Department of Public Works, Board of Works records : letterbooks

Available reels: 9

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Canada. Dept. of Public Works.
Department of Public Works, Board of Works records : letterbooks
RG 11 A 3
Document source
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
Public Works and Government Services Canada (known as PWGSC and formerly referred to as the Department of Public Works and Government Services) is the department of Canada's government that is responsible for the government's internal servicing and administration. PWGSC is one of the oldest federal departments, dating back to 1841 when it was known as the Board of Works. The position of Minister of Public Works existed as part of the Cabinet of Canada from 1867 to 1995. The current- day PWGSC was formed in 1996 with the merger of four government departments, which had been responsible for such things as producing military equipment during the Second World War and supplies for post-war reconstruction, public printing and stationery, all government voice and data telecommunications, translations, and so on. Today, PWGSC is one of the largest federal departments and provides common services to more than 100 federal departments and agencies.
Microfilm reel C-4244 consists of a letterbook containing letters addressed to the Chief Engineer of the Board, A. Barrett, from contractors on the Lachine Canal, 1846-1848.
Microfilm reel C-4244 also consists of a letterbook of the Secretary of the Board of Works covering the years 1842-1843.
Microfilm reels T-6125 to T-6136 consist of letterbooks containing copies of letters from the Chairman of the Board of Works and from Commissioners of Public Works. The letterbooks are indexed and arranged in chronological order.