Colonel R. C. Moody is Commissioner of Lands & Works (CLW) to 1864

Richard Clement Moody (1813-1887) is appointed Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, lieutenant governor of British Columbia, and commander of the Royal Engineers. Moody works under James Douglas’ leadership creating reserves and enforcing colonial law over the gold mines to establish British presence and prevent disorder such as warfare between miners and Indigenous nations.

Harris, R. Cole. Making Native Space: Colonialism, Resistance, and Reserves in British Columbia. (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2002), 37.

Ormsby, Margaret A. “MOODY, RICHARD CLEMENT,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 11, University of Toronto/Université Laval (1982). Accessed March 6, 2021.  

Sage, W.N. (Walter Noble). Sir James Douglas and British Columbia. (Toronto: The University of Toronto Press, 1930), 255.