Item FC 3213 L55 019.020 - 1845 (Dec) from Duncan Finlayson to Smithurst

Transcript 1845 Dec 27 - Letter from D. Finlayson to Smithurst Scan 1845 D. Finlayson pg1&4 Scan 1845 D. Finlayson pg2&3

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1845 (Dec) from Duncan Finlayson to Smithurst

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FC 3213 L55 019.020

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  • December 27, 1845 (Creation)

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One sheet of lined paper with integral address face and red wax seal.

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(ca. 1796-1862)

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1839 - 1844 Hudson's Bay Company Chief Factor at Fort Garry in charge of the Red River district. Finlayson moved to Lachine where he served as an HBC Agent in the district of Montreal nearly continuously from 1844-1859, upon which time he retired.

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Place: Lachine

From: Dun: Finlayson

To: Revd John Smithurst, Red River Settlement

Details: 3pp with integral address face

Notes: Duncan Finlayson writes to Rev. Smithurst with various news. Finlayson relates details of a recent trip, expresses concern that war with the United States is looming, reports that illness has forced Lord Metcalfe to return to England, and informs Rev. Smithurst that money has been set aside to provide a Bishop for Rupert's Land.

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

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