William Fraser Tolmie papers, 1833-1865.


Tolmie, William Fraser. William Fraser Tolmie papers, 1833-1865.

William Fraser Tolmie papers, 1833-1865.

Ca. 240 items. Correspondence (1845-1865) relating to the operation of the Fort Nisqually Farm, agreements, and a transcription of his journal (1833-1836) relating to the land, plants, animals, and Native Americans that he encountered during his service and travels in the Pacific Northwest. Includes a microfilm copy of History of Puget Sound and the Northwest Coast by William Fraser Tolmie; original at Bancroft Library, University of California. Correspondents include Lafayette Balch, Francis A. Chenoweth, James Douglas, Isaac N. Ebey, Roderick Finlayson, Amory Holbrook, Dugald MacTavish, Charles H. Mason, Simpson P. Moses, Peter Skene Ogden, Michael T. Simmons, and James Tilton.

0.42 cubic ft. (2 boxes)

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Moses, Simpson P.

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The Hudson's Bay Company began in 1670, and by the 1820s it had expanded to the Pacific Northwest. John McLoughlin served as the head of the Hudson's Bay Company's Columbia district. In this position, which McLoughlin held for twenty-one years, he oversaw the company's operations throughout the entire Pacific Northwest. Researching the role Dr. McLoughlin played in the history of the Hudson's Bay Company were Robert C. Clark and Burt B. Barker. Both were historians at the University of Oregon wh...

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William Fraser Tolmie (1812-1886), graduated from the Medical College of Edinburgh, joined the service of the Hudson's Bay Company, arrived at Fort Vancouver in 1833, and later became chief trader at Fort Nisqually and agent of the Puget Sound Agricultural Company. In 1859, he moved to Vancouver Island and continued in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company until 1870. From the description of Letters and memorandum, 1851-1881. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702128306 ...

Finlayson, Roderick, 1818-1892

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Mason, Charles H., 1830-1859

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Charles H. Mason was born in Maryland about 1830. He moved at the age of 7 to Rhode Island, he graduated with honors from Brown University in 1850 and was recommended for the bar shortly after graduation. In September 1853 he was appointed Secretary of State and he came to West. As hostilities between settlers and First Nations peoples erupted he served the State as Acting Governor in time of war, from Oct. 1855 to Jan. 1856. From 15 May 1855 Mason assisted Stevens in the negotations of the Medi...

Balch, Lafayette.

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Douglas, James, 1803-1877

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Sir James Douglas (1803-1877) worked for the North West Company under Dr. McLauglin at Fort Vancouver and later succeeded him as chief factor. In 1849 he moved to Victoria and served as governor of the Hudson's Bay Company on Vancouver Island until 1859, when he as appointed governor of British Columbia. From the description of Letters, 1839, 1847. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702127601 James Douglas is a legendary figure in British Columbia, from his fur trade days at For...

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Amory Holbrook came to Oregon from Massachusetts when he was appointed the United States Attorney for Oregon by President Zachary Taylor. He prosecuted and won the murder trial after the deaths of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman. From 1862 to 1864 he was the editor of The Oregonian. He died in 1866, at the age of 46. From the description of Amory Holbrook papers, 1845-1861. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 62784794 ...

Ogden, Peter Skene, 1790-1854

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Tilton, James C. (James Charles)

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James Tilton was surveyor general of Washington Territory, 1854-1861, and adjutant general during the Indian War of 1855-56. From the description of Indian War Correspondence, 1855-1857. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702126631 ...

Ebey, Isaac Neff, 1818-1857

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Simmons, Michael T.

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Puget Sound Agricultural Company

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Chenoweth, Francis C.

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