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Fur Trade Department personnel records


Dates of Creation 


1914-[ca. 1940]


Physical Description 


1.05 m of textual records


Scope and Content 


Series contains personnel records kept by the Fur Trade Department office in Winnipeg and later accumulated by the Personnel Division. The department office began to keep its own servants records in 1920, in effect creating records more or less parallel to those kept in the Accountant's Department. The Accountant's Department appears to have abandoned the practice of keeping departmental personnel records in around 1924.

Series contains staff records of service, providing names, dates and places of birth, marital status and number of children for employees as well as retirees, those who were dismissed and those who died prior to certain dates. The records of service also give summaries of careers, terms of contracts and, in some cases, notes about pensions and grants. These records show the progression in personnel forms during the 1920s and 1930s, and demonstrate the Fur Trade Department's attempts to create increasingly sophisticated and comprehensive personnel forms. Some memoranda are also included.


Restrictions on Access 


There are no restrictions on access to these records.


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.

1914-[ca. 1940] :

Fur Trade Department


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