Keepers of the Record: The History of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 15. nov. 2007 - 384 sider
"The Hudson's Bay Company Archives is one of the world's most complete archival collections and a national treasure. Protected in the vaults of the Archives of Manitoba, its documents trace the history of the fur trade, North American exploration, the growth of a retail empire, and the evolution of Canada as a country. Keepers of the Record offers the first comprehensive look at the development of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives over three centuries." "Deidre Simmons places the archives within the historical context of the Company, England, and Canada, as well as British and Canadian archival traditions. Keepers of the Record is illustrated with archival photographs that evoke the texture and slightly musty smell of soft leather and crisp vellum and the ghostly presence of the people who created the pristine script, writing by candlelight in unheated (or overheated, depending on the season) dwellings in the wilderness of the Hudson Bay or in the centre of London."--Résumé de l'éditeur.
 

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Definitely more on the dry academic history side, this one was interesting but I definitely stalled on it and read other books for a few weeks. There is a smattering of HBC history in here but the ... Les hele vurderingen

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Introduction
3
The First Fifty Years of RecordKeeping 16701720
13
RecordKeeping and Corporate Memory 17201800
43
The RecordKeeping of Amalgamation and Colonization 18001830
83
Expanding Horizons Require Detailed RecordKeeping 18301860
115
RecordKeeping in a New Country 18601920
143
Developments Evolving from the 250th Anniversary 19201930
182
Establishment of the Hudsons Bay Company Archives 19301960
218
Transfer of the Hudsons Bay Company Archives 19601974
262
Postscript
287
APPENDICES
296
Notes
303
Bibliography
335
Index
347
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Deidre Simmons, a research and archives consultant for twenty-five years, holds a Master's degree in history (archival studies) from the University of Manitoba. She is the author of Servite in Caritate: The First One Hundred Years of St. Margaret's Schoo

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