Fonds PR-1679 - Fort Simpson (Mackenzie District) fonds

Fort Simpson journal

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Fort Simpson (Mackenzie District) fonds

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PR-1679

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  • 1851-1858 [photocopied before 1936] (Creation)
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    Hudson's Bay Company. Fort Simpson (Mackenzie District)

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13 cm of textual records

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(1822-)

Administrative history

First established as a North West Company trading post in 1803, known as Fort of the Forks, the fort was located near the confluence of the Mackenzie River and the Laird River and abandoned by 1811. The fort was reestablished in 1822 as a Hudson's Bay Company post after the merger of the two companies in 1821. It was named Fort Simpson after George Simpson, Governor of Rupert’s Land.

Custodial history

The journal was donated to the Archives in 1963, the letter book copies with an M accession number are listed in the 1936 "M" series register (ADI0018).

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The fonds consists of the Fort Simpson journal from 1851-1854 and copies of Chief Factor James Anderson's letter books from 1852-1858.

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Associated records held by the Hudson's Bay Company Archives at the Archives of Manitoba.

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Archives code(s): A/C/Si5; A/C/Sm2; A/C/Sm3; A/C/Sm4

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Accession number(s): PR-1679

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