Item FC 3213 L55 020.004 - 1841 (Apr) from William Cockran to Smithurst

Transcript 1841 Apr 12 - Letter from Cockran 1

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1841 (Apr) from William Cockran to Smithurst

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FC 3213 L55 020.004

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  • April 12, 1841 (Creation)

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One (1) pp + integral address face, remnants of red wax

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An Anglican clergyman and early missionary in Rupert's Land.

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Place: Grand Rapids [Red River Settlement]

From: William Cockran

To: Rev. J. Smithurst, Indian Settlement

Delivery: Carried by courier “James,” possibly on account of Church Missionary Society (?)

Details: 1 pp + integral address face

Notes: Cockran sends Smithurst hatchet bar and rod iron (as supplies for his smithy), and endeavors to get additional iron for him from the Fort (most likely Lower Fort Garry). He also sends barley and wheat.

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

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