The Great Trek

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Database ID26235
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Libraries Special Collections
Fonds/CollectionMorton Manuscripts Collection
File/Item ReferenceMSS-C550-1-27-1o (Box 37)
Date of creation[192-?]
Physical description/extent1 article; 7 pages of textual records
Number of images7
Historical noteReginald Beatty (b. 1854) was not only a clerk of the Hudson's Bay Company, but also the first settler in the Melfort district. The current city of Melfort was preceded by a small community known as the Stoney Creek Settlement, started by founding settler Beatty, a Hudson Bay Company employee who settled with his family in the new Northwest. He was employed with the HBC from 1872-1883. Beatty served at Shoal River, Fairford, Cumberland House, The Pas (several terms), Grand Rapids, Sturgeon River and Norway House.
Scope and contentThis chapter of Reginald Beatty's diary describes his journey from his homestead in the Carrot River area to Troy (later Qu'Appelle Station) for supplies in late February 1886, a round trip of 300 miles. Also included is a description of the courtship between one of Beatty's travel companions and the local schoolteacher. Item found within folder 'Reginald Bird Beatty Papers.'
ContributerReginald Bird Beatty (author)
Copyright holderPublic domain
Copyright expiry datePublic domain
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Primary MediaTextual documents
Specific document typesDiaries
Provenance Access PointMorton, A.S.
Other numbers/identificationSpecial Collections call no. MSS C550/1/27.1.
Treaty boundariesTreaty 4
Treaty 6
Treaty 10
Cultural regionPlains
NamesBeatty, Reginald Bird, 1854-1928 (HBC clerk)
Round, Jack
Date Range(s)1880-1889
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