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Correspondence regarding the North West Company of Canada, 1929 - 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 240/9

Scope and Contents

Correspondence between the R.C.S. and the Public Archives of Canada, the Hudson's Bay Company, the British Association for American Studies and Clark, Irwin & Company Ltd regarding documents held by the R.C.S. relating to the North West Company of Canada and individuals connected with the Company. There are also two letters regarding the supply of the publication 'United empire' to the Public Archives of Canada. The letters are accompanied by an undated description of RCMS 249-253, papers relating to the North West Company of Canada which are referred to in the correspondence.


  • Creation: 1929 - 1962


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Biographical / Historical

The North West Company of Canada was formed in 1783 as an association of Montreal merchants seeking to compete with the Hudson Bay's Company in the fur trade. The Company expanded its business during the first two decades of the nineteenth century, but merged with its rival in 1821 after the British Government granted the Hudson Bay's Company exclusive fur-trading rights.


1 folder(s) (1 folder (25 pages)) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

MSS 62

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received 1929-1962.


This collection level description was created by RAS.


Royal Commonwealth Society

Finding aid date

2004-01-05 14:39:34+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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