Hudson's Bay Company Correspondence, 1841-1859.


Hudson's Bay Company. Hudson's Bay Company Correspondence, 1841-1859.

Hudson's Bay Company Correspondence, 1841-1859.

Letters by Sir James Douglas, Roderick Finlayson, Dr. John McLoughlin, and others, to Dr. William Fraser Tolmie reflect the Hudson's Bay Co.'s attitude toward the American settlement of Oregon and United States government, the boundary treaty, the establishment of the Puget Sound Agricultural Company at Nisqually, the company's land claims, the seizure of the ship Beaver, and the San Juan Island and Haro Strait difficulty. The correspondence documents a quarrel between Sir George Simpson and McLoughlin.

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Hudson's Bay Company (corporateBody)

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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Puget Sound Agricultural Company was a subsidiary of the Hudson's Bay Company. From the description of Puget Sound Agricultural Company records [manuscript], 1847-1851. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 662544070 ...

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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 ...