1894-1895 (Vol. 51); correspondence relating to the purchase of blankets for annual training, 1899; correspondence regarding the storage of waggons in the Montreal Drill Hall, 1906; inspector's reports on articles supplied by the Ottawa Car Company, 1906 (Vol. 52); receipts for stores issued to Active Militia units, 1904 (Vol. 53); target practice returns, 1870-1892 (Vol. 54); Brigade camp tattoo reports, 1894 (Vol. 55); returns showing the number of officers and men of Active Militia units trained in 1903 (Vol. 56).
Finally, the sub-series contains a list of Deputy Ministers' files relating to the Yukon Field Force and miscellaneous correspondence, chiefly regarding the accounts of the expedition, 1898-1902 (Vol. 57).
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(Paper) Finding aid 9-24 is a typed volume list. 9-24
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