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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Original records have been withdrawn. These records must be viewed on microfilm or through the listings database when digital copies are available.


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.


Availability of Other Formats 


The microfilm copies of all of these records have been digitized and a link to PDF copies can be found in the listings database.


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

Consult the listings database for microfilm numbers and digitized images of all of the records in this series.

This material is available for microfilm loan.

View an online list of these records


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