North-West Territories. Dept. of Agriculture. Deputy Commissioner's Office

Identity area

Type of entity

Secondary Agency

Authorized form of name

North-West Territories. Dept. of Agriculture. Deputy Commissioner's Office

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture
  • Office of the Deputy Commissioner

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1897-1905

History

On December 15, 1897, The Agriculture Department Ordinance (North-West Territories Ordinances, 1897, no. 18) received assent forming the Department of Agriculture.

On December 18, 1897, John Alexander Reid, Clerk of the Executive Council, was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture. James Hamilton Ross was Commissioner of Agriculture.

The government felt that work relating to the department could be handled by Reid in connection with his office as Clerk. In June 1898, six months later, the workload necessitated the temporary appointment of Charles Walter Peterson as a dedicated Deputy Commissioner and this position was confirmed on October 13, 1898. Peterson held the position until June 30, 1903. John Rothes Charles Honeyman took over as Deputy Commissioner on July 1, 1903 and held this post under the Territorial government until August 31, 1905 (provincial status for Saskatchewan and Alberta).

Following the creation of the provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta in 1905, responsibility devolved to the respective provincial jurisdictions. Honeyman continued to serve as Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture under the new Saskatchewan government until December 31, 1906.

Places

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

The office of the Deputy Commissioner served as the highest level of the civil service within the Department of Agriculture through which flowed all functions, activities and reporting for the Department.

Mandates/sources of authority

Secondary Agency - No Enabling Agent.

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

North-West Territories. Dept. of Agriculture (1897-1905)

Identifier of the related entity

GA 51

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

North-West Territories. Dept. of Agriculture is the controlling agency for North-West Territories. Dept. of Agriculture. Deputy Commissioner's Office

Related entity

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Agriculture. Deputy Minister's Office (1905-1989)

Identifier of the related entity

GA 46

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Saskatchewan. Dept. of Agriculture. Deputy Minister's Office is the successor of North-West Territories. Dept. of Agriculture. Deputy Commissioner's Office

Access points area

Subject access points

Place access points

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

GA 54

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Rules for Archival Description (RAD)

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Authority record created on 2008-06-02. Approved 2012-03-06. Last modified on 2017-11-29.

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Script(s)

Sources

AMICUS Authorities - No entry found
Departmental Annual Reports
Saskatchewan Executive and Legislative Directory (SELD)

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