Item FC 3213 L55 020.029 - 1850 (Jan & Apr) from W.G. Smith to Smithurst

Transcript 1850 Jan 31 - Letter from Smith

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1850 (Jan & Apr) from W.G. Smith to Smithurst

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FC 3213 L55 020.029

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  • January 31, 1850 & April 3, 1850 (Creation)

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One sheet of lined paper with integral address face. Watermarked "R Munn & Co 1848." Attached is a broken red wax seal.

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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 J. 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: 2pp + integral address face

Notes: Hudson’s Bay Company secretary William Gregory Smith discusses a request by Rev. Smithurst to submit money to the Hudson's Bay Company for interest. As mentioned to Smithurst by Sir George Simpson, the Company can do so only for money earned through the company. Smith did approach the Governor and Committee on Smithurst’s behalf, but they refused the request.

Also mentioned is business regarding a Mr. Henry Cook and the property of his deceased father. A postscript dated April 3, 1850, indicates Smith received additional papers from Rev. Smithurst regarding the late Joseph Cook, presumably Henry Cook's father, but he does not have time to process these before the Spring Packet leaves London.

An additional note scrawled in a different handwriting is written on the integral address face and mentions Cook and money.

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

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