Colonial Despatches: The colonial despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871

General description: This digital archive contains the original correspondence between the British Colonial Office and the colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia. This project aims to digitize and publish online a complete archive of the correspondence covering the period from 1846 leading to the founding of Vancouver Island in 1849, the founding of British Columbia in 1858, the annexation of Vancouver Island by British Columbia in 1866, and up to the incorporation of B.C. into the Canadian Federation in 1871.

Implementation description: This uses a standard P5 tagset. We are currently adding maps which will be marked up using the Image Markup Tool and the FACSIMILE module.

Copyright information: Many page images and maps are reproduced by permission of The National Archives, London, England.


Martin Holmes

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