Item FC 3207 F85 1.6.13 - Joseph Touron's report, 28 September 1831

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Joseph Touron's report, 28 September 1831

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FC 3207 F85 1.6.13

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  • 28 September 1831 (Creation)

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1 handwritten report ; 39.9cm x 31.6cm.
1 typed, unbound descriptive document ; 4 sheets ; 21.5cm x 28.0cm.

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A handwritten copy of a report that describes the experiences of Joseph Touron. Also included is a document that provides historical background information.

The report describes the actions of and names of Hudson's Bay Company traders who abandoned the Company to trade with the Americans. A man named Berger is singled out as the man responsible for persuading a group of traders, including Peigan [Piikáni] hunters and James Bird, to desert the Hudson's Bay Company. Touron describes receiving threats from the deserters when he refuses to join them, and Touron states that he formed connections with Blood [Kainai] people when the Peigan [Piikáni] hunters could not be persuaded to return to trade with the Hudson's Bay Company.

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  • English

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  • Latin

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All researchers (including students, faculty, visiting scholars, and members of the general public) must submit a Retrieval Request Form at least 24 hours before their visit to Bruce Peel Special Collections in order to be sure that library materials have been retrieved from storage and are available for their use.

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Formerly labelled as Item #137.

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