Fonds PR-1504 - John Stuart fonds

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John Stuart fonds

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  • textual record

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  • 1805-1806, 1826 [Photocopied 1928] (Creation)
    Stuart, John, 1779-1847

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5 cm of textual records

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John Stuart was a fur trader stationed at Rocky Mountain Post.

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The fonds consists of Stuart's journal, and a transcript of outward correspondence. The correspondence, which is in file A/B/40/St9.2, was addressed to J.M.Yale and is dated 1826. The original can be found in MS-0182, box 2, file 1.

The fonds consists of Stuart's original journal, a photostat copy, a photocopy, and several transcriptions. The journal runs from December 20, 1805 to February 28, 1806. Stuart wrote the journal at "Rocky Mountains;" this is presumably a reference to Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, where he helped Simon Fraser to establish a trading post in the fall of 1805. The journal details daily life at the fort, including interactions with the local Indigenous population. In particular, Stuart mentions "Beaver Indians," more properly known as the Dane-zaa or Tsattine peoples.

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Journal was already in the custody of the Archives in the 1930s, when it was assigned accession number M-483.


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Transcripts, photocopies, and photostats available of the journal.

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Use photocopy or transcripts rather than original.

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Correspondence from Stuart can also be found in file A/B/40/M22k of the Old Manuscript collection and well as in MS-0182, box 2, file 1.

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Archives code(s): A/B/40/St9.1A, A/B/40/St9.2, M483

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  • Box: 002340-1016