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Fur trade importation books


Dates of Creation 




Physical Description 


2 volumes
6.5 cm of textual records


Scope and Content 


Series consists of annual statements of furs imported into Britain. The records contain lists of shipments noting the origin and quantity of each type of fur or other product imported. From 1801, the dates of forthcoming auctions are also given. The lists, orginally entitled "Cargoes of the Hudson's Bay Company's Ships" and later "Importations of the Hudson's Bay Company," were prepared by the HBC's fur brokers. Some of the lists have annotations giving yearly comparisons. Records are arranged chronologically.


Restrictions on Access 


Some of these records are restricted. 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.

1799-1913 :

Governor and Committee


How to proceed

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