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  • Legislative Assembly of British Columbia Sessional Papers
Index for 1872-1971
Printed guide available in Koerner Microforms reference at J110.M5 A46 2009
These are a rich source of information on the history and social development of BC. In the 19th century the Sessional Papers included: voters lists by district; committee reports; orders of the day; petitions & papers presented; records of land sales; correspondence; (budgetary) estimates; and departmental reports. As the 19th century waned much of the content in the Sessional Papers was subsumed into the Journals of the Legislative Assembly or published in separate volumes. By the 1920s, they primarily contain annual reports from government Ministries. Content not transferred to the Journals includes the Voters' List - which was published on its own and the Estimates - which were published by the Ministry of Finance.