Selkirk Papers / Correspondence relating to the Union of the H.B. Co and the N.W. Co, / 1819-1821.

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Database ID27079
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Libraries Special Collections
Fonds/CollectionMorton Manuscripts Collection
File/Item ReferenceMSS-C500-2-8 (Box 1)
Date of creation1819-1821
Physical description/extent1 book; 1.5 mm of textual material
Number of images108
Historical noteAfter 1810 the rivalry between the North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company grew in intensity and became a problem for the British government. The conflict over the Red River Settlement led to virtual warfare between the companies, and the final solution was the union of the two companies in 1821. The name of the older company remained.
Scope and contentCopies of transcripts pertaining to the expiry of the Agreement by which the North West Company was constituted. Secret negotiations between the two companies commenced with George Moffat of Montreal, representing the Northwester Wintering Partners, approaching Lady Selkirk through her friend Samuel Gale, Jr., to ascertain whether or not the Hudson's Bay Company would become the Northwester's agent, supplying their outfits and selling their furs. Andrew Coleville, Lady Selkirk's brother and a member of the Committee of the Hudson's Bay Company, replied for her, proposing a real union of the two companies.
Copyright holderPublic domain
Copyright expiry datePublic domain
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Primary MediaTextual documents
Specific document typesCorrespondence
Provenance Access PointMorton, A.S.
Other notesHandwritten copy has table of contents, rest of copy is bound out of order. Reproduced on 20 March 1928 with typed copy (MSS C500/2/8/c.2) done 3 Sept 1931.
Treaty boundariesNo data
Cultural regionPlains
NamesColeville, Andrew
Ellice, Edward
Gale, Samuel
Lady Selkirk
Fur Trade
Hudson's Bay Company
Hunting and Trapping
North West Company
Date Range(s)1800-1819
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