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By Sean Darcy
1. Library and Archives Canada (LAC), RG 10, Vol. 768a, reel C-13491, Indian Department - Historic Sketches on Indian Affairs, p. 43. G.M. Matheson was employed in the Records Branch of the Department of Indian Affairs from 1888 until his retirement as head registrar in 1936.
2. Journals of Legislative Assembly of Province of Canada, 1847, 1847. Appendix T, Appendix 1. Report of Committee No. 4 on Indian Department, submitted January 1840.
3. Journals of Legislative Assembly of Province of Canada, 1847, 1847. Appendix T, Appendix 1, Report of Committee No. 4 on Indian Department, submitted January 1840.
4. Mary Anne Pylchuk, "Original History of Indian Affairs in British Columbia," Litigation Support Directorate, B.C. Region (1990), p. 4; and Russell, "White Man's Paper Burden," p. 53.
5. Report of Committee No. 4 on Indian Department.
6. The Department of the Interior was one of the first federal government departments to adopt this new record-keeping system. See Terry Cook, "Legacy in Limbo: An Introduction to the Records of the Department of the Interior," Archivaria, no. 25 (Winter 1987-88), p. 77-78.
7. "File jacket" was the term used for what would now be considered a file folder.
8. Letter registration numbers were assigned in consecutive numerical order as they were processed by the headquarters records office.
9. John S. Milloy, A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System, 1879 to 1896, Winnipeg, University of Manitoba Press, 1999, p. 61.
10. LAC, RG 10, Vol. 8586, file 1/1-6-4, Memorandum October 24, 1930.
11. LAC, RG 10, Vol. 3406, Reel C-10759, Red Series Register - Quebec, Ontario and Maritimes, 1923/08/31-1947/04/04.