Because the Parish of St. James was instrumental in the growth of the town (later city, and later a part of the ‘unicity’) of St. James, giving its name as well, it has an important place in the history of Winnipeg and Manitoba.
We are attempting to create a collection of documents relating to the history of our parish.
We have received permission to publish the following images on our website
The HBC Land Register
These images are from the Cadastral: Parish Plan of St. John’s, St. James, and St. Boniface in the holdings of the Archives of Manitoba, H9 614.11 gbbd Series 1 Sheet 10, Parish Plans. (A cadastral is a plan that shows land-holdings and is mainly for the purpose of taxation.)
This map is really quite beautiful, especially when you realize that it was drawn and lettered completely by hand (with a guide rule in some areas) ... no whiteout in those days! (mid 1800s). The glare (white areas) is because it is behind a protective sheet that reflects the lighting in the room.
Note: if you wish to use any of these images in a project, you must indicate where they are archived, as well as this webpage.
This is a photographic collection of documents relating to the history of our parish.
We have received permission to publish these images on our website. Please do not copy or download them.