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Archives CPR Land Sales

About the Archives CPR Land Sales Catalogue

Archives CPR Land Sales Catalogue contains records of sales of agricultural land by the Canadian Pacific Railway to settlers in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta from 1881 to 1927. The information includes the name of the purchaser, legal description of the land, number of acres purchased, and cost per acre. These records are often used when applying for Century Farm status.

Canadian Pacific Railway | Archives CPR Land Sales Catalogue

How to Search

Enter your search term(s) in the Purchase of Land box, or use the Browse button to the right of the box to select a purchasers’ name.

Or:

Enter the legal description of the land (i.e. NW-23-4-18-W4) in the boxes below, using the dropdown lists. Hint: if you do not know the complete land description, fill in as much as you do know.

Volume Contract number Date Purchaser Quarter Section Township Range Meridian Acres Price Status
76 110 1881 OCT 19 BURNS, THOMAS NW
NE
SW
SE
7 9 19 W1 640 $2.50 PAID IN FULL
76 111 1881 OCT 19 MOODY, WILLIAM S. NE 21 8 18 W1 160 $2.50 PAID IN FULL
76 112 1881 OCT 19 CAMPBELL, ANGUS NW
NE
7 11 17 W1 320 $2.50 PAID IN FULL
76 113 1881 OCT 19 HENDERSON, FREDERICK G.A. NW
SW
7 11 20 W1 320 $2.50 PAID IN FULL
76 114 1881 OCT 19 HENDERSON, FREDERICK G.A. SW
SE
3 11 21 W1 320 $3.50 PAID IN FULL
76 115 1881 OCT 19 McKENZIE, WILLIAM NE 33 9 20 W1 160 $2.50 PAID IN FULL
76 116 1881 OCT 21 CLARKE, ALEXANDER NE 9 8 16 W1 160 $2.50 PAID IN FULL
76 117 1881 OCT 21 WATSON, ROBERT NE 33 10 20 W1 160 $2.50 CANCELLED JUN 14, 1884
76 118 1881 OCT 21 THOMPSON, HEBER L. NE 1 11 20 W1 160 $2.50 PAID IN FULL
76 119 1881 OCT 21 NISCON, FRED E. NW
NE
5 7 17 W1 320 $4.00 PAID IN FULL