Office of the Governor General of Canada fonds [multiple media]
Notice descriptive – Brève
Office of the Governor General of Canada fonds [multiple media]
- Niveau hiérarchique :
- Date :
- 1765- .
- Référence :
- R178-0-5-E, RG7, RG7M 78903/44
- Genre de documents :
- Documents textuels, Cartes et documents cartographiques, Images en mouvement, Documents sonores, Objets (incluant les médailles et épinglettes)
- Trouvé dans :
- Archives / Collections et fonds
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Notice descriptive – Détails
- Fonds comprend :
33 description(s) de niveau inférieurVoir description(s) de niveau inférieur
- Date(s) :
- 1765- .
- Équivalent bilingue :
- Lieu de création :
- Sans lieu, inconnu ou indéterminé
- Langue du document :
- Langue du document additionnelle :
- anglais, français
- Portée et contenu :
Fonds consists of records created and/or maintained by the Office of the Governor General of Canada and by the colonial predecessors of that office. Researchers are cautioned that unprocessed textual records and records in other media are not reflected in this description.
As regards the pre-Confederation period, some general comments about the relationships among the various levels of administration are useful at this point in order to provide a context for understanding the scope and type of records created. The Governor or Lieutenant Governor of each colony in British North America may be seen to have maintained three levels of communication, which are reflected in the structure of the record-keeping systems in their offices. Great consistency is evident in the segregation of despatches prepared in the Governor's name (first and second level) from letters prepared at his orders but signed by his Secretaries (third level).
At the first level were despatches exchanged with the Colonial Office. More detailed comments on the nature of this relationship and the records it created are found elsewhere within this fonds in the descriptive entry for the Correspondence with the Colonial Office series.
At the second level were despatches exchanged with fellow governors and senior officials who might be categorized as colleagues. Although practice varied in detail from one colony to another and over time, despatches exchanged between the Governor-in-Chief and Lieutenant Governors, with the Commander of the Forces, the British Minister at Washington and with certain senior government officers were traditionally filed or recorded together. The resulting series of despatches received, drafts of outgoing despatches and entry books of despatches received or sent may not at first glance appear as so coherent a mass, particularly as not all the records have survived. The text of any one despatch may be found in multiple locations: as received by the addressee, as recorded (in an entry book) by the signatory for future reference, or as a duplicate/copy sent to a third party for reference. Thus, while no one series can be said to be complete, the texts of all documents relevant to a specific question can generally be tracked down in at least one location.
At the third level were letters addressed to and received from subordinates. Responsibility for preparing and signing correspondence at this level was delegated to the Private, Civil or Military Secretaries. More detailed comments on the nature of this relationship and the records created are found elsewhere within this fonds in the descriptive entries for those series which contain records created and maintained by the Civil and Military Secretaries.
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Textual records (Papier) Finding aids that relate to the contents of specific series, sub-series, and sub-sub-series are described in the entries for those lower levels. (90: Ouvert)Textual records (Papier) The finding aids currently available for that portion of the records which is in the physical custody of the Canadian Archives Branch (CAB) differ somewhat from those available for that portion of the records which is in Government Records Branch (GRB) custody. The primary finding aid for all the CAB-controlled records is the CAB RG 7 Shelf List. It does not have a finding aid number. Rather, it takes the form of a binder which combines both a typed narrative description of the holdings (i.e., an inventory) and a typed listing of the records at the volume-title level of description. The CAB RG 7 Shelf List is organized internally according to the former arrangement structure of the fonds. That is to say, it groups the record lists under series numbers (e.g., G 1, G 2, G 3) and series titles which have been superseded in the most recent intellectual arrangement of the fonds. Until such time as the information in the CAB RG 7 Shelf List can be automated, however, it must continue to serve as the principal detailed finding aid for the records in CAB custody. In order to facilitate this continued use of the CAB RG 7 Shelf List, a finding aid note appears in lower level descriptive entries directing the user to the appropriate section of the CAB RG 7 Shelf List. For example, the records now described as the Drafts of despatches to the Colonial Office sub-series (MIKAN record 126298) were formerly known as RG 7, series G 9. A finding aid note in the descriptive entry directs the user to the G 9 section of the CAB RG 7 Shelf List for a volume list. (90: Ouvert)Textual records (Papier) Users may also wish to consult David Parker's Guide to Materials for United States History in Canadian Archives (Washington: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1913) and A Guide to the Documents in the Manuscript Room at the Public Archives of Canada, vol. 1 (Ottawa: Government Printing Bureau, 1914). Both guides describe only a portion of the current contents of the fonds - that portion which constituted the "G" Series ca. 1913-1914. Moreover, they do so according to an obsolete classification system. Nevertheless, their descriptions continue to have some value. (90: Ouvert)Textual records (Électronique) Finding aid 690 must be used in conjunction with Parker's guides. It is a conversion list that translates Parker's "G" Series references to their equivalents as described in the CAB RG 7 Shelf List. MSS0690 (90: Ouvert)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000001145.pdfCartographic material (Électronique) Please consult lower level descriptions. (90: Ouvert)Photographs (Électronique) Please consult series level description (90: Ouvert)
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- Ancien no de référence archivistique :
Pour réserver ou acheter des documents
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- Modalités d'utilisation :
Copyright belongs to the Crown.
In order to protect the fragile originals, many records in this fonds have been microfilmed and the originals withdrawn from circulation. The microfilm must be used for consultation and copying rather than the originals. Further details are provided in the relevant series, sub-series and sub-sub-series descriptions.
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