Undelivered Letters to Hudson's Bay Company Men on the Northwest Coast of America, 1830-57

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Judith Hudson Beattie, Helen M. Buss
UBC Press, Jan 1, 2003 - History - 497 pages
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In the early nineteenth century, when the Hudson's Bay Company sent men to its furthest posts along the coast of North America's Pacific Northwest, the letters of those who cared for those men followed them in the Company's supply ships. Sometimes, these letters missed their objects ≠ the men had returned to Britain, or deserted their ships, or died. The Company returned the correspondence to its London office and over the years amassed a file of "undelivered letters." Many of these remained sealed for 150 years and until they were opened by archivist Judith Hudson Beattie, when the Company archives were moved to Canada.

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Interesting Read. Uncorrected letters that were written to Hudsons Bay Agents and never delivered, they are from the days of Exploration. recommeded read. Read full review


Letters to Men on the Ships 13
Letters to Voyageurs I
Letters to Men at the Posts
Letters to Emigrant Labourers
Conclusion 405
Notes I
References I

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About the author (2003)

Judith Hudson Beattie is the former Keeper of the Archives at the Hudsonís Bay Company. Helen M. Buss, Department of English, University of Calgary, is a literary scholar who works with memoirs, diaries, and letters.

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