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Saskatchewan. Dept. of Natural Resources Land grants - Saskatchewan
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Saskatchewan Homestead Records Administrative Files series

  • S 70
  • Series
  • 1882-1941

This series consists records created, accumulated and used between 1882 and 1931 by the federal Department of the Interior, Dominion Lands Administration in the administration of the disposition of lands in Saskatchewan under the provisions of the Dominion Lands Act, 1872 (S.C. 1872, c. 23). The records include: letter books of the Dominion Lands Offices in Prince Albert (1887-1888) and Moose Jaw (1916), monthly diaries of homestead inspectors (1912-1929), ledgers containing circular letters of instructions to Dominion land agents (1882-1883 and 1910-1918), and a time sales register from the Battleford Dominion Lands Office (1886-1911). The series also includes records created by the Saskatchewan Department of Natural Resources, Lands Branch relating to the Saskatchewan Relief Commission and the Settlement Relief Plan (1931-1932).

Additionally, the series consists of records created, accumulated and used by the Dominion Lands Administration (1890-1931) and the Saskatchewan Department of Natural Resources, Lands Branch (1931-1941) in the disposition of a specific parcel or parcels of land available for settlement under the provisions of the Dominion Lands Act, 1872 (S.C. 1872, c. 23) and The Provincial Lands Act (S.S. 1931, c. 14). These include lands in the townsites of Wymark and South Battleford, homestead lands converted to grazing leases, and lands held as timber berths. Files contain records pertaining to various types of land grants, including homesteads, pre-emptions, time sale purchases, and leases.

The types of records included are: applications for entry and for patent; land condition and valuation reports; correspondence; homestead inspectors' reports; sale deeds and receipts; applications for grazing lease; grazing leases; memoranda; diaries and ledgers.

No sub-series have been identified in this series.

Canada. Dept of the Interior

Saskatchewan Homestead Records Pasture Leases series

  • S 69
  • Series
  • 1914-1944 (predominant: 1935-1944)

This series consists of pasture lease records created, accumulated and used between 1931 and 1944 by the Saskatchewan Department of Natural Resources and pertain to parcels of land that were leased for grazing purposes under the provisions of The Provincial Lands Act (S.S. 1931, c. 14) and its Regulations. Each file is identified by the pasture lease number.

A small volume of records pertain to a homestead that was eventually leased for grazing purposes. This file includes records created between 1914 and 1931 by the federal Department of the Interior.

The types of records included are: applications for grazing lease; grazing leases; correspondence; memoranda; receipts for rental payment and for refunds of overpayment; and land valuation reports.

No sub-series have been identified in this series.

Canada. Dept of the Interior

Saskatchewan Homestead Records River Lots series

  • S 67
  • Series
  • 1881-1944 (predominant: 1881-1931)

This series consists of homestead records created, accumulated and used by the federal Department of the Interior, Dominion Lands Administration (1871-1930) and the Saskatchewan Department of Natural Resources, Lands Branch (1930-1944). The files pertain to parcels of land, identified as River Lots, that were available for settlement under the provisions of the Dominion Lands Act, 1872 (S.C. 1872, c. 23) and The Provincial Lands Act (S.S. 1931, c. 14). A file usually covers period from date of entry until grant of patent, at which time the file was closed. Files contain records pertaining to various types of land grants, including homesteads, pre-emptions and time sale purchases. Included are files for river lots in settlement areas at St. Laurent, Green Lake, Cumberland House, Sturgeon Landing, Ile a la Crosse, Lac La Ronge, as well as lands originally reserved for the North-West Mounted Police at Battleford.

The types of records included are: applications for entry and for patent; surveyor's reports; land condition and valuation reports; correspondence; sale deeds and receipts; lease claims and receipts; and maps.

No sub-series have been identified in this series.

Canada. Dept of the Interior

Saskatchewan Homestead Records Special Files series

  • S 68
  • Series
  • 1884-1969 (predominant: 1900-1940)

This series consists records created, accumulated and used by the federal Department of the Interior, Dominion Lands Administration (1871-1931), the Saskatchewan Department of Natural Resources, Lands Branch (1930-1944) and Department of Agriculture, Lands Branch (after 1944). Each file pertains to a specific parcel or parcels of land available for settlement after being allocated for disposition under the provisions of the Dominion Lands Act, 1872 (S.C. 1872, c. 23) and The Provincial Lands Act (S.S. 1931, c. 14). These include lands in townsites, school lands surrendered in lieu of other lands selected to reimburse the School Land Endowment, homestead lands converted to grazing leases, and lands held by specific corporate bodies or for specific purposes. A file usually covers period from date of entry until grant of patent, but may include correspondence after patent was granted. Files contain information pertaining to various types of land grants, including homesteads, pre-emptions, time sale purchases, and land reservations.

The types of records included are: applications for entry and for patent; land condition and valuation reports; correspondence; sale deeds and receipts; schedules of land disposition; and maps and township plans.

No sub-series have been identified in this series.

Canada. Dept of the Interior