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Records of the Department of the Provincial Secretary (RG 8)


This microfilm consists of a case book and record of offenses and punishments for the Victoria Industrial School and prisoner’s histories from the Ontario Reformatory for Boys in Penetanguishene, Ontario.

Victoria Industrial School – Record of Offenses and Punishments (Sub-Series RG 8-51-6)

This microfilm consists of a register of offenses and punishments for the boys at the Victoria Industrial School. It contains daily entries, which include the name of the boy, the initials of the person reporting the infraction, the offense, the punishment, and the number of marks (presumably, a demerit point system).

Victoria Industrial School – Record of Offenses and Punishments (Sub-Series RG 8-51-6)

Reference Code Description Years Microfilm
Reference
RG 8-51-6 Victoria Industrial School – Record of Offences and Punishments 1894-1902 MS 7589

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Victoria Industrial School – Case Books (Sub-Series RG 8-51-7)

This microfilm consists of a volume containing information about inmates of the Victoria Industrial School including date, case number, name, age, residence, height, complexion, eye colour, occupation, birthplace, parent's names, their residence and occupation, religion and nationality. The pages also include remarks, often following the discharge from the school and reflecting their progress. The case number in this series is the same as the case number in the Case Files (Sub-Series RG 8-51-8).

Victoria Industrial School – Case Books (Sub-Series RG 8-51-7)

Reference Code Description Years Microfilm
Reference
RG 8-51-7-1 Victoria Industrial School – Case Book (Case Numbers 1-476) 1887-1895 MS 7589

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Ontario Reformatory for Boys (Penetanguishene, Ont.)
Prisoner’s Histories (Sub-Series RG 8-52-2)

This microfilm consists of a single volume, which contains biographical information about prisoners of the Ontario Reformatory for Boys in Penetanguishene. The histories are arranged chronologically as inmates were committed. Information about each includes their crime and sentence and who gave them their sentence; physical characteristics such as their size, complexion, appearance, marks and scars, height and weight; biographical information such as their mother and father, their places of birth and residence, and if their parents were "intemperate"; and information about their personal history, including whether they drank or smoked, where they have been employed, who their companions are, how long since they attended school, and whether they have been arrested previously. The age range of the inmates varied between eleven and sixteen years of age.

Ontario Reformatory for Boys (Penetanguishene, Ont.)

Reference Code Description Years Microfilm
Reference
RG 8-52-2 Ontario Reformatory for Boys (Penetanguishene, Ont.) - Prisoner’s Histories 1897-1903 MS 7590


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