Officers' and servants' ledgers and account books Help




Officers' and servants' ledgers and account books


Dates of Creation 




Physical Description 


114 volumes


Scope and Content 


Series consists of ledgers and books detailing the accounts of officers and servants of the Hudson's Bay Company. The accounts of individuals include balances, interest and stock accounts, as well as goods ordered by servants. Many entries for individuals include details of service with the HBC, such as dates of appointment, desertion, retirement, or death, as well as place of origin or subsequent residence. The records concern officers and servants employed in the Southern, Northern, Montreal and Western Departments, servants in the settlement of Red River, discharged or deceased servants, and London employees. Volumes are indexed.

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Most original records have been withdrawn, and must be viewed on microfilm.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

1719-1922 :

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 sub-series descriptions for further information.

Most of this material is available for microfilm loan.

Records that make up this fonds or series 


Officers' and servants' ledgers


Deceased or discharged fur trade servants' ledgers


General ledgers of balances, interest and transfers


Outstanding balances


Departmental balances and interest accounts


Commissioned officers' ledgers and balances


General ledgers


Canadian servants' ledgers and balances


Officers' interest accounts


Commissions of goods to servants


Private accounts


Officers' stock accounts


Officers' and servants' running accounts



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