Despatches : 1784-1867.
|Call Number:||HIL-MICL FC LPR .N4L5D4|
|Creator:||New Brunswick. Lieutenant Governor.|
|Description:||35 microfilm textual records (66 volumes) ; 35 mm|
While the records in the Governor's and Lieutenant Governor's Offices of Upper Canada, Lower Canada and Prince Edward Island were transferred to the Governor General's Office at the time of Confederation, the New Brunswick records were sent to the Colonial Office in London by the Administrator, Charles Hastings Doyle. In 1921 the British Government returned the records to the Public Archives of Canada for preservation in Canada.
The Despatches are divided into four sections as follows:
|Originals:||The original documents are held by Library and Archives Canada.|
|Archival Ref. No.:||LAC RG 7, G 8 B.|
The last reel of the series contains the registers for a number of volumes.
|Electronic Finding Aid Record:||
NB Lieutenant Governor Despatches Shelf List.pdf
Seven volumes of related material encompassing the years from 1823-1854 are found in National Archives of Canada RG 7, G7. Despatches from the Lieutenant Governor to the Governor, NAC reels C-15629, C-15630 and C-15631. The Loyalist Collection Call Number is MIC-Loyalist FC LPR .O5L5D4.
Researchers are advised that material related to the New Brunswick Despatches can be found in two series: Great Britain. Colonial Office 188: Correspondence and Great Britain. Colonial Office 189: Entry Books. this material is available in the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick.
There are two copies of the New Brunswick Despatches in the Loyalist Collection.
Reel 35, Despatches Sent, 1852-1853, is missing (Feb. 2020).