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The remarkable history of the Hudson's Bay Company: including that of the French traders of North-Western Canada and of the North-West, XY, and Astor fur companies 16 editions

Cover of: The remarkable history of the Hudson's Bay Company | George Bryce
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From the preface:
“THE Hudson’s Bay Company! What a record this name represents of British pluck and daring, of patient industry and hardy endurance, of wild adventure among savage Indian tribes, and of exposure to danger by mountain, precipice, and seething torrent and wintry plain!
For two full centuries the Hudson’s Bay Company, under its original Charter, undertook financial enterprises of the greatest magnitude, promoted exploration and discovery, governed a vast domain in the northern part of the American Continent, and preserved to the British Empire the wide territory handed over to Canada in 1870. For nearly a generation since that time the veteran Company has carried on successful trade in competition with many rivals, and has shown the vigour of youth.
The present History includes not only the record of the remarkable exploits of this well-known Company, but also the accounts of the daring French soldiers and explorers who disputed the claim of the Company in the seventeenth century, and in the eighteenth century actually surpassed the English adventurers in penetrating the vast interior of Rupert’s Land.
Special attention is given in this work to the picturesque history of what was the greatest rival of the Hudson’s Bay Company, viz, the North-West Fur Company of Montreal, as well as to the extraordinary spirit of the X Y Company and the Astor Fur Company of New York.
A leading feature of this book is the adequate treatment for the first time of the history of the well-nigh eighty years just closing, from the union of all the fur traders of British North America under the name of the Hudson’s Bay Company. This period, beginning with the career of the Emperor-Governor, Sir George Simpson (1821), and covering the life, adventure, conflicts, trade, and development of the vast region stretching from Labrador to Vancouver Island, and north to the Mackenzie River and the Yukon, down to the present year, is the most important part of the Company’s history.”

16 editions First published in 1900

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The Remarkable History Of The Hudson's Bay Company
January 11, 2005, Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Hardcover in English
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The Remarkable History of the Hudson's Bay Company
January 30, 2005, Kessinger Publishing
Paperback in English
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Cover of: The remarkable history of the Hudson's Bay Company
Cover of: The remarkable history of the Hudson's Bay Company
Cover of: The remarkable history of the Hudson's Bay company
Cover of: The remarkable history of the Hudson's Bay Company
Cover of: The remarkable history of the Hudson's Bay Company
Cover of: The remarkable history of the Hudson's Bay Company
Cover of: The remarkable history of the Hudson's Bay Company
Cover of: The remarkable history of the Hudson's Bay Company
Cover of: The remarkable history of the Hudson's Bay Company
Cover of: The remarkable history of the Hudson's bay company

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