Hudson's Bay Company collection, 1822-1846  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Hudson's Bay Company
Title
Hudson's Bay Company collection
Dates
1822-1846 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.75 linear feet, (2 containers)
Collection Number
F 978 H869
Summary
This collection contains records relating to Burt Brown Barker and Robert Carlton Clark's historical research into the operations of the Hudson's Bay Company's Pacific Northwest division from 1822 to 1846, with a specific focus on the work of Dr. John McLoughlin, the division's head. The collection consists of copies of documents and correspondence in the archives of the Hudson's Bay Company, which were selected by Robert Carlton Clark and Burt Brown Barker in 1936 as part of a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Hudson's Bay Company began in 1670, and by the 1820s it had expanded to the Pacific Northwest. John McLoughlin served as the head of the Hudson's Bay Company's Columbia district. In this position, which McLoughlin held for twenty-one years, he oversaw the company's operations throughout the entire Pacific Northwest. Researching the role Dr. McLoughlin played in the history of the Hudson's Bay Company were Robert C. Clark and Burt B. Barker. Both were historians at the University of Oregon who conducted this research as part of a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project during the summer of 1936. The two historians traveled to archives around the Pacific Northwest and London, England.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection comprises copies of the Hudson's Bay Company records from 1822 to 1846. Included are Barker and Clark's hand-written notes and typed copies of original company documents from archives in the Pacific Northwest and London, England. Most of the documents are copies of journal entries, account books, and correspondence of the Hudson's Bay Company's Pacific Northwest division. Much of the collection focuses on the work of the division's head, John McLoughlin.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Hudson's Bay Company Collection, F 978 H869, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Barker and Clark's notes from Pacific Northwest archivesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1
Barker's notes, tablet 1, pages 1-91
1 2
Barker's notes, tablet 2, pages 92-293
1 3
Barker's notes, tablet 3, pages 294-408
1 4
Clark's notes, tablet 1, pages 1-121

Series II:  Barker's BookReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 5
Part 1, pages 1-91
1 6
Part 2, pages 91-292
1 7
Part 3, pages 294-405

Series III:  Typed NotesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Subseries A: Hudson's Bay Company Journal Entries
1822-1846
Box Folder
1 8
Journal entries, pages 1-79
1822-1827
1 9
Journal entries, pages 80-184
1827-1828
1 10
Journal entries, pages 185-259
1829-1831
1 11
Journal entries, pages 260-327
1832-1833
1 12
Journal entries, pages 455-512
1834
1 13
Journal entries
1835-1836
1 14
Journal entries
1837-1838
1 15
Journal entries
1839
1 16
Journal entries
1840
1 17
Journal entries
1841-1842
1 18
Journal entries
1843
1 19
Journal entries
1844
1 20
Journal entries
1845-1846
Subseries B: Hudson's Bay Company Account Book
1822-1846
Box Folder
1 21
Account book showing the transactions of Dr. McLoughlin
January 1, 1822-November, 23, 1868

Series IV:  Barker and Clark's Notes from LondonReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 22
Writing tablet
1 23
Writing tablet
1 24
Writing tablet

Series V:  Clark's BookReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 25
miscellaneous notes
From Clark's office, gathered up by his wife after his death.
2 1
Clark's Book
Journals, letters, and other documents
1820-1830
2 2
Clark's Book
Journals, letters, and other documents
1830-1840
2 3
Clark's Book
Journals, letters, and other documents
1825-1846
2 4
Clark's Book
Journals, letters, and other documents
1822-1842

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Personal Names :
  • Barker, Burt Brown, 1873-1969
  • Clark, Robert Carlton, 1877-1939
  • Corporate Names :
  • Hudson's Bay Company--Archives
  • Hudson's Bay Company--History
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Account books