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Fonds F1361 - Alexander Hunter Murray fonds
ACU GBA F1361
Alexander Hunter Murray fonds
- Photocopied 1962-1963 (originally created 1842-1858) (Creation)
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1 cm of textual records
Name of creator
Alexander Hunter Murray, 1818-1874, was born at Kilmun, Argyll, Scotland. He began working for the American Fur Company in the 1840s, and in 1846 moved to the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC). He served in the Mackenzie district under Murdoch McPherson. In 1847 he established Fort Yukon where he served until 1851. Due to failing health he was transferred to Pembina and later served at Rainy Lake, Swan River and Lower Fort Garry, Manitoba. Murray retired in 1867 to Red River. He married Anne Campbell and had several children. For further information see Kenneth Holmes article "Alexander Hunter Murray" in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. X. - Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1972, p. 540-541.
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The fonds consists of letters to his family in Scotland describing journeys.
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No restrictions on access.
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The material is in English.
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No finding aid.
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Existence and location of originals
The originals may be held by W.E. Lea and Maggs Brothers.
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Lea is possibly a descendant, and Maggs Brothers are dealers.
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Thursday, September 20, 2018