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Daily Journal 1926 - Douglas Musgrave Rourke
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January 1, 1926 - January 7th, 1927 (Creation)
- Rourke, Douglas Musgrave
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One (1) journal. 365 pp + 3 pages of annotated memoranda. Marbled paper covered boards, 8" x 6.5".
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The daily journal kept by Douglas Musgrave Rourke, first husband of Louise Rourke and an accountant working at the Fort Chipweyan Hudson's Bay Company Fur Trading post, from January 1, 1926 to January 7, 1927. The journal accounts each days events, including weather, business conditions, the arrivals and departures of government agents, HBC traders, RCMP, Indigenous peoples, and other visitors.
The journal is preceded by a page of comments by Louise Rourke and a carbon typescript of a short biography of Louise Rourke. The journal also contains three additional pages included as memoranda, with detailed notes.
Front and back cover no longer attached and there is no longer a spine. Pages held together with original remaining thread.
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2010.040 Box 11. Bruce Peel Special Collections is part of University of Alberta Libraries.