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Fort Kamloops fonds
General material designation
- textual record
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.
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- Hudson's Bay Company. Fort Kamloops
Physical description area
11 cm of textual records
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Archival description area
Name of creator
Fort Kamloops was established by the Pacific Fur Company in 1812. It was located on the banks of the South Thompson River near the confluence of the North Thompson River. The North West Company purchased the Pacific Fur Company in 1813, and the North West Company amalgamated with the Hudson's Bay company in 1821. The fort was active until approximately 1872.
The custodial history of the records that make up the Fort Kamloops fonds in 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.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of journals of Fort Kamloops, created between 1841 and 1870, and kept by John Tod, William Manson, Hamilton Moffat and Paul Fraser, as well as a letter book of Hamilton Moffatt's outgoing correspondence during the time he was Chief Trader at Fort Kamloops.
Ink is heavily faded on many of the original ledgers.
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Availability of other formats
In many cases there are digital copies, microfilm copies, photocopies and edited transcription copies, see lower level descriptions for details.
Restrictions on access
See lower level descriptions for details.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Lower level descriptions exist. Researchers may also consult the old manuscript card catalogue in the Archives reference room.
Associated records held by the Hudson's Bay Company Archives at the Archives of Manitoba.
Archives code(s): A/B/20/K12; A/C/20/K12; A/C/20/K12A; A/C/20/Ka2A; A/C/20/Ka3A; A/C/20/K12B; A/C/20/K12c; A/C/20/K12cA.
A/C/20/K12 also includes Paul Fraser's Thompson River Journal (1852-1855).