Governor and Committee fur sales books Help




Governor and Committee fur sales books


Dates of Creation 


1736-1810, 1858-1923


Physical Description 


74 volumes


Scope and Content 


Series consists of books detailing the sale of furs by the Hudson's Bay Company. Three systems of recording the sale of furs, from three different eras, are represented in this series: fur sale books (1736-1810), bills of parcels (1858-1903) and buyers' books (1903-1923). The records contain information on fur types, quantities, and prices, as well as on individuals and firms who bought HBC furs. Records are arranged according to record type, and chronologically within each type.

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Restrictions on Access 


Some original records have been withdrawn, and must be viewed on microfilm.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


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.

1736-1923 :

Governor and Committee


How to proceed

Consult the sub-series descriptions and item listings to narrow your search.

Most of this material is available for microfilm loan.

Records that make up this fonds or series 


Fur sales books


Bills of parcels


Buyers' books



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