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FC 3213 L55 019.065 · Item · May 22, 1849
Parte de Life, Events, and Players in the North-West

Place: Red River Settlement

From: Alexander Christie, Lower Fort Garry

To: Mrs. Jeny Hickenburger ; Reverend John Smithurst

Details: 2pp

Notes: A pair of letters both written on the same day concerning the same matter. The first is written to "Mrs. Jenny Hickenburger" and the other to Reverend Smithurst regarding the death of Jenny Hickenburger's father. The letter requests that she attends Christie's office to sign the necessary paperwork for her to inherit her father's money. The letter to Smithurst requests his assistance in ensuring that his cousin does not redeem her HBC stock and instead accepts £9 per year as income.

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1849 (Sep) from James Hunter to Rev. John Smithurst
FC 3213 L55 019.067 · Item · September 25, 1849
Parte de Life, Events, and Players in the North-West

Place: Red River Settlement

From: James Hunter, Norway House

To: Reverend John Smithurst

Details: 3pp

Notes: Hunter goes into detail about the visit of the Bishop of Prince Rupert’s Land. 
He also writes of matters of business regarding food supplies for the winter, the price of freight from Red River to Norway House and the construction of the Church.

1851 (Feb) from Duncan Finlayson to Rev. John Smithurst
FC 3213 L55 019.069 · Item · February 14, 1851
Parte de Life, Events, and Players in the North-West

Place: Red River Settlement

From: Duncan Finlayson, Hudson's Bay House, Lachine

To: Reverend John Smithurst

Details: 2pp

Notes: In the letter, Duncan Finlayson advises John Smithurst of the subscription cost of two papers and the possible cost even if Smithurst thought he stopped the subscription.

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1851 (Mar) from Abraham Cowley to Rev. John Smithurst
FC 3213 L55 019.070 · Item · March 8, 1851
Parte de Life, Events, and Players in the North-West

Place: Red River Settlement

From: Reverend Abraham Cowley, Partridge Crop

To: Reverend John Smithurst

Details: 3pp

Notes: Partridge Crop was a missionary outpost on the northern reaches of Lake Manitoba, and was later renamed Fairford in 1851 by Bishop Anderson.

The outpost was on the left bank of the Partridge Crop River and was established by McNap for Winter trading with the Indigenous people. The lengthy letter from Cowley mentions topics such as the recent arrival of the bishop, his meeting of confirmation candidates and inspecting the school.

This letter would have travelled by canoe down Lake Winnipeg to the Red River.

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1852 (Jan) from John Chapman to Rev. John Smithurst
FC 3213 L55 019.072 · Item · January 29, 1852
Parte de Life, Events, and Players in the North-West

Place: Salisbury Street, Ireland

From: John Chapman, Missionary at Middle Church

To: Reverend John Smithurst, 18 Salisbury Street, Ireland

Details: 2pp

Notes: Chapman thanks Smithurst for newspapers and of his letter detailing his route to New York. He also discusses the status of the congregation and the building of a new church.

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