RBCM Archives

Series MS-0776 - Correspondence

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  • 1859 (Creation)
    Douglas, James, Sir, 1803-1877

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Originals, 4 pages, photocopy, 1858-1859, 18 pages

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Douglas, James, Sir, 1803-1877

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James Douglas joined the North West Company in 1819 and the Hudson's Bay Company in 1821, ultimately serving as Chief Factor of British Columbia. He was a governor of the colony of Vancouver Island and the first governor of the united colony of British Columbia. He was knighted in 1863. Douglas died in Victoria, B.C.

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Correspondence regarding Governor Douglas' claim against the United States for repayment of money he advanced to authorities of Washington Territory during the Indian war of 1856.

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Accession number(s): 74A-721

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