Item FC 3213 L55 020.019 - 1847 (May) from W.G. Smith to Smithurst

Transcript 1847 May 31 - Letter from Smith

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1847 (May) from W.G. Smith to Smithurst

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FC 3213 L55 020.019

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  • May 31, 1847 (Creation)

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One sheet of paper with integral address face. Remnants of a red wax seal.

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HBC Assistant Secretary located in London, England.

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Place: Hudson’s Bay House, London [England]

From: W.G. Smith

To: Rev’d John Smithurst, RRS [Red River Settlement]

Delivery: Forwarded to Red River Settlement via Hudson’s Bay Company supply ship and canoe brigade, and then by courier to the Indian Settlement at Netley Creek

Details: 1 pp (letter) + 2 pp (invoice) + integral address face

Notes: Hudson’s Bay Company secretary W.G. Smith mentions having received Smithurst’s letter of November 17, 1846 on April 16, 1847 and having written a brief acknowledgement that was included with the Spring Express. Smith appends an invoice for goods ordered (tea, gun powder, sugar, mustard, salt petre, soda, starch, pork, soap, etc.) and says these were shipped to Smithurst on board the “Westminster” via York Factory and Red River Settlement.

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Bruce Peel Special Collections is part of the University of Alberta Libraries.

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