Commissions and Order Books : 1749-1835.

Call Number: HIL-MICL FC LPR .N6L5C6
Category: Nova Scotia
Creator: Nova Scotia. Lieutenant Governor.
Description: 4 microfilm textual records (15 volumes) ; 35 mm
            All areas of Nova Scotia are represented in these documents. Of particular significance are several volumes of militia commissions which are arranged by county and include the date of each commission.  Other records include : proclamations; instructions; appointments; commissions; native/indigenous treaties; military orders; declarations; certificates; leaves of absence; marriage licenses, (frequently recorded on the same page with a totally different document); orders; licenses to teach; pardons; oaths of allegiance; notices of land forfeiture and accounts.


Vol 163 Commission Book, 1749-1759 
Vol 164 Commission Book, 1749-1766
Vol 165 Commission Book, 1759-1766
Vol 166 Treasury Warrants, 1766-1768
Vol 166A Treasury Warrants, 1766-1768
Vol 167 Commission Book, 1766-1768
Vol 168 Commission Book, 1768-1781
Vol 169 Commission Book, 1781-1783
Vol 170 Orderly Book, 1768-1792 
Vol 171 Commission Book, 1793-1796
Vol 172 Commission Book, 1783-1809
Vol 173 Commission Book, 1810-1821
Vol 174 Commission Book, 1821-1835
Originals: The original documents are held by the Public Archives of Nova Scotia.
Archival Ref. No.: PANS RG 1, vols. 161, 163-174.
Finding Aids:
            An internal index by name and subject can be found at the beginning or at the end of each volume. 

A microfilm shelf list giving reel numbers, volumes, dates and index information is available in print.

Electronic Finding Aid Record: NS Lieutenant Governor Commission Books Shelf List.pdf

Reel # 1, which contains volumes 163-164, begins with the last 90 pages of volume 160, 1862, and continues to include volume 161, 1862-1865.

Volumes 162 and 162A are missing.

Part Of: Nova Scotia Archives - Commissioner of Public Records Collection (RG1). Government at Halifax series. Commissions and Order Books subseries.
Other With: