Item FC 3213 L55 020.017 - 1847 (Jan & Apr) from W.G. Smith to Smithurst

Transcript 1847 Jan & Apr - Letter from Smith

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1847 (Jan & Apr) from W.G. Smith to Smithurst

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FC 3213 L55 020.017

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  • January 31, 1847 & April 16, 1847 (Creation)

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One (1) sheet of lined paper, folded. One (1) pp + integral address face. Red wax seal, part of a shield crest visible.

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(?-1877?)

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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, R.R.S. [Red River Settlement]

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

Details: 1pp + integral address face

Notes: William Gregory Smith, a secretary at the Hudson’s Bay Company London office, acknowledges receipt of Smithurst’s letter dated August 4, 1846 containing two bills to be paid and credited to Mr. Cockran, also that six cases belonging to Mr. Cockran have arrived safely and “have not been lost sight of.”

An addition to the letter reads: “Your letter of the 17th Nov’r forwarded by Winter Packet has just come to hand. Sir George Simpson leaves tomorrow with the Express. I have therefore only time to say that every exertion shall be used to meet your wishes.”

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

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