New Westminster Land Title Office

New Westminster Land Title Office

Description

Title Proper New Westminster Land Title Office
Date(s) 1882-1990
General material designation
This fonds contains 243 textual records.
Scope and content
This fonds comprises eleven series containing the following: legal documents pertaining to the transmission of seized Japanese Canadian–owned lands to the Secretary of State of Canada, acting in his capacity as Custodian, and to the Director of the Veterans' Land Act; other documents of the Office of the Custodian pertaining to the New Westminster Land Registry Office and the land of a few Japanese Canadians; and numbered land plans, subdivision plans (including cancelled subdivision plans), strata plans, and explanatory plans for land in New Westminster, Kitsilano, Vancouver, Maple Ridge, and Steveston, British Columbia.
Name of creator
Immediate source of acquisition
The digital copies of the records were acquired by the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective between 2014 and 2018.

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New Westminster Land Title Office
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Terminology

Readers of these historical materials will encounter derogatory references to Japanese Canadians and euphemisms used to obscure the intent and impacts of the internment and dispossession. While these are important realities of the history, the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective urges users to carefully consider their own terminological choices in writing and speaking about this topic today as we confront past injustice. See our statement on terminology, and related sources here.