The Letters of John McLoughlin, from Fort Vancouver to the Governor and Committee, 1825-1846. Edited by E.E. Rich, with an Introduction by W. Kaye Lamb. Hudson's Bay Series. Nos. 4,6, & 7. In Three Volumes. John McLOUGHLIN.

The Letters of John McLoughlin, from Fort Vancouver to the Governor and Committee, 1825-1846. Edited by E.E. Rich, with an Introduction by W. Kaye Lamb. Hudson's Bay Series. Nos. 4,6, & 7. In Three Volumes.

Toronto. The Champlain Society. 1941-1944. Hardcover. 24cm, cxxviii,374 & xlix,427 & lxiii,341pp. frontis portrait, 3 folding maps, and 2 tipped in plates, limited to 550 numbered copies, this being #298, original crested red cloth, t.e.g., a near fine set. (wst) Strathern 349. Smith 6433. T.P.L. 5325. "Edited from the original mss. in the H.B.C. Archives. W.K. Lamb's introduction constitutes a history of the fur trade as it involved McLoughlin, and a biography of him". (Strathern). Dr. John McLoughlin was a wintering partner of the North West Company until 1821, when it united with the Hudson's Bay Company. He accepted a commission with this Company and in 1823 was sent as Chief Factor to the Columbia district. He was placed in charge at Fort George in 1824 but in 1826, moved his headquarters to Fort Vancouver, which he had built. These letters tell the story of the Hudson's Bay activities on the Pacific coast in the first half of the 19th century. They reveal all the Author's difficulties with the management of the fur trade, hostile Indians, obstructive Russians and pioneering Americans besides the problems of agricultural settlement and of missionary enterprise". (T.P.L.). Near Fine. Item #39221

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