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James Sutherland fonds


Physical Description:
4 cm of textual records

James Sutherland, 1778-1844, was born in the Orkneys, Scotland. He joined the Hudson's Bay Company in 1797, and from 1798 to 1803, served inland from York Factory, Manitoba. In 1803, he was transferred to Cumberland House, Saskatchewan where he became master and trader, 1808-1813. In 1814 he was given charge of the east and west Winnipeg districts, including all Red River trading posts. When the HBC and North West Company amalgamated in 1821, Sutherland became Chief Factor of the Saskatchewan district. In 1827 he retired to the Red River Settlement, Manitoba.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of letters to brother, John Sutherland, in Orkney, Scotland. Includes Sutherland's will and some correspondence regarding his estate.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Robert Clouston, James Gaddy, Colin Inkster, James McTavish, Moose Factory, Norway House, Red River Settlement, Sir George Simpson, James Sinclair, George Sutherland, Roderick Sutherland.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Edith T. Baikie, Mrs. David L. Mitchell and Mrs. D.S. Tait, 1965.

The material is in English.

Originals restricted due to fragile condition. Photocopies are available for research purposes.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)

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