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Description found in Archives

Journal of Rupert's House kept by Henry Connolly [textual record]. 

Date(s)

1838-1839

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1.3 cm of textual records.

Scope and content

Item is a journal kept by Henry Connolly recording weather, arrivals, departures, with extensive commentary on Indian movements, hunting, and the conduct of the fur trade in James Bay.

Textual records
90: Open
Volume
1
90: Open
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

No finding aid

Biography / Administrative history

Rupert's House, built in 1668, was the first Hudson's Bay Company fort built on Hudson or James Bays. Located at the mouth of Rupert's River, it was repeatedly fought over by both the French and the English during the years 1686-1713. Finally restored to the Hudson's Bay Company by the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713, it remained an important link in the company's chain of posts.

Additional information

Received in 1973.

A formal copy of the journal was entered in the company archives as the official post journal of the Rupert's House for that year.

Exhibitions note
Exhibition Title: Treasured Memories 6. Curator: Michal Anne Crawley, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; 2002.02.18-2002.11.17. (MG 19 D 20; 2-15 May 1839 p. 42-43)

Subject heading

1. Fur trade - Canada, 1838-1839 Henry Connolly, 1838-1839.
2. Rupert's House - Fur trade post journal, 1838-1839.
3. James Bay - Climate, 1838-1839.
4. Henry Connally - Diaries, 1838-1839.

Private

Other system control no.