Foul copies of Governor and Committee minutes Help




Foul copies of Governor and Committee minutes


Dates of Creation 




Physical Description 


67 volumes


Record forms part of 


Governor and Committee minute books and related records


Scope and Content 


Sub-series consists of rough copies of minutes from the meetings of the Governor and Committee, which were known as "foul" copies. From these draft copies, the official or "fair" copies of minutes were created. Minutes may vary in detail from fair copies. Records are arranged chronologically.


Restrictions on Access 


Minutes of the HBC and its subsidiaries are subject to a 15 year rule. Access is restricted until 15 years after the records were created. Special permission to view the records must be granted by HBCA. Some original records have been withdrawn, and must be viewed on microfilm.


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.




Some transcripts are available. Please see individual listings for details.


Former Codes 


A.1/3-7, A.1/81-142


How to proceed

These records may be consulted on microfilm. Most may be consulted in the Archives Research Room, although some 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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