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Accession Number: 76-040

Title

Canada. Privy Council Office fonds. -- Microfilmed 9 May 1974. -- 41 microfilm reels.

Biography / History

The Privy Council Office under the direction of the Clerk of the Privy Council was created to provide a secretariat to support the administrative activities of the Privy Council and to assist the President, in council business. In 1940, the operation of the Office was modernized by instituting more business-like procedures such as pre-establishing agendas for Cabinet meetings, records of Cabinet decisions taken, notification of departments concerning required action and the creation of a central filing system. In 1968, further changes to the Privy Council Office were introduced. These included an operations division to provide expanded secretarial services to the Cabinet and Cabinet committees, a Plans Division to provide services to the planning committees, and a Federal-Provincial Relations Division to provide liaison services between government departments and the provinces. (Taken from: "Government Archives Division: General Guide Series." Ottawa: National Archives of Canada, 1991.)

Custodial History

The microfilm was created by and in the custody of the National Archives of Canada before it was purchased by the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of registers and indices to Orders-in-Council; registers of decisions taken by the Privy Council including number, name and subject, date of receipt in the Privy Council, date of report of committee, date when confirmed in Council and remarks; and an index (1939-1945) of the Cabinet War Committee, with minutes and documents. The records on the microfilm date from 1867 to 1965.

Notes

Title based on the creator of the fonds.

This fonds was purchased from the National Archives of Canada.

The originals are located at the National Archives of Canada: Records of the Privy Council Office (RG 2).

Restrictions: N

Only a portion of the Records of the Privy Council Office (RG 2) were purchased on microfilm from the National Archives of Canada.

Microfilm. Set 18

Finding Aid

A. Registers and Indices to Orders in Council, 1867-1965. 36 Reels (Numbers 1-36).

Registers of decisions taken by the Privy Council, including number, name of Department and/or subject, date of receipt in Privy Council, date of Report of Committee of Privy Council, date when confirmed in Privy Council, and remarks; with alphabetical indices.

B. Cabinet War Committee, Index, 1939-1945, and Minutes and Documents, 1942-1945. 5 reels (Numbers 37-41).

Index contains alphabetical cross-references.
All records in this unit are copied from National Archives of Canada Record Group 2 (Privy Council Office).

The following list shows:
a). Trent University Archives reel number and outside dates of reel contents
b). description of reel contents
c). National Archives of Canada microfilm collection reel number and internal reel control number (i.e. C-4082)

A. Registers and Indices to Orders in Council, 1867-1965

Reel No. 1: 1867-1873 (NAC reel no. C-4801. 1)

Register, 1 July 1867 - 31 December 1868; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1869 - 1 July 1870; Index, A-Z
Register, 4 July 1870 - 30 January 1872; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1872 - 30 January 1873; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1873 - 31 December 1873; Index, A-G

Reel No. 2: 1873-1878 (NAC reel no. C-4802. 2)

Index, H-Z
Register, 1 January 1874 - 30 December 1874; Index, A-Z
Register, 4 January 1875 - 30 December 1875; Index, A-Z
Register, 4 January 1876 - 29 December 1876; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1877 - 31 December 1877; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1878 - 15 July 1878

Reel No. 3: 1878-1882 (NAC reel no. C-4803. 3)
Register, 15 July 1878 - 31 December 1878; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1879 - 31 December 1879; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1880 - 28 December 1880; Index, A-Z
Register, 1 January 1881 - 31 December 1881; Index, A-Z
Register, 3 January 1882 - 2 October 1882

Reel No. 4: 1882-1886 (NAC reel no. C-4804. 4)
Register, 2 October 1882 - 30 December 1882; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1883 - 31 December 1883; Index, A-Z
Register, 3 January 1884 - 31 December 1884; Index, A-Z
Register, 3 January 1885 - 31 December 1885; Index, A-Z
Register, 4 January 1886 - 13 April 1886

Reel No. 5: 1886-1889 (NAC reel no. C-4805. 5)
Register, 13 April 1886 - 31 December 1886; Index, A-Z
Register, 3 January 1887 - 31 December 1887; Index, A-Z
Register, 3 January 1888 - 31 December 1888; Index, A-Z
Register, 3 January 1889 - 2 November 1889

Reel No. 6: 1889-1892 (NAC reel no. C-4806. 6)
Register, 2 November 1889 - 31 December 1889; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1890 - 31 December 1890; Index, A-Z
Register, 3 January 1891 - 31 December 1891; Index, A-Z
Register, 4 January 1892 - 31 December 1892

Reel No. 7: 1892-1895 (NAC reel no. C-4807. 7)
Register, 3 December 1892 - 31 December 1892; Index, A-Z
Register, 3 January 1893 - 30 December 1893; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1894 - 31 December 1894; Index, A-Z
Register, 5 January 1895 - 2 December 1895

Reel No. 8: 1895-1898 (NAC reel no. C-4808. 8)
Register, 2 December 1895 - 31 December 1895; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1896 - 31 December 1896; Index, A-Z
Register, 4 January 1897 - 29 December 1897; Index, A-Z
Register, 4 January 1898 - 11 April 1898

Reel No. 9: 1898-1899 (NAC reel no. C-4809. 9)
Register, 11 April 1898 - 31 December 1898; Index, A-Z
Register, 3 January 1899 - 30 December 1899; Index, A-Z

Reel No. 10: 1900-1902 (NAC reel no. C-2075. 1)
Register, 2 January 1900 - 31 December 1900; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1901 - 31 December 1901; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1902 - 15 December 1902; Index, A-Z

Reel No. 11: 1902-1905 (NAC reel no. C2076. 2)
Register, 12 December 1902 - 31 December 1902; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1903 - 31 December 1903; Index, A-Z
Register, 4 January 1904 - 31 December 1904; Index, A-Z
Register, 3 January 1905 - 5 August 1905

Reel No. 12: 1905-1908 (NAC reel no. C-2077. 3)
Register, 4 August 1905 - 30 December 1905; Index, A-Z
Register, 4 January 1906 - 31 December 1906; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1907 - 31 December 1907; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1908 - 20 July 1908

Reel No. 13: 1908-1910 (NAC reel no. C-2078 . 4)
Register, 18 July 1908 - 31 December 1908; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1909 - 31 December 1909; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1910 - 30 December 1910; Index, A-K

Reel No. 14: 1910-1912 (NAC reel no. C-2079. 5)
Index, K-Z (1910)
Register, 3 January 1911 - 30 December 1911; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1912 - 31 December 1912; Index, A-N

Reel No. 15: 1912-1914 (NAC reel no. C-2080. 6)
Index, N-Z (1912)
Register, 2 January 1913 - 31 December 1913; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1914 - 31 December 1914; Index, A-K

Reel No. 16: 1914-1916 (NAC reel no. C-2081, 7)
Index, K-Z (1914)
Register, 2 January 1915 - 31 December 1915; Index, A-Z
Register, 3 January 1916 - 30 December 1916; Index, A-P

Reel No. 17: 1916-1918 (NAC reel no. C-2082. 8)
Index, P-Z (1916)
Register, 2 January 1917 - 29 December 1917; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1918 - 31 December 1918; Index, A-I

Reel No. 18: 1918-1920 (NAC reel no. C-2083. 9)
Index, I-Z (1918)
Register, 2 January 1919 - 31 December 1919; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1920 - 30 December 1920; Index, A-I

Reel No. 19: 1920-1922 (NAC reel no. C-2084. 10)
Index, I-Z (1920)
Register, 3 January 1921 - 31 December 1921; Index, A-Z
Register, 3 January 1922 - 29 December 1922

Reel No. 20: 1922-1924 (NAC reel no. C-2085. 11)
Register, 29 December 1922 - 30 December 1922; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1923 - 31 December 1923; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1924 - 31 December 1924; Index, A-D

Reel No. 21: 1924-1927 (NAC reel no. C-2086. 12)
Index, D-Z (1924)
Register, 2 January 1925 - 31 December 1925; Index, A-Z
Register, 3 January 1927 - 7 January 1927; Index, A-Z

Reel No. 22: 1927-1928 (NAC reel no. C-2087. 13)
Register, 7 January 1927 - 30 December 1927; Index, A-Z
Register, 3 January 1928 - 29 December 1928; Index, A-Z

Reel No. 23: 1929-1930 (NAC reel no. C-2088. 14)
Register, 2 January 1929 - 31 December 1929; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1930 - 30 December 1930; Index, A-D

Reel No. 24: 1930-1932 (NAC reel no. C-2089. 15)
Index, D-Z (1930)
Register, 2 January 1931 - 31 December 1931; Index, A-Z
Register, 4 January 1932 - 31 December 1932; Index, A-S

Reel No. 25: 1932-1935 (NAC reel no. C-2090. 16)
Index, S-Z (1932)
Register, 3 January 1933 - 30 December 1933; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1934 - 31 December 1934; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1935 - 13 March 1935

Reel No. 26: 1935-1936 (NAC reel no. C-2091. 17)
Register, 13 March 1935 - 30 December 1935; Index, A-Z
Register, 6 January 1936 - 31 December 1936; Index, A-V

Reel No. 27: 1936-1939 (NAC reel no. C-2092. 18)
Index, V-Z (1936)
Register, 2 January 1937 - 31 December 1937; Index, A-Z
Register, 3 January 1938 - 31 December 1938; Index, A-Z
Register, 4 January 1939 - 13 May 1939

Reel No. 28: 1939-1940 (NAC reel no. C-2093. 19)
Register, 13 May 1939 - 30 December 1939; Index, A-Z
Register, 3 January 1940 - 31 December 1940; Index, A-Z

Reel No. 29: 1941-1942 (NAC reel no. M-1491. 1)
Register, 2 January 1941 - 31 December 1941; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1942 - 30 May 1942

Reel No. 30: 1942-1943 (NAC reel no. M-1492. 2)
Register, 30 May 1942 - 31 December 1942; Index A-Z
Register, 2 January 1943 - 31 December 1943; Index, A-Z

Reel No. 31: 1944-1945 (NAC reel no. M-1493. 3)
Register, 3 January 1944 - 30 December 1944; Index, A-Z
Register, 2 January 1945 - 31 December 1945; Index, A-Z

Reel No. 32: 1946-1947 (NAC reel no. M-1494. 4)
Register, 2 January 1946 - 27 December 1946; INdex, A-Z
Register, 1 January 1947 - 31 December 1947; Index, A-Z

Reel No. 33: 1948-1949 (NAC reel no. M-1495. 5)
Register, 2 January -1948 - 28 December 1948; Index, A-Z
Register, 3 January 1949 - 29 December 1949; Index, A-Z

Reel No. 34: 1950-1951 (NAC reel no. M-2165. 1)
Register, 3 January 1950 - 27 December 1950; Index, A-Z
Register, 1 January 1951 - 28 December 1951; Index, A-Z

Reel No. 35: 1952-1957 (NAC reel no. M-2166. 1A)
Register, 2 January 1952 - 22 December 1952; Index, A-Z
Register, 7 January 1953 - 29 December 1953; Index, A-Z
Register, 7 January 1954 - 31 December 1954; Index, A-Z
Register, 4 January 1955 - 29 December 1955; Index, A-Z
Register, 5 January 1956 - 28 December 1956; Index, A-Z
Register, 3 January 1957 - 26 December 1957; Index, A-Z

Reel No. 36: 1958-1965 (NAC reel no. M-2167. 2)
Register, 2 January 1958 - 31 December 1958; Index, A-Z
Register, 8 January 1959 - 30 December 1959; Index, A-Z
Register, 7 January 1960 - 29 December 1960; Index, A-Z
Register, 5 January 1961 - 29 December 1961; Index, A-Z
Register, 5 January 1962 - 27 December 1962; Index, A-Z
Register, 3 January 1963 - 27 December 1963; Index, A-Z
Register, 3 January 1964 - 31 December 1964; Index, A-Z
Register, 6 January 1965 - 30 December 1965; Index, A-Z

B. Cabinet War Committee, Minutes and Documents

Reel No. 37: (NAC reel no. C-4873. 1)
Index to Cabinet War Committee, 1939-1945 (from NAC RG 2, 7c), with Index by volume, 8 December 1939 - 16 May 1945, and with alphabetical cross-references

Reel No. 38: (NAC reel no. C-4874. 2)
Consolidated Schedule of Decisions, December 1942 - September 1944
Documents, Vol. VIII, January 1942 - March 1942, #49-130
Minutes, Vol. VIII, 26 January 1942 - 26 March 1942
Documents, Vol. IX, April 1942 - June 1942, #131-203
Minutes, Vol. IX, 1 April 1942 - 26 June 1942
Minutes, Vol. X, 1 July 1942 - 30 September 1942
Documents, Vol. X, July 1942 - September 1942, #204-300 (Note: #s 292-3-4 missing)
Minutes, Vol. XI, 7 October 1942 - 30 December 1942

Reel No. 39: (NAC reel no. C-4875. 3)
Documents, Vol. XI, October 1942 - December 1942, #301-377
Minutes, Vol. XII, 6 January 1843 - 14 May 1943
Documents, Vol. XII, January 1943 - May 1943, #378-514
Minutes, Vol. XIII, 19 May 1943 - 8 September 1943
Documents, Vol. XIII, May 1943 - September 1943, #515-608
Minutes, Vol. XIV, 15 September 1943 - 21 December 1943
Documents, Vol. XIV, September 1943 - December 1943, #609-651
(continued on next reel to #682)

Reel No. 40: (NAC reel no. C-4876. 4)
Documents, Vol. XIV, September 1943 - December 1943, #652-682
(continued from previous reel)
Minutes, Vol. XV, 5 January 1944 - 28 June 1944
Documents, Vol. XV, January 1944 - June 1944, #683-815
Minutes, Vol. XVI, 5 July 1944 - 22 December 1944
Documents, Vol. XVI, July 1944 - December 1944, #815-916
Minutes, Vol. XVII, 8 January 1945 - 22 March 1945
(continued on next reel to 16 May 1945)

Reel No. 41: (NAC reel no. C-4877. 5)
Minutes, Vol. XVII, 29 March 1945 - 16 May 1945
(continued from previous reel)
Documents, Vol. XVII, January 1945 - May 1945, #917-985

 

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