Fonds MSG 848 - David Armit Fonds

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David Armit Fonds

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CA RBD MSG 848

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  • 1867-1904 (Creation)
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    Armit, David, 1848-1923

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14 items

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(1848-1923)

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David Armit (b. 16 Dec 1848, Westray, Orkney; d. 07 Feb 1923, Strathclair, Manitoba) worked for the Hudson’s Bay Company. In 1878, he received his commission raising him to the first grade, above senior clerk, carrying with it the title of “Junior Chief Trader.” Among a number of positions, he was Chief Trader for the company in Manitoba House in 1889. There is a lake west of Swan Lake on the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border named after him, as is a river flowing into Red Deer Lake.

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From the Lande-Arkin Collection.

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Letters and papers relating to employment with the Hudson’s Bay Company. These include letters of appointment, official announcements, lists of officers of the Hudson’s Bay Company, and an inventory the posts and officers in the Albany River district.

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