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3 microfilm reels
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Scope and content
Series consists of central registry files, paylists, a letterbook, and a land and timber sales cash book created and maintained at the Port Arthur Agency. Also included is a sub-series containing microfilmed copies of Robinson Treaty paylists and outgoing correspondence produced by the Archives of Ontario in 1970.
Conditions of access
Copyright belongs to the Crown. In order to protect the fragile originals, the microfilm copies of these records must be consulted rather than the originals.
Biography / Administrative history
The Northern Superintendency-Division 4 was established 1 April 1875 (o/c 316) and was responsible for the bands living along the north shore of Lake Superior between Michipicoten and the head of the lake: Fort William, Nipigon, Pays Plat, Pic, Red Rock, and Long Lake. Although the appointment of the agent was confirmed on 1 April, his duties were to commence on 1 May 1875. The agency has undergone a number of name changes over the years and the points of transition in the usage of the terms Northern Superintendency Division 4, Ojibways of Lake Superior - Western Division, and Port Arthur Agency are unclear. The name Ojibways of Lake Superior - Western Division first appears in an Annual Report in 1896 while the name Port Arthur Agency is first used in an Annual Report in 1929. A Treasury Board minute of 1955 confirms this agency. On 1 March 1968 the Port Arthur Agency became part of the Lakehead District. Finding aid 10-157: Guide to Indian Affairs Field Office Organization in Ontario, 1845-1990.
Related control no.
1. 1987-88/109 GAD
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