Officers' and servants' ledgers maintained by the Canadian Committee Help




Officers' and servants' ledgers maintained by the Canadian Committee


Dates of Creation 




Physical Description 


4 volumes of textual records


Scope and Content 


Series consists of ledgers documenting the interest-bearing accounts that the Hudson's Bay Company maintained for its employees through the Canadian Committee office. Arrangement is alphabetical by employee's name.


Restrictions on Access 


Most records of the HBC and its subsidiaries are subject to a 30 year rule. Access is restricted until 30 years after the date on the most recent item in the file. Special permission to view the records must be granted by HBCA.


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 


Records of the Canadian Committee were kept at Hudson's Bay House in Winnipeg, where the Canadian Committee Office was located until its dissolution in 1970. From 1975 to 1987, records formerly maintained by the committee, and no longer of use to the Winnipeg head office, were transferred regularly to the Hudson's Bay Company Archives where they were held on deposit. In 1994, the HBC donated its records to the Province of Manitoba to be maintained permanently by the Archives of Manitoba.


Related Material 


Employee accounts can also be found in the "Accountant Department's general ledgers" series.


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.

1917-1937 :

Canadian Committee


How to proceed

Records must be consulted in the Archives Research Room.

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This material is not available for microfilm loan.

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