Fur invoice books and ledgers Help




Fur invoice books and ledgers


Dates of Creation 




Physical Description 


4 volumes
1 folder of textual records


Scope and Content 


Series consists of invoice books and ledgers documenting the shipment and disposal of HBC furs and other produce. Fur invoice books were created so that the Governor and Committee would have an exact record of what had been shipped from North America, and also for custom purposes. Records note the origin, mark, type and quantity of goods shipped, and the ships in which they were carried. Fur ledgers record the disposal of HBC furs and other produce. Ledgers note the outfit, mark and lot number, package and contents of shipments, as well as sale date, buyer, price, quantity, weight and net amount. There is also a fur grading and sorting book in the series, which would have been used to prepare auction catalogues.


Restrictions on Access 


Some of these records are restricted. See item level listings for more information. There is a seasonal restriction on some of these records. See item level listings for more information.


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.

1819-1894 :

Governor and Committee


How to proceed

Most of these records may be consulted on microfilm. Some may be consulted in the Archives Research Room, although most original records are not available for viewing without special permission.

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This material is available for microfilm loan.

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