From the Diary of a Hudson's Bay Company's Clerk in the Seventies.

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Database ID26210
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Libraries Special Collections
Fonds/CollectionMorton Manuscripts Collection
File/Item ReferenceMSS-C550-1-27-1a (Box 37)
Date of creation[192-?]
Physical description/extent1 article; 20 pages of textual records
Number of images20
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 relates to Beatty's first trip west of Fort Garry in 1874, travelling by dog sled. 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.
Location of originalsThree copies. Typed or photocopied, with handwritten corrections. Copies of the "Melfort Moon", in which Beatty wrote articles under the name of O-ge-mas-es, can be found in the Saskatchewan Archives. Similar and additional papers can be found in Saskatchewan Archives Board (Saskatoon Office), Collection A 651, Reginald Bird Beatty Papers.
Other numbers/identificationSpecial Collections call no. MSS C550/1/27.1
PlaceFort Pelly, Saskatchewan, Canada
Treaty boundariesTreaty 4
Treaty 10
Cultural regionPlains
NamesBeads, Johnny
Beatty, Reginald Bird, 1854-1928 (HBC clerk)
McDonald, Archibald
McTavish, John H.
Fur Trade
Hudson's Bay Company
Hunting and Trapping
Transportation -- Dogsleds
Date Range(s)1870-1879
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