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Description found in Archives

Clerk of the Crown in Chancery [textual record]. 

Series consists of

Date(s)

1866-1917

Place of creation

Canada

6.1 m of textual records

English
Added language of material: French

Scope and content

Series consists of records reflecting the functions of the office of the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, and are contained in two sub-series: the General Correspondence sub-series; and the Writs of Election sub-series.

Textual records
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown.

Biography / Administrative history

Occasionally, the Secretary of State would assume auxiliary functions in addition to the Department's primary functions, one of which was the appointment of the Deputy Registry General as the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery. The principal functions of the office of the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery were to issue writs for elections, prepare returns, prepare commissions appointing senators and issue proclamations for the opening and prorogations of Parliament.

Additional information

Source of title
Title is based on the contents of the series.

Accruals
No further accruals are expected.

Related materials
Pre-confederation records of this office may be found in RG 4 and RG 5. Later material is located in the records of the Chief Electoral Officer (RG 113).

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