Series A/B/20/V2M - Correspondence outward

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  • textual record

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the series.

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  • 1832, 1839-1845 (Creation)

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4 cm of textual records

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Custodial history of original letters unknown. Letters that were borrowed and copied or transcribed came from C.B. Bagley, a private collector in Seattle. These copies were made by W.N. Sage in 1926.

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The series consists of correspondence from John McLoughlin to other HBC officials, written between 1832 and 1845 while he was Chief Factor at Fort Vancouver. The series consists of both original letters and of borrowed copies or transcripts of original letters obtained from the Bagley collection.

The letters cover all aspects of life in the Hudson's Bay Company forts including directions sent by McLouglin to other Fort officials regarding men, equipment and farm operations; trading, exploration and relations with the Indigenous people; news and politics.

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The records have been separated into different folders:
Folder 1: copy letters followed by original letters, 1832, 1839-1841
Folder 2: copy letters followed by original letters, 1842-1843
Folder 3: copy letters followed by original letters, [ca. 1843]-1845
Folder 4: incomplete file of transcription copies of original letters (A/B/20/V2MA)

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Records digitized in 2019.
Folder 2 begins on page 61 of the attached PDF.
Folder 3 begins on page 109 of the attached PDF.
Folder 4 or incomplete transcript A/B/20/V2MA begins on page 157 of the attached PDF.

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Conservation restriction: Access to original files is restricted, use digital copies.

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Archives code(s): M620 (originals, transcripts and copies of borrowed material), M622 (incomplete transcript file)

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