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Lists of HBC servants


Dates of Creation 




Physical Description 


16 volumes
1 folder of textual records


Scope and Content 


Series consists of annual lists of servants employed at Hudson's Bay Company posts. Volumes up to 1816 list servants according to the post where they served. The volume covering 1818 to 1819 lists servants according to Northern and Southern Departments. Records from 1821 to 1841 consist of miscellaneous loose lists of officers, clerks and servants.

Details provided for each servant in volumes up to 1819 include servant's name, capacity or position, annual wage, contract expiry date, parish of residence and age. Many entries also include comments on the servant's character.

Records are arranged chronologically.


Restrictions on Access 


Most original records have been withdrawn, and must be viewed on microfilm.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.


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.

1774-1841 :

Governor and Committee


How to proceed

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.

Consult the listings database to find location codes and microfilm numbers.

This material is available for microfilm loan.

View an online list of these records


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