Letters from Rupert's Land, 1826-1840: James Hargrave of the Hudson's Bay Company by James HargraveLetters from Rupert's Land, 1826-1840: James Hargrave of the Hudson's Bay Company by James Hargrave

Letters from Rupert's Land, 1826-1840: James Hargrave of the Hudson's Bay Company

byJames Hargrave, Helen Ross

Hardcover | November 23, 2009

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A prodigious letter writer, Hargrave saved drafts of his business and personal correspondence in letterbooks. He wrote to family and friends settled in Beauharnois County on the south shore of the St Lawrence and in the Tweed valley in Scotland, as well as to his future wife, Letitia Mactavish, and members of her fur-trading family in Argyllshire on Scotland's west coast. His letters document the experiences of a "lowland" Scottish family in North America, as well as happenings at the administrative centre of the Hudson's Bay Company fur trade. He expresses his views on religion, history, politics, and literature, describes his romantic attachments, and makes clear his attitudes towards the company's Native partners in the fur trade.

Rich source material for readers interested in migration literature, social history, religious studies, women's studies, and the history of the fur trade, the letters collected here make a significant addition to two earlier volumes - The Letters of Letitia Hargrave, and The Hargrave Correspondence 1821-1843.
Helen Ross is a former scientist and epidemiologist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.
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Title:Letters from Rupert's Land, 1826-1840: James Hargrave of the Hudson's Bay CompanyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.5 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:November 23, 2009Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:077353573X

ISBN - 13:9780773535732

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