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Fonds F2037 - Peter Fidler fonds
ACU GBA F2037
Peter Fidler fonds
- Copied 1967-1970 (originally created 1792-1969) (Creation)
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0.5 cm of textual records. -- 1 microfilm reel
Name of creator
Peter Fidler, 1769-1822, was born in Bolsover, Derbyshire, England. He came to Canada, and in 1788 joined the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC). He became the company's chief mapmaker and surveyor in 1796. One of his many surveys was along the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, 1792-1793. He retired to the Red River Settlement.
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The fonds consists of Fidler's journal while in the vicinity of Calgary (1792); his journal, including census information while in the Red River Settlement (1814-1815); and information about Fidler and his house in Bolsover, compiled by a descendant, Mary Fidler (1969). Other records copied from the HBC Archives are present, including Peigan Post returns (1832), and Richard Hardisty letters about the fur trade (1874, 1882).
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No restrictions on access.
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The material is in English.
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Existence and location of originals
The original 1792 journal is held by the HBC Archives, Winnipeg. The original 1814-1815 journal is held by Library and Archives Canada. The original Mary Fidler information is held by J.G. MacGregor.
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Thursday, October 11, 2018