Fonds PR-1709 - Archibald McKinlay fonds

Request for furlough Letter book of outward correspondence Archibald McKinlay Diary Part 1 Archibald McKinlay Diary Part 2 Narrative of a Chief Factor of the Hudson's Bay Company Contracts and expenditures Pre-emption of Sara Julia McKinlay Pre-emption of James McKinlay Letter book copies of outward correspondence Commission to Archibald McKinlay to act in reference to certain inquiries with Indian Affairs in ... James McKinlay Correspondence and Diary Correspondence Thomas Lowe Correspondence

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Archibald McKinlay fonds

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  • 1840-1885 (Creation)
    McKinlay, Archibald, 1811-1891

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16 cm of textual records and 1 microfilm.

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Biographical history

Archibald McKinlay was a fur trader who later served on the Indian Reserve Commission in B.C.

Custodial history

The custodial history of the records that make up the Archibald McKinlay fonds is uncertain. Files with an "M" series number appear in the "M" series register (ADI00018). Some individual items have information about their custodial history, especially those that were borrowed, copied or transcribed and returned to the owner.

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The fonds consists of diaries, correspondence, and financial records of Archibald McKinlay and the McKinlay family, as well as the official appointment of McKinlay to the Joint Indian Reserve Commission.

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Ink is heavily faded on many of the original diaries.

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E/C/M21.9 was microfilmed and the original returned to the owner.

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In many cases there are digital copies, microfilm copies, photocopies and edited transcription copies, see lower level descriptions for details.

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Associated materials

Archibald McKinlay married Sarah Julia Ogden, the daughter of Peter Skene Ogden. Records in the Ogden Family fonds (PR-2389) may hold related material, as well as E/B/M211.9.
Records of Archibald McKinlay's sons, Ewan Duncan and James, produced records that refer to their father and can be found in E/E/M213; E/B/M212.9; E/C/M211.
Archibald McKinlay was appointed to the Indian Reserve Commmission, the records of which are held in GR-0494.
Archibald McKinlinay's correspondence regarding Fort Colvile can be found in PR-1920.

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Archives code(s): E/C/M21; A/B/40/M21; E/C/M21C; E/B/M21; E/B/M21.9; E/C/M21.9; E/E/M21; E/B/L95.

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