Series - Votes on Rupert's Land colonisation

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Votes on Rupert's Land colonisation

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  • 1866 (Creation)

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9 cm of textual records

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The Archives Department of the Hudson's Bay Company was created in London in the 1920s. The Archives Department had custody of the records until they were transferred on deposit to the Archives of Manitoba in 1974, according to the 1973 Agreement between the HBC and the Province of Manitoba. In 1994, the HBC donated the records to the Province to be maintained permanently by the Archives of Manitoba.

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Series consists of ballots of a July postal vote taken on whether the proprietors should support the Dodd and Watkin scheme (presented at that year's General Court) for the HBC to colonise Rupert's Land, if negotiations between Canadian and British governments collapsed. Ballots show support for the scheme's opposition by the Governor. Arranged chronologically.

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Researchers are responsible for observing the terms of the Canadian Copyright Act. Permission of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives is required for any form of publication or exhibition.

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