Fonds F0980 - Hudson's Bay Company Posts fonds

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Hudson's Bay Company Posts fonds


  • 1683-1911, predominant 1683-1888 (Creation)

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41 cm of textual records.
4 microfilm reels

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Archival history

The Fort St. John fur account book was found by John Chappell in the abandoned HBC fort at Fort St. John in 1942 and given to the Glenbow on an extended loan in 1961.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gifts of Joan Hudson, John Chappell, Mr. L.W. Bessell, Mr. T.R. McCloy, and H.A. Dempsey, and purchased or copied from a variety of sources, 1960-1978.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of journal of daily occurrences at York Factory (1786-1789); McLeod's Lake post journal (1845-1848); Qu'Appelle Lake post journal (1857-1858 [typescript]); Fort St. John post fur account book (1909-1911); minutes of Northern Department council meeting (1883); and diary of Mr. Robinson, secretary of HBC commissioner, Joseph Wrigley, about 1887 trip to Alberta and Saskatchewan HBC posts (photocopy). Includes Fort Vermilion post balance sheet (1888); invoice from York Factory to Swan River District (1852); Fort Dunvegan daily account book (1891-1899 [photocopy]) and line of credit (1888); correspondence with French about claims to Hudson Bay (ca. 1687 [microfilm]); James Keith NWC and HBC papers (1802-1851 [microfilm]); Arthur Dobbs papers about HBC and search for Northwest Passage (1683-1752 [microfilm]); statement of account with Wesleyan Mission (1841-1842); statement of account with Russian American Fur Co. (1843-1844); anonymous diary kept during 1852 flood of Red River; letter from William Hemming Cook (1802), letter from Hugh Inkster (1801), letter from William Smith (1839), John Willes stock sale (1832).

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Conditions governing access

The McLeod's Lake post journal and the Northern Department council minutes are restricted due to fragile condition. Copies are available for research purposes.

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      The material is in English.

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      Existence and location of originals

      See inventory for location of original records for which Glenbow holds only copies.

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      Digital content is available

      Related units of description

      Other HBC records are in the Richard C. Hardisty fonds at the Glenbow, and at the Hudson's Bay Archives. Records of the Fort Resolution post are in the James Kennedy Cornwall fonds at Glenbow.

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      Title based on contents of records.










      Includes file 20 from M-4843 Riveredge collection

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      Tuesday, October 09, 2018




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