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Series1


Packet and postal covers. — 1869-1889. — These envelopes contained letters, circulars, etc. which are elsewhere in this collection. These are placed together because of their philatelic and postal history value.

M-477-1 Cover. — December 10, 1869. — Fort Garry to Edmonton House
M-477-2 Cover. — November 30, 1870. — Fort Simpson to Edmonton House
M-477-3 Cover. — December 10, 1870. — Fort Garry to Edmonton House
M-477-4 Cover. — December 26, 1870. — Norway House to Edmonton House
M-477-5 Cover. — December 29, 1870. — Fort Chipewyan to Edmonton House
M-477-6 Cover. — January 1871. — Carlton House to Edmonton House
M-477-7 Cover. — January 5, 1871. — Cumberland House to Edmonton House
M-477-8 Cover. — January 14, 1871. — Isle a la Crosse to Edmonton House
M-477-9 Cover. — January 14, 1871. — Isle a la Crosse to Edmonton House
M-477-10 Cover. — August 5, 1871. — Fort Garry to Edmonton House
M-477-11 Cover. — December 1, 1871. — York Factory to Edmonton House
M-477-12 Cover. — February 5, 1874. — Fort Garry to St. Albert
M-477-13 Cover. — January 7, 1875. — Fort Garry to Edmonton House
M-477-14 Cover. — August 25, 1875. — Thurso, Scotland to Edmonton House
M-477-15 Cover. — August 27, 1875. — Carlton House to Edmonton House
M-477-16 Cover. — November 18, 1875. — Edmonton House to Edmonton House
M-477-17 Cover. — December 10, 1875. — Fort Garry to Edmonton House
M-477-18 Cover. — August, 1877. — Carlton House to Edmonton House
M-477-19 Cover. — March 6, 1878. — Battleford to Edmonton House
M-477-20 Cover. — October 23, 1884. — Winnipeg to Edmonton
M-477-21 Cover. — September 12, 1887. — Ottawa to Montreal
M-477-22 Cover. — c. 1888. — to Fort Chipewyan
M-477-23 Cover. — c. 1888. — to Fort Simpson
M-477-24 Cover. — April 3, 1889. — St. Albert to Edmonton
M-477-25 Cover. — September 5, 1889. — Edmonton to Fort Qu’Appelle
M-477-26 Cover. — n.d. — to “Mrs. E.V. Hardisty”
M-477-27 Cover. — n.d. — no address

Series 2


General papers. — 1861-1864. — Consists of correspondence of W.J. Christie, Chief Factor at Edmonton House, related to fur trade operations of the Saskatchewan District Brigade, which was led by Richard Hardisty.



The series from M-477-28 through M-477-35 has been scanned.

View M-477-28 to M-477-35.

M-477-28 Memoranda regarding the Saskatchewan District, by W.J. Christie. — July 10, 1861. — 12 pages. — Includes instructions to Carlton House, Fort Pitt, Lac la Biche, and Edmonton
M-477-29 Memorandum by W.J. Christie for Mr. Richard Hardisty, in charge of Saskatchewan District Brigade out to Norway House. — April 28, 1862. — 3 pages
M-477-30 Memoranda by W.J. Christie for the Gentleman in Charge of Saskatchewan District Boats to Norway House. — April 30, 1863. — 3 pages
M-477-31 Memoranda by W.J. Christie for Gentlemen in charge of Saskatchewan District Brigade out to Norway House. — March 8, 1864. — 3 pages
M-477-32 Letter, W.J. Christie, Edmonton, to Thomas Fraser, Hudson’s Bay House, London. — February 20, 1864. — 8 pages. — Regarding the dismissal of John Carlow for insolence and disobedience, with passing reference to gold mining
M-477-33 Deposition of Peter C. Pambrun, Edmonton. — March 4, 1864. — 2 pages. — Regarding the conduct of John Carlow
M-477-34 Letter, Peter C. Pambrun, Edmonton, to W.J. Christie. — March 4, 1864. — 2 pages. — Replying to charge of wasteful expenditure of the Saskatchewan Brigade of 1863
M-477-35 Balance sheet, personal account of Richard Hardisty, Montreal. — March 31, 1864. — 2 pages

Series 3


General papers. — 1867-1868. — Consists of papers of W.J. Christie, Chief Factor at Edmonton House, related to fur trade operations of the Saskatchewan District, including the minutes and resolutions of the Northern Council and instructions for keeping accounts.



The series from M-477-36 through M-477-40 has been scanned.

View M-477-36 to M-477-40.

M-477-36 Contract for J.S. Mead to build a cart road from Victoria Post to Edmonton for $350.00. — October 7, 1867. — 1 page
M-477-37 Letter, William Mactavish, Norway House, to W.J. Christie, Saskatchewan District. — July 1, 1868. — 2 pages. — Drawing attention to certain resolutions passed by the Northern Council
M-477-38 Enclosure with M-477-37, “Extracts from Minutes of Northern Council, 1868”. — June 24, 1868. — 5 pages
M-477-39 Enclosure with M-477-37, Appendix A, giving instructions for keeping accounts. — June 24, 1868. — 2 pages
M-477-40 Enclosure with M-477-37, Appendix B, consisting of a blank inventory form. — June 24, 1868. — 2 pages

Series 4


General papers. — 1869. — Consists of papers of W.J. Christie, Chief Factor at Edmonton House, related to fur trade operations of the Saskatchewan District, including accounts, balance sheets, and circular letters about the Riel Rebellion and a grasshopper plague.



The series from M-477-41 through M-477-46 has been scanned.

View M-477-41 to M-477-46.

M-477-41 Balance sheet, personal account of Richard Hardisty, Montreal. — April 19, 1869. — 2 pages
M-477-42 Account of Benjamin Vandalle, deceased, at Red River. — May 22, 1869. — 1 page
M-477-43 List of bills requested to be drawn at York Factory on account of Saskatchewan District servants, Norway House. — June, 1869. — 2 pages
M-477-44 Account of Joseph E. Brazeau, York Factory. — August 10, 1869. — 1 page
M-477-45 Circular letter, William Cowan, Fort Garry, to Chief Factors and Chief Traders. — December 10, 1869. — 3 pages. — Regarding shortage of seed, grasshopper plague, steamer “International”, land, transportation, buffalo robe prices, and the Red River rebellion
M-477-46 Circular letter, W. Mactavish, Red River, to Chief Factors and Chief Traders. — December 13, 1869. — Regarding effect of Red River rebellion, fur prices, Oregon claims, sale of Fort Yukon, and other news

Series 5


Servants’ contracts. — 1869-1874. — These consist of printed contracts, with the names of servants, dates, terms, signatures, etc. added.

M-477-47 Contract of Hugh Inkster. — January 14, 1869. — 1 page
M-477-48 Contract of James Sinclair. — April 22, 1869. — 1 page
M-477-49 Contract of Donald McPhail. — May 13, 1870. — 1 page
M-477-50 Contract of William Dunnet. — January 9, 1871. — 1 page
M-477-51 Contract of James Flett. — January 12, 1871. — 1 page
M-477-52 Contract of William Tomison. — February 20, 1871. — 1 page
M-477-53 Contract of James Wilson. — February 23, 1871. — 1 page
M-477-54 Contract of William Aitken. — May 27, 1871. — 1 page
M-477-55 Contract of Angus Fraser. — May 21, 1874. — 1 page

Series 6


General papers. — 1870. — Consists of correspondence of W.J. Christie, Chief Factor at Edmonton House (and immediate predecessor of Richard Hardisty), related to operations at the HBC posts of Fort Alexander, Carlton House, Fort Chipewyan, Edmonton House, Fort Garry, Norway House, Fort Simpson, and York Factory. Also includes documents on the sale of intoxicants and the smallpox epidemic (please see Series 6-10 for the link to the digitized smallpox report, M-477-82).



The series from M-477-56 through M-477-81 has been scanned.


View originals M-477-56 to M-477-81.
View transcripts M-477-56 to M-477-81.


Series 6-1


Fort Alexander

M-477-56 Circular letter, B.R. Ross, Fort Alexander, to Chief Factors and Chief Traders. — December 1, 1870. — 1 page. — Regarding Red River expedition and general news

Series 6-2


Carlton House

M-477-57 Letter, Donald McDonald, Carlton House, to John McAulay, Edmonton. — July 25, 1870. — 2 pages. — Regarding plea for help from Joseph L’Hyrondelle
M-477-58 Enclosure with M-477-57. — July 25, 1870. — 1 page. — Agreement with Joseph L’Hyrondelle to freight goods, Carlton to Edmonton
M-477-59 Enclosure with M-477-57. — July 25, 1870. — 1 page. — Bill of lading of goods carried from Carlton to Edmonton by Joseph L’Hyrondelle
M-477-60 Agreement with James Bruce, Carlton House, to build three boats at Green Lake at five a month for about six months. — October 3, 1870. — 1 page

Series 6-3


Fort Chipewyan

M-477-61 Circular letter, William McMurray, Fort Chipewyan, to Chief Factors and Chief Traders. — December 29, 1870. — 8 pages. — Regarding problems with brigades, movement of boats, Peace River news, Mackenzie River trade, free traders, trip of Bishop Faraud from Lac la Biche to McMurray, possibility of taking Mackenzie River goods via Arctic Ocean, and general news

Series 6-4


Edmonton House

M-477-62 Contract with John Brown, Edmonton, to cut and deliver timber for 12 boats to specifications listed. — 1870. — 3 pages
M-477-63 Agreement with John Norris, Edmonton, to freight goods from Fort Garry to Edmonton. — July 4, 1870. — 1 page

Series 6-5


Fort Garry

M-477-64 Account of Joseph L’Hyrondelle, Edmonton. — June 17, 1870. — 1 page
M-477-65 Agreement with Joseph L’Hyrondelle to pay off debt by freighting from Fort Garry to Edmonton. — June 28, 1870. — 1 page
M-477-66 Bill of lading of goods carried, Fort Garry to Edmonton, by D. McDougall. — July 12, 1870. — 1 page
M-477-67 Red River tariff for purchase of furs. — December 1, 1870. — 1 page
M-477-68 Circular letter, J. McTavish, Fort Garry, to Chief Factors and Chief Traders. — December 10, 1870. — 4 pages. — Regarding Red River rebellion, steamer “International”, smallpox, failure of Portage La Loche brigade, problems with brigades, buffalo robe prices, crops, and general news

Series 6-6


Norway House

M-477-69 List of bills requested to be drawn at York Factory on account of Saskatchewan District servants. — July 5, 1870. — 2 pages
M-477-70 List of pieces, Saskatchewan Outfit and Edmonton Mission Property in Depot at Norway House. — December 10, 1870. — 1 page
M-477-71 Circular letter, J. Fortescue, Norway House, to Chief Factors and Chief Traders. — December 26, 1870. — 4 pages. — Regarding problems with northern transport, shortage of pemmican, free traders, scarcity of fur, and general news

Series 6-7


Fort Simpson

M-477-72 Criss-cross letter, William L. Hardisty, “en route to Portage la Loche”, to “Dear Sister”. — July 10, 1870. — 4 pages. — Regarding family gossip, trouble with the Blackfoot, a wish that Rev. George McDougall would move to Mackenzie River, influence of Roman Catholic priests
M-477-73 Circular letter, W.L. Hardisty, Fort Simpson, to Chief Factors and Chief Traders. — November 30, 1870. — 6 pages. — Regarding trouble with northern brigade, loss of Yukon trade to Americans, crops and provisions, Roman Catholic missions and list of officers.

Series 6-8


York Factory

M-477-74 List of supplies for Saskatchewan District. — June 1, 1870. – – 2 pages
M-477-75 Memoranda from Saskatchewan with replies from York Factory. — July 13, 1870. — 1 page. — Regarding George Kippling account, Jean Laderoute account, Lawrence Smith, and new recruits
M-477-76 Letter, L.K. Parson, York Factory, to William J. Christie, Saskatchewan. — August 1, 1870. — 1 page. — Regarding Saskatchewan accounts
M-477-77 Letter, L.K. Parson, York Factory, to William J. Christie, Saskatchewan. — August 9, 1870. — 4 pages. — Regarding the shipping of the steamboat back to England, movement of Indians from Trout Lake region to Grande Rapid post, method of supplying English River District, guns from Saskatchewan District, issuing of liquor to officers, and general matters
M-477-78 Letter, L.K. Parson, York Factory, to William J. Christie, Saskatchewan. — August 31, 1870. — 1 page. — Regarding arrival of the ship “Prince Rupert” and the receipt of goods
M-477-79 Enclosure with M-477-78 for guns, etc. required for trade of Saskatchewan District. — September 1, 1870. — 1 page
M-477-80 List of recipients of freight from York Factory. — September 1, 1870. — 1 page. — Includes Norway House, Island Lake, and York Factory

Series 6-9


Sale of intoxicants

M-477-81 Notice from W.F. Butler, Justice of Peace for North West Territories. — November 28, 1870. — 1 page. — Regarding the prohibition on the sale of intoxicating liquors in the Saskatchewan District

Series 6-10


Smallpox epidemic

M-477-82 Report by William J. Christie. — 1870. — 11 pages. — Brief sketch of the origin and spread of the smallpox epidemic in the Saskatchewan District, with the numbers of deaths at the several forts and settlements, and among the different plains tribes. View originals M-477-82. OR View transcripts M-477-82.

Series 7


General papers. — 1871. — Consists of correspondence of W.J. Christie, Chief Factor at Edmonton House (and immediate predecessor of Richard Hardisty), related to operations at the HBC posts of Carlton House, Fort Chipewyan, Cumberland House, Edmonton House, Fort Garry, Isle a la Crosse, Norway House, and York Factory. Also includes some correpondence with the Canadian Government, and about creating a Board of Health, the Canadian Pacific Railway, and Hugh Inkster.



The entire series from M-477-83 through M-477-137 has been scanned.


View originals M-477-83 to M-477-95.
View originals M-477-96 to M-477-137.


View transcripts M-477-83 to M-477-95.
View transcripts M-477-96 to M-477-137.

M-477-83 Printed notice from Milroy and Sons, London, “Saddlery & Harness, suitable for Australia, etc.” — [ca. 1871]. — 1 page

Series 7-1


Carlton House

M-477-84 Memoranda to Mr. W.E. Traill, in charge of Carlton House, from W.J. Christie, Edmonton House. — January 6, 1871. — 2 pages. — Regarding a request for pemmican required at Edmonton, Portage la Loche and other points, and general information
M-477-85 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — Argrst 21, 1871. — 1 page. — Regarding difficulty in getting John Sinclair to work his oxen and replacing him with Joseph McDonald
M-477-86 Way bill of packets for Edmonton, from Lawrence Clarke, Carlton House. — November 5, 1871. — 1 page

Series 7-2


Fort Chipewyan

M-477-87 Requisition on the Saskatchewan District, for general service, New Caledonia, and for the trade, Athabasca District, from Roderick MacFarlane, Fort Chipewyan. — December 23, 1871. — 1 page

Series 7-3


Cumberland House

M-477-88 Circular letter, H. Belanger, Cumberland House, to Chief Factors and Chief Traders. — January 5, 1871. — 3 pages. — Regarding improvement of transportation, poor trade at Fort a la Corne owing to smallpox on the plains, general comments about the smallpox, report of potato and fishery yields, problems with free traders, and general news
M-477-89 Invoice for supplies from Cumberland House to the Saskatchewan District. — December 15, 1871. — 2 pages

Series 7-4


Edmonton House

M-477-90 List prepared by W.J. Christie. — 1 page. — Names of parties who got seed at Edmonton House, Spring, 1871, to return a like quantity in the Fall
M-477-91 Additional requisition of Saskatchewan District to be supplied for Red River and Carlton House, from W.J. Christie, Edmonton. — January 4, 1871. — 1 page
M-477-92 Lists of goods given gratuitously to the Cree Indians and Freemen at Edmonton House. — April, 1871. — 4 pages. — Draft copy
M-477-93 Same as M-477-92. — 3 pages. — Final copy
M-477-94 Account of John Norris, freighter, Victoria Post. — May 1, 1871. — 3 pages
M-477-95 List of sundry goods supplied Augustin Auger to trade for the Company. — December 1, 1870. — 3 pages. — Report prepared August 1, 1871

Series 7-5


Fort Garry

M-477-96 Statement of book debts at Red River of Saskatchewan Officers and servants, Fort Garry. — May 31, 1871. — 2 pages. — Includes list of officers, clerks and servants
M-477-97 Memorandum of agreement with Abraham Salois to carry freight from Fort Garry to Edmonton. — June 21, 1871. — 1 page
M-477-98 Memorandum of agreement with John Rowland to carry freight from Fort Garry to Edmonton. — June 21, 1871. — 1 page
M-477-99 Memorandum of agreement with George Hodgson to carry freight from Fort Garry to Edmonton. — 1 page
M-477-100 Memorandum of John H. McTavish announcing appointment of Donald A. Smith as Chief Commissioner of the Hudson’s Bay Company. — August 19, 1871. — 1 page
M-477-101 Same as M-477-100
M-477-102 Same as M-477-100
M-477-103 Circular from Donald A. Smith. — September 27, 1871. — 3 pages. — Regarding procedure to be followed for requisitions, invoices and inventories
M-477-104 Letter from W.J. Christie suggesting a testimonial to Donald A. Smith for services rendered in London. — September 27, 1871. — 1 page
M-477-105 Circular from Donald A. Smith. — September 27, 1871. — 3 pages. — Regarding requisitions, private accounts, inventories, reports and winter packets
M-477-106 Same as M-477-104
M-477-107 Circular from J.H. McTavish to William J. Christie. — October 2, 1871. — 1 page. — Regarding invoices for customs on goods entering Saskatchewan
M-477-108 Sample sheet for official letters and documents. — October 16, 1871. — 1 page
M-477-109 Packing Account of merchandise for Saskatchewan District. — December 30, 1871. — 2 pages

Series 7-6


Isle a la Crosse

M-477-110 Letter from Samuel MacKenzie, Isle a la Crosse, to W.J. Christie, Edmonton, requesting summer supplies. — January 14, 1871. — 1 page
M-477-111 Letter from Samuel MacKenzie to the Governor of the Northern Department reporting on affairs in the Isle a la Crosse district. — January 14, 1871. — 3 pages
M-477-112 List of provisions required. — January 14, 1871. — 1 page. — Referred to in M-477-110

Series 7-7


Lac La Biche

M-477-113 Account of Peter C. Pambrun with Hudson’s Bay Company. — November 1, 1871. — 2 pages

Series 7-8


Norway House

M-477-114 List of bills to be drawn at York Factory on accounts of servants of Hudson’s Bay Company signed by W.J. Christie. — June 28, 1871. — 2 pages
M-477-115 List of iron requested by W.J. Christie for use in Saskatchewan District. — June 28, 1871. — 1 page
M-477-116 Memorandum from W.J. Christie regarding Saskatchewan District. — June 29, 1871. — 1 page
M-477-117 List of provisions requested from the Saskatchewan District for General Service delivery requested June 1872. — October 15, 1871. — 1 page

Series 7-9


York Factory

M-477-118 List of sundries supplied to Saskatchewan District from York Factory. — June 1, 1871. — 3 pages
M-477-119 Packing Account, Saskatchewan District, from York Factory. — June 16, 1871. — 1 page
M-477-120 Memorandum regarding bills from York Factory to Saskatchewan. — July 12, 1871. — 1 page
M-477-121 Letter from L. K. Parson, York Factory, to Governor of Northern Department. — December 1, 1871. — 3 pages. — Regarding affairs in that district

Series 7-10


Blackfoot stolen horses

M-477-122 Letter from H.T. Holland to Sir S. Northcote. — January 3, 1871. — 3 pages. — Regarding traffic in stolen horses by the Blackfoot Indians and a letter from C.M. Lampson to Sir Frederic Rogers regarding the same subject

Series 7-11


Board of Health

M-477-123 Letter from W. Edward Traill to the Board of Health, Edmonton District. — January 1871. — 10 pages. — Regarding the conduct of Dr. McDonald, Ontario Rifles
M-477-124 Extract of letter from Lawrence Clarke to the Bishop of Rupert’s Land. — January 30, 1871. — 1 page. — Regarding the conduct of Dr. McDonald
M-477-125 Board of Health resolution recommending an investigation into the charges regarding Dr. McDonald. — February 1, 1871. — 2 pages
M-477-126 Letter from George W. Hill, Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor of the North West Territories, appointing a Board of Health tho investigate charges against Dr. McDonald. — February 4, 1871. — 4 pages
M-477-127 Queen’s Commission from Lieutenant Governor Adam G. Archibald appointing the Board of Health of the North West Territories. — February 5, 1871. — 2 pages
M-477-128 Letter from Thomas Howard, Secretary, Board of Health, Manitoba, informing William Christie of the appointment of the Board of Health, North West Territories. — October 16, 1871. — 1 page

Series 7-12


Canadian Government

M-477-129 Letter from Lieutenant Governor A.G. Archibald to Chief James Seenum, Whitefish Lake. — February, 1871. — 2 pages. — Regarding liquor prohibition
M-477-130 Letter from Lieutenant Governor A.G. Archibald to the Indians of Saskatchewan regarding their lands. — October 16, 1871. — 2 pages

Series 7-13


Canadian Pacific Railway

M-477-131 Letter from J.H. McTavish to officers in charge of Hudson’s Bay posts instructing them to assist Frank Moberly, a surveyor for the CPR. — August 5, 1871
M-477-132 List of supplies given to Mr. Horetzky at Lac St. Ann’s Post. — December 23, 1871. — 1 page
M-477-133 Letter from C. Adams, St. Ann’s. — December 29, 1871. – – 1 page. — Regarding the Horetzky party

Series 7-14


Hugh Inkster case

M-477-134 Statement by W.J. Christie regarding Hugh Inkster. — August, 1871. — 1 page
M-477-135 Statement by W.E. Traill to Lawrence Clarke regarding Mackie and Inkster. — December 19, 1871. — 4 pages
M-477-136 Memorandum from W.E. Traill, Carlton Farm, Prince Albert. — January 16, 1872. — 2 pages. — Regarding conduct of Hugh Inkster
M-477-137 Deposition made by Hugh Inkster before W.J. Christie, Justice of the Peace. — March 21, 1872. — 2 pages

Series 8


Canadian Government


M-477-138 List of articles left in store at Edmonton House by Francis Moberly, signed W.J. Christie. January 15, 1872. — 1 page
M-477-139 Same as M-477-138
M-477-140

Letter, A.G. Archibald, Lieutenant Governor, Fort Garry to W.J. Christie, Fort Edmonton. — January 11, 1872. — 9 pages. — Regarding dispatch from Earl Kimberley concerning Indians of Prince Albert; conversation with Bishop Grandin concerning half-breed reserves; immigration to Saskatchewan farmland; the making of laws by settlers; possibility of Police force; arrival in late summer of Indian Commissioner.


View originals M-477-140.
View transcripts M-477-140.


Series 9


Metis meetings. — 1871-1872. — Consists of HBC documents related to the Metis population in the Saskatchewan District of the company’s territory. Includes a letter to the editor of the Manitoban newspaper about Metis winterers near Carlton; a petition by Metis for a mill at Lac St. Anne; summary of Metis meeting at St. Laurent concerning choice between nomadic life and farming; letter to Lt Gov Archibald about Metis claiming land for a colony. These records were inherited by Richard Hardisty, Chief Factor of the HBC, from his immediate predecessor, W.J. Christie.


The series from M-477-141 through M-477-144 has been scanned.


View originals M-477-141 to M-477-144.
View transcripts M-477-141 to M-477-144.

M-477-141 Letter, A. Blaireau, Carlton House, to the editor of The Manitoban. — January 5, 1872. — 6 pages. — Regarding community and dwelling of Metis winterers near Carlton on the South Saskatchewan River and their priests.
M-477-142 Minutes of a meeting held at Lac St. Ann’s. — December 6, 1871. — 2 pages. — Regarding the petition for a mill to W.J. Christie.
M-477-143 Condensed report of a meeting of the Metis winterers at St. Laurence on the South Saskatchewan River. — December 31, 1871. — 11 pages. — Containing remarks of chairman, Lawrence Clarke, concerning choice between nomadic life or farming; possibility of a French Metis colony in Saskatchewan – acclaimed and location discussed; comments of Isidore Dumont, Louisou Battoche, Jean Dumont, Philip Gardupui, Alexander Emlin; committee chosen to finalize location.
M-477-144 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House, to Lieutenant Governor Archibald. — January 17, 1872. — 2 pages. — Regarding the claiming of land by French Metis to form a colony; Joseph Immas case.

Series 10


Census. — 1871-1872. — Consists of HBC documents related to the Metis population in the Saskatchewan District of the company’s territory. Includes census records of Metis, white and Indian populations at HBC posts, Prince Albert and St. Laurent. These records were inherited by Richard Hardisty, Chief Factor of the HBC, from his immediate predecessor, W.J. Christie.


The series from M-477-145 through M-477-151 has been scanned.


View originals M-477-145 to M-477-151.
View transcripts M-477-145 to M-477-151.

M-477-145 Number of houses at St. Albert. — 1872. — 1 page. — Sent to W.J. Christie, Fort Edmonton.
M-477-146 Population of the colony of St. Albert. — 1872. — 1 page.
M-477-147 Order to take census; list of officers, clerks and servants at each post in the District, Donald A. Smith, Fort Garry. — September 24, 1871. — 1 page.
M-477-148 Enumeration of white population of Prince Albert, Lawrence Clarke, Carlton House. — December 31, 1871. — 3 pages.
M-477-149 Census of whites, half-breeds and Indians in Saskatchewan District, W.J. Christie, Edmonton House. — January 1, 1872. — 2 pages.
M-477-150 Enumeration of the French Metis population at mission at St. Laurent, L. Clarke, Carlton House. — December 31, 1871. — 4 pages.
M-477-151 Census of Cumberland District, Cumberland House. — December 31, 1871. — 1 page.

Series 11


General papers. — 1872. — Consists of correspondence of Richard Hardisty, Chief Factor at Edmonton House, related to HBC operations at Carlton House, Cumberland House, Fort a la Corne, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Dunvegan, Edmonton House, Fort Ellice, Fort Garry, Fort St. John, Isle a la Crosse, Lac La Biche, Lac St. Anne, Lesser Slave Lake, Norway House, Pigeon Lake, Fort Pitt, Portage La Loche, Rocky Mountain House, Victoria Post and York Factory. Also includes some correpondence about the Canadian Pacific Railway and missionaries.



The entire series from M-477-152 through M-477-267 has been scanned.


View originals M-477-152 to M-477-164.
View originals M-477-165 to M-477-186.
View originals M-477-187 to M-477-221.
View originals M-477-222 to M-477-267.

View transcripts M-477-152 to M-477-164.
View transcripts M-477-165 to M-477-186.
View transcripts M-477-187 to M-477-221.
View transcripts M-477-222 to M-477-267.

M-477-152 Sample sheet of census form blank. — 1872. — 1 page

Series 11-1


Carlton House

M-477-153 Letter, Lawrence Clarke, Carlton House to W.J. Christie, Edmonton House. — January 15, 1872. — 3 pages. — Regarding problems with mail delivery, supply of horses, quota of carts, accounts, credit buying; improvements to road to Green Lake; number of oxen at Carlton; insurrection at Prince Albert; case of James Mackie; requirements of goods and animals; Alexander Campbell case; closing of gofr a la Corne; debt of Fort Garry Metis; general business
M-477-154 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House to Donald A. Smith, Fort Garry. — January 15, 1872. — 8 pages. — Regarding permanent settlement of Metis near Carlton; possible increase in trade; missionary traders; supplying servants at regular cost; Mackie case; use of tug-boat in transportation; census
M-477-155 List of provisions supplied to Carlton Farm, L. Clarke, Carlton House. — January 22, 1872. — 1 page
M-477-156 Account of Carlton Farm, L. Clarke, Carlton House. — January 22, 1872. — 1 page
M-477-157 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House to W. J. Christie, Edmonton House. — January 28, 1872. — 1 page. — Regarding dismissal of man by Mr. Traill
M-477-158 Letter, W. Edward Traill, Carlton House to W.J. Christie, Carlton House. — February 4, 1872. — 4 pages. — Regarding problems at Carlton Farm
M-477-159 Memoranda from Carlton with replies from Edmonton. — March 1, 1872. — 3 pages
M-477-160 Letter, W.E. Traill, Carlton House to W.J. Christie, Carlton House. — March 15, 1872. — 4 pages. — Regarding statement of account of Carlton Farm and conditions at same, request for reassignment
M-477-161 Statement of account of Carlton Farm, W.E. Traill, Carlton Farm. — March 15, 1872. — 2 pages
M-477-162 Memoranda, W.J. Christie, Carlton House to Richard Hardisty. — March 19, 1872. — 4 pages. — Regarding the requirements of Norway House and Cumberland Districts
M-477-163 Packing account, Saskatchewan District, L. Clarke, Carlton House. — April 16, 1872. — 9 pages
M-477-164 Letter, Mr. Pambrun, Carlton House to R. Hardisty. — August 4, 1872. — 4 pages. — Regarding arrival at Carlton House, general news
M-477-165 Packing account, sundries for Victoria, L. Clarke, Carlton House. — September 5, 1872. — 1 page
M-477-166 Letter, W.J. Christie, Carlton House to Richard Hardisty, Chief Factor, Saskatchewan District. — September 6, 1872. — 8 pages. — Regarding police force; handling of a Metis killing; requisition for country produce; District surveyor; appointments for the change of posts (mention of Henry Hardisty); problems with transport; instructions concerning District report
M-477-167 Memoranda for Saskatchewan District, W.J. Christie to Richard Hardisty. — September 6, 1872. — 8 pages. — Regarding instructions concerning: tariffs, debts, families and engagements of servants, accounts, transport, packets, inventories, correspondence instructions concerning District report
M-477-168 Letter, W.J. Christie, Carlton House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — September 7, 1872. — 4 pages. — Regarding John Rowland account, Leslie Wood account, enclosure of money, purchase of surplus pemmican, wages, mill at Edmonton
M-477-169 Receipt from Lawrence Clarke, Carlton House to W.J. Christie for outfit account. — September 7, 1872. — 1 page

Series 11-2


Cumberland House

M-477-170 Requisition on Saskatchewan District for country produce, Cumberland House, Upper English River District, Portage la Loche, Norway House, New Caledonia District. — 1872. — 2 pages

Series 11-3


Fort a la Corne

M-477-171 Letter, P.C. Pambrun, Fort a la Corne to Richard Hardisty. — June 13, 1872. — 4 pages. — Regarding return trip to Fort a la Corne; problems with crew; other news

Series 11-4


Fort Chipewyan

M-477-172 Letter, R. MacFarlane, Fort Chipewyan, to W.J. Christie, Saskatchewan District. — March 11, 1872. — 2 pages. — Regarding letter of introduction to John M. Rae
M-477-173 Letter, R. MacFarlane, Fort Chipewyan, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 20, 1872. — 2 pages. — Regarding prevalence and danger of wolves in the area; requisition for goods and horses

Series 11-5


Fort Dunvegan

M-477-174 Letter, C. Horetzky, Fort Dunvegan to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — October 7, 1872. — 2 pages. — Regarding request for flour

Series 11-6


Edmonton House

M-477-175 Provisions received from the plains. — Summer 1872. — 1 page
M-477-176 Memoranda from the Saskatchewan District to Governor in Chief, with replies. — 1872. — 2 pages
M-477-177 Scrap of paper, list of animals, William Munro. — 1872. – – 1 page
M-477-178 List of animals delivered to Hudson’s Bay Company, William Munro. — Winter 1871-72. — 1 page
M-477-179 Instructions concerning census of persons at each District [copy]. — 1872. — 1 page
M-477-180 Memoranda for officers in charge of Saskatchewan Brigade [copy]. — Spring, 1872. — 3 pages
M-477-181 List of freemen owing debts at Edmonton House. — Summer, 1872. — 1 page
M-477-182 Contract for delivery of timber, John Brown, Edmonton House. — January 22, 1872. — 3 pages
M-477-183 List of sundries for Slave Lake, W.J. Christie, Edmonton House. — February 29, 1872. — 1 page
M-477-184 Memoranda, W.J. Christie, Edmonton House for Richard Hardisty, Saskatchewan District. — February 29, 1872. — 4 pages. — Regarding instructions and information concerning administration
M-477-185 Request for notice of accounts and personal record to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — April 2, 1872. — 3 pages. — Regarding James Sinclair, James Sullivan, Malcolm Martin, James Wilson, John Walter, William Tomison, William Aitken, Kenneth McKay, Thomas Hourston, Kenneth McDonald

Series 11-7


Fort Ellice

M-477-186 Letter, Archibald McDonald, Fort Ellice to Richard Hardisty. — August 10, 1872. — 1 page. — Regarding transport of letters from Chief Commissioner

Series 11-8


Fort Garry

M-477-187 Letter, J.H. MacTavish, Fort Garry to W.J. Christie, Edmonton. — January 3, 1872. — 6 pages. — Regarding problems of steamboat building; freighting of goods
M-477-188 Letter, Mr. Balsillie, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — June 19, 1872. — 1 page. — Regarding Kenneth McDonald account; other business
M-477-189 Memoranda, J. Balsillie, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty. — August 21, 1872. — 3 pages. — Regarding instructions for safe; John Rowland account; Pierre Fordupuis account; accounts procedures
M-477-190 Letter, J.H. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — October 19, 1872. — 2 pages. — Regarding Donald Todd account
M-477-191 Requisition for supplies, Fort Garry for Lower Red River District. — December 2, 1872. — 2 pages
M-477-192 Letter, J.H McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 13, 1872. — 7 pages. — Regarding shortage of supplies; transport; Vaudalles account; purchase of a stallion; mail delivery
M-477-193 Credit sheet, Saskatchewan District, Fort Garry. — December 14, 1872. — 1 page
M-477-194 Memoranda, Fort Garry. — December 20, 1872. — 1 page. — Includes Donald Todd account
M-477-195 Memoranda, Fort Garry. — December 21, 1872. — 1 page. — Regarding charge of Roman Catholic Mission, Lac la Biche
M-477-196 Debit balance at Fort Garry, December 31, 1872. — 1 page. — Regarding wintering freemen

Series 11-9


Fort St. John

M-477-197 List of leather goods for general service, New Caledonia District. — 1872. — 1 page

Series 11-10


Isle a la Crosse

M-477-198 Invoice to Isle a la Crosse from Saskatchewan District. — February 3, 1872. — 1 page

Series 11-11


Lac La Biche

M-477-199 Letter, Mr. P. Pambrun, Lac la Biche to Richard Hardisty. — August 20, 1872. — 4 pages. — Regarding N. Sauve and P. Ducharme accounts; news of crops
M-477-200 Letter, Mr. P. Pambrun, Lac la Biche to Richard Hardisty. — October 16, 1872. — 4 pages. — Regarding trading news; damaged skins

Series 11-12


Lac St. Anne

M-477-201 Letter, Charles Adams, Lac St. Anne, to Officer in Charge, Edmonton. April 29, 1872. — 2 pages. — Regarding disposal of R. Collins account
M-477-202 Letter, Charles Adams, St. Ann’s to Officer in Charge, Edmonton. — May 4, 1872. — 3 pages. — Regarding supplies
M-477-203 Letter, Charles Adams, Lac St. Ann’s to W.L. Wood. — June 3, 1872. — 2 pages. — Regarding instructions for transport of goods and other duties
M-477-204 Letter, Charles Adams, St. Ann’s to R. Hardisty. — August 15, 1872. — 3 pages. — Regarding delivery of mail; condition of crops; order for supplies
M-477-205 Letter, Charles Adams, Lac St. Ann’s to Richard Hardisty. — October 9, 1872. — 3 pages. — Regarding request for supplies; family news
M-477-206 Letter, Charles Adams, Lac St. Ann’s, to Richard Hardisty. — October 17, 1872. — 3 pages. — Regarding family news; conditions in Indian settlement; trade; conditions at the Fort
M-477-207 Letter, Charles Adams, Lac St. Ann’s to Richard Hardisty. — October 17, 1872. — 1 page. — Regarding Fleming and Valade accounts; accounts with Indians; request for supplies
M-477-208 Fall trade: list of furs, St. Ann’s. — November 2, 1872. — 1 page
M-477-209 Letter, Charles Adams, Lac St. Ann’s to Richard Hardisty. — November 2, 1872. — Regarding request for supplies; list of trade
M-477-210 Letter, Charles Adams, Lac St. Ann’s to Richard Hardisty. — December 2, 1872. — 3 pages. — Regarding shortage of supplies; oversupply of horses; request for supplies

Series 11-13


Lesser Slave Lake

M-477-211 Letter, William Stewart, Lesser Slave Lake to W.J. Christie, Edmonton House. — January 29, 1872. — 3 pages. — Regarding details of administration of post interpreter; tariffs; requisition for supplies; personnel
M-477-212 Letter, Edmund McGillivray, Lesser Slave Lake to Richard Hardisty. — August 8, 1872. — 2 pages. — Regarding poor state of Mr. McGillivray’s health; trade; personnel
M-477-213 Letter, Mr. McGillivray, Lesser Slave Lake to Richard Hardisty. — October 22, 1872. — 4 pages. — Regarding personnel; Indian population; trade

Series 11-14


Norway House

M-477-214 List of provisions to be supplied for Norway House. — June, 1872. — 1 page
M-477-215 Invoice for supplies, Norway House. — January 2, 1872. — 3 pages
M-477-216 List of country produce for Norway House. — June, 1872. — 1 page
M-477-217 List of pieces in depot at Norway House, Winter 1872/73. — December 4, 1872. — 1 page
M-477-218 Extract from letter, Chief Factor Hamilton to W.J. Christie, Norway House. — December 21, 1872. — Regarding spoiled pemmican; poor robes
M-477-219 Invoice for supplies, Norway House, Summer 1872. — December 26, 1872. — 5 pages
M-477-220 Invoice for Mission freight charges, Norway House. — December 26, 1872. — 1 page

Series 11-15


Pigeon Lake

M-477-221 Letter, Francis Whitford, Pigeon Lake. — October 23, 1872. — 1 page. — Regarding deliveries from and news at the post
M-477-222 Letter, Pigeon Lake. — November 14, 1872. — 2 pages. — Regarding problems of transport of animals; request for tools; other news

Series 11-16


Fort Pitt

M-477-223 List of bills, signed Richard Hardisty, Fort Pitt. — May 31, 1872. — 2 pages. — Drawn at York Factory for Saskatchewan District
M-477-224 Letter, John Sinclair, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty. June 27, 1872. — 2 pages. — Regarding need for steamer; Frederick Rowland account; Thomas Bonehri account
M-477-225 Letter, John Sinclair, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — July 22, 1872. — 1 page. — Regarding Thomas Harper; transport
M-477-226 Letter, John Sinclair, Fort Pitt, to Richard Hardisty. — August 13, 1872. — 1 page. — Regarding problems with freighting
M-477-227 Letter, John Sinclair, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty. — August 21, 1872. — 1 page. — Regarding transportation of horses
M-477-228 Letter, John Sinclair, Fort Pitt, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — September 13, 1872. — 1 page. — Regarding general news
M-477-229 Letter, William McKay, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — September 26, 1872. — 2 pages. — Regarding transport to Edmonton; building of new fort
M-477-230 Letter, William McKay, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — November 17, 1872. — 2 pages. — Regarding transport and division of goods; trade; blacksmith’s account; freighting
M-477-231 Letter, William McKay, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — December 9, 1872. — 1 page. — Regarding surveyors; buffalo herds

Series 11-17


Portage La Loche

M-477-232 List of provisions for Portage la Loche. — 1872. — 1 page

Series 11-18


Rocky Mountain House

M-477-233 List of furs; total returns, Rocky Mountain House. — 1872. — 1 page
M-477-234 Letter, John Bunn, Rocky Mountain House. — May 1, 1872. — 3 pages. — Regarding horses for Mr. Bunn’s trip; Gullin Emmunn account
M-477-235 Letter, John Bunn, Rocky Mountain House. — August 27, 1872. — 3 pages. — Regarding trading and crop news; Jean Batiste Gahid account; request for supplies
M-477-236 Result of trade since Mr. Bunn left the fort, signed Angus Fraser, Rocky Mountain House. — October 14, 1872. — 1 page
M-477-237 Letter, Angus Fraser, Rocky Mountain House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — October 14, 1872. — 1 page. — Regarding reception of supplies; trade; Colonel Ross account
M-477-238 Letter, John Sinclair, Rocky Mountain House, to Richard Hardisty. — October 29, 1872. — 2 pages. — Regarding trade with the Indians; request for supplies; changing location of post
M-477-239 Letter, John Sinclair, Rocky Mountain House, to Richard Hardisty. — October 30, 1872. — 1 page. — Regarding engaging men
M-477-240 Letter, John Sinclair, Rocky Mountain House, to Richard Hardisty. — November 1, 1872. — 2 pages. — Regarding problems with personnel
M-477-241 Result of trade from July 24 to December 24, 1872, Rocky Mountain House. — December 4, 1872. — 1 page

Series 11-19


Victoria Post

M-477-242 List of trade on hand, Victoria. — February 9, 1872. — 1 page
M-477-243 Letter, Philip Gate, Victoria. — May 20, 1872. — 1 page. – – Regarding request for paper and coffee
M-477-244 Letter, Mr. Gate, Victoria. — August 12, 1872. — 1 page. – – Regarding account of Victoria blacksmith
M-477-245 Letter, Philip Gate, Victoria. — August 18, 1872. — 2 pages. — Regarding request for return of oxen by John Sinclair; resignation of Victoria blacksmith; the case of a murderer
M-477-246 Letter, Philip Gate, Victoria. — October 8, 1872. — 4 pages. — [For fifth page of this letter, see M-477-249] Regarding account of Mr. Johnston; delivery of letters to Jack Norris; inquiry about expected money; personal account; wood for proposed house; list of needed supplies; family news
M-477-247 Letter, John Bunn, Victoria, to Richard Hardisty. — November 29, 1872. — 3 pages. — Regarding list of needed supplies; completion of mill by Jacob Bead; Piscan [person]; mathematics instrument; health of Mrs. David; mention of Jack Norris
M-477-248 Letter, John Bunn, Victoria to R. Hardisty. — October 23, 1872. — 4 pages. — Regarding Mr. Gore not arrived; return of survey; account of Mr. Fraser; supplies for Victoria transferred to J. Favell; further order to Carlton; debts of Indians; mill and dam building; mathematics instruments; delivery of goods by Turner; photographist Smith
M-477-249 Page five of a letter, Philip Gate, Victoria. — October 8, 1872. — 2 pages. — [For previous four pages of this letter, see M-477-246] Regarding account of trade since boats left; oil sold to Fauch; Mr. Bunn’s outfit anticipated by Indians; trade; request for flour
M-477-250 Letter, Philip Gate, Victoria. — May 2, 1872. — 1 page. — Regarding men sent for boat crew (Noah, Mahpasis, Mooneyass, Blind Komins); request for supplies
M-477-251 Letter, Mr. Bunn, Victoria to Richard Hardisty. — December 26, 1872. — 1 page. — Regarding Gore party leaving for Edmonton (Henry Gore, Mr. Mulkins); land claim on post; request for mill supplies

Series 11-20


York Factory

M-477-252 Invoice for country produce, York Factory. — December 1, 1872. — 4 pages
M-477-253 Memoranda sent to York Factory from Richard Hardisty, Fort Pitt. — June 1, 1872. — 3 pages. — Regarding change in personnel (James Sinclair); William Reid account; James Simpson account; John Fraser account; John Rowland, John Sinclair and John Irvine accounts; Alexander Laudries account; Galarmautt account; York Factory packing accounts
M-477-254 Memoranda from Saskatchewan with replies (to M 477/246), York Factory. — July 24, 1872. — 3 pages
M-477-255 Packing account, York Factory. — June 1, 1872. — 2 pages
M-477-256 Letter, J. Fortescue, York Factory to the Officer in Charge, Saskatchewan. — December 1, 1872. — 1 page. — Regarding Mr. Harrison Young’s wages
M-477-257 Letter, J. Fortescue, York Factory to Richard Hardisty, Saskatchewan. — December 1, 1872. — Regarding accounts; requisition for English goods; arrival of the Prince Rupert [ship]
M-477-258 Invoice for Dominion freight, York Factory. — December 1, 1872. — 1 page
M-477-259 Results of trade, Northern Department, York Factory. — December 1, 1872. — 1 page
M-477-260 Invoice, account of James Sinclair, York Factory. — December 1, 1872. — 1 page [2 pieces]

Series 11-21


Canadian Pacific Railway

M-477-261 List of goods, CPR. — 1872. — 1 page
M-477-262 Letter, C. Horetzky, Montreal, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — April 21, 1872. — 2 pages. — Regarding government horses and guide; trip to Edmonton
M-477-263 Letter, G. Dennis, Dominion lands office, Ottawa. — May 30, 1872. — 3 pages. — Regarding copy-instructions given to W.S. Gore concerning survey of land
M-477-264 Letter, Mr. Fleming, Lac St. Ann’s to Richard Hardisty. — August 29, 1872. — 1 page. — Regarding payment of Father Andre as guide; note in margin as to amount
M-477-265 Letter, C. Horetzky, Fort St. John, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — October 17, 1872. — 1 page. — Regarding request for flour, tea and sugar

Series 11-22


Missionaries

M-477-266 Letter, Pere Vegreville, Lac la Biche, to Richard Hardisty. — December 12, 1872. — 2 pages. — Regarding request for Blacksmith work [French text]
M-477-267 Letter, Pere Vegreville, Lac la Biche to Gentlemen in charge, Edmonton. — April 16, 1872. — 1 page. — Regarding request for bandage

Series 12


General papers. — 1873. — Consists of correspondence of Richard Hardisty, Chief Factor at Edmonton House, related to HBC operations at Fort Assiniboine, Carlton House, Fort Chipewyan, Cumberland House, Edmonton House, Fort Garry, Green Lake, Lac La Biche, Lac St. Anne, Lesser Slave Lake, Norway House, Pigeon Lake, Fort Pitt, Rocky Mountain House, St. Albert, Victoria Post, Fort Whoop-Up, and York Factory. Also includes some correpondence about the Canadian Pacific Railway, and with missionaries and Montreal.



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Series 12-1


Fort Assiniboine

M-477-268 Letter, J.H. Gordon, Fort Assiniboine, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — July 12, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding building of a road, other news

Series 12-2


Carlton House

M-477-269 Note, L. Clarke. — 1873. — 2 pages. — Regarding trade; Mr. Traill
M-477-270 Letter, William J. Christie, Carlton House, to Richard Hardisty, Carlton House. — January 31, 1873. — 5 pages. — Regarding shifting of personnel; problems with wages; closing of Roman Catholic Church in Edmonton; delivery of goods; requisitions for produce; supply of firewood for steamer; repairing of Green Lake road; the surveyor for CPR
M-477-271 List of sundries requested for Carlton House, W.J. Christie. — January 31, 1873. — 1 page
M-477-272 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — February 11, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding Inspecting Chief Factors
M-477-273 Letter, Richard Hardisty, Carlton House to Donald A. Smith, Fort Garry. — February 13, 1873. — 2 pages. — Regarding delay in travelling time of Young and King; Mr. McGillivray’s possible resignation; guide for Mr. Pambrun’s trip
M-477-274 Circular, W.J. Christie, Carlton House to Richard Hardisty. — February 14, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding directions for accounts of districts and list of personnel
M-477-275 Letter, W.J Christie, Carlton to Richard Hardisty, Carlton. — February 18, 1873. — 2 pages. — Regarding Mr. Henry Hardisty needed as a clerk at Cumberland; enclosure concerning poor quality of pemmican and buffalo robes
M-477-276 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House to Richard Hardisty. — June 2, 1873. — 6 pages. — Regarding problems with Indians; poor crops; shortage of supplies; promise of a mill for summer; freighting; problems with freighters – Rowland, Garroch, Ross, and Fleming accounts
M-477-277 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — June 6, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding freighting of goods
M-477-278 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House, to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — June 17, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding notice of shipment; dissatisfaction with delay of goods and limited power of factors
M-477-279 Letter, L. Clarke to R. Hardisty [Same as M 477/278]
M-477-280 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — June 24, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding Beaupres account; delay of goods and shortage of present supplies
M-477-281 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — July 8, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding arrival of Mr. McKay with carts; insufficiency of supplies
M-477-282 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — July 9, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding forwarding of flour to Fort Pitt; no instructions about delivery of packets and furs
M-477-283 Letter, W.E. Traill, Carlton House, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — July 23, 1873. — 3 pages. — Regarding Ballendine account; dispute with Mr. Clarke; request for investigation
M-477-284 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — July 27, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding Munro account and wage record; Gabriel Dumond account; question concerning P. Ballendine account
M-477-285 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — July 27, 1873. — 2 pages. — Regarding dispatch of Mr. Young to Edmonton; arrival of Mr. Johnston from Manitoba; location of Saskatchewan outfit; possible visit of Chief Commissioner; dissatisfaction with conditions; instructions concerning Donald Ross; question of police protection; absence of buffalo; district transfers enclosed
M-477-286 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House to Richard Hardisty. — August 5, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding delay of Saskatchewan outfit and goods meant for Edmonton
M-477-287 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House to Richard Hardisty. — September 12, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding steamboat disaster; shipment of goods to Lesser Slave Lake; packing accounts
M-477-288 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — October 3, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding news of goods freighted to Fort Pitt, La Corne, Northern District
M-477-289 Letter, Donald A. Smith, Carlton House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — October 8, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding surveying of reserves around posts in Saskatchewan District by Mr. Gore
M-477-290 Letter, Donald A. Smith, Carlton. — October 8, 1873. — [First page of M-477-289]. — Regarding steamboat loss; loss of cargo; mention of Captain Symor – orders not obeyed; construction not specific to navigation of the Saskatchewan
M-477-291 Letter [incomplete], Donald A. Smith, Carlton House, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — October 8, 1873. — 13 pages. — Regarding transport of goods to Edmonton and Norway House; trade in pemmican and horses; establishment on Bow River; imminent arrival of Police Force; appointments to posts; rearing of cattle and horses; appointment of H. Young to Lesser Slave Lake; division of Saskatchewan District and indication of posts in each part; investigation of communities in company service for possession of animals; problems with administration at the posts; dishonesty in accounts; use of company goods and services and animals by servants; suggestion of stricter control; Moberly account; advances to his party; supplies and housing for Police Force; census of a church near Edmonton; keeping a record of transactions and imports from boats; R. Hardisty’s need for clerks; visit from Sinclairs; abolition of debt system; presence of Chief Factor Hamilton
M-477-292 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — October 12, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding movements of Chief Commissioner and Inspecting Chief Factor Robert Hamilton; severance of Lower Saskatchewan District from Upper; freighting
M-477-293 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House, to R. Hardisty. — October 13, 1873. — 2 pages. — Regarding arrival of Mr. Smith; promotions (W. McKay, A. McDonald, Wutt, St. Belugis, Bob Crawford, Fortescue) declaration of support from Clarke for Hardisty; comments on future of the company (information from Mr. Hamilton); transport of goods to Fort Pitt and Edmonton
M-477-294 Letter, Lawrence Clarke, Carlton House, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — November 5, 1873. — 5 pages. — Regarding arrival of McKay; freighting of goods to Edmonton and Victoria; wages to guide and other men; horses left at Fort Pitt; possibility of poor weather; problems with carts left at South Branch; freighting of goods by Mr. Ballendine; accounts of goods supplied; English imports for Edmonton; poor state of goods repacked at Fort Garry; lack of horses for freighting – lost by Mr. Smith en route to Carlton
M-477-295 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — November 6, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding arrival of freighter Erasmus from Victoria; accounts of individuals in debt at Carlton
M-477-296 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton. — November 8, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding loss of goods by Edmonton and Victoria men; replacement by Clarke
M-477-297 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — November 14, 1873. — 2 pages. — Regarding freighting of goods to Edmonton; further carts must wait until Spring; invoices for goods; enclosures for Mr. McKay

Series 12-3


Fort Chipewyan

M-477-298 Packing account of sundries, R. MacFarlane, Fort Chipewyan. — May 13, 1873. — 1 page
M-477-299 Letter, R. MacFarlane, Fort Chipewyan to Richard Hardisty, Saskatchewan. — December 12, 1873. — 3 pages. — Regarding horses sent to Dunvegan by Mr. McGillivray; breeding of horses for personal sale by Company personnel; poor quality cattle sent from Lac la Biche by Mr. Pambrun; requisition for buffalo robes and horses
M-477-300 Requisition for Saskatchewan District, R. MacFarlane, Fort Chipewyan. — December 20, 1873. — 1 page

Series 12-4


Cumberland House

M-477-301 Requisition for goods for Cumberland from H. Bellanger. – – January 9, 1873. — 1 page
M-477-302 Invoice for supplies for Mr. Pambrun and Young, from H. Bellanger, Cumberland House. — February 4, 1873. — 1 page
M-477-303 Letter, Horace Bellanger, Cumberland House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — March 8, 1873. — 2 pages. — Regarding delivery of sturgeon oil; twelve tripmen forwarded to la Corne; checking of cargo by Edmonton clerk

Series 12-5


Edmonton House

M-477-304 Memoranda. — 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding account of C. Fraser; Livingston and Company bill; problems with buckboard; order for supplies
M-477-305 List of articles for sale by Johnston. — 1873. — 1 page
M-477-306 Memoranda of wants from Red River, signed E. McGillivray. — 1873. — 1 page
M-477-307 List of pieces for Edmonton outfit, not come to hand. — January 3, 1873. — 2 pages
M-477-308 Credit slip, William Munro. — August 21, 1873. — 1 page
M-477-309 Receipt from James Howse for J. McDougall, R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 21, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding William Munro

Series 12-6


Fort Garry

M-477-310 Letter, J.H. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 12, 1873. — 6 pages. — Regarding late arrival of carts to Carlton; delivery of goods to Edmonton; accounts of Upper and Lower Saskatchewan Districts; errors in Saskatchewan accounts for outfit 1872; freighting contracts; discouraging traders from getting supplies at Fort Garry; memoranda about private property; business documents of Upper Saskatchewan District and Red River District; tariffs
M-477-311 Letter, J. Ramsay, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — March 19, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding account of postage stamps
M-477-312 Letter, John Balsillie, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — March 20, 1873. — 3 pages. — Regarding John Cunningham estate and account; Joseph L’Hyrondelle account; Benjamin Vaudalle account; Hardisty’s plan for charging bills; settling of survey supplies
M-477-313 Extract from a letter of Chief Commissioner to Robert Hamilton, Fort Garry. — March 20, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding issue of wine and spirits for medical purposes
M-477-314 Letter [portion], Chief Commissioner’s office, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — March 21, 1873. — 4 pages. — Regarding delay of arrival of King and Young to New Caledonia; loss of trade; Fleming and Ross journey; issuing of supplies to government personnel; lawless state in district; abandonment of debt system; building of new steamers; transport of goods; sawmill; fur returns; profits
M-477-315 Letter, W.J. Christie, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — March 21, 1873. — 3 pages. — Regarding delivery of stamps and ink; Edmonton church; duties of Harrison Young; need for accounts clerks; division of Saskatchewan District; cord wood for steamer; need for guide for Saskatchewan River rapids; engagement of Mr. Secord; Mr. Leslie Wood’s application; Joseph L’Hyrondelle account; church bell for Edmonton; boats for Edmonton
M-477-316 Memoranda, W.J. Christie, Fort Garry. — March 21, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding credit to government officials or travellers (letter required); full requisitions
M-477-317 Letter, J.H. McTavish, Fort Garry. — March 25, 1873. — 4 pages. — Regarding procuring of goods; Donald Todd account; oxen; complaints about business transactions; movements of Christie and Hamilton
M-477-318 Letter, J. Balsillie, Fort Garry to Righard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — July 9, 1873. — 4 pages. — Regarding advancement on orders held by Harry Hubert drawn on Mr. Watt of CPR survey; freight charges; Campbell account; mission accounts; Donald Todd account; John Irvine account; Joseph Ladouceur account; Colin Fraser account
M-477-319 Debit sheet, Angus Fraser, Fort Garry. — December 1, 1873. — 1 page

Series 12-7


Green Lake

M-477-320 Letter, William McMurray, Green Lake to Richard Hardisty, Saskatchewan. — July 5, 1873. — 3 pages. — Regarding supply of horses; statement of supplies given to James Bargess; transport arrangements on Portage la Loche; starvation of Indians at Edmonton; Includes a private letter, McMurray to Hardisty, concerning delay of express from Northern district; reorganization (or disorganization) of company; family news

Series 12-8


Lac La Biche

M-477-321 Criss-cross letter, P. Pambrun, Lac la Biche to R. Hardisty. — March 25, 1873. — 4 pages. — Regarding Pambrun’s illness; sale of pemmican from Joseph Fuyarndt; surveying of post and including Pambrun’s land; monies from Pambrun’s mine in Jasper House; lack of good trading items for Chipewyan furs; family news
M-477-322 Letter, Peter Pambrun, to R. Hardisty. — March 26, 1873. — 5 pages. — Regarding Pambrun’s illness; Chief Commissioner’s inquiries about furs; dying horses, oxen; sickly cattle; freighting
M-477-323 Letter, P. Pambrun, Lac la Biche to Richard Hardisty. — April 4, 1873. — 3 pages. — Regarding trade with Chipewyans; request for print cloth material; David McDougall account
M-477-324 Letter, P. Pambrun, Lac la Biche, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — July 20, 1873. — 3 pages. — Regarding receipt of supplies; new buildings; accounts
M-477-325 Letter, Peter Pambrun, Lac la Biche, to Richard Hardisty. — December 29, 1873. — 4 pages. — Regarding visit to Edmonton; iron works for making a buckboard; rules concerning private stock; Mr. Young at Slave Lake; Pambrun’s account; trade; pipes for stove; regards to family; McDougalls and Rev. Snyder

Series 12-9


Lac St. Anne

M-477-326 Letter, Charles Adams, St. Anne’s to Leslie Wood. — February 24, 1873. — 3 pages. — Regarding CPR survey; mention of Alexander Bellcourt and J. Dorion; including memoranda for Edmonton concerning John Gladue account; A. Bellcourt account; surveyor’s account
M-477-327 Letter, C. Adams, St. Anne’s to Mr. Hardisty. — March 21, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding complications due to weather; mention of freighters Calahuis, Bellcourt and Plante; surveyors
M-477-328 Letter, C. Adams, St. Anne’s to R. Hardisty. — October 25, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding government horses; arrival of Mr. Hamilton; need for supplies owed to the Indians; trade; Jasper Indians trading with Big Lake traders
M-477-329 Letter, C. Adams, St. Anne’s to R. Hardisty. — October 25, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding problems with freighter Logan; trade with Stoneys; request for supplies; limestone
M-477-330 Letter, C. Adams, St. Anne’s to R. Hardisty. — October 26, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding movements of Alex Wakinas; pack train
M-477-331 Letter, R. Logan, St. Anne’s to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — December 8, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding request for gun powder; freighter Thomak; government horses
M-477-332 Note, certification of agreement between Henry Collins and Mr. Bunn. — December 27, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding ox; certification that wrong ox was butchered and replaced, signed R. Logan
M-477-333 Letter, R. Logan, St. Anne’s to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — December 29, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding freighter Adam Collins; request for pemmican; matter of the ox

Series 12-10


Lesser Slave Lake

M-477-334 List of sundries to be sent to Lesser Slave Lake, W.J. Christie. — 1873. — 1 page
M-477-335 Letter, Edward McGillivray, Lesser Slave Lake to R. Hardisty. — February 2, 1873. — 4 pages. — Regarding Young’s departure for Edmonton; supply of fish; complaints of fishermen and hunters; returns from trade; Indian debts; news of the post (illness in Andrews family); request for supplies; snow-wolves; P. Amlean as new fisherman; Josey Nooskeyak; Daniel Furgeson’s wages; the new store
M-477-336 Letter, E. McGillivray, Lesser Slave Lake to Richard Hardisty. — March 22, 1873. — 3 pages. — Regarding departure of Young, Collin and Henry for Edmonton; supply of dogs and horses for Edmonton; trade with the Indians; administration of brigade by Josey; return of boats; contracts with Daniel Furgeson, Amlean, John Rouard, Prese Andrews, William Calder
M-477-337 Letter, E. McGillivray, Lesser Slave Lake, to Richard Hardisty. — April 17, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding transport of horses; furs for Slave Lake and Dunvegan; purchase of supplies
M-477-338 List of furs at Lesser Slave Lake. — June 14, 1873. — 1 page
M-477-339 Letter, E. McGillivray, Lesser Slave Lake, to R. Hardisty. — June 14, 1873. — 4 pages. — Regarding arrival of Cam and party with trade articles; problems with Indian debts; list of furs from boat; trade; problems with low prices of other traders; transport of a canoe; engaging Philip at post; ill health of McGillivray and others
M-477-340 List of furs at Lesser Slave Lake. — August 6, 1873. — 1 page
M-477-341 Letter, Harrison Young, Slave Lake to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 11, 1873. — 5 pages. — Regarding arrival of Pere Coligny; difficulty in travelling due to weather; wintering boats; trade; wintering animals; hunters; equipping Indians; supply of furs; movements of freighters Johnston and Ross; new post at Battle River (Mr. McAuley); arrival of Cust and Davis; visit of Mr. C.C. Smith; replacement of Mr. Christie by Mr. Hamilton; problems with provisioning; need for horses; family regards

Series 12-11


Norway House

M-477-342 Letter, Rodrick Ross, Norway House to Richard Hardisty, Saskatchewan District. — January 9, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding freighting of advance outfit; borrowed aglets
M-477-343 Letter, Rodrick Ross, Norway House to Richard Hardisty, Saskatchewan District. — December 20, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding private property

Series 12-12


Pigeon Lake

M-477-344 Letter, Francis Whitford. — March 24, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding trade with Stoneys; supply request; wages of John Norris; Wesleyan missionary

Series 12-13


Fort Pitt

M-477-345 Letter, William McKay, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty. — April 6, 1873. — 3 pages. — Regarding family regards; arrival of Mrs. Henry Hardisty; starvation of Indians; shortage of supplies; Frederick Rowland resigned; request for ammunition; Rev. John McDougall’s wagon; engaging men without families; presence of Philip Gate
M-477-346 Letter, William McKay, Fort Pitt, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — April 6 and 9, 1873. — 3 pages. — Regarding wood for steamer; starvation of Indians; shortage of provisions; engaging William Reid, George Donald, Charles Duchanin; rations to families; retirement of James Rowland; departure of Edward Generoux; men required for construction of new building; request for supplies; freeman Bousseye
M-477-347 Letter, William McKay, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — April 9, 1873. — 2 pages. — Regarding request for country produce; shortage of pemmican; starvation of Indians
M-477-348 Letter, W. McKay, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — April 23, 1873. — 2 pages. — Regarding request to Victoria for ammunition; starving Indians camping at Fort; shortage of pemmican; scow for Mr. Clarke
M-477-349 Letter, W. McKay, Fort Pitt, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — April 28, 1873. — 2 pages. — Regarding departure of Philip Gate to Carlton; problems with starving Indians; absence of buffalo; Mr. Peter Ballendine, Mr. James Simpson at Carlton; wood for steamboat
M-477-350 Letter, W. McKay, Fort Pitt, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — May 20, 1873. — 3 pages. — Regarding arrival of Joseph Favell; demand for increased wages by boatmen; supplies leaving on boats; lack of pemmican; departure of Old Rowland and James Rowland; Mrs. Henry Hardisty; mews of buffalo from Mr. David McDougall, of road from James Simpson; arrival of Philip Gate; Frederick and Alice Rowland accounts; departure of freighter Ballendine
M-477-351 Letter, John Bunn, Fort Pitt. — May 28, 1873. — 3 pages. – – Regarding problems with boatsmen quitting; condition of boats
M-477-352 Letter, W. McKay, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — June 18, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding departure of boatmen; arrival of an Indian from Red Deer River; absence of buffalo; case of Francois Deschamp
M-477-353 Letter, W. McKay, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — July 1, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding horses lent to Francois Deschamp; purchase of wood from C.W. Chartrill; little trade with Indians; reports of buffalo near Carlton; anxiety concerning McKay’s family
M-477-354 Letter, W. McKay, Fort Pitt, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — July 19, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding freighter Benjamin Pasmaude delivery to Victoria; wages of Baptiste Deschamps; lack of provisions of hand
M-477-355 Letter, W. McKay, Fort Pitt, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — July 31, 1873. — 2 pages. — Regarding Mr. Chartrill’s account; delivery of boards; departure of H. Young for Edmonton; shortage of provisions; freighter James Simpson; arrival of McKay’s family
M-477-356 Letter, W. McKay, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty. — September 26, 1873. — 2 pages. — Regarding payment to Andrew Flett
M-477-357 Letter, James Simpson, Fort Pitt to R. Hardisty, Edmonton House. — October 20, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding freighter Ben Pasmaude; trip to Carlton of W. McKay
M-477-358 Letter, W. McKay, Fort Pitt, to Richard Hardisty. — October 26, 1873. — 4 pages. — Regarding McKay’s trip to Carlton; hiring of Edmonton men for trip to Carlton; departure of Norman McKay for Edmonton; Bunnorn Savard account
M-477-359 Letter, William McKay, Fort Pitt, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — December 29, 1873. — 3 pages. — Regarding freighter Jack Norris; division between Norris and company pieces; supplies for missions; winter freighting; delivery of Peter Ballandine’s horses; Jack Norris account; Rev. John McDougall account; James Simpson wintering on plains; death of Old Rowland

Series 12-14


Rocky Mountain House

M-477-360 Letter, John Sinclair, to Leslie Wood, January 19, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding list of supplies given to Mr. Gore; horses lent out; horse exchanged for a dog
M-477-361 Letter, John Sinclair, Rocky Mountain House to Richard Hardisty. — February 18, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding wages of Piscan
M-477-362 Letter, John Sinclair, Rocky Mountain House to Richard Hardisty. — February 18, 1873. — 3 pages. — Regarding request for provisions; poor quality of pemmican; poor health of John Paut; boat building; Blackfoot trade with Americans
M-477-363 Letter, John Sinclair, Rocky Mountain House to Richard Hardisty. — March 20, 1873. — 3 pages. — Regarding A. Fraser to take charge of fort in summer; Munro to remain as interpreter for higher wages rather than Baptiste Ammand; request not to send Rabasce family members or Isacc’s son; request for men; boat building; news of problems between tribes (Blackfoot, Blood and Peigan); news from Natooswanster; poor treatment by Americans; shooting by Big Crow’s foot of his brother; poor quality pemmican; arrangement of feeding families
M-477-364 Letter, John Sinclair, Rocky Mountain House to Richard Hardisty. — April 25, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding Dan Grayce account, Belly River whisky trade: begging from Indians
M-477-365 Result of Blackfoot trade to — September 5, 1873. — 1 page. — Signed Angus Fraser, Rocky Mountain House
M-477-366 Result of the Stony trade to — September 5, 1873. –1 page. — Signed Angus Fraser, Rocky Mountain House
M-477-367 Letter, A. Fraser, Rocky Mountain House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House –September 10, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding unable to supply gun powder
M-477-368 List of articles required by Rocky Mountain House to Richard Hardisty. –October 25, 1873. — 1 page
M-477-369 Letter, John Sinclair, Rocky Mountain House to Richard Hardisty. — October 25, 1873. — 4 pages. — Regarding request for bank scales; loss of trade with the Stonies to Mc Dougall; need for Alexander Rowland to help at post; news of large buffalo herds; request for goods
M-477-370 Furs on hand at Rocky Mountain House. — December 15, 1873. — 1 page

Series 12-15


St. Albert

M-477-371 Letter, J. H. Gordon, St. Albert, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — July 7 1873. –2 pages. — Regarding purchase of horse from Majacu

Series 12-16


Victoria Post

M-477-372 Private letter, John Bunn, Victoria Post. — 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding need for buckboard
M-477-373 Letter, John Bunn, Victoria Post. — 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding Mrs. Logan’s trip to Edmonton; bargain for oxen by Livingston and McGillivray, departure of Hamilton and Young
M-477-374 Letter, John Bunn, Victoria. — February 25, 1873. — 3 pages. — Regarding goods brought by Norris, freighted by Mr Beath; departure of surveyor for Lac La Biche; ill health of Mr. Pambrun
M-477-375 Letter, John Bunn, Victoria. — April 18, 1873. — 2 pages. — Regarding arrival of Bomlege; Campbell account; frieghter David; operation of the mill; Livingston account
M-477-376 Letter, R. Logan, Victoria Post, to R. Hardisty, Edmonton House. — May 3, 1873
M-477-377 Account of Reverend Steinhauer at Victoria Post. –1873 — 1 page
M-477-378 Letter, Peter Pambrun, Victoria to Richard Hardisty. — May 22, 1873. — 2 pages. — Regarding account of Peter Erasmus; problems with dying and sickly animals; freighting; some freemen settling at St. Alberts; illness of Pambrun’s son; forwarding account of expenditures
M-477-379 Letter, Edward McGillivray, Victoria Post, to Richard Hardisty . — October 15, 1873. — 4 pages. — Regarding trade with Mr. Livingston; division of goods between freighters (P. Whitford, P. Ballendine); arrival of freighter Thomas Favel; packing twine for Mr. Hardisty; delay of Mr. Bunn; shortage of trading supplies at the post; freighter Alfred La Fortay; nearness of buffalo
M-477-380 Letter, E. McGillivray, to R. Hardisty. — October 20, 1873. — 2 pages. — Regarding departure of Mr. Hamilton and Mr. Bunn; conditions of stove and plough (bargain with Mr. David); freighting of goods from Edmonton by La Fortay
M-477-381 Letter, P. Erasmus, Victoria to Richard Hardisty. — October 21, 1873. — 2 pages. — Regarding post at Whitefish Lake; Indians trade with free traders; articles for trade; request for support
M-477-382 Letter, E. McGillivray, Victoria to Richard Hardisty. — October 23, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding freighter Alfred LaFortay; description of goods freighter (Livingston oxen, Favell property)
M-477-383 Letter, Mr. John Bunn, Victoria. — December 1873. — 3 pages. — Goods at Fort Pitt; new men at Fort Pitt
M-477-384 Enclosure, Victoria. — November 4, 1873. — 1 page
M-477-385 Enclosure, list of goods, note, John Bunn, Victoria. — November 4, 1873. — 1 page
M-477-386 Letter, John Bunn, Victoria, to Richard Hardisty. — November 4, 1873. — 2 pages. — Regarding freighters Rabasco, Erasmus, Anderson, Norris; goods taken for Victoria from packs; Calalhuis account; Andersons to Bahans accounts; Rabasco debt; request for goods; bargain with Simpston; price of pemmican; request for lamp; delivery of mail
M-477-387 Letter, J. Bunn, Victoria. — December 23, 1873. — 3 pages. — Regarding accounts of David, Simpston, Philip Witfors, Livingston; death of a horse; request for clothing goods
M-477-388 Letter, J. Bunn, Victoria, December 26, 1873. — 2 pages. — Regarding freighters Sinclair, Thompson and Favell; shortage of small traps available at Mountain House; departure of McKay’s men; shortage of salt
M-477-389 Letter, J. Bunn, Victoria. — December 27, 1873. — 3 pages. — Regarding forwarding of freight from Fort Pitt; request for clothing goods; David account

Series 12-17


Fort Whoop-Up

M-477-390 Letter, H Taylor and C. Brown, Belly River to R. Hardisty. — June 22, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding debt owed to Hudson Bay Company

Series 12-18


York Factory

M-477-391 Letter, J. Fortescue, York Factory to R. Hardisty, Saskatchewan. — March 29, 1873. — 2 pages. — Regarding Saskatchewan servants’ equipment book; order for guns
M-477-392 Letter, J. Fortescue, York Factory to Richard Hardisty, Saskatchewan, — December 1, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding accounts sent to Edmonton; packages for Customs Duties; order for tinware; sailing of the “Rupert”

Series 12-19


Canadian Pacific Railway

M-477-393 Letter, Walter Moberly, Athabasca Depot, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton Depot. — February 10, 1873. — 3 pages. — Regarding goods freighted by Logan; C.P.R. survey; forwarding of survey reports of Rocky Mountains; accounts of surveyors; change to Rocky Mountain District; Yellow Head Pass, survey east of Edmonton; equipping crews from Edmonton
M-477-394 Letter, A.S. Hall, Henry House Depot, to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — February 11, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding accounts of C.P.R. survey men
M-477-395 Letter, John Brown, Fiddler’s River Depot, to R. Hardisty. — February 13. 1873. — 3 pages. — Regarding saddles and horses returned from Mr. Fleming; freighter Valade; fine winter weather; order for Mr. Graham; request for ammunition
M-477-396 Letter, R. Logan, Jaspers House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — February 13, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding freighter Thomas Bouche; account of C.P.R. surveyors; Jean Baptiste wages
M-477-397 Letter, R. Logan, Jaspers House, to R. Hardisty. — February 19, 1873. — 2 pages. — Regarding regards from family; freighter Thomas Bouche; request for clothing goods; limited trade; large numbers of marten; inquiry concerning health of Mrs. Logan
M-477-398 Letter, attached to #397, R. Logan, Jaspers House, to R. Hardisty. — February 28, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding list of supplies to trade for marten; surveyors’ account
M-477-399 Letter, Moberly, Athabasca Depot to R. Hardisty, Fort Edmonton. — February 27, 1873. — 2 pages. — Regarding conveyance of case and letter to Ottawa; survey east; request for newspapers; Henry Herbert and Charles Brown’s wages
M-477-400 Letter, W. Moberly, Athabasca Depot, to R. Hardisty, Fort Edmonton. — March 3, 1873. — 2 pages. — Regarding Votier account; men wanted for Fiddle River Trail crew
M-477-401 Letter, John Brown. Fiddle River Depot. to R. Hardisty. — March 6 , 1873. — 2 pages. — Regarding collection of $ 20.00 (dollars) for firearms from Charles Brown
M-477-402 Letter, W. Moberly, Survey Camp, to Richard Hardisty, Fort Edmonton. — August 31, 1873. — 2 pages. — Regarding accounts with Hudson Bay Company; move of Hall and crew to Kamloops
M-477-403 Letter, A.S. Hall, Moose Lake, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — September 1, 1873. — 4 pages. — Regarding C.P.R. surveyors accounts; invoice of supplies to John Brown; relief for Mr. Dewdney; engagement of Gowler; Valande’s account
M-477-404 Letter, Charles Adams. Lac St. Ann’s, to Officer in Charge, Edmonton house. — September 15, 1873. — 1 pages. — Regarding Valade account; government supplies
M-477-405 Letter, John Brown, Prairie River, to Richard Hardisty. — September 6, 1873. — 3 pages. — Regarding engaging two men (Gowler, George Ganeau); order for supplies needed at Henry House
M-477-406 Letter, W. Morberly, Portage la Loche, to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — October 5, 1873. — 3 pages. — Regarding accounts (Alex Kirgaite); railway from Kamloops to Fort Garrt; departure from Kamloops
M-477-407 Letter, William Charles, Victoria, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 11, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding enclosed letter (John Brown, Henry House Depot, to Mr. A Grahame, concerning Brown’s lost bills. — October 15, 1873)

Series 12-20


Missionaries

M-477-408 Letter, Reverend P. Leduc, St. Albert Mission to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — October 3, 1873. — 3 pages. — Regarding trip of Pere Moulin to Carlton; delivery of supplies
M-477-409 Letter, V. Vegreville, Lac la Biche, to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 6 ,1873. — 1 page. — Regarding a request for nails

Series 12-21


Montreal

M-477-410 Letter, D.A. Smith, Montreal ,to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — March 18, 1873 and April 12, 1873. — 3 pages. — Regarding damaged goods sent to England; memo from Edward Harris, chief broker to factors regarding packing
M-477-411 Letter, Donald A. Smith, Montreal, to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — May 30, 1873. — 3 pages. — Regarding Smith’s resignation as Chief Commissioner; communications handled by James A. Grahame; gratitude for support; Smith’s position in company re land holdings
M-477-412 Letter, Donald A. Smith, Montreal, to R, Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 29, 1873. — 1 page. — Regarding wintering of “Lady Head” at Charleton Island
M-477-413 Letter, Donald A. Smith, Montreal to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 29, 1873. — 1 page. — Same as M-477-412 (original)
M-477-414 Letter, Donald A. Smith, Montreal, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 29, 1873. — 3 pages. — type-written copy. — Regarding instruction on transmissions to accountant of accounts and indents; circular from Edward Harris as to packing of furs and delivery returns; diary kept by individual in charge concerning lading, dates, halts, damage, copies of the diary
M-477-415 Same as M-477-414 original

Series 13


General papers. — 1874. — Consists of correspondence of Richard Hardisty, Chief Factor at Edmonton House, related to HBC operations at Bow River, Buffalo Lake, Carlton House, Cumberland House, Fort Chipewyan, Edmonton House, Fort Garry, Lac La Biche, Lac St. Anne, Lesser Slave Lake, Fort Pitt, Rocky Mountain House, St. Albert, Victoria Post, Whitefish Lake, Winnipeg, and York Factory. Includes correspondence related to the North-West Mounted Police, and the census. Also includes extensive minutes of the annual meeting of the Northern Department of the HBC.



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M-477-416 List of articles belonging to Leslie Wood. — May 16, 1874. — 1 page
M-477-417 Letter, I.G. Baker and Company, Fort Benton, to Reverend J. McDougall, Bow River. — June 30, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding payment to Baker and Company, by John J. Glen through R Hardisty

Series 13-1


Bow River

M-477-418 Letter, John Bunn, Bow River. — October 26, 1874. — 3 pages. — Regarding borrowed horse; Black foot trade at Belly River; location of Buffalo; attached list of supplies needed
M-477-419 Letter, J. Bunn, Bow River to Richard Hardisty. — December 21, 1874. — 5 pages. — Regarding freighting by Willie Whitford; order for goods; expectation of heavy trade; liquor trade reports forwarded to Colonel McLeod; competition with Mr. David; site for a permanent post

Series 13-2


Buffalo Lake

M-477-420 Memo: account against government; list of goods, signed G. McDougall. — 1874. — 1 page
M-477-421 Letter, Francis Whitford, Buffalo Lake. — November 2 1874. — 1 page.– Regarding Indians from Victoria; contract of Mirrion; request for goods
M-477-422 Letter, Francis Whitford, Buffalo Lake. — December 1, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding freighting by Mission; request for goods to be returned; large trade in buffalo robes
M-477-423 Letter, F. Whitford, Buffalo Lake. — December 16, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding freighting by Amlyan; competition for robes with traders; order for ammunition; liquor trade with Indians

Series 13-3


Carlton House

M-477-424 Letter, L. Clarke, Carleton House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — January 19, 1874. — 3 pages. — Regarding forwarding of account; complaints about freight arriving damaged; shortage of salt; engaging freemen crews; account of Upper Saskatchewan Missions; appointment of Mr. Bellanger as charge of E. Boat Brigade; absence of buffalo; shortage of pemmican
M-477-425 Letter, L. Clarke, Carleton House, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — January 29, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding Bellanger’s demand for provisions
M-477-426 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — February 13, 1874. — 3 pages. — Regarding of goods; accounts
M-477-427 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — February 28, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding meeting attended at Prince Albert concerning laws; land claims; freighting goods
M-477-428 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House, to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — March 20, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding delivery of accounts; account of J. McDougall; starvation of freemen, settlers and Indians
M-477-429 Letter, L. Clarke, Carleton, to Officer in charge, Edmonton. — May 18, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding freighters’ supplies
M-477-430 Copy, agreement between Archibald McDonald, Hudson Bay Company, and Albert Shurtliff, North West Mounted Police. — May 24, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding use of land and improvements on buildings on the Company’s reserve, signed Archibald McDonald, Albert Shurtliff, James E. Audy and James Grahame witnesses
M-477-431 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — June 2, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding arrival of boats; appointment of Mr. Wood in charge of Boat Brigade; return on cart drivers; private account of Mr. Simpson; provisions supplied to Mc Gillivray and Bun family; freighter Favell; Black smith Lenny left at Fort Pitt; freighter John Rowland
M-477-432 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton, to W.L. Wood, Edmonton. — June 9, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding Supplies for freighter
M-477-433 Blank sheet, L. Clarke. advance to Peter Hourie. — June 9, 1874. — 1 page
M-477-434 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House, to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — July 22, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding freighting goods; shortage of food
M-477-435 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — July 24, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding freighter Peter Ballendine; freighting of goods
M-477-436 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 12,1874.– 1 page. — Regarding list of packages forwarded to Fort Pitt
M-477-437 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton to Richard Hardisty,. — August 14, 1874. — 5 pages. — Regarding freighting of goods to Edmonton by Gordon and Erasmus; shortage of freighters to deliver north; poor condition of pemmican; mission account; notice of where Indians can trade from government; troops accompanying free traders; freighter P. Ballendine; Sioux Indians on war path; Mrs. Mc Gillivray’s case
M-477-438 Letter, William McKay, Carlton to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — September 22, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding arrival of Frederick Rowland Mrs. Henry Hardisty; delivery of flour for Edmonton; freighter Thomas Mc Kay; F. Rowland account
M-477-439 Letter, William McKay, Carlton to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — October 19,1874. — 3 pages. — Regarding problem concerning horse claimed by John Anderson; freighting of goods to Edmonton

Series 13-4


Cumberland House

M-477-440 Letter, H. Bellanger, Cumberland House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 4, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding bringing down boats by Cumberland men; supplies sent to Carlton for Cumberland
M-477-441 Same as M-477-440 (typewritten). — 1 page

Series 13-5


Fort Chipewyan

M-477-442 Letter, Rodrick MacFarlane, Fort Chipewyan to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 23, 1874. — Regarding demand for buffalo robes and food for trade in Peace River and for oxen to begin experimental breeding program; presence of well equipped competitive traders

Series 13-6


Edmonton House

M-477-443 Letter, Leslie Wood, Edmonton House to Richard Hardisty, Chief Factor. — July 11, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding instructions concerning men sent to Victoria – building of wall, servicing road; completion of boats by John Fraser; heavy rainfall damaging crops; buffalo at Red Deer River
M-477-444 Pieces, outfit 1874 in store. — August 12, 1874. — 1 page
M-477-445 Requisition for Saskatchewan outfit. — 1874. — 1 page. — and what received at Edmonton

Series 13-7


Fort Garry

M-477-446 Letter, J. Hargrave, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 8, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding accounts
M-477-447 Account of Joseph L’Hyrondelle, debit balance at Fort Garry. — June 1, 1874. — 1 page
M-477-448 Letter, Robert Hamilton, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — April 16, 1874. — 4 pages. — Regarding delivery of mail receipt of accounts; freighting of goods; troops sent up the Saskatchewan; complaints about Government delays; London sales of furs
M-477-449 Circular letter, J. A. Grahame, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — June 9, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding Grahame’s appointment as Chief Commissioner
M-477-450 Letter, John A. McTavish, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. – June 20, 1874. — 3 pages. — Regarding Bellerose account; administration of accounts; Doctor Verey; packing of freight goods; shipment of flour
M-477-451 Letter, J. Hargrave, Fort Gary to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — June 29, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding bill of John Norris
M-477-452 Letter, J. A. Grahame, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — July 27, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding William Brereton, clerk
M-477-453 Letter, J. A. Grahame , Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — August 4, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding furs lost in firs at Jasper House and Pembina River, contract of Mr. Young
M-477-454 Letter, J. A. Grahame, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 7, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding collection of accounts; advances; Charles Adams; Bernard Tekeritontie; Robert H. Louthit; Alexander McBeath and James Wilson (accounts)
M-477-455 Letter, J. A. Grahame, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — September 9, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding police dealing with whiskey traders; possible charge of Slave Lake by Mr Young; discontinuance of drafts; recent fur sales in London; steamer “Northcote”
M-477-456 Letter, J. A. Grahame, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — November 16, 1874. — 6 pages. — Regarding instructions concerning statement of fur loss; accounts kept separately at each post; Mr. Brereton required Carlton; Charles Adams Account; Alexander McBeath account; desertion of R. H. Louthit and James Wilson; Bernard Tekentontie account; Mr. Young’s wages; Mr. Groat;s wages; William Calder assistant to Mr. McGillivray; trader Carey; government rental of storage space; S. P. survey account; report of missions to Plains Indians; wood for steamer; loss of profit in total trade; designation of Upper Saskatchewan District as Edmonton (E) and Lower and (S)
M-477-457 Letter J. J. Hargrave, Fort Garry, Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — November 18, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding account of C. P. R. survey not paid
M-477-458 Letter, J. A. Grahame, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — November 20, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding census of Indians
M-477-459 Letter, J. A. Grahame, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — December 28, 1874. — 13 pages. — Regarding opposition in Slave Lake area; abolishing outposts; closing Rocky Mountain House Post; move of Rocky Mountain House building to Fort Pitt; establishment of N.W.M.P. at Belly River; Hardisty’s proposition of little outposts following Indians and buffalo; instructions about gratuitous dispersing of goods; erection of buildings at posts; lack of profit from Saskatchewan District; order for twelve boats; inquiries as to location of loss in account records; instructions about accounts of returns forwarded; insurance on goods on steamer; condition of cargo aboard “Walrus”; fire at Fort Francis and warning for increased care; encouraging of renewal of contracts; Joseph Favell as steamer pilot; news of profits from other districts; Council meeting at Carlton

Series 13-8


Lac La Biche

M-477-460 Letter, Peter Pambrun, Lac La Biche, to Richard Hardisty. — March 18,1874. — 4 pages. — Regarding travels of Donald A. Smith; mention of John A. MacDonald; freighting of goods; loss of horse due to bad weather; bolts for buckboard

Series 13-9


Lac St. Anne

M-477-461 Letter, R. Logan, Lac St. Anne’s to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — January 9, 1874. — 1 page. — request for trade articles
M-477-462 Letter, C. Adams, Lac St. Anne’s. — June 15, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding account of bearer
M-477-463 Letter, C. Adams, Lac St. Anne’s to the gentlemen in charge, Edmonton. — June 15,1874. — 4 pages. — Regarding delivery on bull of Louis Calahuis; request for supplies
M-477-464 Letter, Charles Adams, Lac St. Anne’s to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 19, 1874. — 2 pages. — Request for supplies
M-477-465 Letter, C. Adams, Lac St. Anne’s to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 19, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding Jasper outfit; C.P.R. supplies
M-477-466 Letter, C. Adams, Lac St. Anne’s to R. Hardisty. — September 15, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding freighter Bouchette; list of wanted supplies; news of crops and weather
M-477-467 Sundry request for Lac St. Anne’s, C. Adams. — September 15 1874. — 1 page
M-477-468 Letter, E, McGillivray, Lac St. Anne’s to Richard Hardisty. — September 28, 1874. — 7 pages. — Regarding delay of Mr. Adams; complaints about Indians expecting free goods; shortage of food Hardisty’s trip to Bow River
M-477-469 Letter, E. McGillivray, Lac St. Anne’s to R. Hardisty. 00 October 13,1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding shortage on supplies for trade at post; arrival of Assiniboines
M-477-470 Letter, E. McGillivray, Lac St. Anne’s to R. Hardisty. — October 18,1874. — 3 pages. — Regarding purchases by freemen; staving Assiniboins; request for goods

Series 13-10


Lesser Slave Lake

M-477-471 Letter, Harrison Young, Lesser Slave Lake, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — July 12, 1874. — 4 pages. — Regarding delivery of horses; list of required supplies; passage of steamer; Indian debt system; shortage of ammunition; news of weather an crops; request for a visit from Mr. Hardisty
M-477-472 Letter, Harrison Young, Slave Lake to R. Hardisty. — August 17, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding hay to be milled; furs to be boated out

Series 13-11


Fort Pitt

M-477-473 Letter, William McKay, Fort Pitt, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — January 16, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding freighter Perrie Wolf; delivery of supplies to Edmonton; Indians trade with Americans
M-477-474 Letter, William McKay, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — February 24, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding freighter George Kipling; goods to be sent from Carlton; ill health of McKay; request for supplies; Robert Dunn Account
M-477-475 Letter, W. McKay, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — February 24, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding plough delivered for Edmonton
M-477-476 Letter, W. McKay, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — April 6, 1874. — 3 pages. — Regarding freighting goods to Edmonton; freighter Perrie Wolf
M-477-477 Letter, W. McKay, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — April 28, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding moving boats from Edmonton to Carlton; freighting by J. Simpson
M-477-478 Letter, W. McKay, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — April 30, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding freighting to Edmonton; freighter Favell; delivery of Mare
M-477-479 Letter, P. Ballendine, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — May 30, 1874. — 1 page, Note from R. Hardisty on back. — Regarding payment to freighters Fred Rowland M. Cardinale, Sam Bellendine; instructions to John Sinclair concerning inventory, sending boats down; signed R. Hardisty
M-477-480 Copy of M-477-480
M-477-481 Letter, P Ballendine, Fort Pitt to L. Wood, Edmonton. — June 8, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding boat to leave for Edmonton; account on John Lindsay and Mrs. Reid
M-477-482 Letter, R. Hardisty, Fort Pitt to L. Wood, Edmonton. — June 14,1874. — 3 pages. — Regarding repairs to road to Victoria
M-477-483 Letter, P. Ballendine, Fort Pitt. To Leslie Wood. — June 30, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding delivery of mail
M-477-484 Letter, John Gordon, Fort Pitt Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 4, 1874. — 4 pages. — Regarding journey to Edmonton via Fort Pitt and Carlton; condition of oxen; freighter George Emmerson
M-477-485 Letter, William McKay, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 8, 1874. — 2 Pages. — Regarding departure for the Pains, Cree camps; freighting by Peter Bellendine to Edmonton; reports of buffalo from Mr. Simpson; war between Cress ad Blackfeet
M-477-486 Letter, P. Ballendine, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 20, 1874. — 1 page. – Regarding large amount of supplies for Edmonton to be freighted
M-477-487 Letter, P. Ballendine, Fort Pitt, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 22, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding shortage of freighters
M-477-488 Letter, P. C. Pambrun, Fort Pit to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — September 21, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding poor condition of carts; freighter John Rowland
M-477-489 Letter, P.C. Pambrun, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — October 12, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding freighter Bazil Plante; missionaries passing the fort; horse claimed by Anderson.
M-477-490 :Letter, unsigned, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — October 12, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding large amounts of goods to be freighted to Edmonton; goods for Louis Marrion, Louis Montagnais, Rowland; sermons by missionaries; Reverend M. Edwards at Victoria
M-477-491 Letter, P.C. Pambrun, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty. — October 27, 1874. — 2 pages. 00 Regarding freighters; Andrew Whitford and John Pruden; payment to Indian for finding oxen owned by R. C. Mission

Series 13-12


Rocky Mountain House

M-477-492 Letter, A. Fraser, Rocky Mountain House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — October 15, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding freighting by D. Sinclair; trade
M-477-493 Letter, John Sinclair, Rocky Mountain House, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — June 11, 1874. — 2 pages. – Regarding freighting by John Hodgson; shortage of supplies; whisky sellers; firing of Piscan; request for supplies and medicine freighter John Fraser
M-477-494 Letter, Angus Fraser, Rocky Mountain House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — June 11, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding decrease in wages of David Sinclair’ shortage of provisions
M-477-495 Letter, A. Fraser, Rocky Mountain House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — September 19, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding freighting by David Sinclair; request for pemmican; expectation of good trade with Stoneys

Series 13-13


St. Albert

M-477-496 Letter, L. Chartellain, Big Lake, to Leslie Wood. — June 17, 1874. — 1 page.–Request for supplies
M-477-497 Letter, L. Chartellain, St. Albert. — July 20, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding need for supplies for construction of a raft

Series 13-14


Victoria Post

M-477-498 Letter, J. Bunn, Victoria. — January, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding Mr. Groat
M-477-499 Letter, J. Bunn, Victoria Post. — January 22, 1874. — 3 pages. — Regarding census of settlement; division between whites and halfbreeds; no permanency of Indian tribes
M-477-500 Letter, J. Bunn, Victoria Post. — January 6, 1874. — 3 pages. — Regarding return on sleds; logs for raft; millright
M-477-501 Letter, John Bunn, Victoria. — January 8, 1874. — Regarding freighting by Jack Norris; damaged goods; shortage of pemmican
M-477-502 Letter, J. Bunn, Victoria to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. – – March 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding accounts of Lawrence Fullerton and Smith
M-477-503 Letter, J. Bunn, Victoria Post. — March 19, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding list of blacksmith work; return of Mrs. McGillivray
M-477-504 Letter, J. Bunn, Victoria Post. — April 4, 1874. — 3 pages. — Regarding freighting by Andrew Flett; reports of buffalo at Menasquayuo Lake; running the mill; departure of Mr. Campbell for Lac La Biche
M-477-505 Letter, J. Bunn, Victoria Post. — April 4, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding delivery of mail by Mr. Bain; request for blacksmith work; accounts
M-477-506 Letter, B. A. Snyder, Victoria. — April 4, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding personal account; order for goods by M. McDougall
M-477-507 Letter, J. Bunn, Victoria Post. — April 6, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding freighters Kenneth McKensic and David; buffalo at Battle River; Snyder account
M-477-508 Letter, A. J. Snyder, Victoria, to Richard Hardisty. — April 6, 1874. — Regarding debt of Mr. Whitford
M-477-509 Letter, J. Bunn, Victoria. — April 7, 1874. — 4 pages. — Regarding iron work; resignation of Mr. Logan; Snyder account; Jack Norris account
M-477-510 Letter, A. J. Snyder, Victoria to Richard Hardisty. — April 10, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding Beaupre account
M-477-511 List of goods purchased by Mr. Beaupre, Victoria. — April 10, 1874. — 1 page
M-477-512 Letter, J. Bunn, Victoria Post. — April 11, 1874. — 4 pages. — Regarding account of Young Joe; J . Bunn account; Beaupre account; freighter Thomas House
M-477-513 Agreement between James Sinclair, boat builder and Hudson Bay Company, represented by John Stager; witnessed by Alexander Duff and William McKay. — April 22, 1869-1874. — 1 page
M-477-514 Letter, John Bunn, Victoria Post. — May 2,1874. — 4 pages. — Regarding delivery of mail; accounts; success of mill; Campbell account; retirement of Old Joe
M-477-515 Letter, J. Bunn, Victoria to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. – – May 4, 1874. — 3 pages. — Regarding freighting by Bouprit; ill health of William Sinclair; transport of horses; engaging of Angus McTavish
M-477-516 Letter, J. Bunn. Victoria Post to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — May 11, 1874. — 3 pages. — Regarding purchase of Andrew Whitford’s horse; Campbell account; Tate account
M-477-517 Letter, John Bunn, Victoria Post to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — May 18,1874. — 3 pages. — Regarding freighters Young Joe, Willie Whitford and Tom House; accounts; disposal of supplies to freighters; horses taken by Napasis; furs brought in by Philip Whitford
M-477-518 Agreement between Angus Fraser and Hudson Bay Company, service contract for one year: signed Angus Fraser and Richard Hardisty, witnessed by John Gordon and Leslie Wood. — May 21, 1874. — 1 page
M-477-519 Letter, John Bunn, Victoria Post. — June 10, 1874. — 4 pages. — Regarding request for supplies
M-477-520 Letter, Richard Hardisty, Victoria to L. Wood, Edmonton. — June 11. 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding instructions concerning shipping; trading; freighters Bernard, David and Arnault; Tom Robinson’s wages; boat building by John Fraser
M-477-521 Letter, John Bunn, Victoria Post. — July 5, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding request for supplies; Mr. Gordon at Assiniboine, Freighter Henry Monkman
M-477-522 Letter, John Bunn, Victoria Post. — July 5, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding Mr. Jim; departure of raft and boat; need for bolt of cloth; reports of road from freighter Mr. Brown; freighter Monkman
M-477-523 Ground plan Victoria Post. — July 8, 1874. — 1 page
M-477-524 Letter, John Bunn, Victoria Post. — August 24, 1874. — 2 pages. – Regarding departure of Pitt’s carts, state of the river; Mrs. Bunn’s journey; plan of Victoria; freighter Simon Fraser
M-477-525 Letter, John Bunn, Victoria Post to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — September 6, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding freighter Baptiste Pepin; account of supplies given Pepin
M-477-526 Letter, John Bunn, Victoria Post, September 18, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding freighter William Maurice; twenty kegs of gunpowder left at Victoria
M-477-527 Letter, John Bunn, Victoria Post. — September 23, 1874. – – 1 page. — Regarding freighter John Hudson; tea left at Victoria; arrival of Mrs. Bunn
M-477-528 Letter, C. Adams, Victoria to Officer in Charge, Edmonton. — October 15, 1874
M-477-529 Bill in favour of B. Plante, signed, C. Adams, Victoria, to Mr. Leslie Wood. — October 21, 1874. — 1 page
M-477-530 Letter, C. Adams, Victoria, to Mr. Leslie Wood. — October 21, 1874. — 4 pages. — Regarding Norris’s son in law as guide to Police Force; Plante’s reports of missionaries’ need for ammunition; arrival of doctor
M-477-531 Letter, C. Adams, Victoria. — October 21, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding freighter Plante
M-477-532 Letter, C. Adams, Victoria, to R. Hardisty. — October 23,1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding arrival of Mr. Warner and Edwards; question of boarding for the winter
M-477-533 Letter, C. Adams, Victoria, to R. Hardisty. — October 23, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding freighting by Plante, Williams, Favell and Andrew
M-477-534 Letter, C. Adams, Victoria to the Gentleman in charge, Edmonton. — October 24, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding freighting by Don McLeod; stove for Mr. Warren
M-477-535 Letter, C. Adams, Victoria to Richard Hardisty. — November 10, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding freight by Logan
M-477-536 Letter, C. Adams, Victoria to R. Hardisty. — November 11. 1874. — 3 pages. — Regarding freight by Andrew Whitford; success in trade; engaging Young Joe as trader; leave of four months; supplies from depot; L. Marrion and mountaineers; accounts of C. P. R. horses
M-477-537 Letter, C. Adams, Victoria to R. Hardisty. — December 4, 1874. — Regarding transport; expenditures of Victoria outfit; trained dogs; Favell account; Whitford’s family; Mr. Philip and Erasmus accounts; list of articles sent to Edmonton; mill frozen; shortage of meal; question of prices on goods; news of Reverend Steinhauer, Edwards and Miss Barrett
M-477-538 List of Furs at Victoria. — December 22, 1875. — 1 page
M-477-539 List of Pieces required for the trade of Victoria, William R. Brereton, Victoria. — 1874. — 2 pages

Series 13-15


Whitefish Lake

M-477-540 Letter, P. Pambrun, Whitefish Lake to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — April 13, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding P. Bird account; transport of goods

Series 13-16


Winnipeg

M-477-541 Letter, Baine and Blanchard, Winnipeg to Richard Hardisty. — June 27, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding enclosed Power of Attorney from Rosalie Cunningham to William Armit

Series 13-17


York Factory

M-477-542 Letter, J. Fortescue, York Factory to Richard Hardisty, Saskatchewan. — June 1, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding packing accounts and invoice of supplies
M-477-543 Letter, J. Fortescue, York Factory to R. Hardisty. – December 1, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding invoices; schooners “Mink” and “Walrus” arrival

Series 13-18


Canadian Government – General

M-477-544 Letter, William Thorton Urquhart, Government House, Fort Garry, to L. Chartellain. — February 5, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding appointment as Justice of the Peace, N. W. Territoties

Series 13-19


Canadian Government – North-West Mounted Police (NWMP)

M-477-545 Confidential letter, James A. Grahame, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — August 8, 1874. — 3 pages. — Regarding housing of mounted police at Edmonton for winter; accounts kept for supplies furnished the police; cash tariff; interference in fur trade; survey property supposedly left with the company in Edmonton by Mr. Hall; improvements to buildings made by police
M-477-546 Letter (Copy), Alexander Morris (Lieut. Gov. of N.W.T.), Government House, Fort Garry. — June 19, 1874. — 3 pages. — Regarding information to be given to Indians concerning N.W.M.P and their role as law reversal the Boundary Commission; treaty with Indian tribes; good intentions of the Queen
M-477-547 Letter of instruction to William McKay regarding the Indians; same as M-477-546; visit to Cree tribes; gifts of $ 500 (dollars) total from Carleton House. — July 6, 1874. — 2 pages
M-477-548 Copy, letter D.A. Smith, Fort Garry to James A. Grahame Chief Commissioner, Fort Garry. — August 8, 1874. — 3 pages. — Regarding housing of Police Force at Edmonton communication with Alexander MacKenzie Minister of Public Works
M-477-549 Letter, William McKay, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — August 28, 1874. — 3 pages. — Regarding report of Mr. McKay’s mission to Plains Cree Indians to inform them of the arrival of the N.W.M.P.; refusal of gifts by Big Bear’s camp
M-477-550 Letter, Morleyville Mission to Lieutenant Governor Morris. — September, 1874. — 6 pages. — Regarding McDougall’s mission to Blackfeet and Stoney Indians to explain about the arrival of the N.W.M.P.; consolidation of peace between Stonees and Blackfeet; encounter with whisky traders; visit to Sarcees, Blood, and Peigan; completion of work by boundary crews; report of general acceptance of police force by tribes
M-477-551 Letter, W. McKay, Carlton, to Richard Hardisty; Edmonton House. — September 16, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding supplies for trip to the plains
M-477-552 List of supplies on account Canadian Government, Mr. William McKay, Fort Pitt, — August 8, 1874. — 1 page
M-477-553 Supplies to Mr. William McKay on account Canadian Government, Fort Pitt, Peter Pambrun. — September 19, 1874
M-477-554 Detailed list of expense incurred in connections with the trip among Indians for Canadian Government. — 1 page

Series 13-20


Canadian Pacific Railway

M-477-555 Letter, John Brown, Henry House to Richard Hardisty. — February 3, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding departure of Mr. Christian for Jasper House; heavy snowfall; illness of Mr. Christian; government horses

Series 13-21


Census

M-477-556 Census of half-breeds at Lac St. Ann’s. — January 6, 1874. — 4 pages
M-477-557 Census of Rocky Mountain House Stonees. — May, 1874. — 1 page
M-477-558 Census of Rocky Mountain House Slave Indians and half – breeds. — May, 1874. — 1 page
M-477-559 Census, Long Lake. — May, 1874. — 1 page
M-477-560 Census of Edmonton and neighbourhood. — April, 1874. — 3 pages
M-477-561 List of Stonees and Crees trading at Fort Albert. — May, 1874. — 1 page
M-477-562 List, names. — May, 1874. — Word ALBERT at top not torn
M-477-563 Census on Indians at Fort Assiniboine. — 1874. — 1 page
M-477-564 Census of Victoria settlement. — January 2, 1874. — ! page
M-477-565 Census, Pigeon Lake. — 1874. — 1 page
SERIS 13-22 GROUND PLANS OF FORTS. — 1874
M-477-566 Plan of Slave Lake Fort; Harrison Young. — 1874. — 1 page
M-477-567 Lac St. Ann’s Post. — September 15, 1874. — 1 page (Back page designated at Ground Plan, St. Albert’s. — 1874)
M-477-568 Ground plan, St. Albert Post. — 1874. — 1 page
M-477-569 Ground plan, Pigeon Lake. — 1874. — 1 page

Series 13-23


Minutes of Northern Department, HBC

M-477-570 Memoranda concerning trade and requirements of districts, meeting at Carlton. — July 7, 1874. — 24 pages. — Regarding appointments of Officers; winter arrangements outfit 1874; conveyance of current outfit of MacKenzie River District; W. Hardisty to accompany brigade to Portage La Loche; winter arrangements Athabasca; MacFarlane accompanies current Athabasca outfit to Portage La Loche; supplies for New Caledonia; winter arrangements for English River; maintenance of road; appointment of clerks and postmasters; winter arrangements, Upper Saskatchewan; current outfit conveyed to Red River; assistance to L. Sask. reduction of Staff at Rocky Mountain House and Victoria; building of Twelve boats; winter arrangements, Lower Saskatchewan; depositing of country produce; winter arrangements, Cumberland; forwarding country produce to Norway House; current outfit conveyed inland; supervision of transport across Grand Rapids; receipt of goods for North District from steamer and distribution of the same, boat brigade of goods; winter and summer arrangements, Island Lake; current outfit conveyed inland; winter and summer arrangements, York Factory; shipment of outfit 1875 to Norway House; men at each post; winter arrangements, Swan River; transporting and distributing of current outfit; country produce transported to Fort Garry; improvement of stock; winter and summer arrangements of stock; winter and summer arrangements Red River; all outfits for Northern Districts forwarded by steamer; winter arrangements, Lac La Cluie, number of men in district; apprentice clerks; requisitions; clerks and postmasters; adherence to company rules; advances of provisions and credit to clerks and servants; sales to missionaries; gratuities paid to servants; temporary labour; contracts of postmasters and interpreters, mechanics and guides; packing expenses; servants accounts; transfer between officers of clerks and servants; transfer and cost of country produce; plans of the posts; scale of voyaging allowances; requisitions; replacements for retiring servants; mail for missions; country made articles

Series 13-24


Missionaries

M-477-571 Letter, V. Vegreville, Lac La Biche, R.C. Mission to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — March 12, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding request for accounts due: text in French
M-477-572 Letter, Pere Leduc, St. Albert Mission. — June 13, 1874. – – 2 pages. — Regarding loan of pemmican to post
M-477-573 Letter, Pere Leduc, St. Albert Mission, to L. Wood, Edmonton. — June 15, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding freight from Carlton; visit of Sisters to Mrs. Hardisty
M-477-574 Letter, Pere Leduc, St. Albert Mission to Richard Hardisty. — July 25, 1874. — 3 pages. — Regarding demand for paint for church; and supplies; arrival of Bishop Grandin; marriage of Mr. Leslie; Pere Lacombe not returning
M-477-575 Letter, Pere Rimas, St. Bernard Mission to Richard Hardisty. — August 23, 1874. — 2 pages. — Regarding freighting of stove pipes and flour; text in French

Series 13-25


Montreal

M-477-576 Letter, Donald A. Smith, Montreal to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 2, 1874. — 6 pages. — Regarding satisfaction with equipping of outfits; supplies from free traders; McGillivray’s retirement; appointment of Mr. Young to Slave Lake; apprentice clerks hired for winter; shortage of provisions in Upper Saskatchewan; supplies drawn from Qu’appelle; returns of Upper and Lower Saskatchewan taken in charge at Carlton; Mounted Police to arrive in Saskatchewan next summer; M. Lobin;s wages; maintenance of clerks’ families; statement of cost of maintaining people at posts; building used as Roman Catholic Church at Edmonton; report on Bow River; American traders; accounts to be brought to Carlton

Series 14


General papers. — 1875. — Consists of correspondence of Richard Hardisty, Chief Factor at Edmonton House, related to HBC operations at Bow River, Buffalo Lake, Carlton House, Fort Chipewyan, Cumberland House, Fort Dunvegan, Edmonton House, Fort Ellice, Fort Garry, Jasper House, Lac St. Anne, Lesser Slave Lake, Norway House, Pigeon Lake, Fort Pitt, Rocky Mountain House, Victoria Post, and York Factory. Includes correspondence related to the Canadian Pacific Railway and extensive minutes of the annual meeting of the Northern Department of the HBC.



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View transcripts M-477-707 to M-477-729.
View transcripts M-477-730 to M-477-762.

M-477-577 Letter, (copy), William Smith, Shetland, to the Secretary, Hudson’s Bay Company. — February 27, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding death and effects of Thomas Harper
M-477-578 Letter, J.A. Grahame, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — April 5, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding death of Thomas Harper near Edmonton
M-477-579 Letter, William L. Hardisty, en route Athabasca River, Richard Hardisty. — July 22, 1875. — 8 pages. — Regarding problems on journey; change over transport be steam; low Mackenzie River returns; poor trade with Indians; Athabasca tariff; free traders; bad winter; warnings concerning R. Hardisty’s resignation; conditions in Saskatchewan: W. Hardisty’s possible move
M-477-580 Letter, William Leslie Wood, Spitsea Post [Spitzee Post] to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — December 15, 1875. — 2 pages. — Regarding requisition for supplies; dog trains from Tail Creek; report from Blackfeet camp of Mr. Bunn’s trade with the Indians; freighter McLatchie; furs traded at Salois camp by LaCord for a horse from Campbell

Series 14-1


Bow River

M-477-581 Letter, John Bunn, Bow River to Richard Hardisty. — March 22, 1875. — 5 pages. — Regarding report of the best locality for a trading post at Bow River: below Ghost River near seasonal camps on Indians; favourable climate necessary additions of goods to compete with American traders (carbines); prohibition of fire arms among Indians; carbines have large trade value; demand for horses; current trade
M-477-582 Letter, (copy), John Bunn, Bow River to James A. Grahame. — March 29, 1874. — 3 pages. — Regarding cash payment David McDougall for flour purchased from Mr. Bunn’s private account; census of the post
M-477-583 Letter, J. A. Grahame, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — June 14, 1875. — 2 pages. — Regarding letter of John Bunn regarding transaction with Mr. David Mc Dougall; refund to Mr. Bunn
M-477-584 Letter, J. Bunn, Bow River. — June 22, 1875. — 3 pages. – – Regarding freighter Malcolm McLeod leaving the service; freighter Peter Kischuis; description on lost horses; requisition for goods; goods distributed from steamer
M-477-585 Letter, J. Bunn, Bow River. — August 14, 1875. — 3 pages. — Regarding freighter Erasmus; second post in Bow River area; trader Neil Campbell at Sheep Creek; D. McDougall’s account; horse borrowed by Kinkywasis; request for window panes
M-477-586 Letter, J. Bunn, Bow River. — August 14, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding possible purchase of cattle and horses from Mr. Shaw
M-477-587 Letter, S. Livingston, Elbow River to Mr. Hardisty. — August 22, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding trading of robes and cattle
M-477-588 Confidential letter, Leslie Wood, Spitsea [Spitzee Post]. — Autumn, 1875. — 2 pages. — Regarding invoice of goods at Tail Creek; problems with goods divided between Bunn and Wood
M-477-589 Letter, J. Bunn, Bow River, to Richard Hardisty. — September 9, 1875. — 4 pages. — Regarding police stationed at the “Elbow” on the Bow River; trade with Stonees and Blackfeet; arrival of Mr. Leslie, who will be at Junction of Sheep and High Rivers; transport of animals bought from Emerson; complaints about poor condition of carts; advisability of steam shipping; instructions concerning petty traders; company furs eventually traded in United States; trade with police force on Elbow; trade with Blackfeet; lack of future trade for horses; American competition; freighters Willie Whitford and Emmerson; request for goods; Colonel Jarvis account; inferior goods traded to Indians
M-477-590 Sundries request from Edmonton for Bow River, J. Bunn. – – September 10, 1975. — 1 page
M-477-591 Letter, Doctor Verey, Morleyville to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — September 11, 1875. — 2 pages. — Regarding request for goods; departure of Mr. Bunn and Leslie Wood
M-477-592 Letter, Reverend John McDougall, Ghost River to R. Hardisty. — September 12, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding departure of McDougall for the Elbow River; McDougall account; request for shipment of goods
M-477-593 Letter, William Leslie Wood, Bow River to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — September 12, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding Lang account; mention of Mrs. Lamoureaux and Chartellain
M-477-594 Letter, W. Leslie Wood, Bow River, September 12,1875. – – 3 pages. — Regarding impassibility of river; question as to Mr. Bunn’s choice of location; payment to Mrs. Alexis Rault; other news; Inkster’s case of glass
M-477-595 Letter, W. Leslie Wood, Bow River Post to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — September 12, 1875. — 3 pages. — Regarding crossing Ghost River with Pieces; wintering at Spitsea [Spitzee Post] and construction of a post; a new post at the Elbow; trade for tools with Old Pacquette; inadequacy of past outfits compared to American traders; freighter George Foley’s wages; request for stove and supplies; advance to men (Pierre Papin, Lewis LeBlanc, George Emmerson)
M-477-596 Letter, John Bunn, Bow River. — September 18,1875. — 1 page. — Regarding freighter Willie Whitford; (offered position as interpreter and guide for Colonel Jarvis); fall visit of Mr Hardisty and Hamilton; request for cook stove
M-477-597 Statement of amounts due by members of N.W.M.P. at Elbow. — October, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding E. F. Thomson, Mr , Chamberlain, J. Boiler, Mr. Shultz
M-477-598 Letter, Leslie Wood, Spitsea [Spitzee Post] to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — October 28, 1875. — 3 pages. — Regarding account of advances and supplies to Edmonton tripmen; Henry Pacquette now Mr. Wood’s interpreter rather than Baptiste Annance; freemen trading post a half a mile away; new buildings at Spitsea [Spitzee Post]; goods crossed over at Red Deer River; good trade marred by American Competition; purchases from trader David; advances to Moneyass
M-477-599 Letter, Mr. Leslie Wood, Spitsea [Spitzee Post]. — October 28,1875. — 3 pages. — Regarding arrival at Elbow; trade with Blackfeet; illness of Nellie; arrival at Morleyville of McDougall’s – John, George, Moses, freighting of personal belongings and personal account; debt of Ross and Dickson; news of weather
M-477-600 Agreement (copy) between John Bunn (Hudson Bay Co.) and Andrew Whitefoord, contract for employment at post as trader. — November 1, 1875. — 1 page
M-477-601 Letter, Baptiste Annace, Elbow River to Mr. Hardisty. — November 31, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding request for goods
M-477-602 Letter, D. McDougall, Bow River to Richard Hardisty. — December 6, 1875. — 2 pages. — Regarding family news; payment to Joe McDonald for freight
M-477-603 Letter, L.C. Baker, Fort Weatherwax to Mr. Bunn. — December 12, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding inquiry concerning purchase and price of robes and furs; mail to L.C. Baker, Fort MacLeod
M-477-604 Letter, John Bunn, Bow River to Richard Hardisty. — December 14, 1875. — 4 pages. — Regarding departure for High River and Tail Creek; trade of furs for horses; Benton traders; shortage of horses; and trade goods; Andrew Whitefoord stationed at Ghost River; absence of Buffalo; packing of returns; Bunn’s brother’s’s estate; trader McLathcher; Jean Baptiste Primeau account; police accounts; goods received by Mr. McTavish
M-477-605 Letter, w. Leslie Wood, Spitsea [Spitzee Post] to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — December 15, 1875. — 7 pages. — Regarding location and description of Spitsea Post [Spitzee Post]; winter grounds of buffalo; weather; opposition traders (Riley, Morgan, Dutch Fred); trade goods of oppositions; purchase of robes from traders; price of furs; trading establishment; result of trade; future prospects; location of buffalo herds; police restrict buffalo killing by freemen and Indians; whisky traffic among Indians; packing robes; preventing Indians from burning unoccupied buildings during summer; list of items to trade in competition with other traders; freemen debts (Pierre Boucher, Senior and Junior; Louison Boucher, James War, Joseph Cardinell, Alexis Breneau, George Chalifoux, Richard Collins, Baptiste Deschamps, Le Framboise)
M-477-606 Letter, W. Leslie Wood, Spitsea [Spitzee Post] to R. Hardisty. — December 15, 1875. — 3 pages. — Regarding family news; need for gun and ammunition; weather conditions at Bow River; Police Force at Elbow in revolt of their Captain; list of charges set to Colonel McLeod; marriage of Bernard’s daughter to a Snake Indian; shortage of provisions; Hardwick trial for false imprisonment Colonel McLeod at trial; Benton Supplies in snow at Old Man River
M-477-607 Letter, J. Bunn, Elbow and Bow River. — December 20, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding authorization as trader

Series 14-2


Buffalo Lake

M-477-608 Letter, Francis Whitefoord, Buffalo Lake. — February 26, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding dogs wanted for Jasper and furs delivered by freighter Gilbert; request for goods; Andrew account
M-477-609 Letter, Francis Whitefoord, Tail Creek. — March 18, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding sale of horses; request for goods
M-477-610 Letter, Francis Whitefoord, Buffalo Lake, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — September 12, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding goods freighted by Gilbert; trade; request for goods; shortage of pemmican
M-477-611 Letter, F. Whitefoord, Buffalo Lake. — October 29, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding request for goods; traders Spencer and Henry
M-477-612 Letter, F. Whitefoord, Tail Creek. — November 1, 1875. – – 1 page. — Regarding furs freighters to Edmonton; departure for plains to hunt
M-477-613 Letter, F. Whitefoord , Tail Creek. — November 16,1875. — 1 page. — Regarding supplying fresh meat to Edmonton; opposition traders
M-477-614 Letter, F. Whitefoord, Tail Creek. — December 21, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding request from Leslie Wood for dogs and horses; trade

Series 14-3


Canadian Pacific Railway

M-477-615 Letter, Val Christian, Lac St. Ann’s to Leslie Wood. — August 22, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding freighter John Angus, C.P.R. goods; complaints about road
M-477-616 Letter, L. Taylor, John O’Groat, Scotland to Richard Hardisty. — August 25, 1875. — 6 pages. — Regarding Hardisty’s lecture at Mission School; Mrs. Hardisty’s trip to Great Britain; reports of Canada given by Mr. Taylor in Europe; increased immigration; Premier McKenzie’s reception in Scotland; regards to family and Mr. Wood; Land purchased for Taylor
M-477-617 Letter, J. J. Bell, C.P.R., Battle River to Richard Hardisty. — September 23, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding possibility of horses owned by C.P.R. survey crews wintered at Edmonton; letters for Mr. McLeod
M-477-618 Letter, John Barter, Fiddle Creek, to Richard Hardisty. — October 31 and November 2, 1875. — Regarding problems with horses; prices for furs; trader Heli; trade
M-477-619 Letter, Val Christian, Fort Edmonton to Richard Hardisty, Fort Edmonton. — November 18, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding Brown and H. Mauwearief accounts
M-477-620 Letter, Val Christian, Hay Lakes to Richard Hardisty, Fort Edmonton. — November 23,1875. — 1 page. — Regarding men discharged; assistant engineer, Mr. Otty
M-477-621 Letter, D. _____, Carlton, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 20, 1875. — 2 pages. — Regarding feed for C.P.R. horses; need for pemmican; departure for Edmonton

Seris 14-4


Carlton House

M-477-622 Note, L. Clarke, Carlton, To Mr. Hardisty. — 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding supplies Clarke took from steamer
M-477-623 Letter, James Audy, Riding Mountain to Mr. McKay. — January 15, 1875. — 2 pages. — Regarding Audy’s dog taken by a N.W.M.P. man
M-477-624 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — January 25, 1875. — 2 pages. — Regarding packing accounts; invoice forwarded; request for pemmican; A. McBeath account; payment to Pepin and to Whitefoord; unable to forward transfer accounts; Mission accounts
M-477-625 List of Edmonton property remaining at Carlton. — January 25, 1875. — 1 page
M-477-626 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 28, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding Mr. Breton; list of pieces on hand; shortage of ammunition; Beauprit’s account
M-477-627 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — February 3, 1875. — Regarding arrival of district packets; Lafleur account; delivery of boats; Chief Commissioner’s remarks about loss of Saskatchewan District; reasons offered be Clarke for the loss; supply of pemmican accounts; freighters Marrion and Montagnais
M-477-628 Letter, W. Mc Kay, Carlton House, to Richard Hardisty. – – February 3, 1875. — 3 pages. — Regarding arrival of Mr. McMurray and McRae; freight; William Dreyer and Colonel Jarvis accounts; wood from Battle River for steamer; dog owned by a N.W.M.P. transported to Fort Ellice per Mr. Audy; family news
M-477-629 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — May 1,1875. — 5 pages. — Regarding supply of pemmican; accounts of Marrion Pepin, returns of Fort Pitt for steamer transport; excerpt from McTavish’s letter concerning transport of provision; equipping petty traders; case of Paulet Desjarlais at Lac La Biche
M-477-630 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton to Mr. Hardisty. — July 18, 1875. — 2 pages. — Regarding delivery of goods by boat; L. Wood’s packing account incorrect; other accounts
M-477-631 Jack Norris account at Carlton, L. Clarke. — 1875. — 1 page
M-477-632 List of pieces for freighters, Carlton. — October 14, 1875. — 2 pages
M-477-633 Letter, L. Clarke to Mr. Hardisty. — October 20, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding freighting of goods
M-477-634 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House to Richard Hardisty. — August 27, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding Western outfits overland to Carlton
M-477-635 Note, L. Clarke, Carlton to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. – – August 27, 1875. –1 page. — Regarding request for goods
M-477-636 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton to Richard Hardisty. — August 30, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding supplies to Pierre St. Samson
M-477-637 Letter, L Clarke, Carlton to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — September 25, 1875. — 2 pages. — Regarding list of freight from steamer; carts from Red River not arrived; supplies furnished J. David at Carlton
M-477-638 Letter, John Macoun, Fort Carlton to Richard Hardisty. — October 9, 1875. — 2 pages. — Regarding tracing boxes of dried plants to be forwarded to Ottawa; Pine River pass suitable for railway; other news of M. MacDougall; M. Selwyn, M. Macauley
M-477-639 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton. — October 14, 1875. — Regarding freighting of goods
M-477-640 Bill lading, teams of Thomas C. Rennie, Carlton House, L. Clarke. — October 14, 1875. — 1 page
M-477-641 Bill of lading, William Morris’ teams, Carleton House, L. Clarke. — October 14, 1875. — 1 page
M-477-642 List of packages in store at Carleton belonging to Edmonton, L. Clarke, Carlton House. — December 15, 1875. — 1 page
M-477-643 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton to Mr. Hardisty. — December 18, 1875. — 2 pages. — Regarding goods freighted to Edmonton; disruption caused by Red River people; other news
M-477-644 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 18, 1875. — 2 pages . — Regarding wood needed for steamer “Northcote”; pemmican for general service; pemmican paid on debts; McDougall accounts
M-477-645 Letter, H. Ruttan, Fort Carlton, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 20, 1875. — 2 pages. — Regarding a number of dogs required
M-477-646 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 29, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding accounts of pemmican furnished to Mr. Lucas

Series 14-5


Fort Chipewyan

M-477-647 Letter (private), R. MacFarlane, Portage la Loche, to Richard Hardisty. — August 2, 1875. — 4 pages. — Regarding transport of animals and pieces; D. and J. outfits at Smoky River; trader McAuley; negotiation of free trade; Jaspers House Iroquois
M-477-648 Private letter, R. MacFarlane, Fort Chipewyan, to R. Hardisty. — August 28, 1875. — 3 pages. — Regarding shortage of goods; goods taken from steamer “Northcote”; quality of goods; transport of animals; opposition traders; request for goods’ other news
M-477-649 Copy, requisition on England for posts of Battle River, Dunvegan and St. Johns, R. MacFarlane, Fort Chipewyan. — August, 31, 1875. — 18 pages

Series 14-6


Cumberland House

M-477-650 Letter, H. Bellanger, Cumberland House to R. Hardisty, Edmonton House. — January 10, 1875. — 2 pages. — Regarding goods for Mr. Hardisty; strong opposition

Series 14-7


Fort Dunvegan

M-477-651 Letter, Donald Ross, Fort Dunvegan to H. Young, Lesser Slave Lake. — March 19, 1875. — 4 pages. — Regarding large receipt of goods’ opposition traders; problem of finding provisions for transport; request for transport of goods; need for guncaps; Indians from Edmonton trade at Dunvegan; competition for trade with Davis; chance of Young being removed
M-477-652 Copy, requisition on Edmonton for sundry articles. Donald Ross, Fort Dunvegan. — November 10, 1875. — 1 page

Series 14-8


Edmonton House

M-477-653 Cargo from steamer “Northcote”, July 25, 1875. — 3 pages
M-477-654 List, “Not come to hand”. — 1875. — 1 page
M-477-655 List assorted goods and provisions. — 1875. — 1 page
M-477-656 List assorted goods and provisions. — 1 page
M-477-657 List for requested goods for Edmonton. — 1875. — 1 page
M-477-658 List of sundries supplied Edmonton, Spitsea [Spitzee Post]. — October 28, 1875. — 1 page
M-477-659 Gross weights and measurements invoice. — June 12, 1875. — 4 pages

Series 14-9


Fort Ellice

M-477-660 Letter, And. McDonald, Fort Ellice to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 19, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding enclosed invoice of goods
M-477-661 Invoice of sundries from Fort Ellice. — August 19, 1875, — 1 page

Series 14-10


Fort Garry – Fur sales

M-477-662 Valuation, Edmonton District Returns, Fort Garry, J. McTavish. — 1875. — 1 page
M-477-663 Letter, J. Grahame, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — April 23, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding insurance premiums to be charged on shipments
M-477-664 Copy, statement of buffalo robes sold at auction sale at Montreal. — November 13, 1875. — 1 page
M-477-665 Extract from a letter from James Bissett, Montreal to James A. Grahame, Fort Garry. — November 22, 1875. — 2 pages. — Regarding sale and price of robes
M-477-666 Letter, J. A. Grahame, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 1, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding letter received from Mr. Bissett; result of sale of robes

Series 14-11


Fort Garry – General

M-477-667 Extracts from letters from Hudson Bay House, London to James A. Grahame, Fort Garry. — April 23, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding insurance on shipments
M-477-668 Letter, J. A. Grahame, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — May 17, 1875. — 2 pages. — Regarding Inspecting Chief Factor Hamilton at Edmonton
M-477-669 Letter, J. A. Grahame, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — May 18, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding acceptance of Richard Hardisty as of May 31, 1876
M-477-670 Letter, J. A. Grahame, Fort William (Lake Superior), to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — May 27, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding active service til date of resignation
M-477-671 Letter, J. A. Grahame, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — June 12, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding wording of resignation
M-477-672 Circular, J. A. Grahame, Fort Garry to Officers in Charge, Northern Department. — June 12, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding statements of servants’ character on retirement
M-477-673 Letter, J. H. MacTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — June 23, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding receipt of bills
M-477-674 Letter, A. Christie, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — June 25, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding form sent for debts
M-477-675 Letter, Alex Christie, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty, Fort Edmonton. — July 24, 1875. — 2 pages. — Regarding general accounts; Thomas Harper, Charles Adams accounts
M-477-676 Letter, Joe Hargrave, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — July 24, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding collection of accounts
M-477-677 Letter, Alex Christie, Fort Garry to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — July 26, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding Joseph L’Hydrondelle account
M-477-678 Letter, W. . Christie, Fort Garry to Mr. Hardisty, Edmonton. — July 26, 1875. — 8 pages. — Regarding treaty with Crees urged to government; appointment as District Commissioner; annuities paid to Indians; Governor Norris and party to Norway House; Christie to meet Indians at each post; Mr. Laird’s secretary; poor salaries with government; negotiations with government for 1/20 (one twentieth) of lands; rumour of Donald A. Smith as Governor of Manitoba; Christie’s daughter’s marriage
M-477-679 Letter, J. R. Mason, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 9, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding subscription to Scottish Journals
M-477-680 Letter, J. J. Hargrave, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 9, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding account of N. W. M. P.
M-477-681 W. J. Christie, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — August 9, 1875. — 4 pages. — Regarding Mr. McDougall as agent of the government to the Crees concerning the treaty ; Guard of the Mounted Police; Colonel French and General Laythe; problems with expectations of Indians concerning treaties
M-477-682 Letter, Alex Christie, Fort Garry to R. Hardisty. — October 1, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding extract from memoranda concerning accounts
M-477-683 Letter, Alex Christie, Fort Garry to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — October 29, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding wood prepared for steamer “Northcote”
M-477-684 Letter, J. A. Grahame, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — November 10, 1875. — 2 pages. — Regarding withdrawal of Hardisty’s Resignation; description of supplied goods; class of goods; engaging of Joseph Favell as steamer boat pilot; firewood for steamer; assistance to Mr. MacFarlane; decline in fur sales
M-477-685 Extract from letter from William Armit, Secretary, London, to James A. Grahame, Fort Garry. — October 6, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding complaints of Richard Hardisty of goods supplies; withdrawal of Hardisty’s request for retirement
M-477-686 Private circular, J. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty. — December 1, 1875. — 3 pages. — Regarding alteration for division of shares held by wintering partners
M-477-687 Programme for transport of Athabasca and McKenzies’ River outfits for 1875, Fort Garry. — December 10, 1874. — 2 pages

Series 14-12


Fort Garry – Requisitions, etc.

M-477-688 Requisition of American and Canadian goods from Fort Garry. — 1875. — 2 pages
M-477-689 Edmonton, debit and credit account, Fort Garry. — February 27, 1875. — 2 pages
M-477-690 Packing account of sundries for Edmonton District, Fort Garry. — June 11, 1875. — 2 pages
M-477-691 Invoice of merchandise from Fort Garry for Edmonton, Fort Garry. — June 11, 1875. — 2 pages
M-477-692 Onionskin copy: same as M-477-691
M-477-693 Sample form, Outstanding Balances, Edmonton District, Fort Garry. — June 25, 1875. — 1 page
M-477-694 Gross weights and measurements Edmonton Outfit, Fort Garry. — June 1875. — 1 page
M-477-695 Onionskin copy: same as M-477-694. — 1 page
M-477-696 Invoice of merchandise supplied from Fort Garry to Edmonton District (Victoria) Fort Garry. — June 11,1875. — 1 page
M-477-697 Onionskin copy: same as M-477-696. — 6 pages
M-477-698 Invoice of merchandise supplied from Fort Garry to Edmonton District (to Slave Lake) Fort Garry. — June 11, 1875. — 1 page
M-477-699 Edmonton, debit, credit account, Fort Garry. — June 25, 1875. — 2 pages
M-477-700 invoice of merchandise shipped at Liverpool for the Edmonton District, John MacTavish, Fort Garry. — June 30, 1875. — 3 pages
M-477-701 Gross weight and measurements of goods shipped for Montreal on S. S. “Polynesian”, Fort Garry. — July 20, 1875. — 1 page
M-477-702 Onionskin copy: same as M-477-703
M-477-703 Packet for Edmonton, Fort Garry. — August 17, 1875. — 1 page
M-477-704 Invoice of flour from Red River, Fort Garry. — August 22, 1875. — 1 page
M-477-705 Statement of pieces for Edmonton District, J. H. McTavish, Fort Garry. — December 22, 1874. — outfit 1875. — 1 page

Series 14-13


Richard Hardisty – Private accounts

M-477-706 Debit record, Richard Hardisty. — May 30, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding account with Hudson Bay company, London
M-477-707 Richard Hardisty, credit cash balance. — December, 1875. — 3 pages

Series 14-14


James Kirkness – Invoice

M-477-708 Invoice, James Kirkness. — 1875. — 1 page

Series 14-15


Jasper House

M-477-709 Statement of goods stolen at Jasper House; winter 1874 – 11875, Edmonton. — June 1, 1875. — 1 page
M-477-710 Jasper House returns, Edmonton. — June 3, 1875. — 1 page

Series 14-16


Lac St. Anne

M-477-711 Letter, E. McGillivray, Lac St. Ann’s to Richard Hardisty. — January 7, 1875. — 2 pages. — Regarding goods lent from Edmonton
M-477-712 Letter, E. McGillivray. Lac St. Ann’s to Richard Hardisty. — February 28, 1875. — 4 pages. — Regarding freighter Adam; shortage of pemmican; equipping sleds; request for goods; request from Mr. Belcourt; family news
M-477-713 Letter, E. McGillivray, Lac St. Ann’s to R. Hardisty. — March 1, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding Plante account
M-477-714 Order on Red River, James Kirkness, Las St. Ann’s to R. Hardisty. — August 13, 1875. — 1 page
M-477-715 Letter, James Kirkness, Lac St. Ann’s to Richard Hardisty. — November 24, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding wintering of Mr. Hardisty’s horse
M-477-716 Letter, James Kirkness, St. Ann’s to Richard Hardisty’s. — November 24, 1875. — 2 pages. — Regarding dog teams and equipment for a trip; goods freighted by Plante; limited trade; free traders
M-477-717 Letter, James Kirkness, St. Ann’s to Richard Hardisty. — November 25, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding J. B. Moosa demands for wages for dag teams and equipment; fish freighted by Plante
M-477-718 Letter, James Kirkness, St Ann’s to Richard Hardisty. — December 12, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding departure of men and dog teams for Edmonton; oil and barley seed from Donald and Sinclair

Series 14-17


Lesser Slave Lake

M-477-719 Packing account for Slave Lake Outfit. — 1875. — 5 pages
M-477-720 Packing account, Lesser Slave Lake supplied from Edmonton. — 1875. — 1 page
M-477-721 Letter, Harrison Young, Lesser Slave Lake to R, Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 26, 1875. — ? pages. — Regarding problems transporting across Portage; question of cart road to Athabasca from Edmonton; quality of goods traded to Indians; Indians trading at Red River and Vermillion; traders Josey and Carey; news from Mr. Ross of prices paid for furs; opposition traders Davis, Cust; Joe F. is near to Slave Lake; transport by new boat; Young blames for rasing fur price; repair of carts; problems with lack of cooperation from Kininavish at Fort Assiniboine; list and requisitions for goods
M-477-722 Invoice of merchandise from Fort Garry for Slave Lake, Fort Garry. — June 11, 1875. — 1 page
M-477-723 Packing account of sundries for Slave Lake, Fort Garry. — June 11, 1875. — 1 page
M-477-724 List of articles wanted to fill Slave Lake servants’ orders; Joseph Noosekeyak; Ambroise Furperennault; John Romand; Fienish Hamlyn; Daniel Fergusson; Nomegian, Edmonton. — June 14, 1875. — 1 page
M-477-725 List of furs at Slave Lake. — December 11, 1875. — 1 page
M-477-726 Letter, Harrison Young Slave Lake to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 11, 1875. — 3 pages. — Regarding guide procured for exploration of country between Slave Lake and Smoky River for construction of a cart road; description of explored country (worst feature is softness of soil); provisions for road builders from Edmonton; plan of work proposed to Mr. Hamilton

Series 14-18


Minutes of Northern Department, HBC

M-477-727 Memoranda concerning the trade and requirements of the several districts, at Carlton. — July 8, 1875. — 24 pages. — Regarding winter and summer arrangement; transport of current outfits; rules concerning servant, appointments to posts; requisitions for supplies; country-made goods; transport by steamer; inventory of livestock; clerks and postmasters; signed J. A. Grahame, Chief Commissioner: July 10, 1875

Series 14-19


Missionaries

M-477-728 Letter, J. A. Grahame, Fort Garry to Bishop of St. Albert, Saskatchewan River. — January 7, 1875. — 3 pages. — Regarding buildings occupied by Mission at Fort Edmonton; transfer of company lands to the missions
M-477-729 Letter, Bishop of St. Albert to J. A. Grahame, Fort Garry. — October 19, 1875. — 6 pages. — Regarding negotiations for construction of church on land near the fort, reminder of land given by W. J. Christie within the fort; (text in french)
M-477-730 Letter, Pere Leduc, St. Albert Mission to R. Hardisty. — September 27, 1874. — 1 page. — Regarding request for freighting of goods

Series 14-20


Montreal

M-477-731 Notice of bonds security from the Canada Guarantee Company, Edward Rawlings, Montreal, — 1875. — 2 pages
M-477-732 Letter, , Montreal to Mr. Hardisty. — December 13, 1875. — 3 pages. — Regarding personal family news; inquiries; travels

Series 14-21


Norway House

M-477-733 Recapitulation of copper kettles for Edmonton District, Norway House. — June 16, 1875. — 1 page
M-477-734 Packing account of copper kettles, Edmonton District, Norway House. — June 16, 1875. — 1 page
M-477-735 Bills of lading to Norway House; boats for Grand Rapid and Red River, Norway House. — June 17, 1875. — 1 page

Series 14-22


Pigeon Lake

M-477-736 Letter, Donald Whitefoord. — December 4, 1875. — 1 page. — Request for supplies

Series 14-23


Fort Pitt

M-477-737 Letter, W. McKay, Fort Pitt to Mr. Hardisty. — January 2, 1875. — 4 pages. — Regarding coal oil freighted by Donald McLeod; goods transported to Captain Crozier; news fro Mollegan that Captain Crozier “Was crazy”; departure of Mr. Rautan and Mr. Lucas and party for Edmonton; a murderer, Mr. McIver (Fort Ellice) transported with freight; large numbers of fires
M-477-738 Letter, P. Pambrun, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 19, 1875. — 3 pages. — Regarding freighting of goods; prices for furs
M-477-739 Letter, Peter Pambrun, Fort Pitt to the Gentlemen on road to Edmonton. – August 10, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding favour for Francois Dupresne
M-477-740 Letter, Peter C. Pambrun, Fort Pitt to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — October 14, 1875. — 4 pages. — Regarding Daniel and Simpson kept on the trade; problems with freighting roads; Police Force account; family inquiries
M-477-741 Edmonton pieces left at Fort Pitt. — October 27, 1875. — 1 page
M-477-742 Bill of lading merchandise for teams Mr. Donald and Mr. McLeod delivered at Fort Pitt, P. C. Pambrun. — October 27, 1875. — 1 page
M-477-743 Letter, P. C. Pambrun, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 7, 1875. — 2 pages. — Regarding Donald McLeod account; coal oil for Edmonton; goods frighted; C. P. R. account per George Crompton; lost oxen
M-477-744 Goods left by freighter Donald McLeod at Fort Pitt, P. C. Pambrun. — December 9, 1875. — 1 page
M-477-745 Letter, W. McKay, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty. — December 10, 1875. — 3 pages. – Regarding arrival at Fort Pitt; trip to Plains Indians by McKay and Captain Crozier; Crozier wintered with James Simpson; goods freighted by Donald McLeod to Edmonton ; John Fraser; carpenter’s wages

Series 14-24


Rocky Mountain House

M-477-746 Letter, Angus Fraser, Rocky Mountain House, To R. Hardisty, Edmonton House. — February 23, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding Donald Whitefoord, David Sinclair and Jean Baptiste Dumonde depart for Edmonton; no means of transport at Rocky Mountain House; spring arrival of a band of Stonees to trade; wages of David Sinclair and Jean Baptiste
M-477-747 List of articles left at Rocky Mountain House. — November, 1875. — 1 page
M-477-748 List of furs at Rocky Mountain House, A. Fraser. — November 8, 1875. — 1 page
M-477-749 Letter, Angus Fraser, Rocky Mountain House, to R. Hardisty, Edmonton House. — November 8, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding thievery of Stonees in the store; demand for flour from Stonees; condition of dog teams; request for supplies

Series 14-25


Victoria Post

M-477-750 Letter, C. Adams, Victoria to Mr. Hardisty. — January 14, 1875. — 2 pages. — Regarding William Pocha sent down with packet of goods; freighter Mr. Neuton; Richard Collins accounts; Old Mac account; other news; bill of lading for William Bird
M-477-751 Letter, C. Adams, Victoria, to Mr. Hardisty. — January 27, 1875. — 2 pages. — Regarding shortage of hay; David account; C. McGillis and John Whitefoord account; forwarding goods to Edmonton
M-477-752 Packing account of sundries for Victoria, Fort Garry. — June 11, 1875. — 1 page
M-477-753 Letter, C. Adams, Victoria to R. Hardisty. — June 23, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding notice of resignation from service of C. Adams
M-477-754 Letter, C. Adams, Victoria to R. Hardisty. — September 30, 1875. — 2 pages. — Regarding special delivery packet for Mr. Lucas; meeting with Mr. Traill; trip to the plains for fresh meat; request for flour
M-477-755 Letter, C. Adams, Victoria to R. Hardisty. — October 3, 1875. — 3 pages. — Regarding Joe Favell; payment of debt
M-477-756 Letter, R. G. Sinclair, Victoria. — November 10, 1875. — 1 page. — Regarding horse left at N. W. M. P. station with Col. Jarvis; orders for goods withdrawn
M-477-757 Letter, C. Adams, Victoria to Mr. Hardisty. — November 12, 1875. — 2 pages. — Regarding accounts forwarded; storage of goods at Victoria; freighter Donald; school building set aside at Victoria
M-477-758 Letter, C. Adams, Victoria to Mr. Hardisty. — December 2, 1875. — 3 pages. — Regarding goods freighted by Adam; prosperous trade; price given by Mr. Traill; shortage of trading goods; demand for horses; other news

Series 14-26


York Factory

M-477-759 Packing account of sundries from York Factory for Edmonton. — 1875. — 5 pages
M-477-760 Letter, Joseph Fortescue, York Factory to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — June 10, 1875
M-477-761 Invoice of sundries from York Factory for Edmonton. — June 23, 1875. — 8 pages
M-477-762 Packet list for Edmonton District, York Factory. — June 25, 1875. — 1 page

Series 15


General papers. — 1876. — Consists of correspondence of Richard Hardisty, Chief Factor at Edmonton House, related to HBC operations at Battleford, Bow River, Buffalo Lake, Carlton House, Fort Chipewyan, Cumberland House, Edmonton House, Fort Garry, Lac La Nonne, Lac St. Anne, Pigeon Lake, Fort Pitt, Tobacco Plains, Victoria Post, and York Factory. Includes correspondence related to the Canadian Pacific Railway and the North-West Mounted Police, and extensive minutes of the annual meeting of the Northern Department of the HBC.



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M-477-763 Letter Francois Primault to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — December, 1876. — 1 page. — Regarding request for smoking tobacco (Text in French)

Series 15-1


Battleford

M-477-764 Letter, P. Ballendine, Battleford, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — November 20, 1876. — 2 pages. — Regarding J. Matheson account; reports of buffalo at Deer Lake

Series 15-2


Bow River

M-477-765 Letter, John Bunn, Fort Brisbois. — January 1, 1876. — 2 pages. — Regarding limited trade, Whitefoord’s account, departure of Mr. and Mrs. McDougall
M-477-766 Letter, John Bunn, Fort Calgary, To Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — November 3, 1875. — 1 page. — Captain Crozier’s account
M-477-767 Letter, John Bunn, Fort Calgary, to Richard Hardisty. — November 24, 1876. — 5 pages. — Regarding explanation of heavy returns losses; transfers charges from Edmonton, Spitsea [Spitzee Post]; problems with accounts; survey party account; engaging of Bernard; Salter account; price of furs and dry goods; money owed to I. G. Baker
M-477-768 Letter, John Bunn, Elbow River. — December 4, 1876. — 3 pages. — Regarding regrets concerning loss in returns; damaged goods; other news
M-477-769 Memoranda. — December 26, 1876. — 1 page. — Regarding estate of Felix Munro; Plante account
M-477-770 Debit, credit account of John Glenn; G. King N.W.M.P. account; G. Emmerson account. — December 26, 1876. — 2 pages
M-477-771 Letter, John Bunn, Elbow River to Richard Hardisty. — December 26, 1876. — 2 pages. — Regarding freighting of goods by sled; reports of good trade by Fraser; freighting of goods by personnel at the posts
M-477-772 Letter, John Sinclair, Big Gully, to Richard Hardisty. — January 7, 1876. — 2 pages. — Regarding prices of pemmican and furs; Captain Crozier; almost out of his mind
M-477-773 Letter, John Sinclair, Buffalo Lake to Richard Hardisty. — January 22, 1876. — 1 page. — Regarding absence of trade

Series 15-3


Buffalo Lake

M-477-774 Letter, Elizabeth Laboucarde, Lac Du Boeuf, to Richard Hardisty. — November 10, 1876. — 2 pages. — Regarding purchase of fresh meat by Hardisty

Series 15-4


Canadian Government – North-West Mounted Police (NWMP)

M-477-775 Letter, E. Carr. Fort Saskatchewan. — January 11, 1876. – – 2 pages. — Regarding request for goods to be freighted to Fort Saskatchewan

Series 15-5


Canadian Pacific Railway

M-477-776 Letter, John J. Barter, Fiddle Creek. — January 9, 1876. — 2 pages. – Regarding departure of dog sleds for Edmonton; collection of debts; freighters trading with Indians; regards to Mr. Hardisty’s brother and Mr. Carr
M-477-777 Letter, John Barter, Jasper House. — January 10,1876. — 1 page. — Regarding argument with John Felix Caluhan
M-477-778 Memorandum to Richard Hardisty. — January 26, 1876. — 1 page. — Regarding probable quantity of supplies required by C. P. R. at Edmonton, David Lucas, Fort Edmonton. — 1 page
M-477-779 Letter, H. Rattan, Camp Div. C. P. R. to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — February 22, 1876. — 2 pages. — Regarding request for equipped boats
M-477-780 Letter, H. Rattan, Camp Div. C. P. R. to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — February 22, 1876. — 2 pages. — Regarding delivery of letter to Jasper House
M-477-781 Letter, David Lucas, Big Lake (C. P. R.) to R. Hardisty. – – February 24, 1876. — 1 page. — Regarding pemmican advanced on account
M-477-782 Letter, H. Ratton, Camp Division (C. P. R.) to R. Hardisty. — March 6, 1876. — 2 pages. — Regarding fishing in White Lake

Series 15-6


Carlton House

M-477-783 Private property at Carlton House belonging to Edmonton district. — 1876. — 1 page
M-477-784 Letter, L. Clarke, to R. Hardisty. — 1876. — 2 pages. — Regarding changes proposed in grade of service (Chief Factor)
M-477-785 Edmonton District outfit assumed at Carlton list of goods left by Steamer “Northcote”. — 1876. — 1 page
M-477-786 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — February 26, 1876. — ! page. — Regarding Mr. Brereton’s account
M-477-787 Letter, John Bunn, Fort Carlton to Richard Hardisty. — July 6, 1876. — 4 pages. — Regarding report of the river from the elbow of the Bow River to Carlton to judge its fitness for steamboat navigation; description of accessible timber and coal; judged impractical as long as land transport remains efficient
M-477-788 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton to John Bunn, Carlton House. — July 9, 1876. — 3 pages. — Regarding appointment of John Bunn as temporary Chief Factor of Edmonton District during absence of Richard Hardisty on sick leave; Clarke as general superintendent; discontinuation of credit system except for Government accounts; arrival of packages on steamer “Northcote” for Peace River posts; rates of transport; roads between Carlton and Green Lake and Fort Pitt; instructions concerning freighters
M-477-789 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton to William McKay, Edmonton House. — July 9,1876. — 1 page. — Regarding John Bunn’s appointment as temporary Chief factor at Edmonton
M-477-790 Letter, L. Clarke, Carleton House to John Bunn, Edmonton. — August 2, 1876. — 2 pages. — Regarding provisions needed for crews working on road between Dunvegan and Slave Lake; transport by steamer; departure of Mr. Peebles
M-477-791 Letter, L. Clarke, Carleton House to John Bunn, Edmonton. — August 4, 1876. — 1 page. — Regarding freighting by Morrissette of oxen
M-477-792 Letter, L. Clarke, Carleton House to J. Bunn, Edmonton. – – August 10, 1876. — 1 page. — Gibbons account
M-477-793 Letter, L. Clarke, Carleton House to J. Bunn, Edmonton. – – August 19, 1876. — 1 page. — Regarding mails
M-477-794 Letter, L. Clarke, Carleton to Mr. Bunn. — September 6, 1876. — 2 pages. — Regarding serious shortage of all supplies and provisions; delay of steamer
M-477-795 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House to John Bunn, Edmonton. — September 28, 1876. — 2 pages. — Regarding arrival of Mr. Hardisty and Bunn’s niece at Carlton; steamer stuck at the forks of the river and cargo hauled overland; Louis Montagnais account; 1875 accounts
M-477-796 Bill of lading for goods from john Norris received at Carlton. — October 13, 1876. — 1 page
M-477-797 Bill of lading for goods freighted be Gabriel Courtepat received at Carlton House. — October 13, 1876. — 1 page
M-477-798 Letter, L. Clarke, Carleton House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — October 17, 1876. — 1 page. — Regarding loss of horses by freighter Jack Norris; Joseph McDonald account; oxen used by Jack Norris
M-477-799 Letter, L. Clarke, Carleton House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — November 4, 1876. — 1 page. — Regarding promissory note signed by Joseph Henderson
M-477-800 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House to Richard Hardisty. — December 4, 1876. — 2 pages. — Regarding freighter Raye; health of Hardisty; return of Mr. Pambrum; McMurray resignation; Minlagnais debt
M-477-801 Letter, L. Clarke, Carleton House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 23, 1876. — 1 page. — Regarding John Young account
M-477-802 Letter, L. Clarke, Carleton to Richard Hardisty. — December 24, 1876. — 1 page. — Regarding delivery of mails; Chief Commissioner’s disapproval of purchase of horse
M-477-803 Letter, L. Clarke, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 24, 1876. — 1 page. — Regarding possibility of hiring Charles Beauregard as steamboat pilot

Series 15-7


Fort Chipewyan

M-477-804 Letter, R. MacFarlane, Clear Water River to Mr. Hardisty. — July 21, 1876. — 3 pages. — Regarding trade; need for horses; departure of opposition traders; departure of McDougall for Dunvegan; no necessity for opening Slave Lake route; death of Reverend McDougall last winter
M-477-805 Letter, R, MacFarlane, Portage la Loche to the Officer in charge, Edmonton. — July 29, 1876. — 2 pages. — Regarding loss by death of horses at Fort St. John’s and Dunvegan; problems with trade; dispatch of animals to Smoky River Forks
M-477-806 Letter, Roderick MacFarlane, Fort Chipewyan to Officer in charge, Edmonton. — November 28, 1876. — 2 pages. — Regarding list of whole pieces for Upper River; accounts of same
M-477-807 List of whole pieces as intended for the Upper Peace River Outfit 1877, R. MacFarlane, Fort Chipewyan. — November 28,1876
M-477-808 Private letter, Fort Chipewyan, Mr. Hardisty. — December 22, 1876. — 3 pages. — Regarding Hardisty’s trip to Atlantic coast; freighter McMurray; Miss Bella Hardisty and Mr. Bowpar, winters at Fort Chipewyan; meeting with Inspector and Mr. Clarke concerning summer portage; health or writer; winter condition of hunting and trapping; replacement of Mr. King by George Cummings at the Fort; old families district (Flett, Bourassa)

Series 15-8


Cumberland House

M-477-809 Cumberland District transfer against Edmonton District, Alexander Matheson, Cumberland House. — January 1, 1877. — 1 page

Series 15-9


Edmonton House

M-477-810 Comparative statements; returns 1875-1876. — 1976. — 1 page
M-477-811 Calculations of total number of bales, Fort Edmonton. — 1876. — 2 pages
M-477-812 List of Goods. — 1876
M-477-813 List of goods and private property, Fort Edmonton. — 1876. — 1 page
M-477-814 Bill lading, steamer “Northcote”; from Grand Rapids, Fort Edmonton. — August 7, 1876. — 2 pages
M-477-815 List of Packages forwarded to Peace River. — Summer 1876. — 1 page
M-477-816 List of pieces to be forwarded to Lesser Slave Lake for Peace River posts. — 1876. — 1 page
M-477-817 List of supplies and trade articles, Fort Edmonton. — 1876. – 1 page
M-477-818 List of supplies, Fort Edmonton. — 1876. — 1 page
M-477-819 Additional requisition of Fort Garry. — 1876. — 2 pages
M-477-820 Recapitulation furs and robes, Edmonton District Outfit. — 1875-1876. — 2 pages
M-477-821 Memoranda for Richard Hardisty. — 1876. — 3 pages. — Regarding Lawrence Fullerton account; John Sinclair account; location of John Foley; credit of Thomas Harper; E. McGillivray account; pemmican supplied to Mr. Lucas returned by Louison Montagnais; bill drawn on Thomas Hourston favour William Hourston; Angus Fraser; credit balance
M-477-822 Goods received at Edmonton House, Outfit. — 1876. – 4 pages
M-477-823 Letter (copy) John Sinclair, Edmonton House to Duncan MacArthur, Winnipeg. — May 9, 1876. — 1 page. — Regarding investment in Hudson Bay Company
M-477-824 Letter, H. Hardisty, Edmonton House to Richard Hardisty. — July 25, 1876. — 3 pages. — Regarding improving health of R. Hardisty; trade; trader Barter; completion of accounts; travels of Mr. Young; transport of goods; trade at Bow River posts; need for another man in store at Edmonton House; shortage of some goods; news of crops
M-477-825 Cost of lading at Edmonton House for Outfit 1876 (copy) W. R. Brereton. — February 22, 1876. — 1 page

Series 15-10


Fort Garry

M-477-826 Letter, J. A. Grahame, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — 1876. — 2 pages. — Regarding notice of withdrawal of Hardisty’s resignation; class of goods supplied to posts; services of Joseph Favell; firewood supply for the steamer; Mr. MacFarlane’s outfit; decline in fur sales
M-477-827 Letter, J. A. Grahame, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 5, 1876. — 9 pages. — Regarding remarks on business for past year; specifically: quality of goods; requisitions; purchase of superior quality robes; closing of St. Albert; reduction of establishment at St. Ann’s; robbery at Jaspers House; arrangement at Rocky Mountain House; good returns from Fort Assiniboine; death of Mr. Renney; examination of road striking Athabasca; decrease in returns at Slave Lake due to opposition traders (Carey); abolition of debt system; Mr. Bunn’s report on Bow River; case of Malcolm Broat; commendation of assistance given to MacFarlne at Dunvegan; engaging Mr. Favell as steamer pilot; returns of Edmonton district; encouragement to increase trade; sending packages overseas; transfers between districts; safe arrival of Bay ships at London; Mr. McTavish’s suggestions concerning indents; appointment of Mr. Hamilton as Inspecting Chief Factor at Edmonton
M-477-828 Letter, J. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — March 2 , 1876. — 2 pages. — Regarding accounts of C. P. R. survey
M-477-829 Letter, J. McTavish, Fort Garry, To Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — May 3, 1876. — 1 page. – Regarding curtailment in order for flour
M-477-830 Circular (confidential), J. A. Grahame, Fort Garry to the Officer in Charge, Edmonton. — June 7, 1876. — 3 pages. — Regarding excerpts from a letter front the secretary, specifically; indents reduced; preparation of requisitions; scale amount for supplies; discontinuation of credit system except for Government accounts
M-477-831 Circular, J. A. Grahame, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — August 16, 1876. — 1 page. — Regarding no private transport if interfering with trade of the District; no transport of wines and spirits by company crafts
M-477-832 Circular, J. J. Hargrave, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — September 5, 1876. — 1 page. — Regarding H. M. Manning account
M-477-833 Letter, J. A. Grahame, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 2, 1876. — 3 pages. — Regarding Hardisty’s ill health; death of Hardisty’s brother; complications arising from “Northcote” failure to make connections; reduction of Edmonton District; (Edmonton House); Appointment of Leslie Wood to Slave Lake; delay in receiving accounts; Freemen balances; survey vouchers; firewood and Dunvegan; loss of schooner “Walrus”; smallpox at Icelandic settlement on Lake Winnipeg
M-477-834 Circular, J. A. Grahame, Fort Garry, to Officer in charge, Edmonton. — December 7, 1876. — 1 page. — Regarding trade of sinews and reindeer skin
M-477-835 Circular, J. A. Grahame, Fort Garry to the Officer in charge, Edmonton. — December 8, 1876. — 1 page. — Regarding procuring of recruits
M-477-836 Lower Fort Garry transfer against Edmonton District. — December 12, 1876. — 4 pages
M-477-837 Letter, J. H. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty. — December 23, 1876. — 1 page. — Regarding C.P.R. survey account
M-477-838 Result of trade, Northern Department, J. H. McTavish, Fort Garry. — December 29, 1876. — 2 pages

Series 15-11


Fort Garry – Fur prices

M-477-839 Confidential, average pieces of furs, Northern Department returns, J. H. McTavish, Fort Garry. — March 16, 1876. — 1 page
M-477-840 Letter, J. H. McTavish, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — March 16, 1876. — 1 page. — Regarding cablegram from London of fur sales
M-477-841 Letter, J. Grahame, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — November 22, 1876. — 1 page. — Regarding extract from Chief Factor Bissett’s letter concerning sale of buffalo robes
M-477-842 Copy, extract from a letter from J. Bissett, Montreal to William Armit, London, Secretary of H. B. Co.– October 27, 1876. — Regarding sale of buffalo robes at Montreal

Series 15-12


Lac La Nonne

M-477-843 Balance sheet, Lac la Nonne, Edmonton House. — April 18, 1876. — 2 pages

Series 15-13


Lac St. Anne

M-477-844 Letter, James Kirkness, Lac St. Ann’s to Henry Hardisty. – – February 22, 1876. — 1 page. — Regarding freighter Mr. McLeod of moose skins and fish; arrangement with Michael Callieheus to fish

Series 15-14


Lesser Slave Lake

M-477-845 Furs received from Slave Lake . — 1876
M-477-846 List of goods required for summer trade at Slave Lake. — 1876. — 1 page
M-477-847 Letter, Harrison Young, Lesser Slave Lake to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — June 2, 1876. — 5 pages. — Regarding report of the post; specifically: trade, provisions, loss of horses to Indians and wolves, death of all Peace River horses; wages of engaged servants, Joseph Nookeyak and William Calder; requirement of another requisition for provisions and saleable goods; Indians trade with freeman Davis; building of a dwelling a t post; forwarding accounts; death of Amisquaeen – one of the best hunters
M-477-848 Private letter, Harrison Young, Slave Lake to Mr. Hardisty. — June 4, 1876. — 5 pages. — Regarding disappointment in spring hunt; news of the family; unhappiness of Young and family at Slave Lake; death of Hardisty’s brother Thomas; lack of correspondence from Ross; comments concerning Calder; need for a servant; comments about trade; fall hunt with Hardisty; loneliness and lack of companionship; request for gun for Josey Nooskeyak; gossip concerning Mr. Ross; Harrison young’s son; Flora Rowlands; colt
M-477-849 Letter (copy) Harrison Young, Slave Lake to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — June 8, 1876. — 2 pages. — Regarding refusal of tripmen to transport goods by boat unless given increased salary; alteration in transport methods

Series 15-15


Minutes of Northern Department, HBC

M-477-850 Memoranda referring to a meeting at Carlton for advice and information regarding trade and requirements of the Northern Department Districts. — July 8, 1876. — 30 pages. — Regarding leave of absence of Julian S. Onion; appointments of commissioned officers; winter and summer arrangements; constitution of current outfits of each post; accompaniment of District brigades; country made articles; goods for New Caledonia; appointment of clerks and postmasters; forwarding country produce; transport of outfits to Portage la Loche; improvement of livestock; forwarding of outfits to Grand Rapids; requisition on England, Canada, and united States; rates of freight for steamers; papers required by Chief Commissioner; retirement of personnel; discontinuation of purchase of reindeer skin; problems with freighting by steamer; Inspecting Chief Factor McMurray made Inspector Superintendent of English River, Athabasca and McKenzies Districts; signed J. A. Grahame, Carlton House
M-477-851 Copy of M-477-850
M-477-852 Envelope, addressed to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton; post stamp: Fort Garry. — January 10, 1876

Series 15-16


Missionaries

M-477-853 Letter, Reverend H. Steinhauer, With Fish Lake, To Richard Hardisty. — January 7, 1876. — 2 pages. — Regarding goods supplied by Steinhauer to C. P. R.

Series 15-17


Montreal

M-477-854 Letter, James Bissett, Montreal, To Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — May 12, 1876. — 3 pages. — Regarding meeting concerning testimonial to Donald A. Smith; (on his relinquishing to the management of the fur trade) those present: Mr. Grahame, Messre, William J. Christie, Robert Campbell, Charles Stuart, Roderick McKenzie, Henry Conolly, Peter McKenzie, also Messrs. George Stephen (President of the Bank of Montreal), R. B. Angus (Manager, Bank of Montreal), I. W. Ritchie (H.B.Co. Council); publishing of Mr. Smith’s reply to presentation
M-477-855 Letter, R. Ricky Montreal to Richard Hardisty, Fort Edmonton. — May 24, 1876. — 3 pages. — Regarding inquiries concerning Saskatchewan

Series 15-18


Pigeon Lake

M-477-856 Letter, Donald Whitefoord, Pigeon Lake. — January 18, 1876. — 1 page. — Regarding freighting of furs; request for supplies
M-477-857 Letter, Donald Whitefoord, Pigeon Lake. — February 16, 1876. — 1 page. — Regarding freighting of fish; request for goods
M-477-858 Inventory, Pigeon Lake. — October 17, 1876. — 2 pages

Series 15-19


Fort Pitt

M-477-859 Letter, W. McKay, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty. — January 19, 1876. — 2 pages. — Regarding Rowland estate; supplying coal oil; gunpowder supplied to Hardisty
M-477-860 Letter, W. McKay, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty. — October 23, 1876. — 2 pages. — Regarding freighting by Bird to Edmonton: W. J. Christie accounts; sewing machine for John Bunn

Series 15-20


Tobacco Plains

M-477-861 Letter, Michael Phillips, Tobacco Plains, B.C. to Richard Hardisty, Fort Edmonton. — June 12, 1876. — 3 pages. — Regarding horses belonging to John Collins
M-477-862 Agreement between John Collins and Michael Phillips. — 1876. — 1 page. — Regarding horses and property purchased by Philips (not signed)
M-477-863 Letter, Michael Phillips, Tobacco Plains to John Collins. Bow River. — June 12, 1876. — 3 pages. — Regarding wishes of Collins concerning his horses and goods at Tobacco Plains

Series 15-21


Victoria

M-477-864 Letter, L. Warner, Victoria to Richard Hardisty. — January 6, 1876. – 1 page. — Regarding accounts
M-477-865 Additional list of furs, C. Adams, Victoria. — January 10, 1876. — 1 pages
M-477-866 Letter, C. Adams, Victoria to R. Hardisty. — January 10, 1876. — 2 pages. — Regarding Donald account, trade
M-477-867 Letter, C. Adams, Victoria to R. Hardisty. — January 10, 1876. — 2 pages. — Regarding C. P. R. and police packets arrived; freighting by Willie Whitefoord; C. P. R. survey parties; freeman Kennedy raising payment for furs; death of Mrs. McDermott and Mrs. Mithwaite
M-477-868 List of furs on hand at Victoria. — October 5, 1876. — 1 page

Series 15-22


York Factory

M-477-869 Corrected invoice, sundries supplied from York Factory. — August 30, 1876. — 1 page
M-477-870 Letter, (copy), J. Fortescue, York Factory, to Lawrence Clarke, Carleton. — December 1, 1876. — 2 pages. — Regarding problems collecting charges for freighting and winter storing cases of goods for Wesleyan Missions; Reverend J. McDougall account

Series 16


General papers. — 1877. — Consists of correspondence of Richard Hardisty, Chief Factor at Edmonton House, related to HBC operations at Battleford, Bow River, Carlton House, Fort Chipewyan, Cumberland House, Edmonton House, Fort Dunvegan, Fort Ellice, Fort Garry, Lac La Biche, Lac St. Anne, Lesser Slave Lake, Fort Pitt, and Victoria Post. Includes correspondence related to the Canadian Pacific Railway, Canadian government and the North-West Mounted Police.



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View transcripts M-477-873 to M-477-900.
View transcripts M-477-901 to M-477-910.

M-477-871 Brochure for St. John’s College, Ladies School, Manitoba, J. A. Grahame, member CMS Finance Committee. — 1877. — 2 pages
M-477-872 Same as M-477-871
M-477-873 Letter, J. Garrwick, Stormness Institute to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — November 2, 1877. — Regarding box sent to Mr. Bird including goods for Leslie Wood
M-477-874 (Copy), Indenture between William L. Hardisty and Donald A. Smith and James Bissett. — 1876-1877. — 2 pages

Series 16-1


Battleford

M-477-875 Letter, Peter Ballendine, Battleford to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — October 14, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding Blacksmith work

Series 16-2


Bow River

M-477-876 Note, Bow River Outfit. — 1877
M-477-877 List of horses sent to Edmonton from Elbow Post. — 1877. — 1 page
M-477-878 John Bunn account, Bow River. — January 30, 1877. — 2 pages
M-477-879 Letter, J. Bunn, Elbow Post to Mr. Hardisty. — February 8, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding departure of Reverend McDougall for Edmonton; winter freighting by sled; limited trade; J. McDougall account; Jack Norris account; John Bunn account; Hardisty’s improving health
M-477-880 Letter, J. Bunn, Fort Calgary. — February 13, 1877. — 4 pages. — Regarding value of freighted goods; payment to Mr. Glenn; number of carts required; trade with Blackfeet; debt of Mr. Groat; nonarrival of steamer
M-477-881 Letter, John Bunn, Bow River. — June 16, 1877. — 4 pages. – Regarding Mail delivery by Joe Mallette; inquiries concerning Captain Crozier’s luggage; request for goods for trade; nearness of buffalo; horse thieves at Fort McLeod (departure of Rosalind Bernard and another girl with them); purchase of furs from Reverend McDougall; resignation of Mr. Bunn
M-477-882 Letter, John Bunn, Bow River. — June 19, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding delivery of package from Mrs. Bunn to Mrs Flett, improvements to Ghost River Post; Freighting by Emmerson
M-477-883 Letter, John Bunn, Fort Calgary. — July 16, 1877. — 3 pages. — Regarding poor condition of roads and level of river, delivery of mail; treaties to by signed at Fort McLeod; competition for trade
M-477-884 Letter, John Bunn, Fort Calgary. — July 16, 1877. — 3 pages. — Regarding arrival of Mr. Fraser and goods; arrangement with Pere Sistany, Adolphe Pierreaux and Baptiste Pepin; trade; freighting goods
M-477-885 Memoranda, John Bunn, Fort Calgary. — July 16, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding flour bargain with Pere Sistany, Adolphe Pierreaux and Baptiste Pepin
M-477-886 Letter, (private), John Bunn, Elbow River, Fort Calgary to Mr. Hardisty. — July 16, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding reaction to withdrawal of John Bunn’s supervision of Ghost River Post
M-477-887 Letter, John Bunn, Elbow Post. — July 23, 1877. — 6 pages. — Regarding freighting to and from Ghost River Post; trade by Baker and Co. in competition; quality and type of goods sent to posts; Indian payment; record of returns; price of pemmican
M-477-888 Letter, John Bunn, Elbow River. — July 30, 1877. — 4 pages. — Regarding freighting by Old Roulle; trade with Blackfeet hunters; limited trade at Ghost River by Fraser; trading common robes; Emmerson account; purchase of horses
M-477-889 Amount or returns at Elbow and Ghost River Posts, John Bunn. — July 30, 1877. — 1 page
M-477-890 Letter, (copy), per Richard Hardisty by Leslie Wood, Edmonton House From John Bunn, Elbow River.– August 13, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding delivery of freight and accounts by Roulle; procurement of pemmican; trade of common robes and sinews; N. W. M. P. vouchers
M-477-891 Letter, Angus Fraser, Bow River Post to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — August 30, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding inquiries concerning cash tariff; purchase of horses from Baptiste Annance; supply request
M-477-892 Letter, John Bunn, Elbow River. — September 5, 1877. — 6 pages. — Regarding treaty to take place at “Blackfoot Crossing” ; trade with Indians attending treaty signing; ill health of Mr. Bunn (rheumatism); freighting by Donald McLeod, Tom Robertson, La Roche, Petit Paul; nearness of buffalo; Emmerson account
M-477-893 Letter, John Bunn, Fort Calgary, to Belle Hardisty. — September 6, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding family news; sale of flour
M-477-894 List of wants for Elbow Post, Outfit 1877, Letter, John Bunn, to Mr Hardisty. — September 26, 1877. — Regarding trade
M-477-895 George Emmerson account, settled, Elbow River. — October 3, 1877. — 1 page
M-477-896 Letter, John Bunn, Elbow Post. — October 8, 1877. — 4 pages. — Regarding requisition sent by Little Paul; prosperous trade by Fraser at the Treaty; Emmerson account; other news; Piscan account; death of Mr. Young’s infant; fever illness among children
M-477-897 Letter, Angus Fraser, Bow River Post to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — October 12, 1877. — 2 pages.– Regarding limited trade with Stoneys; present financial state of post; details of Blackfoot Crossing accounts delivered by Mr. Bunn; problems with charges on trade accounts between Mr. Bunn and Mr. Fraser; mention of Hardisty’s presence at Blackfoot crossing ; purchase of provisions from Thomas MacKenzie
M-477-898 Letter, John Bunn, Elbow Post. — November 1, 1877. — 4 pages. — Regarding accounts and tariffs; sales at treaty; Bull Kenneth account; pemmican freighted by Thomas House
M-477-899 Private letter, John Bunn, Elbow Rover to Mr. Hardisty. — November 4, 1877. — 4 pages. — Regarding arrival of Colonel McLeod; leaving service in the spring; complaints about prices of opposition traders; mention of Old Chimikee; death of Hardisty’s son Kenny
M-477-900 Letter, John Bunn, Elbow Post. — November 5, 1877. — 6 pages. — Regarding Garrich’s account; men fined for setting prairie fire; Sam Livingstone fined for killing a horse; Siting Bull’s Refusal to return to the United States probability of other refugees joining him (Nes Percees already present); David McDougall ill with fever; family trip to the mountains
M-477-901 Letter, John Bunn, Elbow Post. — November 6, 1877. — 1 page. – Regarding receipt of mail; horses from Edmonton; list of returns from Ghost River; Garrioch and Brown accounts
M-477-902 Letter, John Bunn, Elbow Post. — November 7, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding freighting by Calder; trip of Mrs. Young; delay of Mr. Fraser
M-477-903 Letter, Angus Fraser, Ghost River Post to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — November 7, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding departure of freighter Calder for Edmonton payment to David McDougall; trade
M-477-904 Letter, John Bunn, Elbow River. — November, 1877. — Regarding sale of furs by Thomas house; supplying horses to Edmonton; poor trade; explanation concerning extract of letter, Mr. Bissett to Mr. Grahame
M-477-905 Letter, John Bunn, Fort Calgary. — December 2, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding account of /76; Baptiste account; Paul Fayante account; Old Roulle account; Piscan account; price paid for robes; loss of cattle by Jack Norris; Mrs. Young
M-477-906 Letter, John Bunn, Fort Calgary. — December 20, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding enclosed accounts to date; “Bull Kenny” account; D. McLeod account; parcel for Mrs. d’Eschambault forwarded; goods lent to freighter Donald
M-477-907 Account of goods sent to the Blackfoot Crossing for sale to the Indians, John Bunn. — October 1, 1877. — 3 pages
M-477-908 Copy of M-477-907

Series 16-3


Canadian Government, North-West Mounted Police (NWMP)

M-477-909 Letter, James Walker, Insp. N.W.M.P., Battleford, to R. Hardisty. — June 25, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding delay of Indian payments due to rains and difficulty of forwarding supplies – notice from Lieutenant Governor Laird
M-477-910 Letter (copy), R. Hardisty, Edmonton to Colonel Jarvis. — September 4, 1877. – 1 page. – Regarding orders approved by Jarvis to Inspector Steele and Simon Whitefoord dishonoured

Series 16-4


Canadian Government

M-477-911 Letter, J. G. Dickieson, Battleford to R, Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 25, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding forwarding of accounts to Ottawa
M-477-912 Letter, J.M. Sutherland for Department of Public Works, Battleford to R. Hardisty, Edmonton House. — June 18, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding Mr. Miles, head lawyer
M-477-913 Letter, D. Laird, Lieutenant, Governor, Swan River to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — April 24, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding notice of government agents’ arrival to secure adhesion of Indians to Treaty and pay annuities; supplies stored to feed Indians during meeting
M-477-914 Copy of a report of a Committee of the Honourable, the Privy Council. — July 6, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding fines collected by Justices of the Peace in the N.W.T., signed, Joseph V. Cote, clerk
M-477-915 Letter, J.G. Dickieson, to Richard Hardisty. — September 1, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding officers’ refusal to receive goods freighted for the government
M-477-916 Letter, J.M. Sutherland, Battleford, to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — October 13, 1877. — 5 pages. — Regarding H. Sutherland; Department of Public Works account; supplies from Victoria and Edmonton; A. Laferty and Mrs. Laferty accounts; George Rath account
M-477-917 Letter, J.G. Dickieson, Battleford to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — October 31, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding damaged flour; bands of twine
M-477-918 Letter, J.M. Sutherland, Battleford to R, Hardisty, Edmonton. — November 1, 1877. — 5 pages. — Regarding Laferty account; supplies given by Hudson’s Bay Company agents not certified by Sutherland; Department of Public Works clerk, Mr. Aske, Rath account; problems with supplying to the government; complaints about Hudson Bay Company agents
M-477-919 Letter, Lieutenant Governor David Laird, Battleford to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — November 24, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding supplying goods to Indians at Lac la Biche by government
M-477-920 Copy of M-477-919
M-477-921 Letter, Lieutenant Governor Laird, Government House, Battleford to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — November 26, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding payment of fines collected by Justices of the peace; request for a copy of the Criminal Laws of Canada; North-West Territories Acts

Series 16-5


Canadian Pacific Railway

M-477-922 Letter, Marcus Smith, Acting Engineer in Chief, C.P.R. Winnipeg, to R. Hardisty, Fort Edmonton. — July 2, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding request for British Columbia packets to meet Smith
M-477-923 Letter, J. Little, CP Telegraph Line, Battleford, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 22, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding building of line to Edmonton

Series 16-6


Carlton House

M-477-924 Letter, L. Clarke, Carleton House to Richard Hardisty, Fort Edmonton. — January 2, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding list of stationary items freighted by Peter Ballendine
M-477-925 Saskatchewan District transfer against Edmonton District, Carleton House. — January 23, 1877. — 1 page
M-477-926 Saskatchewan District transfers for transport, Carleton House. — January 23, 1877. — 1 page
M-477-927 Letter, L. Clarke, Carleton to Richard Hardisty. — January 23, 1877. — 4 pages. — Regarding Hardisty’s improving health; order paid to Young; request for supplies; accounts; cost of wintering oxen; birth of son to Clarke
M-477-928 Saskatchewan District Transfers against Edmonton District, Carlton House. — January 24, 1877. — 7 pages
M-477-929 Letter, W. McKay, Carlton to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 30, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding bill in favour of James Gibbons
M-477-930 Packing slip, Carlton Outfit, 1877. — 1 page
M-477-931 Letter, William McMurray, Carlton House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 30, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding cost of transport of tobacco; need for horses in Peace River; limited trade with Beaver tribes; information about number pieces received at Peace River to be given to Chief Factor McDougall; cart road between Slave Lake and Peace River
M-477-932 Letter, L. Clarke, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — February 23, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding reference to letter written by Mr. Hardisty to Chief Commissioner Grahme in which Mr. Clarke and Mr. Traill are mentioned
M-477-933 Letter, W. McKay, Carleton House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — May 6,1877. — 1 page. — Regarding transport of goods by steamer
M-477-934 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — May 24, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding freighting by Savard
M-477-935 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — June 4, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding estimate of cost of moving store from Rocky Mountain House to Carlton
M-477-936 Letter. L/ Clarke, Carleton to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — June 18, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding accounts of Edmonton freemen; Pierre Bouchin, Louis Courterille, Felix Dumond, William Paul Fayant, J. Kamesois, H. Johnston, Thomas and Phillip Bird
M-477-937 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 9, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding problems with steamer freighting due to Peter Smith refusing to pilot
M-477-938 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 29, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding Louis Montagnois account; H. Johnston account; goods sent to Edmonton
M-477-939 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — September 27, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding James Gibbons account; supplies to Mr. Pambrun; Montagnois and Johnston accounts; Lamoureaux account
M-477-940 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House to Mr. Hardisty. — October 13, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding steamboat stuck at the grand Rapids; freighting by Mr. Favell
M-477-941 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — November 12, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding sale of furs in Montreal by Kew, Stobart and Company; charges to Carleton; P.C. Pambrun account; trade
M-477-942 Letter, L. Clarke, Carleton to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — November 28, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding Gibbons and Stewart accounts; Johnston accounts; Dr. Newton account
M-477-943 Letter, L. Clarke, Carleton, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 17, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding shingles borrowed by Mr. Oliver from those of Mr. Sutherland
M-477-944 Letter, J. H. gigot, Portage la Prairie to Lawrence Clarke, Carleton House. — December 19, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding debt of Alexander Whitefoord; debt of Edward McKay
M-477-945 Letter, L. Clarke, Carleton house to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 28, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding account of Carleton; Reverend Steinhauer account

Series 16-7


Fort Chipewyan

M-477-946 Letter, R. MacFarlane, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 2, 1877. — 4 pages. — Regarding goods forwarded to Lesser Slave Lake; posts short of trade articles; summer transport; provisions needed for crews building cart road; failure of Peace River provision trade due to scarcity of horses
M-477-947 Letter, R. MacFarlane, Fort Chipewyan to R. Hardisty. — January 2, 1877. — 4 pages. — Regarding limited trade; problems with freighting goods; opposition traders; failure of provision trade; need for horses; shortage of men
M-477-948 Private letter, R. MacFarlane to R, Hardisty. — March 12, 1877. — 3 pages. — Regarding problems with transport of provisions; shortage of men; supply of horses
M-477-949 Private letter, R. MacFarlane, Fort Chipewyan to R. Hardisty. — June 6, 1877. — 3 pages. — Regarding lack of communication for Hardisty, road to Slave Lake; transport; arrival of Mr. McDougall at Edmonton; Mr Young’s removal from his post; letter for W, Dougall, McKinley, McCauley, Bourassa, G. Kennedy; death of Hardisty’s friend McMurray; hard winter
M-477-950 Criss-cross letter, (private), R. MacFarlane, Portage La Loche to Mr. Hardisty. — August 14, 1877. — 3 pages. — Regarding news concerning road to Slave Lake; Young’s reappointment; problems with transport; McDougall’s return to Dunvegan; Mounted Police at Dunvegan
M-477-951 Private letter, R. MacFarlane, Fort Chipewyan, to R. Hardisty. — December 21, 1877. — 9 pages. — Regarding summer transport of Peace River goods; proposed new Peace River District; expenses of Slave Lake road; statement of Edmonton sale tariff; price of transport; inquiries concerning freeman; Bill Cust and Mr. Carey; news of post; Dennistown’s Labrador project; failure at Fond du Lac; goods required; D. Ross’s illness; poor future prospects
M-477-952 Letter R. MacFarlane, Fort Chipewyan to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 29, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding provisions trade failure; transport and packing of goods; completion of cart road

Series 16-8


Cumberland House

M-477-953 Letter, Alex Matheson, Cumberland House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 19, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding trade; transfer accounts; Mr. Belanger’s trip to Canada

Series 16-9


Fort Dunvegan

M-477-954 Letter, J. McDougall, Fort Dunvegan, to Mr. Young. — February 28, 1877. — 4 pages. — Regarding cartroad construction; provisions for building crews; transport of goods; shortage of provisions; starvation at McAuley’s post; difficulty of transporting over Rocky Mountain portage
M-477-955 Letter, J. McDougall, Fort Dunvegan, to the Officer in charge, Edmonton House. — February 28, 1877. — 2 pages. — regarding order for William Cust; Provisions for road
M-477-956 Copy of M-477-955
M-477-957 Letter, J. McDougall, Montreal to R. Hardisty. — November 23, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding delivery of payment to Mr. Smith in Montreal

Series 16-10


Edmonton House

M-477-958 Monthly statement of fort expenses, Edmonton office. — March 2, 1877. — 1 page
M-477-959 Statement of barley, W. R. Brereton, Edmonton office. — April 2, 1877. — 1 page
M-477-960 Fort expenses (copy) for month of March, W.R. Brereton, Edmonton office. — April 2, 1877. — 1 page

Series 16-11


Fort Ellice

M-477-961 Transfer sheet, Edmonton District to Swan River District, Swan River District, December 30, 1876, Mr Hardisty private account. — January 16, 1877. — 1 page

Series 16-12


Fort Garry

M-477-962 Letter, J. A. Grahame, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 5, 1877. — 4 pages. — Regarding transport of goods for Peace River by boats; MacFarlane’s demand for horses; wintering return’ at Edmonton; Favell to pilot steamer; (for Captain Aymond); poor result of trade at Edmonton due to opposition and cost of transport; report of cost of transport; accounts state of Hardisty’s health
M-477-963 Circular, J. A. Grahame, Fort Garry, to the Officer in charge, Edmonton. — January 8, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding accounts to be sent in
M-477-964 Letter, J. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 10, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding district papers
M-477-965 Edmonton account, Current Outfit 1877, Fort Garry, J. McTavish. — January 24, 1877. — 5 pages
M-477-966 Letter, John McTavish, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — February 3, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding government account’ draft by Donald Todd on Ken Stobart, account of Mr. W. Manning
M-477-967 Private letter , J. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty. — April 9, 1877. — 4 pages. — Regarding Hardisty’s improving health; remedy for rheumatism from Mr. Selwyn of Geological Department of Canada; travels of Mr. Grahame; McTavish’s charge of steamers on the Saskatchewan; Transport by steamboat; Jim Griggs to be Captain of Northcote; news of Hardisty’s brother George; death of McMurray; illness of McTavish’s brother John; program for “Northcote”
M-477-968 Letter, J. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — April 8, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding decreasing price of furs
M-477-969 Circular, J. A. Grahame, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — April 24, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding revised tariff for returns; catalogue of Prices at March Fur Sales; reduction of requisition
M-477-970 Letter, L. Clarke, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — April 28, 1877. — 1 pages. — Regarding request for horses
M-477-971 Letter, John McTavish, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — April 30, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding government accounts
M-477-972 Letter, John McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — May 22, 1877. — 1 pages. — Regarding John Irwin account
M-477-973 Letter, John McTavish, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — May 31, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding receipt of orders
M-477-974 Letter, J. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — June 11, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding collections of account against J. McKay
M-477-975 Letter, J. McTavish, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 3, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding William Cust account
M-477-976 Letter, J. McTavish, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton, — August 13, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding enclosed memoranda; steamer “Northcote” without a pilot; steel boat ready to launch in September
M-477-977 Memoranda by Chief Factor Richard Hardisty with answers, Edmonton. — December 26, 1877. — 3 pages. — Regarding Joe Favel, pilot of “Norhtcote”; freighting by “Northcote”; passengers on steamers; list of pieces for Peace River

Series 16-13


Fort Garry – Fur prices

M-477-978 Confidential circular, G. McTavish, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — March 12, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding decline in price of furs

Series 16-14


Lac La Biche

M-477-979 Packing slip, Lac La Biche. — 1877. — 1 page
M-477-980 Letter, W.E. Traill, Lac La Biche, Lawrence Clarke, Carlton House. — June 20, 1877. — 4 pages. — Regarding reduction of outfit; removal of John Pambrun; policy regarding debt; increased trade of Indians with opposition traders; packing account; guns freighted
M-477-981 Letter, W. E. Traill, Lac La Biche, Lawrence Clarke, Carlton House. — July 10, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding requisitions for 1878; shortage of stationary
M-477-982 Letter, W. E. Traill, Lac La Biche, to Mr. Clarke. — July 10, 1877. — 4 pages. — Regarding Traill’s aunt; Pautate Digerlais; Mission Boats; Family news improved condition of post
M-477-983 Letter, W. E. Traill, Lac La Biche, to Lawrence Clarke, Carlton House. — July 28, 1877. — 5 pages. — Regarding loss in trade at post; class of goods; high prices paid for furs; low valuation of furs; renewal efforts in economizing; opposition traders; inventory of furs
M-477-984 Lac La Biche tariff, Outfit 1877. — July 28, 1877. — 16 pages. — Note attached from L. Clarke, regarding cash tariff
M-477-985 Letter, W. E. Traill, Lac La Biche to Mr. Hardisty. — August 3, 1877. — 3 pages. — Regarding sale of furs; P.C. Pambrun’s resignation
M-477-986 Letter, W. Edward Traill, Lac La Biche to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — August 10, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding Mr. Smith’s departure for Edmonton; no personnel; at the fort during Traill’s Victoria trip; “everyone is bound for the treaty”
M-477-987 Letter, W. E. Traill, Edmonton House to Lawrence Clarke, Carlton House. — August 23, 1877. — 2 pages. — Colonel Jarvis account
M-477-988 Letter, W. E. Traill, Lac La Biche, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 31, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding goods sent to Victoria; shortage of tea
M-477-989 Letter, W. E. Traill, Lac La Biche, Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — September 10, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding mismatched inferior guns freighted
M-477-990 Letter, W. E. Traill, Lac La Biche to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — September 12, 1877. — 3 pages. — Regarding freighting; Putate account; fur tariffs; Chipewyans demanding credit; opposition traders capture business; request for goods
M-477-991 Letter, W. E. Traill, Lac la Biche, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — September 24, 1877. — 3 pages. — Regarding receipt of goods; opposition traders; (Stobart, Pruden); Mr. Brown’s intention of building a post near Hudson Bay Company Post
M-477-992 Letter, W. E. Traill, Lac La Biche. — October 16, 1877. — 4 pages. — Regarding robbery by a son of William Ried formerly of Fort Pitt; Ried’s claimed owner ship of Hudson Bay Company House favoured by Colonel Jarvis; Peechy Pruden trading opposition

Series 16-15


Lac St. Anne

M-477-993 Letter, James Kirkness, Lac St. Ann’s to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — January 23, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding freighting by Henry White; trade
M-477-994 Statement of furs received from Lac St. Anne’s, Edmonton House. — March 2, 1877. — 1 page
M-477-995 Letter, James Kirkness, Lac St. Anne’s to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — May 31, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding Perie Jneas; loss of Kirkness’ horse; Jasper men killing beaver at Lobstick Creek
M-477-996 Outstanding debts of freemen and Indians at Lac St Anne. — June 1, 1877. — 2 pages

Series 16-16


Lesser Slave Lake

M-477-997 Letter, H. Young, Lesser Slave Lake to Mr. Hardisty. — March 16, 1877. — 4 pages. — Regarding ill health of Young, prosperous trade; request for goods; forecast of bad summer for furs; Mr. William Calder resigning; family news; departure of Mr. Young
M-477-998 Letter, J. McDougall, Lesser Slave Lake to R. Hardisty, Edmonton House. — June 7, 1877. — 3 pages. — Regarding account of borrowed supplies; provisions for building of cart road; transport
M-477-999 Private letter, H. Young, Edmonton to Mr. Hardisty. — July 2, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding postponement of arrival at Landing
M-477-1000 Letter, Charles Anderson, Lesser Slave Lake to Richard Hardisty. — July 10, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding payment to John Chantter
M-477-1001 Letter, C. Anderson, Lesser Slave Lake, to Richard Hardisty. — July 10, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding journey to Slave Lake; disease among cattle; order for John Chantter
M-477-1002 Letter, H. Young, Slave Lake to Richard Hardisty. — July 21, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding release of William Calder; personnel; at post
M-477-1003 Letter, H. Young, Slave Lake to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. – – October 5, 1877. — 4 pages. — Regarding cart road incomplete; freighting by Anderson; forwarding accounts; comments on quality of goods, poor quality of pemmican; account of Mr. Barter; request for windows and nails; promise of good winter trade; absence of competition
M-477-1004 Letter (Private), H. Young, Slave Lake to R. Hardisty. — October 6, 1877. — 3 pages. — Regarding news of cart road; freighter Charles Anderson; request for newspapers; departure of Mr. McDougall
M-477-1005 Letter, Harrison Young, Slave Lake to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — November 2, 1877. — 3 pages. — Regarding arrival of traders; god winter prospects; new building at the post; wildness of cattle in the bush; inquiries of Indians of country between end of the lake and the landing
M-477-1006 Letter, (private), Harrison Young, Slave Lake to Richard Hardisty. — November 2, 1877. — 4 pages. — regarding arrival of Simon Fraser; abundance of fish at Slave Lake; loneliness; visit to Dr. McKay at Dunvegan; refusal of Blackfeet to take treaty money; new building; arrival of steamboat steersman, Mr. Savard
M-477-1007 Private letter, Harrison Young, Slave Lake to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 3, 1877. — Regarding departure for White Fish Lake; news at the post; inquiries concerning Young’s family; freemen Brown; interpreter Charlie Anderson
M-477-1008 Letter, Harrison Young, Slave Lake, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 12, 1877. — 4 pages. — Regarding forwarding accounts; loss of cattle; competition with Mr. Stobart; cart road from Athabasca to the head of the rapids
M-477-1009 Memoranda from H. S. Young for Mr. Hardisty. — 1877. — 1 page. –Regarding provisions; cattle and trade articles; personnel
M-477-1010 Copy of M-477-1009

Series 16-17


Missionaries

M-477-1011 Letter, John Watton, Victoria to Richard Hardisty. — March 22, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding questions of freighting goods by steamer and passenger fares for Victoria; Miss Hyndman will teach following Mr. Sinclair
M-477-1012 Letter, J. Saskatchewan, Prince Albert Settlement to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — June 1, 1877. — 4 pages. — Regarding payment toward church at Edmonton; inquiries about building committee

Series 16-18


Fort Pitt

M-477-1013 Letter, P.C. Pambrun, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — February 26, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding missing goods; news of weather; cattle
M-477-1014 Letter, P.C. Pambrun, Fort Pitt, To R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — March 6, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding government flour
M-477-1015 Letter, P.C. Pambrun, Fort Pitt. — March 26, 1877. — 4 pages. — Regarding freighting by Bird; relief of shortage of pemmican at Edmonton; need for fresh meat; starvation among Indians; government dependancy of Indians
M-477-1016 Letter, P.C. Pambrun, Fort Pitt to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — May 24, 1877. — 3 pages. — Regarding horses needed by crews at Hudson’s Hope
M-477-1017 Letter, P.C. Pambrun, Fort Pitt to the Gentleman in charge, Edmonton. — June 29, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding horses
M-477-1018 Letter, W. McKay, Fort Pitt, To Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — September 24, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding P.C. Pambrun account
M-477-1019 Letter, W. McKay, Fort Pitt, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 19, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding payment by Pere Leduc for Hudson Bay Company horse killed

Series 16-19


Victoria Post

M-477-1020 Letter, Joseph Favell, Victoria to R. Hardisty. — March 2, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding White Fish Lake Mission account; debts given out by C. Adams
M-477-1021 Letter, E. McGillivray, Victoria, To R. Hardisty. — April 1, 1877. — Regarding accounts (James Stewart)
M-477-1022 Letter, R. G. Sinclair, Victoria, to Richard Hardisty. — April 1, 1877. — 3 pages. — Regarding Sinclair account; money owed by Donald McLeod; Mr. Warner
M-477-1023 Letter, Joseph Favell, Victoria. — April 3, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding freighting by Mr. Bird; starvation; order for Mr. Sinclair
M-477-1024 Letter, W.R. Brereton, Victoria to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — May 4, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding poor state of accounts; trade with Whitefish Lake Indians
M-477-1025 Letter, W. R. Brereton, Victoria to Mr. Hardisty. — May 4, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding advice concerning remaining in service
M-477-1026 Letter, W.R. Brereton, Victoria, to Mr. Wood. — July 4, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding mare and colt from Batteau
M-477-1027 Letter, W. R. Brereton, Victoria, to Mr. Wood. — July 5, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding supplies
M-477-1028 Letter, W. R. Brereton, Victoria, to Mr,. Hardisty. — July 29, 1877. –1 page. –Regarding supplies
M-477-1029 Letter, W. R. Brereton, Victoria to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — 1 page. — Regarding wintering oxen; equipment for carts
M-477-1030 Letter, W. R. Brereton, Victoria to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — October 17, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding supplies to Dan Noise; freighter Colin Fraser
M-477-1031 Letter, W. R. Brereton, Victoria to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — October 19, 1877. — 2 pages. — Regarding Board of Works account; freighting of flour by Pierre Pepin; trade; transfer accounts; illness in Hardisty family
M-477-1032 Letter, W. R. Brereton, Victoria to R. Hardisty, Edmonton House. — October 23, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding government account; request for clothing supplies; need for a good dog train; Favell’s wages as steamer pilot; rent of mill
M-477-1033 List of furs to date, Joseph Favell, Victoria. — December 12, 1877. — 1 page
M-477-1034 Letter, Joseph Favell, Victoria to Richard Hardisty. — December 12, 1877. — 3 pages. — Regarding price of furs; transport; request for goods; mill rented to Philip Whitefoord; Donald McLeod and R. Sinclair accounts
M-477-1035 Letter, W. R. Brereton, Victoria to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — December 22, 1877. — 1 page. — Regarding plans for church given to Reverend Doctor Newton; Andrew Whitefoord account

Series 17


General papers. — 1878. — Consists of correspondence of Richard Hardisty, Chief Factor at Edmonton House, related to HBC operations at Bow River, Carlton House, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Dunvegan, Edmonton House, Fort Garry, Lesser Slave Lake, Fort Pitt, Fort Saskatchewan, Victoria Post, and Winnipeg. Includes correspondence with the Canadian government.



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Series 17-1


Bow River

M-477-1036 Packing slip, Bow River, Outfit. — 1878. — 1 page
M-477-1037 Letter, John Bunn, Elbow Post. — January 27, 1877. — 3 pages. — Regarding visit to trader Cunningham and payment for his furs; Hoursten account; tariff; investigation of Bow River balance sheet; parcel for Mrs. d’Eschambault; Monroe account’ trade at Blackfoot crossing; police account; trader Davis
M-477-1038 Letter, John Bunn, Fort Calgary to Richard Hardisty. — February 1878. — 4 pages. — Regarding comments on account at Edmonton; specifically – cattle, Piscan transaction, shop supplies to Pemioult, freight charges, Paul Fayant debt, Bull Kenneth account, price of flour, competition with American traders, debt of Ed. McPherson, debt of Mr. McKay
M-477-1039 Letter, Angus Fraser, Bow River to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — February 4, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding payment to Alexander McDonald; trade with the Stonees
M-477-1040 Letter, John Bunn, Elbow River. — February 13, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding forwarding horses; Mr. Davis Fullerton account; shingle transaction with Mr. Oliver; Paul Fioks account; J. Norris Senior account; Donald McLeod account
M-477-1041 Letter, Angus Fraser, Bow River Post, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — April 2, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding freighting by John Norris; A. McDonald account; trade with Stonees
M-477-1042 Private letter, John Bunn, Calgary to Mr. Hardisty. — April 8, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding steamer passage for Mr. Chartellain; winter conditions; Crazy Horse camped in Cyprus Hills; Sitting Bull camped along Bow; presence of police on the Plains during the summer
M-477-1043 Letter, Angus Fraser, Fort Calgary, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — May 14, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding freighting by David McDougall; forwarding accounts; price of plain provisions
M-477-1044 List of returns sent to Edmonton by D. McDougall, J. J. Barter. — August, 1878. — 1 page
M-477-1045 Letter, Angus Fraser, Fort Calgary to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — August 3, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding freighting by M. McDougall; Piscan account; Old Laroques’s account
M-477-1046 Letter, A. Fraser, Fort Calgary, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — August 3, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding Bilk account’ J. Gleen account
M-477-1047 Letter, D McDougall, Calgary to Mr. Hardisty. — August 3, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding freight of good; trade at Treaty; mention of family members
M-477-1048 Letter, J. J. Barter, Bow River to Richard Hardisty. — August 5, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding forwarding of tobacco; sale of furs; freighting by Old Roulle
M-477-1049 Letter, J. J. Barter to Richard Hardisty. — August 6, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding forwarding of tobacco; trade with Peigans
M-477-1050 Letter, Angus Fraser, Fort Calgary to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — August 28, 1878, — 1 page. — Regarding date and location of Indian payments
M-477-1051 Number of leather and furs sent to Edmonton, Angus Farser. — September, 1878. — 1 page
M-477-1052 List of provisions, leather and fur sent to Edmonton by Old Roulle, A. Fraser. — September, 1878. — 1 page
M-477-1053 Letter, J. J. Barter, Bow River to Richard Hardisty. — September 5, 1878. — 3 pages. — Regarding request for goods
M-477-1054 Letter, Angus Fraser, Calgary to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — September 6, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding freighting by Louis Roulle, departure for Blackfoot Crossing
M-477-1055 Letter, Angus Fraser, Calgary to Richard Hardisty. — September 6, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding purchase of pony for Richard Hardisty’s son
M-477-1056 Letter, Angus Fraser, Elbow River, — September 6, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding list of much needed trade goods; loss of business due to limited trade stock
M-477-1057 Letter, Angus Fraser, Calgary to Richard Hardisty. — September 21, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding freight of Joseph Malette; result of Blackfoot Crossing trade
M-477-1058 Letter, Angus Fraser, Fort Calgary to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — November 20, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding receipt of freight by Old Roulle; payment by William McDonald for mare; trade
M-477-1059 Freight slip, by Joe Malette, Angus Fraser. — December 5, 1878. — 1 page
M-477-1060 Letter, Angus Fraser, Calgary to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — December 5, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding freighting by Joe Malette; request for goods
M-477-1061 Letter, J. J. Barter, Bow River to Richard Hardisty. — December 17, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding purchase of saddle and bridle for Mr. Belcher; request for cash; negation of report of a Stoney killing a Blackfoot; question concerning Mr. Bunn’s death
M-477-1062 Letter, Angus Fraser, Fort Calgary to Richard Hardisty. – – December 26, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding purchase of tobacco; trade with Stonees and Blood Indians; debt of Jim House

Series 17-2


Canadian Government

M-477-1063 Packing slip, Canadian Government. — 1878. — 1 page
M-477-1064 Letter, Colonel Richardson, Battleford to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 9, 1878. — 3 pages. — Regarding coal sample; collections of debts and civil disputes
M-477-1065 Letter, Lieutenant Governor David Laird, Battle ford to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — February 20, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding prices sent by Mr. Traill; seed supplied to Lac La Biche; forwarding accounts
M-477-1066 Tenders for flour and Pemmican; David Laird Indian Superintendent. — March 6, 1878. — 1 page
M-477-1067 Letter, Lieutenant Governor :Laird to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — March 29, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding flour and pemmican sent for Indians; distribution handled by Hudson’s Bay Company and Mounted Police
M-477-1068 Letter, David Laird, Battle ford to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — April 18, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding Department of Interior; Indian Branch account
M-477-1069 Receipt from F. A. Edgar for information paid by R. Hardisty, Edmonton for information in case of Queen vs. J. Yorke. — April 22, 1878. — 1 page
M-477-1070 Receipt from Alex, for information in case of Queen vs. Father Burnille, paid by R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — April 30, 1878. — 1 page
M-477-1071 Letter, David Laird, Battleford, to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — May 10, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding goods for Indians
M-477-1072 Canadian Government, Indian Department – Treaty No. 6 Debit Account, Edmonton House. — May 15,1878. — 1 page
M-477-1073 Canadian Government, Indian Department Debit Account at Edmonton and Victoria, Edmonton. — May 15,1878. — 1 page
M-477-1074 Letter, David Laird, Battleford to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — May 29,1878. — 1 page. — Regarding receipt of statements of government accounts and payment of same
M-477-1075 Return of convictions made in month showing prosecution, defendant, dates, fines, etc. — May 1878. — 2 pages
M-477-1076 Letter, David Laird, Battleford, to Richard Hardisty, Fort Edmonton. — June 18, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding delay of payments on government account
M-477-1077 Letter, David Laird, Battleford, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — July 5, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding accounts of Wallis and Logan
M-477-1078 Letter, A. , Battleford, to Richard Hardisty, Justice of the Peace, Edmonton. — July 9,1878. — 1 page. — Regarding receipt of return of convictions; and instructions concerning same
M-477-1079 Letter, David Laird, Battleford, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — July 30, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding notice of payment of Indian annuities
M-477-1080 Letter, M. Dickieson, Battleford, to R. Hardisty, Edmonton . — October 28, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding private account
M-477-1081 Letter, David Laird, Battleford, Richard Hardisty, Fort Edmonton. — October 28, 1878. — 1 page. — Dickieson account paid
M-477-1082 Letter, M. Dickieson, Battleford to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — November 18, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding accounts of Norris and Logan
M-477-1083 Letter, D. Laird, Battleford, to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. – – December 11, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding Abram Salois account

Series 17-3


Canadian Government – Postmasters appointment

M-477-1084 Declaration by Richard Hardisty as Postmaster of Edmonton. — March 6, 1878. — 1 page

Series 17-4


Carlton House

M-477-1085 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 5, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding Edward McKay account
M-477-1086 Letter, L. Clarke, Carton to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 28, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding Reverend Stienhauer account; Gibbons and Stewart accounts; sale of barley meal
M-477-1087 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — February 12, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding invoices for Lac La Biche; outfit, 1878
M-477-1088 Invoice of sundries from Carlton House, for Lac La Biche, Carlton House. — February 13, 1878. — 12 pages
M-477-1089 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — February 26, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding comments on transfer account
M-477-1090 Letter, L. Clarke, Carleton to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — March 2, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding Mr. Favell’s account
M-477-1091 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton. — March 12, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding Pere Leduc account; Favel account; price of robes
M-477-1092 Letter, R. Hardisty, Edmonton to L. Clarke, Carlton. — March 23, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding reply to comments on transfer accounts
M-477-1093 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — March 25, 1878. — 1 page. — regarding freighting by Mr. Cust; transfer accounts; payment to freighters
M-477-1094 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — May 2, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding transfer accounts; P. C. Pambrun account
M-477-1095 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — May 28, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding steamer “Northcote” not able to freight; freighting by Joseph McDonald; Indian McDonald; Indian Department account; treaty payments
M-477-1096 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton . — June 19,1878. — 1 page. — Regarding transport of goods; arrival of Dr. Verey
M-477-1097 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton to W. McKay, Fort Pitt. — July 3, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding delivery of twins to Mr. Hardisty
M-477-1098 L. Clarke, Carlton, Freemen balances. — July 27, 1878. – – 1 page
M-477-1099 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 7, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding quality of flour
M-477-1100 Thomas House account, L. Clarke, Carlton. — August 14, 1878. — 1 page
M-477-1101 Letter, L. Clarke, Carleton to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 21, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding accounts of A. Johnston and Joseph L’Hyrondelle
M-477-1102 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 21, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding transport of goods; freighter Savard’s account; freighters J. Sinclair, Donald McLeod
M-477-1103 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 22, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding case of freighter Donald McLeod
M-477-1104 Letter, L. Clarke, Battleford, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 22, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding painkillers and essences classes under intoxicants in the Liquor of the North West Territories; permit given to Hudson’s Bay Company for sale of the same
M-477-1105 (Copy) Permit to sell painkiller essences for medicinal purposes, David Laird, Lieutenant governor. — November 19, 1878. — 1 page

Series 17-5


Fort Chipewyan

M-477-1106 Extract from Mr. Joseph Mercredes’ letter Fond du Lac. — February 7, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding extreme starvation of Indians; need for twine to make fishing nets
M-477-1107 Letter, R. MacFarlane, Fort Chipewyan to Mr. Hardisty. — February 28, 1878. — 9 pages. — Regarding complaints of Hardisty’s not fulfilling his promise concerning goods supplied to the post; rapidly decreasing trade dur to lack of goods; opposition traders’ success; starvation of Indians; death of D. Ross
M-477-1108 Letter, R. MacFarlane, Fort Chipewyan to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — March 7, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding summer trips of steamer “Lily” between Edmonton and Carlton; failure of provision trade; problems concerning transport
M-477-1109 List of Athabasca contributions toward a school scholarship for St. John’s College in memory of C. F. William McMurray, Fort Chipewyan to Mr. Hardisty. — March 9, 1878. — 1 page
M-477-1110 Private letter, R. MacFarlane, Fort Chipewyan to Richard Hardisty. — March 9, 1878. — 6 pages. — Regarding starvation at most posts; forecast of failure of winter trade; success of opposition; problems with transport; dependancy on Hardisty’s decision; death of D. Ross and Old Shaw; formation of Peace River District
M-477-1111 Private letter, R. MacFarlane, en route, Clear Water River to Mr. Hardisty. — June 14, 1878. — 6 pages. — Regarding problems with trade; transport; charge for livestock; Slave Lake returns; M. McDougall’s charge of Peace River District
M-477-1112 Private letter, R. MacFarlane, Fort Chipewyan to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 29, 1878. — 3 pages. — Regarding request for first rate cattle; transport of goods; status of commissioned officers
M-477-1113 Statement of locations of wintering places for goods, Fort Garry. — December 17, 1878. — 1 page
M-477-1114 Private letter, R. MacFarlane, Fort Chipewyan to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 23 and 28, 1878. — 5 pages. — Regarding John McTavish’s scheme for “Better terms” trade; abundance at McKenzie River; opposition (Stobart); transport by steam boat; inquiry about Traill’s commission; transport of cattle; failure of trade at Font du Lac

Series 17-6


Fort Dunvegan

M-477-1115 Private letter, J. McDougall, Dunvegan to Mr. Hardisty. — September 10, 1878. — 4 pages. — Regarding completion of road by McDonald; Mr. Young preparing goods; transport; regards to Mr. Hardisty’s brother
M-477-1116 Private letter, J. McDougall, Dunvegan to Mr. Hardisty. — October 5, 1878. — 5 pages. — Regarding power of attorney to Mrs. Smith and McTavish; problem at Portage meeting of officers; problem with opposition’ visit of Hardisty to Dunvegan; Matheson superintends “Lily”
M-477-1117 Total list and receipt of whole pieces, property of Athabasca and Peace River District, Dunvegan, J. McDougall. — December 2, 1878. — 1 page
M-477-1118 Copy of M-477-1117
M-477-1119 Letter, J. McDougall, Dunvegan to Mr. Hardisty. — December 3, 1878. — 8 pages. — Regarding non-arrival of Reverend McDougall; McTavish’s plan involving McKenzie, Moberly, MacFarlane, William Charles, William McKay; resignations from J. McDougall; need for oil; purchase of cattle; permit from Governor Laird; horses; enclosed list of pieces; mild weather; family news
M-477-1120 List of goods required at Dunvegan, J. McDougall. — December 4, 1878. — 1 page

Series 17-7


Edmonton House

M-477-1121 Invoice of sundry merchandise remaining on hand at Edmonton District. — May 1, 1878. — 27 pages
M-477-1122 Packing slip, Saskatchewan District, Outfit. — 1878. — 1 page
M-477-1123 Envelope Edmonton District, Inventory. — May 1878
M-477-1124 Sundries outfits 76/77 not come to hand at Edmonton to be put on inventory. — June 1, 1878. — 8 pages

Series 17-8


Fort Garry

M-477-1125 Packing slip, Fort Garry, Outfit 1878. — 1 page
M-477-1126 Letter, John McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 7, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding extract from a letter from Mr. Bissett concerning Maria S. Calder account
M-477-1127 List of goods valued at cost Fort Garry with freight to be added; list of inventories and scale of rates; Fort Garry. — January 9, 1878. — 1 pages
M-477-1128 Letter, John McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 11, 1878. — Regarding accounts enclosed
M-477-1129 Letter, J. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 11, 1878. — 3 pages. — Regarding Mrs. Calder’s account; H. Sutherland’s account; tariffs; grant to Reverend McDougall; order on Mr. Bunn for Mr. Garroch; Mr. Manning’s account; order for Kenneth McKenzie on W. F. King account; police accounts; pricing inventories
M-477-1130 Fort Garry cash tariff for purchase of furs. — January 24, 1878. — 1 page
M-477-1131 Circular G. S. McTavish, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 24, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding decline in fur sales in London; revision on cash tariff
M-477-1132 Letter, G. S. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 28, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding fur and goods tariff; prices charges to Mr. Dickieson for pemmican; Mr Chartellain’s request for a pension and steamer passage; Mr. John Bunn’s resignation; steam-boating
M-477-1133 Letter, J. J. Hargrave, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — February 14, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding order on Leslie Wood for John Brown
M-477-1134 Letter, John McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — February 18, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding forwarded accounts
M-477-1135 Letter, G. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — February 18, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding passages aboard company steam-boats; engaging Frank Wilson
M-477-1136 Letter, J. H. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — February 18, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding Calder account
M-477-1137 Letter, G. S. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — March 2, 1878. — 4 pages. — Regarding transport of goods; Mr. Oliver’s proposition regarding steam mill; purchase of horses
M-477-1138 Letter, J. H. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — March 11, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding Germain and Steinhauer account
M-477-1139 Circular, G. S. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — March 27, 1878. — 1 page. – Regarding discontinuation of cash advances to officers
M-477-1140 Letter, G. S. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — April 1, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding forwarding of horses by James McDougall; Frank Wilson to replace Mr. Chartellain at Edmonton; steamboat transport; decline in the price of furs
M-477-1141 Letter, G. S. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — April 30, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding enclosed invoices
M-477-1142 Letter, G. S. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — April 30, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding receipt of provisions be Dr. Verey
M-477-1143 Letter, G. S. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — May 13, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding Colin Fraser estate; Mounted Police account; Nancy Gagnon account; delay of Mr. Frank Wilson; Steinhauer account; Mrs. Calder account; Joseph Favell account
M-477-1144 Letter, George S. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — May 13, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding enclosed accounts
M-477-1145 Letter J. H. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — June 20, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding Indian payments
M-477-1146 Letter, John H. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 5, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding enclosed invoices and account of William Rowland
M-477-1147 Letter John H. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 22, 1878. — 1 page. – Regarding accounts
M-477-1148 Letter, J. H. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 26, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding Lawrence Fullerton’s payment to Dodd and Company; Mrs. William Walter account
M-477-1149 Letter, J. A. Grahame, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — September 30, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding catalogue of fur sales
M-477-1150 Letter (circular), J. H. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — October 8, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding price of flour
M-477-1151 Letter, J. J. Hargrave, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — November 15, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding William Newton Account
M-477-1152 Letter, John H. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — November 18, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding flour account; Fred Rowland and L. Simpson accounts

Series 17-9


Fort Garry – Fur prices

M-477-1153 Letter, G. S. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty. — September 12, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding fur sales

Series 17-10


Lac La Biche

M-477-1154 The Lac La Biche Chief’s answer to the Governor’s message, W. Traill, Lac La Biche. — January 3, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding delivery of goods and implements
M-477-1155 Letter, W. Edward Traill, Lac La Biche, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — January 5, 1878. — 4 pages. — Regarding enclosed documents; poor winter trade; requisition for supplies; opposition traders; scarcity of furs; departure with Mr. Barter for Victoria
M-477-1156 Letter, W. E. Traill, Lac La Biche to Richard Hardisty. – – January 28, 1878. — 4 pages. — Regarding invoices; inventories; request for buffalo skins for Victoria
M-477-1157 Letter, W. E. Traill, Lac La Biche to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — March 12, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding supply of vegetable goods; price for goods
M-477-1158 Letter, W. E. Traill. Lac La Biche, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — November 26, 1878, — 4 pages. — Regarding transport; winter supply of fish; limited fur trade; opposition traders (Stobart, Leddeceur, Oliver); tariffs; freighter Pat Pruden; a new post

Series 17-11


Lesser Slave Lake

M-477-1159 Letter, Harrison Young, Slave Lake to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — March 24, 1878. — 3 pages. — Regarding delivery of horses by Noal Courtepatte and Mr. Scurassa; tariff on furs; trip to Edmonton
M-477-1160 Letter, Harrison Young, Slave Lake to Mr. Hardisty. — March 24, 1878. — 5 pages. — Regarding freighting by Favell; limited abilities of Charles Anderson; progression in house building; abundance of fish; loneliness; correspondence with Mr. Bunn; ill health; request to work under Mr. Hardisty; presence of Mr. Calder; request for ammunition; Carey account
M-477-1161 Packing slip, Slave Lake. — 1878. — 1 page
M-477-1162 Memorandum of expenses incurred in bringing out witnesses from Slave Lake. — 1878. — 1 page
M-477-1163 Letter, Harrison Young, Slave Lake to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — June 8, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding arrival back at Slave Lake; trade; protection of goods from the elements; freighter Old Kenny; payments to Davis and Charles Anderson By Geo. Martin; transport; stationary requests
M-477-1164 Letter, Harrison Young, Slave Lake to Mr. Hardisty. — June 24, 1878. — 3 pages. — Regarding delay for Mr. McDougall; transport by steamer; abundance of furs; opposition trader Simon; fur prices; limited vegetable harvest; contracts of Fosey and Old Roulle; freighters Charely Anderson and Old Calder; limited market in horses
M-477-1165 Letter, H. Young, Slave Lake to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — June 24, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding arrival of B. Courtepatte; delay of Mr. McDougall; list of supplies; horse breaking by Charley Anderson; Old MacDonald’s account
M-477-1166 Letter, Harrison Young; Slave Lake to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — July 14, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding departure of Dr. McKay; good condition of road; freighting with newly broken animals; starvation of people around fort; failure of gardens
M-477-1167 Letter, Harrison Young, Slave Lake to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — July 15, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding orders for Doctor McKay; freight
M-477-1168 Letter, H. Young, Slave Lake to Mr. Hardisty. — August 14, 1878. — 3 pages. — Regarding dry weather; comments os steamboat transport
M-477-1169 Letter, H. Young, Slave Lake to Richard Hardisty. — August 14, 1878. — 5 pages. — Regarding arrival of Mr. McDougall with freight trade; cash tariffs; wages of George Martin
M-477-1170 Letter, Harrison Young, Slave Lake to Mrs. Hardisty. — September 1, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding news of the McDougalls; family news
M-477-1171 Letter, Harrison Young, Slave Lake to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — September 1 and 3, 1878. — 3 pages. — Regarding transport of livestock; freight; Mrs. Young’s illness; condition of carts; trade; Charles Anderson’s resignation; engaging of Francois Cartier
M-477-1172 Letter, Harrison Young, Slave Lake, to Mr. Hardisty. — September 1, 1878. — 3 pages. — Regarding family news; news of Mr. McDougall; building of new house; request for ammunition
M-477-1173 Memoranda of goods most required for trade at Slave Lake. — September 1, 1878. — 1 page
M-477-1174 Letter, Harrison Young, Slave Lake to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — September 15, 1878. — 4 pages. — Regarding problems with trade; Mrs. Young’s illness news of the McDougalls; horses; trader Davis
M-477-1175 Letter, Harrison Young, Slave Lake to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — September 15, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding transport; renewal of Charles Anderson contract; freighter D. McDonald; horses from Mr. McDougall
M-477-1176 Letter, Harrison Young, Slave Lake to Mr. Hardisty. — October 7, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding freight; completion of house, family news
M-477-1177 Letter, Harrison Young, Slave Lake to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — October 7, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding mail delivery; comments on goods supplied; trade
M-477-1178 Letter, Harrison Young, Slave Lake to Mr. Hardisty. — December 30, 1878. — 4 pages. — Regarding departure for Dunvegan; Young’s son’s death; trade; road building; new post; gun and ammunition for Dr. McKay

Series 17-12


Missionaries

M-477-1179 Transfer account, Wesleyan Mission Season 1878 to Carlton, L. Clarke, Carlton House. — March 7, 1878. — 1 page

Series 17-13


Fort Pitt

M-477-1180 Letter, W. McKay, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty. — August 5, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding departure of Mr. Sinclair; goods taken to location of treaty; Norman McKay account
M-477-1181 Letter, W. McKay, Fort Pitt to Mr. Hardisty. — August 26, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding freighting by Gilbert; trade at the treaty at Landing Lake (other traders present: Conrad, Sample, Finlayson); starvation at Landing Lake; Big Bear band refuse to sign treaty
M-477-1182 Letter, W. McKay, Fort Pitt to Richard Hardisty. — December 15, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding freight

Series 17-14


Fort Saskatchewan

M-477-1183 Letter, Colonel Jarvis, Fort Saskatchewan to Mr. Hardisty. — March 29, 1878. — 4 pages. — Regarding Indian supplies; accounts
M-477-1184 Letter, Colonel Jarvis, Fort Saskatchewan to Mr. Hardisty. — March 1878. — 3 pages. — Regarding Indian implements distributed
M-477-1185 Letter, Colonel Jarvis, Fort Saskatchewan to Mr. Hardisty. — March 1878. — 4 pages. — Regarding distribution of tools and livestock; accounts

Series 17-15


Victoria Post

M-477-1186 Letter, William R. Brereton, Victoria to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton, Edmonton. — March 17, 1878. — Regarding Manning account; Walton account; blacksmith work; trade; garden seeds
M-477-1187 Letter, Joe Favell, Victoria to Richard Hardisty. — February 18 and March 18, 1878. — 3 pages. — Regarding request for goods. Also: letter, D. Maddegan, Winnipeg to Joseph Favell, regarding: articles ordered
M-477-1188 Letter, William Brereton, Victoria to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — April 8, 1878. — Regarding accounts
M-477-1189 Letter, William R. Brereton, Victoria to R. Hardisty, Edmonton House. — May 21, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding freighting by Andrew Spence
M-477-1190 Whole pieces for Victoria. — 1 page
M-477-1191 Letter, William R, Brereton, Victoria to William L. Wood, Edmonton. — June 26, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding tea request
M-477-1192 Letter, William R. Brereton, Victoria to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — July 29, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding departure for Carlton; McGillivray’s trade
M-477-1193 Letter, W. R. Brereton, Victoria to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 1 , 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding forwarding returns; E. H. Carr account; Sinclair departs for Carlton; fancy trade articles for Treaty; inferior flour
M-477-1194 Copy of M-477-1193
M-477-1195 Letter, W. E. Traill, Victoria Post to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton House. — August 29, 1878. — 3 pages. — Regarding delay in arrival of goods; assistance from Mr. Brereton; arrival of Mr. Sinclair; request for goods; opposition traders
M-477-1196 Letter, W, R, Brereton, Victoria R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — November 15,1878. — 1 page. — Regarding enclosed accounts; presence of quicksilver; value of cattle; freighter Faval
M-477-1197 Letter, W. Brereton, Victoria to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 10, 1878. — 2 pages. — Regarding invoices; list of required supplies; freight
M-477-1198 Letter, William R. Brereton, Victoria to R, Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 21, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding accounts

Series 17-16


Winnipeg

M-477-1199 Letter, R. Haslan, Winnipeg to Richard Hardisty. — May 28, 1878. — 1 page. — Regarding order from Mr. McGillivray for R. Logan

Series 18


General papers. — 1879. — Consists of correspondence of Richard Hardisty, Chief Factor at Edmonton House, related to HBC operations at Bow River, Carlton House, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Dunvegan, Fort Garry, Lesser Slave Lake, and Victoria Post. Includes correspondence with the Canadian government.



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Series 18-1


Bow River

M-477-1200 Letter, Henry M. Manning, Fort MacLeod, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — February 10, 1879. — 1 page. — Regarding purchase of potatoes from M. Gullan
M-477-1201 Letter, Jean L’Heureux Fort Calgary to Chief Factor Hardisty, Edmonton. — February 16, 1879. — 3 pages. — Regarding Indian reaction to A. Fraser’s appointment to command Fort Calgary; limited trade articles at post; opposition from American post; application from Indians for removal of American Trader from Blackfeet Crossing reserve; necessity for goods sent earlier for summer trade; Chief’s Council at Battleford; news from Hardisty’s friend; Crowfoot
M-477-1202 Letter, Angus Fraser, Fort Calgary to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — February 17, 1879. — 1 page. — Regarding livestock; trade freighters Donald McLeod, Mr. Barter, wages to David McDougall; Mr. King
M-477-1203 Letter, J.J. Barter, Bow River, to Richard Hardisty. — February 17, 1879. — 1 page. — Regarding transport of horses to Norris

Series 18-2


Canadian Government

M-477-1204 Letter, D. Laird, Lieutenant Governor Battleford to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 27, 1879. — 1 page. — Regarding payment of government account to freighter McLeod
M-477-1205 Letter, M.G. Dickieson, Battleford to Richard Hardisty, Fort Edmonton. — February 17, 1879. — 1 page. — Regarding repairs to government wagons
M-477-1206 Descriptions of damage of government wagons. — February 17, 1879
M-477-1207 Letter, D. Laird, To Richard Hardisty. — March, 1879. — 1 page. — Regarding help to starving Indians around Edmonton
M-477-1208 Letter, R. Hardisty to David Laird. — March 1879. — 1 page. — Regarding Indian Department accounts; payment to Abraham Salois; enclosure of two permits
M-477-1209 Letter, R. Hardisty to David Laird. — March 7, 1879. — 1 page. — Regarding starvation among the Stonees
M-477-1210 Letter, D. Laird, Battleford to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — March 17, 1879. — 1 page. — Regarding distribution of food to starving Indians
M-477-1211 Circular letter, J. S. Dennis, Ottawa to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — March 21, 1879. — 1 page. — Regarding forwarding of Clarkes Magistrates’s Manual for Justice of the Peace

Series 18-3


Carlton House

M-477-1212 Letter, L. Clarke, Carlton House to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 17, 1879. — Regarding pemmican from Ballendine; donation to McKenzie fund; P. Tate account; Donald McLeod account; Bouchez account; Reverend J. McDougall’s inquiries concerning Skinner estate
M-477-1213 Letter. L. Clarke, Carleton house to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — March 7 1879. — 1 page. — Regarding forwarding accounts; John Anderson account; transport of animals; trip to Carlton; Wesleyan Mission account
M-477-1214 Transfer account, Edmonton District to Saskatchewan District, Carlton House. — March 7, 1879. — 6 pages

Series 18-4


Fort Chipewyan

M-477-1215 Private letter, R. MacFarlane, Fort Chipewyan to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — March 4, 1879. — Regarding difficulties of hard winter, starvation among Indians; comments on William Hardisty, failure of provision trade; transport
M-477-1216 Letter (private), R. MacFarlane, Fort Chipewyan to Mr Hardisty. — March 7, 1879. — 3 pages. — Regarding transport of goods to the fort; starvation; “fur trade movement”

Series 18-5


Fort Dunvegan

M-477-1217 Letter, J. McDougall, Dunvegan to Mr. Hardisty. — February 21, 1879. — 3 pages. — Regarding departure of Mr. Smith for England; transport of goods; shortage of fresh meat; near death of Mrs. McDougall; breaking horses; building of new store; request for flour
M-477-1218 Letter (private), J. McDougall, Dunvegan to Mr. young. — April 2, 1879. — 4 pages. — Regarding shortage of food; freighter Old Bourassa; problems with a man called Nigger Dan; limited returns; news of Mrs. McDougall; berries requested by Mr. Kennedy for Doctor McKay

Series 18-6


Fort Garry

M-477-1219 Letter, J. H. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 8, 1879. — 1 page. — Regarding list of overstock and packing of same
M-477-1220 Letter, J. H. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 8, 1879. — 1 page. — Regarding accounts; William Bird and William Leslie Wood accounts
M-477-1221 Circular, G. S. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 21, 1879. — 1 page. — Regarding result of fur sales; tariffs
M-477-1222 Letter, G. S. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — January 22, 1879. — 2 pages. — Regarding flour; extension of trade to Blood Indians; Frank Wilson account
M-477-1223 Letter, J. H. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty. — February 14, 1879. — 1 page. — Regarding accounts
M-477-1224 Letter, J. H. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — April 14, 1879. — 2 pages. — Regarding account of Hugh Munro; invoices; Touraugeau estate
M-477-1225 Letter, George S. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty. — June 3, 1879. — 1 page. — Regarding invoices; Rowland account
M-477-1226 Letter, J. H. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — June 16, 1879. — 1 page. — Regarding N. W. M. P. account; Mrs. Mary McDonald account
M-477-1227 Letter, J. H. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — July 5 1879. — 2 pages. — Regarding Dr. Newton Account; Edward H. Carr account; Robert Logan account; John Norris account

Series 18-7


Lesser Slave Lake

M-477-1228 Private letter, Harrison Young, Slave Lake to Mr. Hardisty. — February 19, 1879. — 6 pages. — Regarding news of Mrs. McDougall’s ill health; trade returns at Dunvegan and Fort Chipewyan; transport of goods; application for new buildings; equipment for gardening; cart road; dog teams from Edmonton; death of Traill’s children
M-477-1229 Letter, Harrison Young, Slave Lake to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — February 11, 1879. — 1 page. — Regarding set of handing irons
M-477-1230 Letter, Harrison Young, Lesser Slave Lake to Richard Hardisty. — February 11, 1879. — 4 pages. – Regarding report of buildings at the Fort and suggestions for new buildings for Chief Commissioner
M-477-1231 Letter (private), Harrison Young, Slave Lake, to Mr. Hardisty. — March 4, 1879. — 4 pages. — Regarding starvation; problems with hunters; trader George Martin; Dunvegan priest; problems with transport of livestock; cartroad from the Forks to Dunvegan; news of hunting and the family; Old Bourassa
M-477-1232 Letter, Harrison Young, Slave Lake. — March 4, 1879. — 1 page. — Regarding transport of livestock; problems with hunting
M-477-1233 Letter, Harrison Young, Slave Lake, to Richard Hardisty. — April 20, 1879. — 4 pages. — Regarding birth of Hardisty’s son; shortage of good; trade; opposition Stobart; Pere Tessier; transport; request for ammunition; starvation among Indians; Gagnon affair; need for replacement for Calder
M-477-1234 Letter, Harrison Young, Slave Lake to Mr. Hardisty. – May 10, 1879. — 2 pages. — Regarding trader Logan; departure of Mrs. Young and Mrs. McDougall; Nigger Dan; robbery of the store at the Forks; building new carts; Mr. Bridges succeeds D. A. Smith
M-477-1235 Letter, Harrison Young, Slave Lake, to Mr. Hardisty. — May 28, 1879. — 2 pages. — Regarding Mrs. Young’s illness; Nigger Dan case; trade
M-477-1236 Letter, Harrison Young, Slave Lake to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — May 29, 1879. — 2 pages. — Regarding forwarded accounts; result of trade; transport; Nigger Dan case; request for clothing goods

Series 18-8


Victoria Post

M-477-1237 Letter, William R. Brereton, Victoria to Mr. Hardisty. — January 29, 1879. — 2 pages. — Regarding illness of freighter Joe Favall; Ross account
M-477-1238 Letter, William R. Brereton, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — February 25, 1879. — 2 pages. — Regarding freight: trade
M-477-1239 Letter, William R. Brereton, Victoria to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — March 25, 1879. — 1 page. — Regarding release of Joe Favell from Company service; Philip Whitefoord account
M-477-1240 Letter, Joe Favell, Victoria Post to Mr. Hardisty. — March 30, 1879. — 1 page. — Regarding Joe Favell’s resignation
M-477-1241 Letter, William R. Brereton, Victoria to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — April 1, 1879. — 1 page. — Regarding R. J. Sinclair account; freight; Indian report of Joe Favell as a free trader
M-477-1242 Letter, William R. Brereton, Victoria to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 22, 1879. — 1 page. — Regarding transport of Sinclair’s goods
M-477-1243 Letter, William R. Brereton, Victoria, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — August 29, 1879. — 1 page. — Regarding government supplies; freighter Whitefoord; shortage of twine
M-477-1244 Letter, Richard Hardisty, Edmonton to W. R. Brereton, Victoria. — August 30, 1879. — 1 page. — Regarding freight; shortage of twine

Series 19


General papers. — 1880-1884. — Consists of correspondence of Richard Hardisty, Chief Factor at Edmonton House, related to HBC operations in western Canada.



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M-477-1245 Account (duplicate copy) of Joseph Bennoit’s widow, Edmonton House. — February 9, 1880. — 4 pages
M-477-1246 Bills of exchange, Blank. — February 9, 1880. — 1 page
M-477-1247 Letter, (copy), to Donald A. Smith, Montreal, unsigned, from Edmonton. — August 6. — 1 page. — Regarding arrival of Mrs. McPherson; a new dwelling; freighting by steamboat
M-477-1248 Portion of a letter from Richard Hardisty. — 2 pages. — Regarding construction of a boat; map showing good farm country; comments on Yellow Head Pass, Horse Pass as to suitability for a railroad; Mr. James McDougall account
M-477-1249 Letter, M. Anderson, Crown Timber agent, Edmonton (Alberta), to Richard Hardisty, Calgary. — May 14, 1884. — 4 pages. — Regarding opinion of Hardisty’s management of the saw and first mill at Edmonton; Millwright Jeremiah Knowls
M-477-1250 Letter, J. Wrigley, Winnipeg, to Richard Hardisty, Calgary, Alberta. — October 23, 1884. — 1 page. — Regarding copy of Secretary’s letter
M-477-1251 Letter (copy), W. Armit, London to J. Wrigley, Trade Commissioner. — September 9,1884. — 3 pages. — Regarding letter from Mr. Grahame; affects of loss of trade (1869) on payments of officers; affect of the 1869 River Rebellion

Series 20


General papers. — 1885-1889. — Consists of correspondence of Richard Hardisty, Chief Factor at Edmonton House, related to HBC operations in western Canada.



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M-477-1252 Copy, Tariff for valuation of returns, outfit 1884, Commissioner’s Office. — May 9, 1885. — 1 page
M-477-1253 Letter (Private), Joseph Hardisty, Winnipeg to Richard Hardisty. — December 17, 1885. — 4 pages. — Regarding George Hardisty account, John Stanton account; Richard’s health, mental health of brother George; delivery of mail; comments on Richard Hardisty (R. G.); departure of Mr. Smith for England; comments on ex-chief Commissioner, Grahame
M-477-1254 Statement of servants wages and comments, Richard Hardisty, Edmonton District. — June 1, 1887. — 2 pages
M-477-1255 Letter, A. M. Burgess, Ottawa, to Richard Hardisty, C/O (care of) D. A. Smith, Montreal. — August 30, 1887. — 3 pages. – Regarding timber license; surveyor Mr. Satrbrey
M-477-1256 Letter, P. B. Douglas, Assistant Secretary, Ottawa, to Richard Hardisty, C/O D. A. Smith, Montreal. — September 10, 1887. — 1 page. — Regarding license for timber cutting
M-477-1257 Letter, Richard Hardisty, Hudson’s Bay House to A. M. Brugess, Deputy of Minister of the Interior, Ottawa. — September 21, 1887. — 1 page. – Regarding receipt of mail
M-477-1258 Letter, Richard Hardisty, Hudson’s Bay House to A. M. Burgess, Deputy Minister of the Interior, Ottawa. — September 21, 1887. — 1 page. — Regarding letter from P. B. Douglas, Assistant Secretary, concerning timber berth
M-477-1259 Letter, William Leslie Wood, Athabasca Landing to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — October 15, 1887. — 4 pages. — Regarding delivery of goods; fur returns; trade south at Moose Lake; accounts; new building; logs for steamer; sale of inland boat to Oliver; Contereolle; transfer of Roman Catholic Mission headquarters from Lac La Biche
M-477-1260 Letter, Harrison Young, Edmonton, Alberta to Mr. Hardisty. — October 25, 1887. 00 5 pages. — Regarding freight; Leansport account; trader Mr. Taylor; goods for New Caledonia; news of men at the post (Dr. McKay, Old Neechee Bill, Timber Ton); Mounted Police; escape of tried killers; Old Michael Contoreille and son; comments on McDougall’s abilities; new contract for Mr. Thompson; comments on Mrs. Christie, Hamilton, Judge Rouleau; Young in temporary management of Edmonton; other news
M-477-1261 Letter, Harrison Young, Edmonton to Mr. Hardisty. — June 24, 1889. — 6 pages. — Regarding fire at the post, dryness and lack of rain; no steamboat transport; Scott Simpson will superintend work on steamboat; cost of freighting be Charles St. Germain; problems at the post; news of Hardisty’s family

Series 21


Family and private business. — 1881-1891


Series 21-1


Personal papers. — 1881-1884

M-477-1262 List of amounts on a number of banks. — no date– 1 page
M-477-1263 Account of Richard Hardisty, Montreal. — December 31, 1881. — 4 pages
M-477-1264 Letter, James Bissett (Tea Importers), Winnipeg to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — June 23, 1883. — 5 pages. — Regarding return of Bissett from Japan and China news of journey; direct import of tea from Japan and China; request advertisement at Edmonton
M-477-1265 Fire insurance Policy from the Citizens Insurance Company of Canada, signed Henry Lyman, Richard Anderson, Gerald Hart: issued to Richard Hardisty, Calgary. — July 21, 1884

Series 21-2


Personal papers. — 1885-1889

M-477-1266 Letter, J. McDougall, Near Glasgow to Mr. Hardisty. — October 8, 1885. — 8 pages. — Regarding arrival in Scotland; Richard Hardisty (R. G.) placed at Merchiston Castle School, Principal Dr. Rogerson; comments on Hudson bay Company’s men, Young Clarke, Rankin
M-477-1267 Letter, A. Rowe, Lane agent, Calgary to James Thompson, Calgary. – October 22, 1885. — 1 page. — Regarding request for improvements to offices
M-477-1268 Richard Hardisty, debit account to James A Lougheed, legal services. — April 1886. — 2 pages
M-477-1269 Letter, S. Taber, Fort Saskatchewan, Colonel Richardson. — March 1,1886. — 4 pages. — Regarding news of cattle; suitability to farming; desire for Railway Communication; price for freight; return to Mounted Police
M-477-1270 Letter, Hugh Richardson, Regina, to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — April 24, 1886. — 2 pages. — Regarding retaining land; plans to hold the court at Prince Albert in lieu of Judge Rouleau
M-477-1271 List of lots, Colonel Richardson. — 1 page
M-477-1272 Account of Honourable Richard Hardisty with Senate of Canada. — 1888. — 1 page
M-477-1273 Letter, A. Verey, Dover to Honourable Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — July 28, 1888. — 1 page. — Regarding Verey’s son George; other news
M-477-1274 H. C. Wilson, Frank Oliver M. L. A. — January 11, 1889. — 2 pages. — Regarding Memorial to Sir John Alexander MacDonald; forwarding of petition for permanent location of North West Mounted Police at Edmonton; construction of barracks at Edmonton – to Robert Stracheau; monies given by parliament spent on construction of same
M-477-1275 Letter, S. B. Lucas, Battle River to Honourable Richard Hardisty, Ottawa. — March 13, 1889. — 3 pages. — Regarding Frank Lucas’ claim to Peace Hills Farm and description; charges against S. Lucas from Reverend John Nelson; reports of Nelson’s own misconduct; disagreement with Methodists (Ross, Robertson, Dr. McGinnes)
M-477-1276 Letter, S. B. Lucas, Battle River to Captain DeVille, Surveyor General (Ottawa). — March 13, 1889. — 1 page. — Regarding request for Mr. St. Jean Pellit to survey about Edmonton
M-477-1277 Secretary, A. Roberts, Department of Public Works, Ottawa to Honourable Richard Hardisty, Senate. — March 27, 1889. — 1 page. — Regarding bridge on Sturgeon and Vermillion Rivers
M-477-1278 Letter, Bishop of St. Albert, to Honourable Richard Hardisty, Edmonton. — April 3, 1889. — 1 page. — Regarding petition for release of Charles Poyak
M-477-1279 Receipt to Honourable Richard Hardisty, for subscription to building fund of Victoria University from Educational Society of the Methodist church. — April 27, 1889. — 1 page
M-477-1280 Letter, John McLean, Blood Reserve, MacLeod, Alberta to Senator Hardisty, Edmonton. — June 1, 1889. — 2 pages. — Regarding recommendation for Harrison Young’s brother
M-477-1281 Letter, A. W. Nicol, Fort Saskatchewan, to Honourable Richard Hardisty, Patron (Fort Saskatchewan, Rifle Association), Edmonton. — September 16, 1889. — 1 page. — Regarding notice of fall matches
M-477-1282 Letter Sister Lemay, Convent des St. Anges, Athabasca to Honourable Richard Hardisty. — September, 1889. — 2 pages. — Regarding gifts for the mission through Dr. McKay; disappointment in Hardisty’s not being able to visit
M-477-1283 Letter, M. L. Anderson, Edmonton to Honourable Richard Hardisty, Winnipeg. — October 11, 1889. — 3 pages. — Regarding accident suffered by Richard Hardisty; news at the post; the court; Mr. Burgess

Series 21-3


Personal papers – Letters to wife. — 1887- 1889

M-477-1284 Letter, Richard Hardisty, Montreal, to Eliza Hardisty. — November 9, 1887. — 2 pages. — Regarding news of Hardisty’s health; inquiries about family; Gibb and Innes marriage
M-477-1285 Letter, Richard Hardisty, London to Eliza Hardisty. — January 15, 1888. — 4 pages. — Regarding family inquiries; news of son Richard; desire to return to Canada; and to Edmonton; desire for more news from home
M-477-1286 Letter, Richard Hardisty, Ottawa to Eliza Hardisty. — March 5, 1889. — 4 pages. — Regarding Hardisty’s birthday (March 3); return to Edmonton; the life in Ottawa; desire for retirement

Series 21-4


Mrs. Eliza Hardisty. — 1889– 1890

M-477-1287 Envelope, C.P.R. Co Telegraph to Mrs. E Hardisty, C/O H. B. Co.
M-477-1288 Telegraph, Richard Hardisty, Ottawa to Mrs. E. Hardisty. — February 11, 1889. — 1 page. — Regarding arrival and intention of seeking Dick
M-477-1289 Letter with attached envelope, S. Barber, Calgary (Imperial Bank of Canada) to Mrs. Hardisty, Edmonton. — May 8, 1889. — 2 pages. — Regarding opening in the bank for Mrs. Hardisty’s son Dick
M-477-1290 Letter. C. H. Parlow, Calgary, Alberta to Dick Hardisty. — May 28, 1889. — Regarding repayment for bridle; news of friends in Calgary (Miss Bardlow); refusal of bank position
M-477-1291 Letter, Eliza Hardisty, Edmonton. — September 5, 1889. — 10 pages. — Regarding arrival of Mr. Young and Mr. Beason; complaints about Campbell Young, cattle at Morley; fire at police stables; family news
M-477-1292 Letter, William MacKay, Fort Chipewyan to Mrs. Hardisty. — March 4, 1890. — 3 pages. — Regarding sympathy on death of Mr. Hardisty; Reverend Mr. Holmes and Hardisty’s promise to provide prizes for children at Slave Lake
M-477-1293 Letter, E. Hardisty, Edmonton to Mr. Wrigley. — July 16, 1890. — 2 pages. — regarding terms from Hudson’s Bay Company
M-477-1294 Invitation to Mr. and Mrs. H. Hardisty, at Robertson Hall. — December 18, 1890. — 1 page
M-477-1295 Letter, Lynwoody and Pereira, Department of the Interior, Ottawa, to Mrs. Hardisty, Edmonton. — December 30, 1892. — 1 page. — Regarding request for payment of timber berth rental
M-477-1296 Subscription receipt to Mrs. E. V. Hardisty, Edmonton from William Foster Brown and Company, Montreal. — July 31, 1894. — 1 page

Series 21-5


Clara Hardisty. — 1887-1890

M-477-1297 Autograph book. — 1887-1890

Series 21-6


R.G. Hardisty. — 1893-1898

M-477-1298 Protest of Notarial fees, R. G. Hardisty, Edmonton from Back and Emery plus attached promissory note to H. L. McInnes. — November 27, 1893. — 2 pages
M-477-1299 Letter, R. G. Hardisty, Merchiston Ranche, Edmonton to Mr. Grahame. — August 7, 1893. — 1 page

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M-477-1300 Letter, Calgary to Madge. — July 28, 1898. — 2 pages. — Regarding arrival of Madge

Series 21-7


R.G. Hardisty. — 1885

M-477-1301 Letter, R. G. Hardisty, Donolly to Richard Hardisty. — September 30, 1885. — 4 pages. — Regarding trip with Mr. McDougall to the new school

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Series 21-8


R.G. Hardisty – School accounts. — 1887-1888

M-477-1302 School report, Merchiston Castle School, for R. G. Hardisty, signed John J. Rogerson. — March 1, 1888. — 1 page

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M-477-1303 Envelope addressed to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton
M-477-1304 Envelope addressed to Richard Hardisty, Edmonton
M-477-1305 School report, Merchiston Castle School, for R. G. Hardisty, signed John J. Rogerson. — May 15, 1888. — 1 page

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M-477-1306 Receipt for school fees from J. J. Rogerson, Merchiston Castle School to R. G. Hardisty. — December 15, 1887. — 1 page
M-477-1307 Receipt for school fees from J. J. Rogerson, Merchiston Castle School to R. G. Hardisty. — March 1, 1888. — 1 page
M-477-1308 Receipt for school fees from J. J. Rogerson, Merchiston Castle School to R. G. Hardisty. — May 15 , 1888. — 1 page
M-477-1309 Account for extras, R. G. Hardisty, Merchiston Castle School. — December 15, 1887 — 1 page
M-477-1310 Account for extras, R. G. Hardisty, Merchiston Castle School. — March 1, 1888 — 1 page
M-477-1311 Account for extras, R. G. Hardisty, Merchiston Castle School. — May 15, 1888 — 1 page
M-477-1312 Receipt for music lessons to Master Hardisty from R. S. Riddell, Edinburgh. — May 1888. — 1 page
M-477-1313 Receipt for shoe repairs and purchases to R. G. Hardisty from John Paton, Edinburgh. — April 6, 1888. — 1 page
M-477-1314 Receipt from James Whitlaw, clock and watch maker to Richard Hardisty, Edinburgh. — January 19, 1888. — 1 page
M-477-1315 Receipt from Paton and Finaly, chemists from Richard Hardisty, Merchiston. — February, 1888. — 1 page
M-477-1316 Receipt from john Paton, Bootmaker, Edinburgh to R. G. Hardisty, February 10, 1888. — 1 page
M-477-1317 R. G. Hardisty, clothing account with Harrison and Son Clothiers, Edinburgh. — February 25, 1888
M-477-1318 Account for uniforms, R. G. Hardisty with J. C. Stewart, Edinburgh, February 27, 1888. — 1 page
M-477-1319 Receipt from A. Boswell, Edinburgh to Master Hardisty for Gladstone Bag. — October 15, 1887. — 1 page
M-477-1320 Receipt from R. S. Riddell, Edinburgh to Master Hardisty, Merchiston Castle School for music lesson. — February, 1888. — 1 page
M-477-1321 Receipt from Viewpark, George Shaw Photo Art Studios for photos to R. G. Hardisty, Merchiston Castle. — May 8, 1888. — 1 page
M-477-1322 Mr. R. G. Hardisty – cadet outfit account with Harrison & Son, Edinburgh, May 15, 1888. — 1 page
M-477-1323 R. G. Hardisty, clothing account with Harrison & Son, Edinburgh, May 15, 1888. — 1 page
M-477-1324 Receipt from J. C. Stewart for sport uniforms to R. G. Hardisty, Edinburgh. — May 1888. — 1 page
M-477-1325 Receipt from James Whitelaw, clock and watch maker, to Richard Hardisty, Merchiston Castle. — May 1888. — 1 page

Series 21-9


Ballot return. — 1896

M-477-1326 Ballot return, polling division No. 65, North Edmonton for candidates: J. Clarke, T. B. Cochrane and Frank Oliver, Signed R. G. Hardisty, Deputy Returning Officer, Edmonton. — June 23, 1896. — 1 page

Series 21-10


Edmonton churches. — 1889- 1893

M-477-1327 Letter, Charles W. T. Becher, Edmonton to Mr. Hardisty. — February 27, 1889. — 2 pages. — Regarding subscription list for maintenance of a resident clergyman; petition given to the Bishop for services of said clergyman
M-477-1328 Minutes, James McDiarmid, Secretary, South Edmonton. — June 10, 1892. — 3 pages. — Regarding a meeting at Mr. Jim Sheild’s residence concerning the building of a church for all Protestant congregations; election of a committee; present were: M. R. McKernan, James Cassar, James , Joshua Albright, R. Mitchie, Reverend C. B. Procurier
M-477-1329 Minutes, meeting of the Ministers of Presbyterian, Methodist and Baptist Churches. — July 15, 1893. — 2 pages. — Regarding scheduling of services in shared church: signed, Geo. Hanna, D. G. McQueen, A. McDonald; attached: meeting minutes of General Board to discuss scheduling of services, union Sabbath school; present were: James Cassar, Robert Mitchie, John Shields, Robert McKernan. — July 14, 1893
M-477-1330 Letter, W. G. Ibbotson, Edmonton to Dr. Goodwin, Secretary Methodist Official Board. — July 20, 1893. — 1 page. — Regarding resignation from the Board
M-477-1331 Letter, A. H. Goodwin, S. S. Taylor, Edmonton to Quarterly Official Board. — October 5, 1893. — 1 page. — Regarding resignations
M-477-1332 Rough notes, meeting minutes of Quarterly Official Board. — October 4 & 13, 1893. — 2 pages. — Regarding church matter and upkeep of parsonage and church; resignation received; note of thank to Mrs, Hardisty, Mrs. Hockley, Spur and Dr. .; business of building committee (Hanna, Clarke, Mathers, Goodwin, Henry, Blowig, S. S. Taylor)

Series 21-11


Mill accounts. — 1890-1891

M-477-1333 Envelope, mill accounts
M-477-1334 Envelope
M-477-1335 Account of Fraser and Company, Trail balances for June, Edmonton. — 1 page
M-477-1336 Present Worth of Fraser and Company, Edmonton. — n.d. — 1 page
M-477-1337 Goods and property of Fraser and Company, Edmonton. — n.d. – – 1 page
M-477-1338 List of names and amounts of money to Fraser and Company, Edmonton. — n.d. — 6 pages
M-477-1339 Farm Account Memo. Fraser and Company, Edmonton. — October 13, 1890. — 1 page
M-477-1340 Trial balances. — October 31, November 30, 1890; stock balances for year ending October 31, 1890. — 3 pages
M-477-1341 Account, C. Young with Fraser and Company, Edmonton, Alberta. — November 14, 1890. — 2 pages
M-477-1342 Trial balance. — December 31, 1890. — 1 page
M-477-1343 Account of Mrs. E. V. Hardisty, with Fraser and Company, Edmonton. — January 1, 1891. — 1 page
M-477-1344 Account of Mrs. E. V. Hardisty, with Fraser and Company, Edmonton. — January 31, 1891. — 1 page
M-477-1345 Trial balances. — January through March of 1891. — 3 pages
M-477-1346 Account of Mrs. E. V. Hardisty with Fraser and Company, Edmonton. — March 2 , 1891. — 1 page
M-477-1347 Account of Mrs. E. V. Hardisty with Fraser and Company, Edmonton. — April 1 , 1891. — 1 page
M-477-1348 Account of Mrs. E. V. Hardisty with Fraser and Company, Edmonton. — May 1 , 1891. — 1 page
M-477-1349 Account of Mrs. E. V. Hardisty with Fraser and Company, Edmonton. — May 1 , 1891. — 1 page
M-477-1350 Account of Mrs. E. V. Hardisty with Fraser and Company, Edmonton. — May 1 , 1891. — 1 page
M-477-1351 Trial balance for April, Fraser and Company, Edmonton. — May 7, 1891. — 1 page
M-477-1352 Trial balance, Fraser and Company, Edmonton. — May 1891. — 1 page
M-477-1353 List of names and amounts of money. — n.d. — 6 pages
M-477-1354 List of names and amounts owing to Fraser and Company, Edmonton. — n.d. — 1 page

Series 21-12


Mount Royal Ranche. — n.d.

M-477-1355 Mount Royal Ranche Company, Memo of Buildings and other improvements and list of equipment. — 3 pages

Series 21-13


North West Mining Company. — 1883- 1884

M-477-1356 Letter (copy – portion) undated and unsigned. — 1 page. — Regarding company business
M-477-1357 Copy of receipts and orders left by Charles Levey. — n.d.– 1 page
M-477-1358 List of names and cash paid, Richard Hardisty, Calgary, Alberta to North West Mining Co., per C. Levey. — October 13, 1882. — 1 page
M-477-1359 Receipt for Charles Levey from James Dinner for wages, Edmonton. — July 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1360 Account of W. J. Carter, Prince Albert per Charles Levey. — July 2, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1361 Receipt for W. J. Carter, N. W. Mining Co., Edmonton From Peter Mowat for wages. — July 14, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1362 Contract to build a boat by James Dinner with N. W. Mining Co., Edmonton. — July 28, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1363 Receipt for wages of Malcolm Young for Charles Levey, Edmonton. — August 5, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1364 Receipt for wages Edmond Lyons for N. W. Mining Co. Per Chas. Levey, Edmonton. — August 9, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1365 Letter to Ainsley Wood for wages of Edmund Lyons, signed Chas. Levey, Edmonton. — August 9, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1366 Receipt for wages of William McKay, For N. W. Mining Co. Per Chas. Levey, Edmonton.– August 10, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1367 Account of N. W. Mining Co., per Mr. Levey with John A McDougall & Co., Edmonton. — August 11, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1368 Payment To John A McDougall & Co., by N. W. Mining Co., Edmonton. — August 20, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1369 Receipt for wages of George E. Johnson for Mr. Levey, Edmonton. — August 21, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1370 Receipt from D. McRae for tallow, N. W. Mining Co., Edmonton. — August 21, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1371 Request for payment of George Johnston’s wages to Leslie Wood from Mr. Levey. — August 21, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1372 Receipt for wages of John McIntyre for Mr. Levey, Edmonton. — August 22 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1373 Receipt for wages of Charles Taylor for Mr. Levey, Edmonton. — August 22 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1374 Receipt for wages of William Leralt for Mr. Levey, Edmonton. — August 22 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1375 Receipt from George A. Forsyth for Mr. Levey, Edmonton. — August 22, 1883
M-477-1376 Receipt from Alex McTavish for Mr. Levey, Edmonton. — August 22, 1883
M-477-1377 Receipt from D. Ross for Mr. Levey, Edmonton. — August 23, 1883
M-477-1378 Account of N. W. Mining Co., with Sanderson & Locky, Edmonton. — September 1, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1379 Account N.W. Mining Co. With W. McLean & Watson. — September 3, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1380 Payment to Sanderson & Locky from Sedlay Blanchard account, request from Chas. Levey to R. Hardisty, Edmonton. — September 3, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1381 Receipt for wages of Henry Pandis to Chas Levey. — September 5, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1382 List of boarding costs, Mr. Girard & son charged, signed James Goodridge, Edmonton. — September 8, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1383 Cyril Girard account with N. W. Mining Co., Edmonton. — September 8, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1384 Desiree Girard account with N. W. Mining Co., Edmonton. — September 8, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1385 Receipt from C. Girard to Chas Levey, Edmonton. — September 10, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1386 Receipt from L. B. Taillon to Chas Levey, Edmonton. — September 13, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1387 Request for payment to James Dinner of Leslie Wood, by Chas Levey, Edmonton. — September 14, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1388 Receipt, Robert Nelson for Mr. Levey, Edmonton. — September 15, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1389 Receipt, R. Heiminck, Saskatchewan, to Mr. Levey, N. W. Mining Co., Edmonton. — September 15, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1390 Receipt, D. McRae, to N. W. Mining Co., Edmonton. — September 15, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1391 Order for payment o wages, Mr. Levey of H. B. Co., Edmonton. — September 15, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1392 Receipt, W. McKinney, for Mr. Levey, Edmonton. — September 20, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1393 Account of N. W. Mining Co., with John A McDougall & Co., Edmonton. — October 4, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1394 Cost of boarding Thomas Burley, John Levey, signed James Goodridge, Edmonton. — October 5, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1395 Account of N. W. Mining Co., with Ross Borther’s, Edmonton. — October 5, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1396 Cost of windows, Chas Levey, Edmonton. — October 5, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1397 Receipt, K. A. McLeod to Chas Levey, Edmonton. — October 13, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1398 Receipt, Charles Group to Chas Levey, Edmonton. — October 13, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1399 Receipt, A. Mitchell to Chas Levey, Edmonton. — October 13, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1400 Receipt, John Levey to Chas Levey, Edmonton. — October 13, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1401 Receipt, Thomas Henderson to Chas Levey, Edmonton. — October 13, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1402 Receipt, T. E. Burleigh to Chas Levey, Edmonton. — October 13, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1403 Account of N. W. Mining Co., per Mr. Levey with M. McCauley, Edmonton. — October 15, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1404 Account of N. W. Mining Co., per Mr. Levey with M. McCauley, Edmonton. — October 15, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1405 Receipt, James Goodridge for Chas Levey, Edmonton. — October 15, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1406 Receipt from H. C. Wilson to N. W. Mining Co., for medical attention to Mr. Girard, Edmonton. — October 15, 1883. — 1 page
M-477-1407 Note to Mr. R. Hardisty, from William Leslie Wood, Edmonton both of Hardisty & Fraser. — October 15, 1883. — 1 page. — Regarding Mr. Levey’s account
M-477-1408 Memo, Chas Levey, Calgary. — October 22, 1883. — 1 page. — Regarding accounts with Sedlay Blanchard, R. Hardisty
M-477-1409 Letter, R. Hardisty, Calgary to Sedlay Blanchard. — October 22, 1883. — 1 page. — Regarding account with Chas Levey
M-477-1410 Account of R. Hardisty, Chas Levey and Sedlay Blanchard with H. B. Co., from R. Hardisty’s personal account, Calgary. — October 23, 1883. — 2 pages
M-477-1411 Levey and Blanchard accounts with R. Hardisty, Calgary, Alberta. — October 24, 1883. — 2 pages
M-477-1412 Account of N. W. Mining Co., with Hardisty and Fraser Edmonton. — December 7, 1883. — 6 pages
M-477-1413 Receipt from T. Houston to Hardisty and Fraser, (Edmonton). — January 8, 1884
M-477-1414 Sums paid minus receipts from T. W. Graves and N. H. Cason, signed: William Leslie Wood for Hardisty and Fraser, Edmonton. — January 8, 1884. — 1 page

Series 21-14


Riel Rebellion. — 1885

M-477-1415 Envelope. — n.d.
M-477-1416 Memorandum, T. B. Strange, Camp, Drunken Lake to J. McDougall, Edmonton. — May 1, 1885. — Regarding supplies for troops
M-477-1417 Letter, Steel’s Scout’s, Camp Edmonton to James McDougall, H. B. Co. — May 4, 1885. — 1 page — Regarding request for ammunition and guns
M-477-1418 Attached to M-477-1420, Letter J. P. Penni father, T. B. Strange, Major General, Edmonton Base Hospital to Chief Factor, Edmonton. — May 14, 1885. — 1 page. — Regarding supplies for hospital
M-477-1419 Attached to M-477-1420, Letter, Major General Commanding Alberta Field Force, T. B. Strange to J. McDougall, H. B. Co., Edmonton. — May 14, 1885. — 1 page. — Regarding authority to Colonel Aimed
M-477-1420 Letter, Captain H. Hamilton, Edmonton. — may 15, 1885. — 1 page. — Regarding delivery of lumber and materials to Mr. L. French
M-477-1421 Letter, Major General T. B. Strange, Camp Red Deer River to J. McDougall, Edmonton. — July 1, 1885. — 1 page. — Regarding housing of troops at Edmonton; lack of need for boats
M-477-1422 Letter (copy), T. B. Strange, Major General. — May 16, 1885. — 1 page. — Regarding authority for W. Anderson to supply a band let by Chief Pakan and also to General Strange with powder and shot
M-477-1423 Declaration of Captain H. Hamilton, taken By E. P. Davis, Notary Public, Calgary. — April 1, 1889. — 1 page. — Regarding completion of telegraph line during N. W. Rebellion, 1885, from Peace Hills to Edmonton under General Strange using Teamster McCauley
M-477-1424 Declaration of Captain H. Hamilton. — April 1, 1889. — 1 page. — Regarding supplying beef from Mr. McCauley for troops in Calgary
M-477-1425 Declaration of James A. McMillan, Calgary taken by E. P. Davis. — April 1 , 1889. — 1 page. — Regarding hiring of team from McCauley for completion of telegraph line under Captain Hamilton

Series 22


General papers. — 1894

M-477-1426 Business card, The Canadian North West Company Real Estate, Edmonton, Alberta. — n.d.
M-477-1427 Account of J. E. Grahame with Thomas Horton, West and Dairy, Edmonton, Alberta. — May 31, 1894. — 1 page
M-477-1428 Programme of Third Annual Meet of Calgary Bicycle Club. — July 16-19, 1894. — 1 page
M-477-1429 Entry form, Third Annual Meet of Calgary Bicycle Club. — July 16-19, 1894. — 1 page

Series 22-1


Poster. — 1890

M-477-1430 Poster, Edmonton Exhibition. — October 17, 1890. — 1 page

Series 22-2


Miscellaneous publications

M-477-1431 Pamphlet, interviewing the cabinet. — n.d. — 3 pages
M-477-1432 Portion of a book of geography. — n.d.. — pp. 161- 226
M-477-1433 Wesleyan Missionary Notices, Canada Conference. — November, 1874. — pp. 390-402
M-477-1434 The Hudson’s Bay Company’s Meeting, a report of the proceedings. — June 28, 1887. — 7 pages
M-477-1435 Minutes of Senate meetings. — may 16-17, 1888. — pp.785-848
M-477-1436 Extract from “the Week” on Bank Circulation. — January, 1889. — 2 pages
M-477-1437 The Sunday School Banner for teachers and young people. — July 1894. — 1 copy
M-477-1438 The Metropolitan (newspaper) Montreal. — September 25, 1897. — 16 pages

Series 22-3


Maps

M-477-1439 Map of Canada showing chief Telegraph reporting drum and ordinary stations. — n.d.. — 1 page
M-477-1440 Map of Northern Alberta from the Department of the Interior showing disposition of lands. — 1928. — 1 page

Series 22-4


Cloth binding

M-477-1441 Cloth binding for packets. — 1869-1889

Series 23


Richard Charles Hardisty papers. — 1845- 1958. — Another collection of Richard Hardisty papers were donated to the Glenbow Archives in January 1981, by the great grandson of the creator, Richard Hardisty. The papers consist of personal letters, business letters, business and political appointments, speeches , newspaper clippings and miscellaneous material. Consists mainly of letters to and from Richard Hardisty; also contains letters and speeches of his son Richard G. Hardisty.


Series 23-1


Personal and business papers. — 1845-1866. — Consists of correspondence with family members, and related to Hudson’s Bay Company business. Includes letters from James Hector regarding the Palliser Expedition, and the certificate for his marriage to Eliza McDougall.


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M-5908-1442 Red River Academy from sister, Matawagamingue, to Richard Hardisty. — January 16, 1845. — Regarding Isabella, a chatty personal letter of family news
M-5908-1443 Red River Academy from sister, to Richard Hardisty. — January 16, 1846. — Regarding Isabella, personal letter, family news
M-5908-1444 Red River Academy from father, to Richard Hardisty. — December 15, 1846. — Regarding news of various members of the family and in which he advises young Richard to “make himself perfect in his education”
M-5908-1445 Red River Academy from father, Matawagamingue, to Richard Hardisty. — March 12, 1847; Regarding a personal letter informing Richard of his brother Henry’s impending arrival at the Academy with a short note to George on the reverse side
M-5908-1446 Red River Academy from father, La Chine, to Richard Hardisty. — July 25, 1848. — Regarding a personal letter informing Richard of his transfer from Matawagamingue to Esquimaux Bay. Also contains family news particularly about Richard’s sister Mary
M-5908-1447 Red River Academy from John Ballenden, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty. — August 3, 1850. — Regarding soliciting funds in order to erect a monument in memory of Mr. McCallum, a former teacher at Red River Academy
M-5908-1448 North West River, Esquimaux Bay, from Isabella (sister), to Richard Hardisty. — July 18, 1851. — Regarding a personal letter containing family news in which she discusses Mary’s marriage to Mr. McPherson and her own marriage to James Grant
M-5908-1449 Hudson’s Bay Co. Service, Northern Department, from Isabella, N. W. River, to Richard Hardisty. — August 18, 1852. — Regarding personal letter of family news
M-5908-1450 Isabella, to Richard Hardisty. — October 12, 1853. — Regarding her separation from Mr. Grant
M-5908-1451 Isabella, to Richard Hardisty. — October 14, 1853. — Regarding her separation from Mr. Grant
M-5908-1451A Mr. Black, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty. — March 15, 1894. — Regarding conveyance of news of Mrs. Black’s death
M-5908-1452 Father in Albany, to Richard Hardisty. — July 9, 1857. – – Regarding family news and disclosure of financial problems
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George Simpson, Hudson’s Bay House, LaChine, to Richard Hardisty. — April 16, 1858. — Regarding the planned tour of W. Dallas, one of the directors of the Hudson Bay Co. And party; Hardisty to oversee arrangements made for Mr Dallas’ comfort; file contains 3 letters (M-477-1454-M-477-1455); others to Officer in charge of Saskatchewan district and to W. Moberly on the same subject
M-5908-1456 James Hector, Fort Carlton Hudson Bay Co., to Captain Palliser. — May 1, 1858. — 13 pages. — Regarding discussion of provisions for the expedition and general discord caused by Blakiston
M-5908-1457 George Simpson. To Richard Hardisty. — June 21, 1858. — Regarding repairs and improved business at Fort Carlton
M-5908-1458 Father, Albany, to Richard Hardisty. — March 28, 1859. — Regarding family news
M-5908-1459 James Hector, Fort Pitt, to Richard Hardisty. — April 9, 1859. — Regarding details of 29 day trip into the mountains to the north of the Bow; naming and location of Mount Hardisty and return trip from Jasper house to Edmonton
M-5908-1460 G. Simpson, Carlton, Hudson Bay House, LaChine; a circular to Officer in Charge. — April 23, 1859. — Regarding instructions that no further supplies be given to the Palliser Expedition as their funds were exhausted
M-5908-1461 Thomas Blakiston, New York, to Richard Hardisty. — June 3, 1859. — Regarding request of a copy of the meterological register from Fort Carlton be sent to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington to help in the study of climate in North America
M-5908-1462 G. Simpson, Norway House, to Richard Hardisty, Fort Carlton. — June 18, 1859. — Regarding Mr. Dallas cancelling his plan to cross the mountains; the delay of the arrival of the Saskatchewan brigade and the visit of the Earl of Southesk to Saskatchewan on a hunting excursion
M-5908-1463 G. Simpson, LaChine, to Richard Hardisty. — August 15, 1859. — Regarding the termination of the Jurisdiction of the Hudson Bay Company as a law enforcer and the appointment of magistrates to maintain peace and harmony between the Indians and Whites
M-5908-1464 James Hector, Fort Vancouver, Columbia, to Richard Hardisty, Fort Carlton. — December 5, 1859. — Regarding details of the Expedition during the previous summer
M-5908-1465 G. Simpson, LaChine, to Richard Hardisty, Fort Carlton, Saskatchewan. — May 1, 1860. — Regarding circular requesting the officers of the Hudson Bay posts to observe and take details of the total eclipse of the sun of the morning of July 18, 1860
M-5908-1466 James Hector, London, to Richard Hardisty. — November 12, 1861. — Regarding a personal letter in which he discusses his future expedition to New Zealand; the fate of the Plains Indians; his lectures: the Indian life in North America; the possibility of finding gold on the North Saskatchewan River
M-5908-1467 Legal document issued by Hudson Bay Co. Appointing Richard Hardisty, Chief Trader. — April 16, 1862
M-5908-1468 Father, LaChine, to Richard Hardisty. — November 19, 1862. — Regarding personal letter containing family news
M-5908-1469 Father, LaChine, to Richard Hardisty. — April 24, 1863. — Regarding personal letter news of family and friends
M-5908-1470 Receipt, Mr. Hardisty from Savage Lyman, Montreal for goods brought. — June 10, 1864. — Empty envelope
M-5908-1471 To Richard Hardisty on behalf of the new committee of the Hudson Bay co., stating that the Company’s trading policy will remain the same. — July 1863
M-5908-1472 Thos. Wosely, Victoria, Saskatchewan, to Reverend E. Wood. — August 2, 1863. — Regarding introduction of Richard Hardisty, Chief Trader
M-5908-1473 Ledger sheet. — 1863. — Regarding Richard Hardisty in account with Hudson Bay Co
M-5908-1474 Account for jewelry purchased by Hardisty. — 1864. — from T. A. Townsend
M-5908-1475 Account for jewelry purchased by George Hardisty. — 1863 – 1964. — from W, A, Townsend
M-5908-1476 Joseph Barnard Davis, M. D., Staffordshire, to Richard Hardisty. — January 25, 1865. — Regarding request for samples of skulls of North American Indians to help in his study and preparation of a book called Amoenitates Ethnographicae
M-5908-1477 Hannah Faries (Hardisty’s sister), Matawagomingue, to Richard Hardisty. — March 21, 1865. — Regarding a short personal letter
M-5908-1478 Father, LaChine, to Richard Hardisty. — April 15, 1865. — Regarding a long newsy letter full of family news, his last letter to Richard, written shortly before his death
M-5908-1479 Will of Richard Hardisty Senior
M-5908-1480 Thomas Hardisty (brother), to Richard Rocky Mountain House. — November 19, 1865. — Regarding personal letter, family news
M-5908-1481 Donald Smith, to Richard Hardisty. — November 19, 1865. — Regarding father’s death and terms of his will
M-5908-1482 Certificate as British subject of John F. H. Forbes. — January 2, 1866
M-5908-1483 Doctor Joseph Bernard Davis, to Richard Hardisty. — December 23, 1866. — Regarding request for samples of skulls, whole skeletons, hair, portraits of North American Indian tribes, particularly the Blackfoot
M-5908-1484 Doctor Joseph Bernard Davis, to Richard Hardisty. — April 8, 1866. — Regarding request for samples of skulls, whole skeletons, hair, portraits of North American Indian tribes, particularly the Blackfoot
M-5908-1485 Marriage certificate of Richard Hardisty and Eliza McDougall. — September 20, 1866

Series 23-2


Personal and business papers. — 1867-1875. — Consists of correspondence with family members, and related to Hudson’s Bay Company business.



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M-5908-1486 Hudson Bay Co., London, to Richard Hardisty. — February 1, 1867. — Regarding reference to accompanying letters dealing with decisions made by the Governor and committee of the Hudson Bay company, regarding Mr. MacFarlane
M-5908-1487 Isabella Smith, LaChine, to Richard Hardisty. — April 14, 1867. — Regarding personal letter of family and friends
M-5908-1488 Dr. J. B. Davis, to Richard Hardisty. — August 18, 1867. — Regarding his disappointment of Richard’s inability to supply Indian skulls etc., he wanted for his studies
M-5908-1489 Margaret (Richard’s mother), LaChine, to Richard Hardisty. — September 3, 1867 finished on December 9, 1867. — Regarding family news
M-5908-1490 William Hardisty, Fort Simpson, to Richard Hardisty. — November 10, 1867. — Regarding his forthcoming trip to Canada; affairs at the Fort; his loneliness; Indian unrest
M-5908-1491 Thomas Hardisty, LaChine, to Richard Hardisty. — December 15, 1867. — Regarding personal letter about Company news, family
M-5908-1492 Hudson Bay Account of Richard Hardisty. — May 1867 through May 1869
M-5908-1493 Invoice. — April 11, 1870. — Regarding gun, hunting watch and gold chain
M-5908-1494 Circular issued by A. K. Isbister, a shareholder of the Hudson Bay Co., to the Chief Factors and Chief Traders. — July 1, 1870. — regarding encouraging them to advance a claim against the company for a share of the indemnity paid to the company by the Government of Canada when the company sold their territorial rights in Rupert’s land
M-5908-1495 Resolution drawn by the members of the Northern Department Council. — July 30, 1870. — Regarding in favour of reorganization of the business of the Fur Trade and in which they grant Chief Factor Donald A. Smith power of Attorney to speak and deal with the council
M-5908-1496 Text of speech and “rough copy”, given by Richard Hardisty in Victoria. — March 15, 1871. — Regarding nationhood, confederation; the coming of the railroad and the opening up of the west
M-5908-1497 Mr. Parson, York Factory, to William Christie, Saskatchewan. — March 17, 1871. — Regarding supply of guns, books and papers received; prospect of returns and provisions
M-5908-1498 Mother (?), LaChine, to Richard Hardisty. — March 29, 1871. — Regarding family news – letter incomplete and not signed
M-5908-1499 (?), Montreal, to Richard Hardisty (letter incomplete and unsigned). — August 17, 1871. — Regarding congratulating Richard on the birth of his son and gives details of Donald Smith’s agreement with company on behalf of the Wintering Partners
M-5908-1500 Donald Smith, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty. — September 26, 1871. — Regarding meetings held with the Governor and Committee of the Hudson Bay Co., requesting the Deed Poll of 1831 be revoked and the Fur Trade be reorganized
M-5908-1501 McTavish, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty. — 1871. — Regarding negotiations between Mr. Smith and the Hudson Bay Co
M-5908-1502 Jean L’Heureux, to J. W. Christie. — 1871. — Regarding bill for goods received ; census, charts and maps; establishment of future Roman Catholic mission at Porcupine Hills; appointment of Mr. Christie as Dominion Indian Commissioner; amount of liquor being traded to the Indians and damage caused; arrival of Fenians at Belly River and possible trouble they might cause
M-5908-1503 N. W. T. ordinance. — March 13, 1871. — Regarding forbidding importance and use of poisons
M-5908-1504 Certificate. — April 9, 1872. — Regarding appointing Richard Hardisty, Chief Factor
M-5908-1505 Mother, to Richard Hardisty. — April 8, 1872. — Regarding family news
M-5908-1506 Donald Smith, to Richard Hardisty. — May 29, 1872. — Regarding informing Richard that he has been appointed a Commissions Officer in the Hudson Bay Co
M-5908-1507 L. Clarke, Carlton House, to Richard Hardisty. — June 20, 1872. — Regarding complaining about the state of trade goods received; his health; payments due
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Letters, from L. Clarke, to Richard Hardisty. — July 5 1872 through August 16, 1872. — 17 letters. — Regarding dealing with goods received and sent from Carlton House; personnel problems; shortage of supplies; wages; etc
M-5908-1525 Donald Smith, to Richard Hardisty. — July 6, 1872. — Regarding the share of profits received by the Officers of te company
M-5908-1526 James Diaver, Prince Albert, to Richard Hardisty. — Regarding requesting six sows to be sent from Edmonton; general information on crops and buffalo
M-5908-1527 D. Smith, to Richard Hardisty. — August 16, 1872. — Regarding Richard’s appointment to the Saskatchewan District; change in the way of furnishing provisions to the families of Hudson Bay servants; steamers on the Saskatchewan River; requisition of “country product” and prices paid; protection of Forts; advances and debts; tariffs and profits; surveying of lands around company posts
M-5908-1528 D. Smith, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty. — August 16, 1872. — Regarding the decimal system of currency having been introduced; file also contains two business cards
M-5908-1529 L. Clarke, Carlton House. to Richard Hardisty. — August 26, 1872. — Regarding supplies sent to Slave Lake and Edmonton
M-5908-1530-
1531
Two letters is file: L. Clarke, Carlton House, to Richard Hardisty. — August 30, 1872 through September 16, 1872. — Regarding the frighting of supplies and the lack of carts
M-5908-1532-
1540
Nine letters from L. Clarke, Carlton House, to Richard Hardisty. — September 23, 1872 through April 20, 1873. — Regarding complaints concerning goods sent from and received at Carlton House; lack of supplies; health of Free Men and Indians etc
M-5908-1541 W. McKay, Fort Pitt, to Richard Hardisty. — September 30, 1872. — Regarding supplies and orders received
M-5908-1542 W. McMurray, Richard Hardisty, L. Clarke, R. McFarlane and W. McKay; to Donald Smith. — February 11, 1873. — Regarding a formal complaint concerning the lack of authority granted to them by the company (rough draft)
M-5908-1543 List of Hudson Bay appointments. — 1872
M-5908-1544 L. Clarke, Carlton House, to Richard Hardisty. — June 11, 1873. — Regarding supplies sent to Edmonton House
M-5908-1545 Letter to incorporate Labrador company. — May 23, 1873
M-5908-1546 Sandford Fleming, Ottawa, to Richard Hardisty. — June 16, 1873. — Regarding file that contains original letter and one photocopy: survey conducted for C. P. railway and thanking Richard Hardisty for the hospitality shown to him and his party the previous year
M-5908-1547 J. McTavish (?), to L. Clarke. — July 19, 1873. — Letter too difficult to decipher properly
M-5908-1548-
1549
Copies of letters; Robert Hamilton, to L. Clarke. — July 30, 1873 and August 6 1873. — Regarding the departure of the Steamer from Grand Rapids with supplies for the Hudson Bay post; second letter deals with the total wreck of the Steamer and loss of the supplies
M-5908-1550 E. McGillivray, to Richard Hardisty. — January 26, 1873. — Regarding a private letter in which he discusses his change of mind about leaving the Service and requests a posting to Lake St. Ann’s if possible
M-5908-1551 J. Bunn, to Richard Hardisty. — January 26, 1874. — Regarding the shortage of food; shipment of pemmican ; grinding of barley; the possibility of obtaining fish
M-5908-1552 J. Bunn, Beaver Hall, to Richard Hardisty. — January 29, 1874. — Regarding personal letter about son’s health; wife’s visit to Long Lake; weather; shortage of food; troublesome Indians
M-5908-1553 Thomas Hardisty, to Richard Hardisty. — January 30, 1874. — Regarding personal letter reporting the death of Mary’s husband Joseph McPherson
M-5908-1554 John Swanston, Montreal. — April 7, 1874. — Regarding personal letter containing news of family and friends; mentions the formation of “a small band of mounted police” to maintain law and order in the North West and Riel’s presence in Ottawa to take his seat in the House
M-5908-1555 Henry Hardisty, Cumberland House, to Richard Hardisty. — June 9, 1874. — Regarding a private letter in which he discuses his debts and complains about the rates charged him for goods and Richard’s demand for payment
M-5908-1556 Account of Red River Outfit. — January 7 through May 31, 1874
M-5908-1557 Private account sheet. — January through December 1874
M-5908-1558 J. Grahame, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty. — July 22, 1875. — Regarding a further division of company profits

Series 23-3


Personal and business papers. — 1876-1878. — Consists of correspondence with family members, and related to Hudson’s Bay Company business.



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M-5908-1559 J. Young, Montreal, to Richard Hardisty. — April 4, 1876. — Regarding informing Richard of the death of his mother and Mr. McDougall
M-5908-1560 Account from William Dangerfield, shoe manufacturer. — July 29, 1876
M-5908-1561 Copy of letter, Richard Hardisty, to James Grahame. — September 29 1876. — Regarding arrival of supplies; accounts and personnel
M-5908-1562 A. E. Forget, to Richard Hardisty. — December 12, 1876. — Regarding informing Richard of his appointment as a Justice of the Peace in and for the North West Territories
M-5908-1563 Certificate of Appointment as Justice of the Peace
M-5908-1564 Copy of letter, J. Dewe, to E. H. Carr, Postmaster N. W. T. — January 30, 1877. — Regarding delivery of mails to parties living in the neighbourhood of Hudson Bay Company
M-5908-1565 Richard Hardisty, to J. McTavish. — March 27, 1877. — Regarding supplies and accounts due
M-5908-1566 Copy of letter, Alexander D…(?), Montreal, to Richard Hardisty. — April 12, 1877. — Regarding the formation of “Labrador Company” and in which he approaches Richard about an “advantageous arrangement” between the Labrador Company and a number of resident partners and employees of the Hudson Bay Company
M-5908-1567 Copy of letter, Richard Hardisty, to Officer in Charge, Carlton House. — April 17, 1877. — Regarding delivery and payment of goods
M-5908-1568 Copy of letter, Richard Hardisty, to John McTavish. — April 20, 1877. — Regarding the account of John Irvine
M-5908-1569 Copy of letter, Richard Hardisty, to John McTavish. — April 21, 1877. — Regarding account of William Cust
M-5908-1570 (?), Edmonton, to William McKay. — April 30, 1877. — Regarding the shipment of 4 boats of furs belonging to Outfits ’75 and ’76; and their return
M-5908-1571 Richard Hardisty, to Donald Smith. — n.d. — Regarding the estate of his late brother, Henry and the fate of his widow and children; contains a brief account os his expenditures during the year
M-5908-1572 Bella Hardisty (Eliza’s niece – daughter of William Lucas Hardisty), to Eliza Hardisty. — December 10, 1877. — Regarding family news
M-5908-1573 Receipt from Quinby & Hallowell for goods received for Richard Hardisty
M-5908-1574 David Laird, Battleford, to Richard Hardisty. — May 30, 1878. — Regarding compliments on his manner of doing business and voices a complaint about certain business practices of some Hudson Bay Officers
M-5908-1575 G. McTavish, Fort Garry, to Richard Hardisty. — July 15, 1878. — Regarding the shipment of ten light iron bound carts for use in Edmonton District
M-5908-1576 D. Matheson, Grand Rapid, to Mr. McTavish. — July 25, 1878. — Regarding his support of the Donald Smith project
M-5908-1577 J. McTavish, to Richard Hardisty. — August 5, 1878. — Regarding the movement of a number of Hudson Bay Company Officers to confront the board with demands for better terms
M-5908-1578 J. Hargrave, to Richard Hardisty. — August 5, 1878. — Regarding giving power of attorney to Donald Smith and J. McTavish to negotiate new terms with the Board of the Hudson Bay Company
M-5908-1579 N. E. Triall, Lac La Biche, to Richard Hardisty. — September 23, 1878. — Regarding the invoice received by Mr. Brereton; accounts; fisheries and fur prices
M-5908-1580-
1581
Minutes of the meeting held at Fort Garry of the newly found Fur Trade Party. — October 7, 1878; second letter from J. McTavish to Richard Hardisty. — October 8, 1878. — Regarding note enclosed with certified copy of the above minutes
M-5908-1582 J. Hargrave, to Richard Hardisty. — October 7, 1878. — Regarding his signing a letter of resignation to be given to Smith and McTavish which they could present to the Board of the Hudson’s Bay Company if negotiations: better terms should fail
M-5908-1583 Copy, unsigned, to Mr. Smith and Mr. McTavish. — November 1878. — Regarding resignation
M-5908-1584 Alice Percy, to Eliza Hardisty. — November 3, 1878. — Regarding personal letter of thanks and in which she describes her journey to Fort Carlton
M-5908-1585 J. Grahame, to J. McTavish. — November 20, 1878. — (Copy), Regarding Montreal asking him for a full explanation of his connection with Donald Smith and the representation they are planning to make to the Governor and Board of the Hudson Bay Co., on behalf of the Commissioned Officers
M-5908-1586 J. McTavish, Fort Garry, to Donald Smith, Montreal. — November 30, 1878. — Regarding the above letter received from the Chief Commissioner Grahame. A Long letter in which he states his reasons for representing his fellow commissioned Officers in demanding a new deal with the Hudson Bay Co
M-5908-1587 J. McTavish, to Chief Commissioner J. Grahame. — November 30, 1878. — Regarding in which he refers him to Donald Smith for an answer to his inquiry (File # 109)
M-5908-1588 J. Hargrave, secretary of the Fur Trade Party to Commissioned Officers of the Hudson Bay Co., at Edmonton, Peace River, Athabasca, and McKenzie River. — December 7, 1878. — Regarding the Hudson Bay Company’s offer of remuneration for Outfit 1877 and the recommendations of the Fur Trade Party (Copy)
M-5908-1589 Two copies of the minutes of a meeting held at Fort Garry be the Fur Trade Party where it was resolved that any agreements made with the Hudson Bay Co. — December 2, 1878. — Regarding remuneration be made through their appointed attorneys, D. Smith and J. McTavish
M-5908-1590 J. Bissett, to McTavish, Montreal. — December 7, 1878. — Regarding giving his support to the movement of the Commissioned Officers
M-5908-1591 J. McTavish, Fort Garry to Richard Hardisty. — December 9, 1878. — Regarding a short letter accompanying his letter to Mr. McDougall sent for Richard’s perusal with a request to send it on immediately
M-5908-1592-
1600
Correspondence between J. McTavish, J. Grahame, Chief Commissioner and the Fur Trade Party. — December 9, 1878 to January 10, 1879. — Containing 9 letters dealing in detail with the demands of the Commissioned Officers and the reasons behind them

Series 23-4


Personal and business papers. — 1879-1883. — Consists of correspondence with family members, and related to Hudson’s Bay Company business.



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M-5908-1601 G. McTavish, to Richard Hardisty. — January 20, 1879. — Regarding a letter which informs Richard Hardisty of Donald Smith’s departure for England; discusses Chief Commissioner J. Grahame and the Fur Trade Party
M-5908-1602 J. S. Camsell, Fort Chipewyan to Richard Hardisty. — February 20, 1879. — Regarding informing Richard that he sent his power of Attorney to the delegates and discusses Clarke’s opposition to the movement
M-5908-1603-
1605
A copy of recommendations presented to the Governor and Committee be Donald Smith on behalf the Commissioned Officers of the Hudson Bay Co. — February 26, 1879. — Also a copy of a letter to D. Smith from W. Armitt, secretary on behalf of the Governor and Committee of the Hudson Bay Co., Regarding a draft of intended resolutions in answer to the recommendations of the Fur Trade Party
M-5908-1606 J. Hargrave, to Richard Hardisty (Circular). — March 3, 1879. — Regarding the outline of concessions granted the Fur Trade Party by the Governor and Committee of the Hudson Bay Co., and tells of J. McTavish’s refusal of 150 pounds sterling per share, the Fur Trade Party will not concede anything to the Hudson Bay Company
M-5908-1607 Minutes of the meeting of the Fur Trade Party held at Fort Garry. — March 3, 1879. — Regarding dealing with the crises between the Party and the Hudson Bay Company; letter from the Fur Trade Party to J. McTavish giving him full support in any further negotiations with the Hudson Bay Company
M-5908-1608 J. Hargrave, with a Post Script from J. McTavish, to Richard Hardisty. — April 9, 1879. — Regarding recommending that all members of the Fur Trade Party accept the new terms offered by the Hudson Bay Company
M-5908-1609 J. Hargrave, to Richard Hardisty. — April 14, 1879. — Regarding a short note enclosed with letter concerning transactions of the Fur Trade Party (not included)
M-5908-1610 Recommendations for promotions. — July 12, 1879
M-5908-1611 Commissioned Officers of the Hudson Bay Co., (including Richard Hardisty), to James Grahame. — July 12, 1879. — Regarding in which they give him a vote of confidence as Chief Commissioner
M-5908-1612 Members of the Fur Trade Party, to D. Smith and J. McTavish. — July 15, 1879. — Regarding the Party’s wish to express their appreciation and satisfaction with the results of the negotiations with the Hudson Bay Co
M-5908-1613 ? to J. McTavish. — July 15, 1879. — Regarding inquires about amounts of money paid from the estates of two Co. Servants
M-5908-1614 Hudson Bay Co., invoice. — May 29, 1879 through August 4, 1879
M-5908-1615 Hudson Bay Co., report of Governor and Committee. — June 24, 1879
M-5908-1616 J. Bissett, to Richard Hardisty. — December 31, 1880. — Regarding informing him of the amount of money he is to receive from the estates of his father, mother and brother Thomas
M-5908-1617 James J. Stuart, to Richard Hardisty. — January 25, 1881. — Regarding request for provisions
M-5908-1618 James Bissett, Montreal, to Richard Hasrdisty. — February 19, 1881. — Regarding informing him of his brother William’s death with brief details of how his estate was administered
M-5908-1619 Margrat Couts, to Mr. Groat. — June 8, 1881. — Regarding a short letter in answer to information he received about her brother’s death
M-5908-1620 Richard Hardisty, Draft of a letter to Donald Smith. — July 8, 1881. — Regarding discussion about William’s death; the possibility of resigning Outfit 1882; the Canadian Pacific Railway and the effect it will have on the fur trade, Indians and Edmonton
M-5908-1621 W. Palmer Clarke, to ?. — July 12, 1881. — Regarding request for Clarke to find him a piece of property in Edmonton as an investment
M-5908-1622 Indenture between John Norris, Donald McLeod and Richard Hardisty. — August 31, 1881. — Regarding the sale of Edmonton Milling Co., for the sum of $15 000.00
M-5908-1623 Richard Hardisty, to the Minister of the Interior, Ottawa. — October 13, 1881. — Regarding request for Timber Limit be surveyed in the Edmonton District
M-5908-1624 Sedley Blanchard, to Richard Haridisty. — October 17, 1881. — Regarding account due Richard Hardisty by one R. G. Stewart
M-5908-1625 Donald Smith, to Richard Hardisty. — November 11, 1881. — Regarding power of attorney granted Mr. Bissett in order to discharge a debt; proposed land purchases; family affairs particularly Mary McPherson and family
M-5908-1626 J. Bissett, to Richard Hardisty. — November 30, 1881. – – Regarding accounts paid
M-5908-1627 John McDougall , to J. Bissett. — December 20, 1881. – – Regarding confirming goods sent
M-5908-1628 Richard Hardisty, to Laird. — ?, 4 1881. — Regarding a census of adults from the scattered settlements around Edmonton; Indian problems
M-5908-1629 Richard Hardisty. — J. Bissett. — January 10, 1882. — Regarding estates of Joseph Benoit and Dr. Verry
M-5908-1630 Richard Hardisty, draft of letter to J. Grahame. — January 23, 1882. — Regarding an answer to criticism that he is working in his own interests at the lumber and Grist Mill at the expense of the Hudson Bay Co
M-5908-1631 Richard Hardisty, to Goldie McCulloch. — March 24, 1882. — Regarding a letter accompanying the payment of $450.00 to J. Norris and Logan
M-5908-1632 Richard Hardisty, to Bain, Blanchard and McCall. — April 14, 1882. — Regarding requesting that sums of money be removed for the Bank of Montreal (estate of Dr. Verry) and given to Donald Smith to administer
M-5908-1633 J. Bissett, to Richard Hardisty. — April 26, 1882. — Regarding receipt of $300.00 from the estate of J. Benoit and terms of investment of same; also requests that Richard Hardisty become guardian of Benoit’s son
M-5908-1634 S. Blanchard, to Richard Hardisty. — June 1882. — Regarding Blanchard being presented by a Mr. Levey, mechanical engineer of the North West Mining Co: building a boat, details of the enterprise to be kept secret
M-5908-1635 J. Grahame, to Richard Hardisty. — July 7, 1882. — Regarding request approval to granting three Co., clerks further share in the Hudson Bay Co
M-5908-1636 J. Bourne, to Richard Hardisty. — August 3, 1882. — Regarding complaints that the Hudson Bay Co., refuses to pay fair salary to him for surveying done; he request Richard Hardisty a confirmation for the Committee that he worked with Richard Hardisty from July 22 to December 20, 1881
M-5908-1637 Richard Hardisty, to J. Grahame. — September 20, 1882. — Regarding a report of trade in the Edmonton District in which he complains of high freight rates and lack of prompt delivery by the steamers; he suggests changes in “trade goods” due to rapid settlement of the west and closing of some unprofitable posts and that trade be worked on a cash system; the credit system to be done away with entirely
M-5908-1638 W. Armit, to J. Grahame. — October 24, 1882. — Written on behalf of the Governor and Committee of the Hudson Bay Co., rescinding the clause in the agreement of 1879 that allowed Commissioned Officers to recommend appointments of Officers; in future they can recommend appointment for the Fur Trade only not General Trade, (Copy)
M-5908-1639 Donald Smith, to Richard Hardisty. — December 21, 1882. — Regarding a financial report about Joseph Benoit minor
M-5908-1640 A list of clerks in the Edmonton District with personal comments, Outfit 1882
M-5908-1641 Hudson Bay Co., account Athabasca District, Outfit 1882. — March 11, 1882
M-5908-1642 Charles Carpmael, superintendent of meteorological service, Toronto; offering to send instruments and instructions for use of any officer in Hudson Bay Co., who would be willing to make weather observations and records
M-5908-1643 L. Wood, to Richard Hardisty. — January 8, 1883. — Regarding account of charges
M-5908-1644 J. Grahame to Richard Hardisty. — February 19, 1993. – – Regarding him of ruling passed by the Hudson Bay Co., about the death of a Commissioned Officer while in active service
M-5908-1645 Russell Stevenson, to Richard Hardisty. — April 20, 1883. — Regarding the reservations of townships granted by the Federal Government
M-5908-1646 J. Grahame, to Richard Hardisty. — May 8, 1883. — Regarding shares ti the Hudson Bay Co
M-5908-1647 Account of Mrs. Mc Pherson. — June 1, 1883. — Regarding Outfit 1882
M-5908-1648 Richard Hardisty, to J. Grahame. — June 17, 1883. — Regarding a report on the operation of the Saw and Grist Mill
M-5908-1649 Richard Hardisty, to J. Grahame. — June 17, 1883. — Regarding report of year’s business of Edmonton District; business not satisfactory due to goods not reaching their destination; discusses closure of posts; poor quality of trade goods
M-5908-1650 Russell Stevenson, to Richard Hardisty. — June 22, 1883. — Regarding townships reserved for their inspection and arranging a meeting for September
M-5908-1651 Cheque to the order of L. B. Taillon. — September 15, 1883
M-5908-1652 Richard G. Hardisty, attending school in Edinborough, to mother Eliza Hardisty. — October 9, 1883. — Regarding personal letter about school news etc.
M-5908-1653 Cheques to the order of J. Levey. — October 13, 1883
M-5908-1654-
1656
Extract from letter written by W. Armit on behalf of the Board of the Hudson Bay Co., to J. Grahame. — November 6, 1883. — Regarding a change in the method of charging supplies to the Officers; two letters to Richard Hardisty from J. Grahame. — December 5 & 7, 1883. — Regarding the above ruling
M-5908-1657 Letter from Bain Blanchard & Mulock. — December 5, 1883
M-5908-1658 Secretary of the Manitoba Club. — December 10, 1883. — Regarding purchase of debentures of the Manitoba Club
M-5908-1659 Regulations governing granting of yearly licenses to cut timber on Dominion lands

Series 23-5


Personal and business papers. — 1884-1886. — Consists of correspondence with family members, and related to Hudson’s Bay Company business.



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M-5908-1660 Richard G. Hardisty, to Eliza Hardisty. — January 4, 1884. — Regarding personal letter about family and description of day spent in London with his father
M-5908-1661 Extract from letter from secretary Armit, Hudson Bay Cp., to J. Grahame. — February, 13, 1884. — Regarding Edmonton result of trade of Outfit 1882
M-5908-1662 Leslie Wood, to Richard Hardisty. — March 20, 1884. — Regarding conflict over Saw and Grist Mill
M-5908-1663 J. Grahame, to Richard Hardisty. — March 24, 1884. — Regarding the limit of advances in any one Outfit to Officers of the Company
M-5908-1664 Richard Hardisty, to J. Grahame. — March 24, 1884. — Regarding further investigations into the accounts of Outfit 1882
M-5908-1665 Specifications for Mr. McDougall’s house
M-5908-1666 J. Hardisty, to Richard Hardisty. — May 8, 1884. — Regarding a personal letter in which he discusses brother George’s poor health; the impending resignation of J. Grahame; other news
M-5908-1667 Richard Hardisty, rough draft of letter to W. Armit. — May 12, 1884. — Regarding an explanation of the origin of a damaging letter in the Winnipeg Free Press about his involvement in the Saw Mill
M-5908-1668 From ?, to Richard Hardisty. — May 29, 1884. — Regarding the “scoundrels” who published the damaging letter; news about the problems with the operation of the mill
M-5908-1669 Richard Hardisty, Calgary, draft letter to ?. — July 2, 1884. — Regarding the destruction of the bridge across the Elbow River asking permission to charge a “toll” in order to pay for the construction of a new one
M-5908-1670 J. Grahame, to Richard Hardisty. — June 20, 1884. — Regarding the circumstances of his resignation
M-5908-1671 William Armit, on behalf of the Governor and Committee of Hudson Bay Co., to Richard Hardisty. — July 22, 1884. — Regarding explaining J. Grahame’s resignation and introducing Joseph Wrigley as the new Chief Commissioner
M-5908-1672 J. Grahame, to Richard Hardisty. — July 24, 1884. — Regarding a covering letter accompanying list of Co., appointments
M-5908-1673 J. Grahame, two letter both dated. — August 5, 1884. — Regarding the claim of the Commissioned Officers in the Outfit 1869 for their proper share of the compensation paid by the Canadian Government to the Hudson Bay Co., for losses sustained a t Red River
M-5908-1674 J. Grahame, to Richard Hardisty. — August 16, 1884. — Regarding a private letter about Mr. Grahame’s son
M-5908-1675 Joseph Hardisty, a fragment of a letter to Richard Hardisty. — September 12, 1884. — (presumed sender due to address and handwriting), Regarding family news
M-5908-1676 Samuel Faber to Colonel Richardson. — November 16, 1884. — Regarding farm Stock and grain feeding
M-5908-1677 Account of Richard Hardisty. — May 1884 through June 1885. — Regarding Hudson Bay Co
M-5908-1678 Comparative Statement of the annual average Trade of Furs in the Athabasca District from !854 to 1870 and 1871 to 1884
M-5908-1679 Receipt of land purchase in the townsite of Calgary issued. — January 17, 1885. — issued to Richard Hardisty
M-5908-1680 Thomas Taylor, to Richard Hardisty. — July 16, 1885. — Regarding a private letter relating information not issued in a public report on the Riel Rebellion
M-5908-1681 William Pearce, to Richard Hardisty. — July 20, 1885. – – Regarding the difficulty over a settlement of a land claim in Edmonton
M-5908-1682 Isaac Simpson, private banker, Kingston, Ontario, to Richard Hardisty. — August 11, 1885. — Regarding a request for a favour from Richard to collect debts and rents owed by Simpson
M-5908-1683 From ?, a portion of a letter to Richard Hardisty. — October 7, 1885. — Regarding family news; Richard’s daughter and son; his brother George; William’s sons
M-5908-1684 Legal release granted to Richard Hardisty from Miller, Morse & Co., merchants, city of Winnipeg. — November 10, 1885
M-5908-1685 Letter concerning same release (M-5908-1684), from Bain, Blanchard & Mullock, Barristers. — November 10, 1885
M-5908-1686 Charles H. Parlow, Calgary to Richard Hardisty. — November 12, 1885. — Regarding an account of behalf of George Hardisty; news about arrival and storage of Hardisty’s buckboard; other general news
M-5908-1687 From ?, to Richard Hardisty. — November 12, 1885. — Regarding a fragment of a letter from Scotland in which the writer tells of visiting young Richard at boarding school; discusses business and the testing of a machine for deepening rivers which would help with gold mining on the Saskatchewan River
M-5908-1688 James Lougheed, Calgary, to Richard Hardisty. — November 25, 1885. — Regarding a personal letter written with humour, about family news; general news of Calgary; business arrangements
M-5908-1689 Draft petition to Her Majesty’s Government from inhabitants of Edmonton District regarding Cree Indian Chief Pukan
M-5908-1690 Comparative statement, returns of trade Edmonton District, Outfits 1885 & 1886
M-5908-1691 Lieutenants Governors’s office, Regina to Richard Hardisty. — January 1, 1886. — Informing of his appointment as Justice of the Peace
M-5908-1692 William Pearce, Ottawa to Richard Hardisty. — January 10, 1886. — Regarding the settlement of land claim
M-5908-1693 F. White, Alberta, to Richard Hardisty. — April 16, 1886. — Request of loan for $ 1 000.00
M-5908-1694 F. White, to Richard Hardisty. — June 26, 1886. — Acknowledging receipt of money, reports on lambing, shearing and land negotiations
M-5908-1695 Deposit receipt for $ 160.00 issued by Bank of Montreal, Ottawa. — June 1, 1886
M-5908-1696 R. MacFarlane, to the Governor and Committee of the Hudson Bay Co. — May 1, 1886. — File contains three letters, one copy and two entitled “Memorial of Chief Factor MacFarlane”; these were written while MacFarlane was in London and done without knowledge of his fellow Commissioned Officers; letters detail the poor financial state of the Commissioned Officers and suggests changes that should be made to insure their financial security; these letters led to the Governor and asking for MacFarlane’s resignation
M-5908-1697 Draft of a letter from the Commissioned Officers, to Joseph Wrigley, Chief Commissioner Hudson Bay Co. — August 9, 1886. — This letter was prompted by the forced retirement of Chief Factor MacFarlane after thirty-five years of service; in the letter they voice the hope that Mr. MacFarlane will be reinstated and offer suggestions for future retirements including a pension fund
M-5908-1698 Charles Parlow, Calgary, to Richard Hardisty. — June 23, 1886. — Regarding recovery of cattle belonging to Hardisty and accounts paid
M-5908-1699 Murdock McPherson (Richard’s nephew), to Richard Hardisty. — June 28, 1886
M-5908-1700 Charles Parlow, to Richard Hardisty. — June 30, 1886. – – Two letters that deal with purchase and card of cattle
M-5908-1701 Amos, Dominion Lands Office, Calgary, to Richard Hardisty.– July 3, 1886. — Letter accompanying return of cheque
M-5908-1702 Richard Hardisty, to Chief Factor, Victoria. — August 9, 1886. — A rough draft of letter dealing with the forced resignation of MacFarlane
M-5908-1703 Receipt for purchase of shares in the Edmonton Cemetery Co. Ltd. — September 8, 1886′
M-5908-1704 Copy of petition sent to John A. MacDonald. — September 8, 1886. — Regarding land settlements and scrip owed to Metis living in the district of Alberta in the N. W. T.; covering letter March 16, 1888, sent to Senator Richard Hardisty by Robert Strachan, Edmonton
M-5908-1705 Account on behalf of Master Richard Hardisty from John Paton, Boot Maker, Edinborough, Scotland. — December 1886
M-5908-1706 Hudson Bay Officers, Winnipeg, to Richard Hardisty. — December 13, 1886. — Regarding a request for his support in opposing the resignation of MacFarlane and further supporting the request for better financial security from the Hudson Bay Co
M-5908-1707 R. MacFarlane, London, England, to Richard Hardisty. — December 15, 1886. — Describes his trip to England; his treatment by the Board; why he took the stand he did to get a better financial deal for the Commissioned Officers and asks for Hardisty’s support

Series 23-6


Personal and business papers. — 1887-1889. — Consists of correspondence with family members, and related to Hudson’s Bay Company business.



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M-5908-1708 Hudson Bay Annual Reports for 1886 and 1887. Pamphlet “The Northwest Rebellion”. — 1887
M-5908-1709 1886 to 1887; three ledger sheets
M-5908-1710 Comparative statement Edmonton District Returns, Outfits 1886 and 1887
M-5908-1711 Account of Richard Hardisty with the Hudson Bay Co. – – 1887
M-5908-1712-
1714
Three receipts for goods purchased by Richard G. Hardisty. — 1887
M-5908-1715 Richard G. Hardisty, to Eliza Hardisty. — April 7, 1887. — Description of games, holidays, concerts etc
M-5908-1716 Thomas Taylor, Lac St, Anne, to Richard Hardisty. — May 31, 1887. — A report on the business of the Lac St. Anne Post Outfit 1886
M-5908-1717 J. Wrigley. To Richard Hardisty. — May 16, 188. — A covering letter accompanying proposed Rules and Regulations to be presented to Council of Hudson Bay Co. (rules not included)
M-5908-1718 William ?, Chief Commissioner’s Office, Indian Affairs N. W. T., Regina, to Richard Hardisty. — August 24, 1887. — Regarding a claim against the Hudson Bay Co., by R. Logan for goods supplied to an agent at Edmonton
M-5908-1719 Leslie Wood, Athabasca Landing, to Richard Hardisty. – – October 12, 1887. — A report on the work done and goods transported during the freighting season for Outfit 1887
M-5908-1720 From the Commissioned Officers Hudson Bay Co., to J. Wrigley. — 188?. — A draft letter requesting the Chief Commissioner to present the Governor of the Hudson Bay Co., with their petition asking for the reinstatement of Chief Factor MacFarlane
M-5908-1721 Richard G. Hardisty, Merchiston Castle, Scotland, to Eliza Hardisty. — February 27, 1888. — Letter contains school news and assurance that neither “Billiards” nor “Drink” will lead him into bad company
M-5908-1722 Lynwood Perira, Ottawa, to Richard Hardisty. — February 28, 1888. — written on behalf of a Mr. White explaining the cypher he will use in corresponding with Sen. Hardisty
M-5908-1723 Campbell Young, Edmonton, to Richard Hardisty, Ottawa. — February 28, 1888. — A full report on D. R. Fraser and Co., a lumber firm in which Richard Hardisty was a major investor – books and records had not been kept properly since 1882; Mr. Young was apparently hired to help straighten things out and collect accounts owing
M-5908-1724 C. Young, to Thomas Anderson, Crown Timber Agents, Edmonton. — February 28, 1888. — on behalf of D. R. Fraser and Co., requesting a reduction in timber dues paid by the Co.
M-5908-1725 A letter of congratulations from former neighbours and friends in Edmonton on Richard Hardisty’s appointment to the Senate. — March 1, 1888. — in this long letter they appeal for his help in obtaining aid from the Government of Canada in assisting settlers because of crop failures; the construction of a N.W.M.P. barracks in Edmonton; a grant of money to build a trail between Edmonton and Athabasca Landing; they also complain of a lack of Government buildings in Edmonton and the fact that Edmonton receives no financial help from the Government of Canada
M-5908-1726 Richard Hardisty, to Sir Hector Langevin. — March 29, 1888. — Hardisty dealing with above
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Richard Hardisty, to Eliza Hardisty. — March 10, 11, 1888 from Montreal and March 12, 1888 from Ottawa. — three letters and one addressed envelope. — personal letter, news of his health, family and local events
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Richard G. Hardisty, one letter to his mother; and the other to his father. — March 11, 1888. — 2 letters. — dealing with rugby games played; school tours and upcoming passage home
M-5908-1732 Rail pass issued to Richard Hardisty. — April 11, 1888. — for travel on freight trains on the Eastern Division of the C.P.R.
M-5908-1733 J. Wrigley, Winnipeg, to Richard Hardisty. — April 23, 1888. — Reports to be sent to the Hudson Bay Co.
M-5908-1734 Richard Hardisty, telegram to Eliza Hardisty telling her of Richard G.’s arrival
M-5908-1735 from ?, to Richard Hardisty, Ottawa. — May 22, 1888. – – a short note requesting him to fill in an accompanying form (not in file) with information for a new edition of the Parliamentary Companion
M-5908-1736 William Clarke, Winnipeg, R. MacFarlane, Fort St. James. — June 5, 1888. — regarding the choice of route and cutting of a proposed horse trail between Grand Rapids and Fort McMurray
M-5908-1737 J. Wrigley, to Richard Hardisty. — June 30, 1888. — regarding repayment of shares to the Officers for Outfit 1885 and 1886
M-5908-1738 Bishop Lestanc, to Richard Hardisty. — July 21, 1888. — a letter of recommendation for Jules Boone and a request he be considered for the post of Emigration Agent
M-5908-1739 William Naughton’s Sons, New York, to Richard Hardisty. — August 28, 1888. — regarding the collection of an account from a Charles W. Stewart (letter typed)
M-5908-1740 Richard G. Hardisty, to Clara Hardisty. — November 21, 1888. — personal letter; news of friends and local events
M-5908-1741 Business Card from the Minister of the Interior
M-5908-1742 Richard G. Hardisty, to Eliza Hardisty. — December 13, 1888. — short letter regarding Calgary
M-5908-1743 E. Gagon, Regina, to Richard Hardisty. — December 30, 1888. — regarding a short letter thanking Mr. and Mrs. Hardisty for a wedding gift
M-5908-1744 1888 Privy Council circular regarding the settlement of the fishery question on the Atlantic coast of North America
M-5908-1745 Letters Patent. — February 23, 1888. — regarding summoning Richard Hardisty Esquire to the Senate of Canada
M-5908-1746 Richard Hardisty, to his mother. — January 9, 1889. — letter is addressed to his mother but seems to be written to his sister, regarding news of family and friends
M-5908-1747 Honourable Edgar Dewdney, Minister of the Interior, from the residents of the North Alberta Land Registration District. — January 11, 1889. — regarding obtaining a fire proof Registry Office with sufficient vaults to hold documents and Land Titles
M-5908-1748 Petition of Agricultural Society of Edmonton; to Edgar Dewdney. — January 22, 1889
M-5908-1749 Invitation to Honourable Richard Hardisty and Lady to Geological and Natural History Survey Conversazione. — February 15, 1889
M-5908-1750 Richard Hardisty, to Richard G. Hardisty. — February 16, 1889. — regarding young Richard leaving the service of the Hudson Bay Co., and starting work in the bank
M-5908-1751 Millers appeal. — February 14, 1889. — regarding duties on flour
M-5908-1752 F. A. Lucas, Peace Hills Farm, Minister of the Interior, Ottawa. — March 14, 1889. — regarding the purchase of property
M-5908-1753 Clotilde Grant, Winnipeg, to Richard Hardisty. — March 28, 1889. — regarding asking Richard for his help in locating certain people to settle a land claim
M-5908-1754 James Lumsden, Richard Hardisty. — April 22, 1889. – regarding Mr. Lumsden who was a former teacher of Richard at the Red River Academy; now having fallen on hard times, he appeals to Hardisty for help
M-5908-1755 E. P. Rogers, Hyde Park on Hudson, to Richard Hardisty. — April 23, 1889. — Regarding thanking him for advice given for an upcoming trip to Canada
M-5908-1756 from ?, to Andrew Henderson. — May 19, 1889. — regarding a rough copy of a congratulatory note accompanying a wedding present
M-5908-1757 From Richard’s father, to Richard G. Hardisty. — July 5, 1889. — regarding a letter of fatherly advice
M-5908-1758 Balance Sheet of Fraser and Co. — September 30, 1889
M-5908-1759 A resolution adopted by the Legislative Assembly of the N.W.T. — October 21, 1889. — regarding an expression of sympathy to the family of Richard Hardisty on his untimely death
M-5908-1760 Personal letter of sympathy, author unclear, Regina
M-5908-1761 Joseph Hardisty, Montreal, to Eliza Hardisty. — November 26, 1889. — regarding a letter of sympathy to the family containing details regarding setting up a stone of tablet on Richard’s grave Winnipeg
M-5908-1762 James Lougheed, to Eliza Hardisty. — December 24, 1889. — Regarding thanking her for her congratulatory telegraph on his appointment to the Senate
M-5908-1763 A copy of the memorial from the residents of Edmonton to the Honourable Sir Hector Langevin, Minister of Public Works. — 1889. — regarding the construction of a bridge across the North Saskatchewan River at Edmonton, (file also contains a blank, empty envelope)

Series 23-7


Personal and business papers. — 1890-1958

M-5908-1764 J. Hardisty, Montreal, to Richard Hardisty. — February 3, 1890. — letter deals almost exclusively with the Influenza epidemic called “La Grippe” of Russian Influenza
M-5908-1765 J. Hardisty, to Eliza Hardisty. — June 30, 1890. — regarding obtaining a stone for Richard’s grave
M-5908-1766 James Lougheed, to Eliza Hardisty. — June 13, 1890. — regarding obtaining her help in influencing John Sinclair to send young Maggie Hardisty to Montreal to live with Sir Donald Smith
M-5908-1767 F. Oliver, Regina, to Richard G. Hardisty. — August 26, 1890. — regarding employment
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Correspondence between William Pearce and John Hall. — August 30, September 12, 1890
M-5908-1770 William Pearce, to Richard G. Hardisty. — October 25, 1890. — regarding a coal claim on the Saskatchewan River Made by the former Richard Hardisty in 1882 and the subsequent claims by his heirs
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Two letters from Richard G. Hardisty, to Eliza Hardisty. — January 21, 1891 and October 29, 1891. — personal letters, full of local news

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M-5908-1773 Wedding invitation of Maggie Taylor and Richard G. Hardisty. — September 21, 1892

The invitation has been digitized.  View now.
M-5908-1774 James Lougheed, to Richard G. Hardisty. — August 23, 1893. — Regarding recommendations and his application for an agency
M-5908-1775 Constitution of Laymen’s Association of the Manitoba and Northwest Conference of the Methodist Church. — 1893
M-5908-1776 Membership card of Mrs. Hardisty from the Trinity Methodist Church, Toronto. — April 1899
M-5908-1777 The Canada Gazette. — July 23, 1894
M-5908-1778 Richard G. Hardisty, Livingstone, Victoria Falls, South Africa, to Eliza Hardisty. — October 4, 1902. — regarding personal letter in which he tells of having the “Fever”; describes his trip to the falls

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M-5908-1779 Bella Lougheed, to Eliza Hardisty. — November 24, 1903. — regarding her recent illness due to maintaining the large house “Beaulieu” and other personal news
M-5908-1780 Richard G. Hardisty, Kalomo, South Africa, to Eliza Hardisty. — February 9, 1904. — regarding a personal letter dealing with his health and the general progress in Kalomo

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M-5908-1781 Miscellaneous cards; pamphlet “Useful Information respecting the Prince Albert District. — March 31, 1885
M-5908-1782 Card of thanks. — 1914. — regarding the death of Lord Strathcona (Donald A Smith); two envelopes
M-5908-1783 Trust agreement between Eliza Victoria Hardisty, Edmonton and the Royal Trust Co. — August 27, 1919. — regarding in which she transfers all her Canadian War Bonds to her granddaughter, Margaret Victoria Hardisty
M-5908-1784 Wedding announcement of Margaret Victoria Hardisty and Roy Colrick Herne
M-5908-1785 Newspaper clipping about the wedding
M-5908-1786 from ?, Calgary, to Richard G. Hardisty, Peachland. — November 14, 1923. — regarding the writer is a representative of the Calgary Historical Society asking Richard if he would donate his father’s books and papers to the Society
M-5908-1787 Richard G. Hardisty, to Mr. Pearce. — December 7, 1923. — regarding an answer to previous letter, M-5908-1786; offering some books to the Society and asking for some information about his father
M-5908-1788 A brief sketch on the life of Honourable Richard Hardisty. — December 18, 1923. — prepared by Edmund Taylor for the Hudson Bay Co., “Beaver”; covering letter to Richard G. Hardisty
M-5908-1789 Manuscript by William Pearce. — 1923. — title “Personal Reminisces concerning the Half Breed Indian and Indian Outbreak of 1885”
M-5908-1790 D. L. Evans, to Richard G. Hardisty. — October 30, 1930. — regarding the assets of the estate of Honourable Richard Hardisty
M-5908-1791 Scripts and correspondence. — 1936-1938. — regarding the radio talks by Major Richard G. Hardisty

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View The Blackfoot Treaty.
View The Disappearance of the Buffalo Herds.
View The Last Sun Dance.
View From Fort Edmonton to the Blackfoot Crossing.
View script concerning the oil situation in Alberta.

View Correspondence.
M-5908-1792 R. E. Stand field, (photo attached), to Richard G. Hardisty. — May 13, 1940. — Regarding enclosed letter from Clifford P. Wilson about the care and storage of a buffalo robe loaned to the “Beaver” office by Richard G. Hardisty (file contains empty envelope)
M-5908-1793 Scroll presented to Senator Richard Hardisty from the mission and school of Ile-a-la-Crosse. — n.d. — extolling the virtues of Richard Hardisty and many officers of the Hudson Bay Company
M-5908-1794 Mrs. J. D. MacArthur, to Mrs. R. G. Hardisty. — April, 1958. — regarding a note of sympathy

Series 23-8


Personal and business papers – Miscellany. — n.d.

M-5908-1795 Campaign speech of Richard Hardisty. — n.d.
M-5908-1796 Rough draft of speech, of Richard Hardisty on his departure from Edmonton. — n.d.
M-5908-1797 Speech given by Richard Hardisty in Edmonton appealing for funds for the church in aid of mission. — n.d.
M-5908-1798 Portion of letter from J. Hardisty, to Richard Hardisty. – – n.d. — regarding the purchase price of a grave stone and maintenance of certain family graves in Edmonton
M-5908-1799 Letter, from Donald A. Smith, to Richard Hardisty, Chief Factor, Edmonton. — n.d. — regarding the whereabouts and details of a journey undertaken by two clerks, William King and Harrison Young from Carlton to Mew Caledonia (damaged)
M-5908-1800 Inventory of personal effects of Richard Hardisty
M-5908-1801 Invitation to Annual Exhibition at Merchiston Castle School
M-5908-1802 Rough notes of Richard Hardisty. — n.d. — regarding cash for furs; pricing and inventory of supplies
M-5908-1803 Blank envelope of Richard Hardisty and Association Ltd
M-5908-1804 Booklet “Elizabeth McDougall pioneer”
M-5908-1805 Questionnaire on Extent of Arable and Pastoral Land. — n.d.
M-5908-1806 Dissertation “Filial Piety”. — n.d.
M-5908-1807 Questionnaire and answers; regarding the mail service. – – n.d
M-5908-1808 Two poems, one a tribute to George McDougall; the other a tribute to his son John; file contains an empty envelope
M-5908-1809 Draft of a letter or speech. — n.d. — regarding the hardships of the Plains Indians
M-5908-1810 Portion of a letter written by Richard Hardisty, to Donald Smith, Montreal. — September 1, 1881. — regarding the purchase be Hardisty of Saw and Grist Mill in Edmonton
M-5908-1811 Portion of letter from Donald Smith, to Richard Hardisty. — n.d.
M-5908-1812 Draft of a will. — n.d.
M-5908-1813 Rough notes as guide for speech or written article
M-5908-1814 W. Sinclair, to Richard Hardisty. — November 15, 1865 – 1866?. — regarding a person letter about Richard’s father’s death and funeral; news concerning other friends and employees of the Hudson Bay Co
M-5908-1815 J. Wrigley, to Officer Temporary in Charge of Edmonton District. — n.d. — a confidential letter dealing with the discrepancies between payment for furs in the Edmonton District during Outfit 1886 and the payment for the equivalent furs in Winnipeg
M-5908-1816 Letter condemning action taken by a man in high rank against a “common” man. — n.d.
M-5908-1817 Letter heading “Manitoba Penitentiary, Stony Mountain January 26, 1889”; empty envelope
M-5908-1818 Portion of letter or speech
M-5908-1819 Draft letter to J. Wrigley. — n.d.
M-5908-1820 Copy of the circular from the Governor and Committee of the Hudson Bay Company, containing propositions from the Board of Commissioned Officers sent by J. Grahame, Chief Commissioner to A. Christie, Fort Garry
M-5908-1821 Description of the lands and timber between Calgary and Edmonton
M-5908-1822 Envelope addressed to Richard Hardisty from Merchiston Castle. — post marked October 28, 1885
M-5908-1823 Portion of a letter from J. Hardisty, to Richard Hardisty. — n.d. — regarding their brother George
M-5908-1824 Portion of a letter of speech. — n.d.
M-5908-1825 A long person al letter, very newsy and amusing, no salutation of signature
M-5908-1826 Account sheets. — n.d.
M-5908-1827 Empty envelope
M-5908-1828 Map
M-5908-1829 A poem entitled “Oral Hygiene” by J. W. Harper D.D.S.
M-5908-1830 Booklet entitled “The Conception Contained in the Exterior Design of the Great Pyramid. — by M. ?
M-5908-1831 Newspapers, Edmonton Bulletin. — August 27, 1886; June 30, 1888; August 31, 1889; April 4, 1891; June 20, 1891; October 3, 1891; October 24, 1891; January 30, 1892; September 22, 1892 (2 copies). — Saskatchewan Herald. — August 4, 1888
M-5908-1832 Empty Packet “Mrs. Hardisty from Miss Hughs”. — December 25, 1915. — page one from the Morning Bulletin
M-5908-1833 Newspaper clippings dealing with the news of the deaths of Richard Hardisty, Lady Strathcona (Isabella), John McDougall; other Hardisty news
M-5908-1834 Clipping from Calgary Daily Herald. — June 20, 1926. – – Regarding Mrs. J Grahame; Clara Hardisty – the first white girl born in Alberta
M-5908-1835 Newspaper clipping and accompanying letter. — January 22, 1932. — regarding the death of Elizabeth Spence, formerly Elizabeth Hardisty
M-5908-1836 The Northwest Territories Gazette. — October 13, 1888
M-5908-1837 Portion of letter from J. M. McDougall. — n.d.
M-5908-1838 Cardboard File
M-5908-1839 Empty Envelope
M-5908-1840 Empty Envelope
M-5908-1841 Page from “The Mining Advocate”, Chicago. — March 1898. — regarding the gold rush
M-5908-1842 Copy of “The Missionary Outlook”. — February 1917. — regarding the Reverend John MacDougall
M-5908-1843 Newspaper clipping from Owen Sound. — regarding the death of Mrs. George MacDougall
M-5908-1844 Copy of “Edmonton Bulletin”. — August 18, 1888
M-5908-1845 Christmas Card. — n.d.
M-5908-1846 Empty Envelope
M-5908-1847 Draft of farewell speech and presentation to Reverend James Turner by the citizens of Calgary
M-5908-1848 Memorial card for the Honourable Richard Hardisty
M-5908-1849 Two Envelopes

Series 23-9


Family photographs. — 1854-1932 and n.d.



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PA-2228 Portraits of Richard Hardisty, the Hardisty family, Reverend George McDougall, Chief Crowfoot, Imasees, etc. — 1854-1932. — 31 photographs
NA-4216-(1-36) Views of the Hardisty family, Hudson’s Bay Company post in Edmonton, First Nations, and various letters. — 1854-1932 and n.d. — 36 photographs. — Note: The letters have now been scanned, so clearer versions are available via the links above.
NA-1893-(1-2) Photographs of a letters from Fort Brisebois and from Donald Smith. — 1874 and 1876. — 2 images. — Note: The letters have now been scanned and clearer versions are available via the links above.