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Records of Ebenezer Dorr's shipping business

Ebenezer Dorr (merchant, Boston, Mass.) correspondence regarding contemporary news of the maritime fur trade, conditions on the west coast of North America, etc.; ships' documents: contracts, manifests, policies of assurance, etc. relating t...

Soliday, George W., 1869-1950. Seattle, Washington; Collector


Journal written by Archibald Menzies during his term as surgeon accompanying Captain George Vancouver on his voyage from England to the Northwest Coast. He records items of astronomical, meteorological, zoological and botanical significance, as w...

Menzies, Archibald, 1754-1842

Great Britain. Board Of Trade.

Extracts of minutes recording an examination of John Mears relative to his activities in the fur trade on the northwest coast of North America, correspondence and a memorial presented by Alexander Mackenzie seeking rights to establish a fur trade ...

Great Britain. Board of Trade

Columbia Rediviva (Ship).

Papers relating to the second voyage of the Columbia Rediviva, August - November 1790.Purchased from Massachusetts Historical Society, 1977.

Columbia Rediviva (Ship)

Great Britain. Colonial Office.

Correspondence relating to instructions and supplies for Vancouver's expedition, 1791 and negotiations between Quadra and Vancouver at Nootka, 1792-1793. (CO 5/187).Copied from originals in the Public Record office, London.

Great Britain. Colonial Office

Magee, Bernard. Mariner.

"...the most necessary remarks and observations in a voyage made on board ship Jefferson, Josiah Roberts Commander from Boston, North America to the North West Coast of the Same and round the globe".Purchased from Massachusetts Historica...

Magee, Bernard

Magee, James. Boston (Mass); Mariner.

Account of the discovery of a group of islands in the North Pacific Ocean by Captain James Magee in the ship Margaret of Boston extracted from his logbook, 1793.Purchased from Massachusetts Historical Society, 1975. Presented to Provincial Archiv...

Magee, James

Boit, John, 1774-1829. Seaman.

The journal of a voyage round the globe [log of the sloop Union], August 29, 1794 - July 8, 1796 (2 vols.).Purchased from Massachusetts Historical Society, 1977.

Boit, John, 1774-1829

O'Reilly family records

The fonds consists of the diaries, correspondence, notebooks, survey field books, accounts, business and personal papers, photographs, watercolours, maps, and ephemera created by members of the O'Reilly family between 1830 and 1992. These re...

Log books

Logs of Scow George, Ship Canton, and Sloop Hiram, 1796-1797.

Eliza (Ship).

Series consists of a copy of the log and a journal of the voyage of the ship Eliza from Boston to the Northwest Coast of North America from the William Sturgis papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society. The journal, published as The Journal ...


Six letters from Baron Glenbervie on matters affecting English trade during the Napoleanic Wars. One letter discussing English trade on the northwest coast of North America.

Banks, Joseph, Sir

Dease Family records

Will, inventory of estate and effects, and contre-lettre of John Dease (1801); engagement of Peter Warren Dease to Alexander McKenzie and Company (1801; engagement of Francis Dease with Myer Michaels (1801); diary of John Warren Dease at Fort Vanc...

Records of the Russian American Company

The series consists of records of the Russian-American Company 1802-1867 including letters received by the Governors General, 1802-1866; letters sent by the Governors General, 1812-1867; logs of company ships, 1850-1867; and journals of exploring ...

Foreign Office transcripts

Despatches and reports of foreign missions in the United States of America relating to settlement in the Pacific northwest and Hudson's Bay Company claims to Oregon territory. (P.R.O., F.O.5).Copied from originals in the Public Record Office,...

Great Britain. Foreign Office

Correspondence outward and accounts

The series consists of four copybook letters written by Simon Fraser in 1806 and 1807 while he worked for the North West Company. The letters are written in the same incomplete volume containing various Fort Liard (NWT) accounts created between 1...

Vernon Llewellyn Denton records

Correspondence relating mainly to Simon Fraser and an atlas produced by Denton; notes and a typed manuscript relating to Simon Fraser, plus several copies of Fraser's 1806 and 1808 journals and letters 1806-1807. There are notes on the fur t...

Denton, Vernon

Archer Martin papers re Red River Settlement

Correspondence, collected documents and copies of documents, research notes, etc. concerning the Red River Settlement used by Martin in the preparation of his volume on HBC land tenures; MS and proofs of Archer Martin, Hudson's Bay Co's ...

Martin, Archer, 1865-1941

Hamilton (Ship)

Extracts from William Martain's log of the 1809-1812 fur trading voyage of the ship Hamilton. Includes references to ship Tonquin.Copied from originals in the Essex Institute, Salem, Mass.

Hamilton (Ship)

Great Britain. Foreign Office.

Correspondence and reports relating to possessory rights in Oregon, the San Juan boundary and the establishment of a transcontinental telegraph. (F.O. 115/20 to F.O. 115/172).Copied from originals in the Public Record Office, London.

Great Britain. Foreign Office

Crease family collection

Henry Pering Pellew Crease (1823-1905) was born at Ince Castle, near Plymouth, England, educated at Cambridge, and called to the bar in 1849. He traveled to Upper Canada with his family and explored the Great Lakes area for mining potential befor...

Birch family papers

Arthur Nonus Birch (1836-1914), the son of H.W.R. Birch, was appointed clerk in the office of the secretary of state for the colonies in February 1855, served as Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton's assistant private secretary in 1858, and Chichester F...

Atahualpa (Ship).

Logs of ships voyaging to the northwest coast of North America, the Hawaiian Islands, and Asia: Atahualpa (ship), 1811-1814; Behring (ship), 1814-1815; Mercury (ship), 1815; Isabella (ship), 1815-1816; Pedler (brigadier), 1816.Presented by Cliff A...

Atahualpa (Ship)

Papers relating to the Red River Settlement

Series consists of correspondence; petitions; registers of births, marriages; etc. all relating to the Red River Settlement. Includes minutes, proceedings, etc. of the Council of Assiniboia; papers relating to legal suits involving Griffith Owen ...

Personal and profesional papers

Series consists of a family register and diary, 1815-1904, consisting of notices of births and deaths of Marcus Smith and his wife and children, obituary notices of Marcus Smith, and extracts from his diaries copied in 1896; [A00856]; various docu...

Donald Ross private and official HBC papers

Series consists of correspondence between Donald Ross and other Hudson's Bay Company officials and employees, private correspondence between Ross and members of his family, and a variety of other documents, including accounts, invoices, memor...

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