Item A/B/20/Si22 - Letter book : correspondence outward

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Letter book : correspondence outward

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  • 20 Nov. 1851 - 2 Nov. 1855; 1875 (Creation)

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3 cm of textual records

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The item is a bound letter book containing copies of correspondence outward from the Hudson's Bay Company Fort Simpson between 1851 and 1855. The letters are written by William Henry McNeill, Chief Trader at Fort Simpson. Most of the correspondence is addressed to James Douglas, Chief Factor or the Board of Management, Hudson's Bay Company, at Fort Victoria. There are also some letters addressed to other Hudson's Bay Company officials such as John Work.

There is a two page diary from August 21 to September 1, 1875 in the back of the book written by an unnamed woman, probably McNeill's daughter Rebecca.

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Transcripts available: A/B/20/Si22A
Digital object consists of the original and the transcript. Transcript begins on page 58 of the PDF. Please note that the diary mentioned in the scope and content field was not included when the transcript was created, so there is no transcript of that material.

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Archives code(s): M355

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