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Thomas D. Thiessen Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 319
  • Collection
  • 1980

Typed transcriptions of Charles McKenzie’s narratives of the “Missouri Indians”, draft and revised draft before publication; Alexander Henry’s “Account of a visit to the Mandan and Hidatsa Indians in 1806”; and John Macdonell’s “The Red River”. D...

Thiessen, Thomas D. (Thomas David), 1947-

W. Raymond Wood Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 917
  • Collection
  • 1793-1805; July 1979

Contains copies of fur trade documents bearing on the Mandan-Hidatsa trade with North West Company posts in central Canada, 1793-1805. Includes the journals of John Macdonell (McGill), David Thompson (Archives of Ontario), François-Antoine Larocq...

Wood, W. Raymond

Agreement

File contains a 6 year business agreement including Todd McGill and Co. and Forsyth Richardson and Co. as partners in the North West Co. in 1792.

North West Company

Coppenrath Collection of Voyageur Contracts

  • CA RBD MSG 1108
  • Collection
  • approximately 1732-1821

The Coppenrath Collection of Voyageurs Contracts for the North West Company partners contains 52 contracts for the period from approximately 1800 to 1821. These document the terms of engagement for men going into the North West . Voyageur contract...

John McDonald of Garth

  • CA RBD MSG 406
  • Fonds
  • 1791-1866

McDonald's correspondence, 1791-1860, mostly concerns business and property matters, but also includes personal correspondence. There are statements of account with McTavish, Frobisher & Co., 1799; with McTavish, Fraser & Co., 1803-18...

McDonald, John, 1771 or 1772-1866

Red River Settlement Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 808
  • Collection
  • 1816, 1818, [1819]

The Red River Settlement was a colonization project set up in 1811 by Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk (1771-1820) who was granted 300,000 square kilometres (120,000 sq mi) of land the Hudson's Bay Company. Upon inheriting his father'...

Partner responsibilities and bill exchanges.

File contains 1 document outlining the financial responsibilities of each partner of the North West Company from 1804 to 1813, the problems of bill exchanges in England during and after the War of 1812, and the financial disputes which occurred af...

North West Company

Simon McTavish Papers

  • CA RBD MSG 431
  • Collection
  • 1792-1880; 1804-1806

There is business correspondence, 1792-1800, with letters from among others Alexander Mackenzie, Joseph Frobisher, Alexander Henry, Simon Fraser and Roderick Mackenzie. There are also minutes and resolutions of the Executors of McTavish in a bound...

McTavish, Simon, 1750-1804.

Masson Collection

  • CA RBD MSG 472
  • Collection
  • 1778-1837

The collection consists of documents amassed by Roderick Mackenzie. Among the Masson manuscripts there are other series of letters; as well as journals kept by North-Westers and various business documents. Some of this material exists as originals...

Mackenzie, Roderick, approximately 1761-1844

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 ...

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