Crown land survey correspondence and reports relating to Indian reserves and land claims

Reference Code: Sub-series - RG 1-273-5
Title: Crown land survey correspondence and reports relating to Indian reserves and land claims
Date of Creation: 1893-1914
Physical Description:

3 centimetres of textual records

Scope and Content:

Sub-series consists records relating to the allocation of land for Indian reserves in northern Ontario. Included are copies of documentation relating to specific treaties (the Robinson-Huron and Robinson- Superior Treaties) which appear to have been compiled as background for the Treaty No. 9 negotiations. The sub-series contains a draft memorandum prepared at the direction of the Attorney General by Aemilius Irving concerning Ontario's position in these negotiations as well as correspondence, memoranda, and reports as well as background material. Many of the documents are annotated.


Sub-series also contains two registers consisting of "Pay lists for reserves for Treaty Payment, 1905". These lists were maintained by Duncan C. Scott, Samuel Stewart, and Daniel G. McMartin, in their capacity as Treaty Commissioners for the James Bay Treaty of 1905 - Treaty No. 9. Within each register, entries are grouped by community/reserve and then by "Dominion Indian" and "Ontario Indian". Information is entered under the following headings: Band #; name; # in family (men, women, boys, girls); and amount paid. Many entries contain additional notations concerning family relationships and the position of the head of the household in the community (i.e., chief, councillor, etc.). The first register contains entries for the following reserves/communities: Osnaburgh I.R. No. 63B; Fort Hope; and Martens Falls I.R. No. 65. The second register contains entries for the following reserves/communities: English River; Fort Albany I.R. No. 67; Moose Factory; and New Post.


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Forms Part of: RG 1-273 - Crown lands surveys correspondence
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How to order these records:

Reading Rooms: Order using the reference code and barcode number B295086.

Terms For Use and Reproduction:

Copyright is primarily held by the Crown. There are no restrictions on reproduction. Permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for publication; submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.

Related Material:

The Duncan Campbell Scott fonds (C 275) contains photographs created by Scott during his tour of the area affected by the James Bay Treaty of 1905 - Treaty No. 9 in 1905-1906.

The Aemilius Irving fonds (F 1027) contains a large amount of material relating to treaty negotiations, land claims and the determination of federal-provincial responsibilities for native affairs from the 1870s to the early 1900s.

Accruals: No further accruals are expected.
Other/Former Codes:

Sub-series RG 1-273-5 formerly was Sub-series RG 1-273-6.