Documents of Early Vancouver


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Minutes from December 5, 1887

Transcript     Original document

  • Council unable to grant the petition of A.W. Sullivan and others for the improvement of Trounce Alley, as the Works budget was exhausted.
  • Among other accounts to be paid are subscriptions to the Leadville (Colorado) Herald, the Denver Republican, and the Alta California (California’s first daily newspaper, published in San Francisco until 1891.)

These minutes were transcribed in September, 2015 by guest transcriber Chris Stephenson

Minutes from November 28, 1887

Transcript     Original document

  • The Police Committee recommended the City immediately end the present system of boarding chain gang prisoners in private homes.  Eleven pairs of blankets were purchased for the cells, and a stove for the jail corridor
  • Tenders were received for painting street signs.  M. J. Milross was awarded the contract, at a price of 53 cents per sign on wood, but only 45 cents on tin

These minutes were transcribed in September, 2015 by guest transcriber Chris Stephenson

Minutes from November 24, 1887 Special Meeting

Transcript     Original document

  •  A Special Meeting was held to organize the reception for Sir A. R. Caron, Minister of Militia & Defense (Government of Canada), and to hire enough taxicabs for the occasion

These minutes were transcribed in September, 2015 by guest transcriber Chris Stephenson

Minutes from November 21, 1887

Transcript     Original document

  • J. Mahoney presented a bill for $9.00 for lamp lighting
  • A deputation of Clergymen appeared before the bar of the Council to ask that steps be taken towards the removal of Indian prostitutes in the City

These minutes were transcribed in September, 2015 by guest transcriber Chris Stephenson

Minutes from November 14, 1887

Transcript     Original document: part one | part two

  • Police Committee recommends pro-rata licensing of pawn brokers and second hand stores till the end of the year.
  • Board of Works to present a report on the numbering of houses and naming of streets.

These minutes were transcribed in September, 2015 by guest transcriber Chris Stephenson

Minutes from November 7, 1887

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  • City Council supports the establishment of a Government of Canada experimental farm in Coquitlam
  • The City to purchase Lots one to ten, Block 38 District Lot 541 from the CPR at $250.00 each in order to build a hospital.  Hospital to be built on the plans drafted by A. E. McCartney.
  • A house to be built for the use of the caretaker and sexton of the public cemetery, and a salary of $40 per month be offered

These minutes were transcribed in September, 2015 by guest transcriber Chris Stephenson.

Minutes from October 24, 1887

Transcript     Original document

  • The special committee has selected a suitable site for the City Hospital, and council agrees to look into buying the lot from the CPR, as well as a lot beside the public school for recreation grounds
  • The City to indemnify Police Magistrate Black against fines and charges in the course of his duties as police magistrate

These minutes were transcribed in September, 2015 by guest transcriber Chris Stephenson.

Minutes from October 17, 1887

Transcript     Original document

  • $500 Government Grant receive to be given to the fire brigade for its work
  • Proposed agreement between the Vancouver City Iron Works Co. and the City was approved
  • City Solicitor gives his opinion that accounts in which “members of the corporation” [city councillors] are personally interested should not be paid

These minutes were transcribed in September, 2015 by guest transcriber Chris Stephenson.

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