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Northern Department servants' engagement registers


Dates of Creation 




Physical Description 


5 volumes


Scope and Content 


Series contains engagement registers for servants of the Northern Department. The entries within the registers are arranged alphabetically by names of servants. However, the servants' names within each letter grouping are not always in alphabetical order. Each entry lists contract number; age; parish of birth; capacity; where engaged; term of years per contract and date the contract expires; "deserted, dead, or home," ie. reason for leaving the employ of the HBC and the date; wages; and general remarks. The registers list all the contracts signed by each servant within the dates that the register was created.


Restrictions on Access 


Original records have been withdrawn. Records must be viewed on microfilm.


Terms For Use and Reproduction 


Researchers are responsible for observing copyright legislation. Permission may be required for any form of publication or exhibition where records are not in the public domain.


Custodial History 


The Archives Department of the Hudson's Bay Company was created in London in the 1920s. The Archives Department had custody of the records until they were transferred on deposit to the Archives of Manitoba in 1974, according to the 1973 Agreement between the HBC and the Province of Manitoba. In 1994, the HBC donated the records to the Province to be maintained permanently by the Archives of Manitoba.


Former Codes 




Entity or entities that created these records

These records were created by the following Hudson's Bay Company entity or entities. Click on the name of the entity for information about this entity and other records it created.

1823-1895 :

Northern Department


How to proceed

These records must be consulted on microfilm.

Consult the searchable online index to find information about specific individuals in these records. It can be found on the Name Indexes page, in the HBCA Resources section of the Archives of Manitoba website.

Consult listings database to find location codes and microfilm numbers.

This material is available for microfilm loan.

View an online list of these records


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