Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00077 - North West Company Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00077

Title

North West Company Papers

Date(s)

  • 1800-1818 (Creation)

Level of description

Manuscript Collection

Extent and medium

2 boxes

Context area

Name of creator

(1779-1821)

Administrative history

Founded in 1779 in Montreal, the North West Company was in the fur-trading business in the Canadian (or British North American) North-West. In 1821, it merged with its main competitor, the Hudson's Bay Company.

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The collection consists of journals, including typed copies of portions of the transcript of the Selkirk Papers at Library and Archives Canada; inventories; invoices; an agreement standardizing wages and equipment of employees; and, manuscript notebooks containing accounts with First Nations.

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Conditions governing access

Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request

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  • English

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