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Finding Aid - Fur Trade Companies

ARCHIVES HOLDINGS:

10046 Dana Monroe Wright
Box 4 of the Dana Monroe Wright Papers contains research on Hudson's Bay Company.

10085 Orin G. Libby
Folder 14 in Box 28 of the Orin G. Libby Collection contains a list of trading posts located in the Northwest and information about which companies ran the posts.

10691 Roy Johnson and Louis Pfaller
In Folder 2 of Box 51 of the Roy Johnson and Louis Pfaller Collection, there is research on the Hudson's Bay Company.

20842 Norman Kittson
The Kittson Letters contain letters written by Norman Kittson to multiple people, including Henry H. Sibley. Kittson gave updates on the business of the fur trade and details about Hudson's Bay Company. 

80110 John McNab B. McKay
Interpreters were a very important part to the success of a fur trading company. This collection contains a agreement with a interpreter for a year of service to the Hudson's Bay Company.

SUGGESTED READING:

Wood, W. Raymond. "An Introduction to the History of the Fur Trade on the Northern Plains." North Dakota History, Summer 1994: 2-6
This article provides an overview of the fur trade. Information about fur trade companies, posts, and important people of the trade are all included in Wood's article.

Belcourt, George Antoine. "Department of Hudson's Bay." Edited by Letita May. Collections of the Minnesota Historical Society I (1872): 207-244.
In this article, Fr. Belcourt explains how the Hudson’s Bay Company used missionaries for the company’s benefit.  It also includes a short autobiography.

 

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