London staff salary books and records of service Help




London staff salary books and records of service


Dates of Creation 




Physical Description 


65 cm of textual records


Scope and Content 


Series consists of records documenting the Hudson's Bay Company's London staff's salaries and service with the company. These records contain information relating to employees working in all departments, including: administration; the general office; the buying office; the fur department; the transfer department; warehouses; archives; and HBC Fur Sales Ltd., as well as security and maintenance staff.

The Hudson's Bay Company London Staff Salaries and Records sheets are divided into staff that left service prior to 1961 and staff that left between 1961 and 1972. The sheets are arranged alphabetically within each of these groups and include information about each London staff member such as: name, date of appointment, date left service, reason for leaving, position with HBC, annual salary, bonuses and increases, birth date, marital status, and pension details.

The salary books record information about HBC's London staff, including employees' names, annual salaries, weekly wages, and deductions such as taxes, as well as directors' fees and pensions paid. Information is arranged chronologically within each volume and further organized by department. The Insurance Salaries Book is similar to the other salary books, but also includes information about Second World War service pay and allowances, war bonuses, and insurance.


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 


Records were donated to the Hudson's Bay Company Archives in 2007 as part of a larger accrual of HBC records. Some of these records were initially transferred to HBCA by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1969.


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.

1901-1972 :

Governor and Committee


How to proceed

These records must be consulted in the Archives Research Room. Consult the listings database to find location codes.

This material is not available for microfilm loan.

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