Keepers of the Record: The History of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives [NOOK Book]

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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 abundantly 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 Hudson Bay or in the centre ...
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Keepers of the Record: The History of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives

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Overview

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 abundantly 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 Hudson Bay or in the centre of London.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780773560499
  • Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
  • Publication date: 11/15/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 5 MB

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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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Table of Contents

Foreword Maureen Dolyniuk ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 3

1 if it can bee Soe Soone done: The First Fifty Years of Record-Keeping, 1670-1720 13

2 upon on Account to Communicate any of the Company's Affairs: Record-Keeping and Corporate Memory, 1720-1800 43

3 a regular communication: The Record-Keeping of Amalgamation and Colonization, 1800-1830 83

4 request the favour of your particular attention: Expanding Horizons Require Detailed Record-Keeping, 1830-1860 115

5 to surrender to Her Majesty: Record-Keeping in a New Country, 1860-1920 143

6 custodians of a great inheritance: Developments Evolving from the 250th Anniversary, 1920-1930 182

7 rendered available for inspection by students of history: Establishment of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives, 1930-1960 218

8 to deposit its Archives in Winnipeg: Transfer of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives, 1960-1974 262

Postscript 287

Appendices

1 Secretaries of the Hudson's Bay Company 296

2 Archivists of the Hudson's Bay Company 298

Notes 303

Bibliography 335

Index 347

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