File A/B/20/V2DK - Report from James Douglas to John McLoughlin

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Report from James Douglas to John McLoughlin

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  • 1 Oct. 1840 (Creation)

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Custodial history unknown. May have been copied from [Otto Klotz] Certain correspondence of the Foreign Office and of the Hudson's Bay Company (Ottawa, 1899) part 2.

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The item is a transcript copy of an 18 page report in the form of a letter written by James Douglas on October 1, 1840 on board the HBC steam vessel "Beaver". It is addressed to John McLouglin, Chief Factor of Fort Vancouver.

The report details Douglas' activities from May to September 1840 in his visits to various HBC forts including Fort McLoughlin, Fort Simpson, Fort Stikine; and Sitka where he met and negotiated business with the Russian Governor. The report also outlines Douglas' interactions with Indigenous people, the establishment of Fort Taku (later Fort Durham) and fur trade activities.

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File digitized in 2019.

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