Available reels: 13
|Creator||Canada West. Provincial Secretary's Office.|
|Title||Canada West : Provincial Secretary letterbooks|
RG 5 C 2
|Document source||Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada|
Before Confederation, there were two registrars general, who were appointed as the provincial secretaries of Upper Canada and Lower Canada. The offices of Civil Secretary for the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada were merged in 1841; there was a single office for the province of Canada. The offices of the Provincial Secretaries were maintained: that of Upper Canada continued for Canada West and that of Lower Canada for Canada East.
This collection consists of texts of outgoing correspondence that were entered in the letterbooks maintained by the Provincial Secretary's staff, 1839-1847, for future reference.