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The Resource A year inland : the journal of a Hudson's Bay Company winterer, edition and commentary by Barbara Belyea, (electronic resource)

A year inland : the journal of a Hudson's Bay Company winterer, edition and commentary by Barbara Belyea, (electronic resource)

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A year inland : the journal of a Hudson's Bay Company winterer
Title
A year inland
Title remainder
the journal of a Hudson's Bay Company winterer
Statement of responsibility
edition and commentary by Barbara Belyea
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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fl. 1748-1755
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Henday, Anthony
Dewey number
971.2/01
LC call number
F1060.7.H5
LC item number
A3 2000eb
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Belyea, Barbara
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  • Hudson's Bay Company
  • Fur trade
  • Northwest, Canadian
  • Henday, Anthony
Summary expansion
Anthony Henday, a young Hudson's Bay Company employee, set out from York Factory in June 1754 to winter with "trading Indians" along the Saskatchewan River. He adapted willingly and easily to their way of life; he also kept a journal in which he described the plains region and took note of rival French traders' success at their inland posts. A copy of Henday's journal was immediately sent to the company directors in London. They rewarded Henday handsomely although they were uncertain where he had travelled, what groups he had met on the plains, and what success he had in opposing rival French traders. Since then, uncertainty about Henday's year inland has increased. The original journal disappeared; only four copies, dating from 1755 to about 1782, are extant. Each text differs from the other three; the differences range from variant spellings to word choice to contradictory statements on vital questions. All four copies are the work of a company clerk, later factor, named Andrew Graham, who used them to support his own views on HBC trading policies. Twentieth-century scholars have based their claims for Henday's importance as an explorer, trader and observer of Native cultures on a poorly edited transcript of the 1782 text. They have been unaware or careless of the journal's textual ambiguity. A Year Inland presents all four copies for the first time, together with contextual notes and a commentary that reassesses the journal's information on plains geography, people and trade
Label
A year inland : the journal of a Hudson's Bay Company winterer, edition and commentary by Barbara Belyea, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-407) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000542810
Dimensions
24 cm.
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unknown
Extent
vii, 414 p.
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License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780889203433
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:
Other physical details
ill., maps
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000542810
Label
A year inland : the journal of a Hudson's Bay Company winterer, edition and commentary by Barbara Belyea, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 397-407) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000542810
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vii, 414 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780889203433
Isbn Type
:
Other physical details
ill., maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000542810

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