Surveyor General's Office correspondence 1838 - 1864
This is the major correspondence series of the Surveyor General's Office. Correspondence files consist of letters and other documents received by the Department, memoranda of action taken, internal reports or inquiries, and usually either brief notes outlining the reply (nineteenth century), or copies of letters sent (twentieth century).
The correspondence focuses on matters requiring survey expertise ie. requests for dimensions of sections, requests for water reserves, requests for surveys and re-surveys, and boundary disputes.
The Special Lists are arranged chronologically, and contain the file number, year, a subject description, the author and the number of the box for that file.