Series MS-2735 - Joseph William McKay papers

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Joseph William McKay papers

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  • microform

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MS-2735

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  • 1837-1893 (Creation)
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    McKay, Joseph William, 1829-1900

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Microfilm (neg.), 35 mm [A01673]

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Joseph McKay was a trader for the Hudson's Bay Company, explorer, Indian Agent, Gold Commissioner, collector and entrepreneur.

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These records relate to McKay's career as a chief trader for the Hudson's Bay Company including correspondence, a journal, notes regarding festivals and traditional beliefs of the B.C. Indians and his recollections as Chief Trader.

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This accession of McKay's papers is partially fragmented and occasionally illegible. While one of the original volumes has page numbers, the balance of the collection lacks pagination. The reel list will show page numbers, where applicable, and will indicate the number of pages to be expected within groups of documents or diary entries. Some of the letterbook pages appear to have experienced water damage and are completely or partially illegible.

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Accession number(s): MS-2735

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