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Correspondence and papers, 1791-1818

Collection of correspondence, general ledger pages, financial receipts, and contractual agreements in relation to McDonald's involvement in the North-West Company and the North American Fur trade.Included in the file are two letters addressed...

Estate

This material documents the estate of Mrs. Charlotte Frobisher and includes a copy of her will and an inventory, 1820.Copy of Last Will and Testament pp. 1-3Household inventory pp. 4-11 (1820)Account of estate sale pp. 12-29 (1816)Account of beque...

Jesuit estates

File contains 2 items which are copies of legal documents. One is an extract of the creation of the Seigneurie de La Prairie-de-la-Magdeleine. The other is an account written over many month of the transfer of lands and moneys involving James McGill.

Ledger, 1830s

Consists of a manuscript ledger in limp, hand-cut and sewn leather binding. The records provide evidence as to Curtis's business expenditures (for example, purchase of animal skins presumably for tanning, such as sheepskin and calfskin) and h...

Two partnership documents

File contains 2 documents (copies) from the beginning of the North West Company. One document is a copy of the preamble and signatures from the 1790 North West Company articles of agreement signed at the company's many depot in Grand Portage ...

Correspondence

3 letters; 1 envelop; 1 money order receiptLetters: one sent by a J. Middleton to a Mr. John Doyle Esq. (including the envelop) and two incoming from a Mr. Ignatius Donnelly.The letter from Middleton to Doyle outlines Middleton's move to Mont...

Observations on commerce of Canada

File contains 2 handwritten manuscript copies of the personal writings of Joseph Hadfield and his observations during his time in the fur trade. Hadfield mentions the role of traders making expeditions to the West and North West to barter with Ind...

Hadfield, Joseph, 1759-1851.

Letterbook

The file contains one notebook of letters composed by Thomas Blackwood mostly relating to business operations in the North West Company. Information about pricing and inventory can be found.

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