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Place of creation
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Scope and content
Fonds consists of: letters, notes, and clippings, 1912-1913; a copy of Western Treaty 8, 1899, horizontal storage, container 3; an original commission to settle half-breed claims, 1899, horizontal storage, container 2. Itinerary of the North West Half-Breed Commission, 1885, in which his brother, Narcisse Omer Côté was secretary; "The Civil Service- How Public Business is Transacted", The Free Press, 1878, horizontal sotrage, container 4; and writings and clippings of his son, J. Aurele Côté, Dominion Land Surveyor, are also included.
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Biography / Administrative history
Joseph Arthur Côté, public servant, was born in Quebec, and educated at Ottawa University and Bourget. He entered the Department of the Interior in 1886, and served as assistant deputy minister, 1908-1919. In 1899, he was appointed as one of the joint half-breed commissioners in connection with the Indian treaty settlements in the Athabasca District and surrounding territory.
See: Morgan, Canadian Men and Women of the Time, 1912, pp. 261-262.
1. Indians of North America - Canada - Treaties, [1885-1951] Canada. Dept. of the Interior, ca. 1885-1951.
2. Indians of North America - Mixed bloods, [1885-1951] Narcisse Omer Côté, ca. 1885-1951.
3. Indians of North America - Land settlements, [1885-1951] Western Treaty 8, 1899.
4. Joseph Arthur Côté - Correspondence, 1885-1951.
5. Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.), 1912-1913.
6. North West Half-Breed Commission - Records and correspondence, [1885-1951]
7. J. Aurele Côté - Authorship, [1885-1951]
8. Indians of North America - Claims, [1885-1951]
9. Land surveyors - Canada, [1885-1951]
10. Canada - Officials and employees, 1885-1951.
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