- 1891-1959 (Creation)
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3.4 m of textual material
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Burns & Goult was a law firm serving Victoria, Esquimalt, Saanich, the Western Communities, Oak Bay, and other areas on southern Vancouver Island. Arthur J. Burns was one of the principal partners of the firm. The material in this records group includes documents from Burns & Goult, and incorporates papers of the earlier law offices of Yates and Jay, J.S. Yates, Yates and Yates, Yates and Burns, and Arthur J. Burns.
Donated by Mrs. Barbara Burns, wife of Arthur J. Burns who a partner in the firm of Burns and Goult.
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Fonds consists of 426 files of business papers, insurance documents, records of land transactions and legal disputes, estate papers, personal papers and ephemera. Fonds includes company seals and one photograph.
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No further accruals are expected.
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File list available.
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Accession number: 1990-007