This fonds consists of records spanning colonial administration in Prince Edward Island to the end of the government department known as the Department of Provincial Secretary. Records in this fonds provide a glimpse of early administrative duties to the wide variety of responsibilities of a small government department. Included in this fonds is administrative correspondence; registration records of patents, copyright, joint stock companies, motor vehicles, and credit unions; tavern, inn, peddler and marriage licensing records; Royal and state visit itinerary and planning files; subject files; business taxation records; election files; maps; some photographs; architectural drawings of proposed government administration buildings; and files pertaining to the establishment of the Prince Edward Island National Park. This fonds divides into the following 22 series: licenses, patents, letter books, justices of the peace, oaths of allegiance and office, copyright registrations, royal visits, commissions, joint stock companies, elections, taxation records, motor vehicle registrations, correspondence and subject files, Prince Edward Island National Park, credit unions, Minister's files, Centennial 1967, a miscellaneous series, succession duty records, Winding Up act records and provincial survey.
Prince Edward Island. Department of the Provincial Secretary