A Year Inland: The Journal of a Hudson’s Bay Company - download pdf or read online

By Barbara Belyea

ISBN-10: 0889203431

ISBN-13: 9780889203433

Anthony Henday, a tender Hudson’s Bay corporation worker, set out from York manufacturing facility in June 1754 to wintry weather with “trading Indians” alongside the Saskatchewan River. He tailored willingly and simply to their lifestyle; he additionally saved a magazine within which he defined the plains sector and took be aware of rival French investors’ luck at their inland posts. a duplicate of Henday’s magazine used to be instantly despatched to the corporate administrators in London. They rewarded Henday handsomely even supposing they have been doubtful the place he had travelled, what teams he had met at the plains, and what good fortune he had in opposing rival French investors. in view that then, uncertainty approximately Henday’s 12 months inland has elevated. the unique magazine disappeared; purely 4 copies, relationship from 1755 to approximately 1782, are extant. every one textual content differs from the opposite 3; the variations variety from version spellings to notice option to contradictory statements on important questions. All 4 copies are the paintings of an organization clerk, later issue, named Andrew Graham, who used them to aid his personal perspectives on HBC buying and selling guidelines. Twentieth-century students have established their claims for Henday’s significance as an explorer, dealer and observer of local cultures on a poorly edited transcript of the 1782 textual content. they've been unaware or careless of the journal’s textual ambiguity. A yr Inland offers all 4 copies for the 1st time, including contextual notes and a observation that reassesses the journal’s details on plains geography, humans and exchange.

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3 hbca documents are numbered on one side of the sheet, like traditional folios. , ‘‘1d’’) to indicate verso. 194: ‘‘Each folio has two sheets, or four pages. The sheets are numbered only on the front, or recto, side. , appendixes A and B to Graham, Obser vations on Hudson’s Bay, 333-61. 2/11), and then discusses them in this order as Journals A, B, C and D. 2/4. But cf. 2/4 is in an unknown clerical hand, the relative detail of each volume, and Williams, ‘‘Andrew Graham and Thomas Hutchins,’’ 6.

11th As you proceed inland if you meet with any Indians who is Comming for the fort, besure to Send a note by all Such Different Indians you shall meet Coming down, as I may Know how you proceed &c. 12th I Desire you take particular notice of all these Instructions, peruse them often, that you may not fail in the performance thereof—besure to Converse with the guides as much as possable, that you may attain their Language, and by so Doing you will be the better Capable to Exhort and Encourage the Natives to trade.

7 Cf. 2/1, Isham, ‘‘Observations on Hudson’s Bay,’’ dedication to the London Committee (f. , appendix B to Graham, Obser vations on Hudson’s Bay, 359. 2/9 is copied in several hands, one of them Matthew Cocking’s, and can be dated 1771-73. 2/9, entirely in Cocking’s hand. 2/5). 9 Williams, ‘‘Andrew Graham and Thomas Hutchins,’’ 8, 12-14. 10 Heawood, 26-27, 29-34 and catalogue; see also Gravell and Miller, xv-xvi. 11 Williams, ‘‘The Puzzle of Anthony Henday’s Journal,’’ 48. 12 Williams, ‘‘The Puzzle of Anthony Henday’s Journal,’’ 48, 54.

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