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Fonds PR-1428 - Sir James Douglas fonds

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Sir James Douglas fonds

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  • 1825-1877,1899 (Creation)
    Douglas, James, Sir, 1803-1877

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38 cm of textual records

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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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The fonds consists of diaries, notebooks, letterbooks, account book, cash journal, and death certificate of James Douglas. Fonds includes a diary of a journey from Fort Vancouver to York Factory (1835), expense book (1869), synopsis of Columbia affairs (1843-1848), messages of the Governor on the opening and prorogation of the House of Assembly of Vancouver Island (1856-1864), various officical papers, correspondence regarding Douglas' claim against the United States for repayments of money advanced during the Indian War of 1856, and a journal kept by Martha Douglas during a visit to Europe (1872-1873). [Add.Mss 678 also available on microfilm.]

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Archives code(s): B/20; B/40; B/90; A/B/40/D75; A/E/C86/D74; MS-0678; MS-0776; MS-1112; MS-2164

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Accession number(s): 74A-445

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