Item FC 3213 L55 020.028 - 1849 (Sept) from William Douglas Lane to Smithurst

Transcript 1849 Sept 13 - Letter from Lane

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1849 (Sept) from William Douglas Lane to Smithurst

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FC 3213 L55 020.028

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  • September 13, 1849 (Creation)

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One sheet of paper with integral address face. Paper is watermarked "Ruse and Turners 1846." Remnants of a red wax seal.

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(1819-1882)

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HBC clerk, post master, and chief trader, stationed at Fort George, Moose Factory, Norway House, Lower Fort Garry, and White Horse Plains.

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Place: Lower Fort Garry

From: W. Lane

To: Rev’d J. Smithurst, Indian Settlement

Delivery: Local courier (probably Hudson’s Bay Company courier)

Details: 1pp + integral address face

Notes: A short letter by William Douglas Lane, Postmaster at Lower Fort Garry, noting that he is sending copies of Smithurst’s accounts. The reverse of the letter is covered with columns of numbers, lists, and calculations.

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

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