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ADAMS, John, Old Square Toes and His Lady: The Life of James and Amelia Douglas, Victoria: Horsdal & Schubart, 2001. Book. Enjoyable dual biography of British Columbia's multicultural "First Family".

Al McGregor Communications, Inc., In Search of Sally: The Sally Ainse Project, 2004. Video. Investigation into the life of a native, mother, fur trader and landowner in southwestern Ontario during the early 19th c. Video and additional resource material for schools can be ordered directly from the producer at al.mcgregor@sympatico.ca.

BLISS, Michael, Northern Enterprise: Five Centuries of Canadian Business, Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1987. Book. See chapters on HBC

BUMSTED, J. M., Fur Trade Wars: The Founding of Western Canada, Winnipeg: Great Plains Publications, c1999. Book

BURNS, Thea, "The Royal Proclamation Charter for the Company of Adventurers", Archivaria: the Journal of the Association of Canadian Archivists, Number 45, 170-193, 1998. Article.

CAMPBELL, Marjorie Wilkins, The North West Company, Toronto: Douglas and McIntyre, 1957, rev. 1973. Book

CAMPBELL, Marjorie Wilkins, Northwest to the Sea: A Biography of William McGillivray, Toronto: Clarke Irwin, 1975. Book

CAMPBELL, Susan, Fort William: Living and Working at the Post, Thunder Bay: Fort William Archaeological Project, 1976. Book

Canada's National History Society, THE BEAVER: Exploring Canada's History, Winnipeg: Canada's National History Society, 1920. Periodical. An illustrated Canadian history magazine published by the HBC 1920 - 1994. by CNHS since 1994

CANADIAN ENCYCLOPEDIA, THE, www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com, published by The Historica Foundation of Canada, 2005, Website. Free online access to over 40K articles.

Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions, et al., Exploration, the Fur Trade and the Hudson's Bay Company, http://www.canadiana.org/hbc/, 2002. Website. Extensive site includes a large collection of primary sources digitized and published online.

Canadian Museum of Civilization, Before E-commerce: A History of Canadian Mail-order Catalogues, http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/cpm/catalog/cat0000e.shtml, 2004. Website. Virtual exhibit.

CBC RADIO ARCHIVES, De remarquables oubliés, http://www.radio-canada.ca/radio/profondeur/RemarquablesOublies/accueil.html, 2004-2005. Website. Serge Bouchard recounts tales of historical characters forgotten by official history. In French.

Champlain Society, The. Publisher of many volumes of HBC primary documents. Many of these sources have been digitally published. For a listing see http://link.library.utoronto.ca/champlain/search.cfm?lang=eng.

CHANTLER, Scott, Northwest Passage: The Annotated Collection, Campbell Hall, NY: Oni Press, 2007. Graphic novel. Fiction in comic book form set in a fictional HBC post in the 17th century with historical annotations.

DALTON, Anthony, Baychimo, Arctic Ghost Ship, Surrey, BC: Heritage House Publishing, 2006. Book. How HBC's Baychimo sailed into Arctic legend.

DONALDSON, Betty, The McLoughlin Correspondents: With Great Affection: Letters between a brother and sister during the fur trade era, London: Athena Press, 2006. Book. Biographical fiction based on the life-long correspondence of Chief Factor John McLoughlin and his sister Marie, Sister St. Henri of the Ursuline Order in Quebec.

DURNFORD, Hugh (ed.), "Shrewd Scottish Pedlars and Tireless Voyageurs" in Heritage of Canada, Montreal: Readers Digest Assn. (Canada) Ltd., 1978. Book

ELLIOTT, Marie, Fort St. James and New Caledonia: Where British Columbia Began, Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009. Book. Traces the province's roots to an handful of fur trading establishments in the central interior.

FIFTH NORTH AMERICAN FUR TRADE CONFERENCE, 1985. "Le Castor fait tout": Selected Papers, Montreal: Lake St. Louis Historical Society, 1987. Book

FOURNIER, Martin, Pierre-Esprit Radisson: Aventurier et commerçant, Septentrion, 2001. Book

GALBRAITH, J.S., The Hudson's Bay Company as an Imperial Factor, 1821 - 1869, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1976. Book

GALBRAITH, J.S., The Little Emperor: Governor Simpson of the Hudson's Bay Company, Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1976. Book

GOUGH, Barry, First Across the Continent: Sir Alexander Mackenzie, Norman Oklahoma: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 1997. Book

HANNON, Leslie F., Forts of Canada: The Conflicts, Sieges and Battles that Forged a Great Nation, Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1969. Book

HARKER, Douglas E., The Woodwards, Vancouver: Mitchell Press, 1976. Book. The story of the famous retailing family from 1850-1975.

HEARNE, Samuel, Arctic Dawn: The Journeys of Samuel Hearne, http://web.archive.org/web/20050216175036/http://web.idirect.com/~hland/sh/sh002.htm, 1996. Website. E-Book version of Hearne's Journey to the Northern Ocean.

HISTORICAL ATLAS OF CANADA ONLINE LEARNING PROJECT, http://www.historicalatlas.ca/website/hacolp. Toronto: University of Toronto, Department of Geography, 2007. Website. Online version of the Historical Atlas of Canada (1987-1998) with added functionality for web users.

Hudson's Bay Company, Lords & Proprietors: A Reader's Guide to the Hudson's Bay Company Charter, Toronto: Quantum Books for Hudson's Bay Company, 2004. Book. A modern translation of the HBC Charter, annotated and illustrated

Hudson's Bay Company Archives, A Brief History of the Hudson's Bay Company, http://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/archives/hbca/about/hbc_history.html, 2006, Website

Hudson's Bay Record Society. Publisher of many volumes of HBC primary documents. Many of these sources have been digitally published by the Champlain Society. For a list see http://link.library.utoronto.ca/champlain/search.cfm?lang=eng

HUME, Stephen, Tracking Simon Fraser's Route, Vancouver: Vancouver Sun, January 3-9, 2006. Periodical. Also available online at http://www.fraserviewcedar.com/v2_media_simon_fraser_1.html. An in-depth series of articles on Simon Fraser and his legacy in B.C.

JOHNSON, Dennis F., Inland Armada - The York Boats of the Hudson's Bay Company, Selkirk, MB: Lower Fort Garry Volunteer Association, Inc. 2005. Book. An informative monograph on the history, development and widespread use of the boat which became the workhorse of the later fur trade.

KEIGHLEY, Sydney Augustus, Trader, Tripper, Trapper: The Life of a Bay Man, with Renée Fossett Jones and David Kirkby Riddle, Winnipeg: Watson & Dwyer, 1989. Book. One of the best of the many memoirs produced by former Baymen.

LAWSON, Julie, Where the River Takes Me: The Hudson's Bay Company Diary of Jenna Sinclair, Toronto: Scholastic Canada Ltd., 2008. Book. Fictional journal of a young girl born into the fur trade and her life in Fort Victoria.

Lincoln Park Gallery, Fort Garry, http://www.lpgallery.mb.ca/fort_garry/, Website. A Short Pictorial History of Upper Fort Garry.

LYTWYN, Victor, Fur Trade of the Little North: Indians, Pedlars and Englishmen East of Lake Winnipeg, 1760 - 1821, Winnipeg: Rupert's Land Research Centre, University of Winnipeg, 1986. Book

MACKAY, Douglas, The Honourable Company: A History of the Hudson's Bay Company, Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1936, rev. 1966. Book

MACKENZIE, (Sir) Alexander, (1764-1820), Voyages from Montreal ... in the Years 1789 and 1793, Edmonton: Hurtig Publishing, 1801, repr. 1971. Book

MacNeil Lehrer Productions/ PBS, Empire of the Bay, http://www.pbs.org/empireofthebay/, 2000. Website. Companion site to TV series

Manitoba Archives, RearView Manitoba, http://www.gov.mb.ca/rearview/index.html, 2008. Website. This source profiles people whose lives are documented in the collections of the Manitoba and Hudson's Bay Company Archives.

McDONALD, Donna, Lord Strathcona: a Biography of Donald Alexander Smith, Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2002. Book. A definitive biography of HBC's 26th Governor, one of 19th c. Canada's most important figures.

McGill University Archives, In Pursuit of Adventure: The Fur Trade in Canada and the North West Company, http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/nwc/toolbar_1.htm, 2001. Website. A history of the NWC with emphasis on the voyageurs.

McGOOGAN, Ken, Ancient Mariner: The Amazing Adventures of Samuel Hearne, the Sailor who Walked to the Arctic Ocean, Toronto: HarperCollins, 2003. Book. A biography of Samuel Hearne

McGOOGAN, Ken, Fatal Passage: The Untold Story of John Rae, the Arctic Adventurer Who Discovered the Fate of Franklin, Toronto: HarperCollins, 2001. Book

McGOOGAN, Ken, Lady Franklin's Revenge: A True Story of Ambition, Obsession and the Remaking of Arctic History, Toronto: HarperCollins Canada, 2005. Book. Biography of the woman whose single-mindedness deprived Dr. John Rae of his historical due.

McPHERSON, Barry and Judy, The People of Red River: A Costume Guide, Winnipeg: Mantoba Living History Society, 2009. Book. Details the clothing worn by early 19th century emigrants to Red River.

MOORE, Christopher, Adventurers - Hudson's Bay Company - The Epic Story , Toronto: Quantum Books for Hudson's Bay Company, 2000. Book. For student readers

MORTON, A.S., Sir George Simpson: Overseas Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, Toronto: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1944. Book

MUNRO, K. Douglas, ed., The Fur Trade Letters of Willie Traill, 1864-1894, Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2006. Book. A highly personal collection of letters, spanning a 30 year career with HBC, written by the son of Catherine Parr Traill.

NEWMAN, Peter C., An Illustrated History of the Hudson's Bay Company, Toronto: Penguin Canada/Madison Press. 2002. Book. Previously published as Empire of the Bay

NEWMAN, Peter C., Company of Adventurers, Toronto: Penguin Canada. 2004. Book. A single-volume paperback edition of the original trilogy, with a new introduction and a new epilogue.

NEWMAN, Peter C., Company of Adventurers Vol. I., Markham, Ont.: Viking, Penguin Books of Canada, 1985. Book. Out of print. Widely available in libraries and 2nd hand book stores

NEWMAN, Peter C., Caesars of the Wilderness: Company of Adventurers, Vol. II, Markham, Ont.: Viking, Penguin Books of Canada, 1987. Book. Out of print. Widely available in libraries and 2nd hand book stores

NEWMAN, Peter C., Merchant Princes: Company of Adventurers, Vol. III, Markham, Ont.: Viking, Penguin Books of Canada, 1991. Book. Out of print. Widely available in libraries and 2nd hand book stores

NUTE, Grace Lee, Caesars of the Wilderness: Médard Chouart, Sieur des Groseilliers and Pierre Esprit Radisson, 1618 - 1710, St. Paul, Minnesota: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1943, repr. 1978. Book

Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, Old Fort William, http://fwhp.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=12&Itemid=186, Website. Includes a Learning Adventure Program Guide for teachers.

POPE, Richard with illustrations by Neil Broadfoot, Superior Illusions, Toronto: Natural Heritage Books, 1998. Book. Historical fiction: 1790s working life of the Northwest Company's coureurs de bois, illustrated with watercolours and line drawings

LES PRODUCTIONS RIVARD, Rendez-vous voyageur, http://www.tfo.org/emissions/rendezvousvoyageur/en/legal.html, 2005. Website. A unique interactive resource about the Voyageurs.

RADISSON, Pierre-Esprit, The Voyages of Pierre Radisson, http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext04/vgrdn10.txt, 2003. Website. e-book

RAFFAN, James, Emperor of the North: Sir George Simpson and the Remarkable Story of the Hudson's Bay Company, Toronto: Harper Collins Canada, 2007. Book. Biography of one of HBC's most important figures of the 19th century.

RANKIN, Laird, The Return of the Nonsuch, The Ship that Launched an Empire, Winnipeg: Heartland Associates, 2004. Book. The story of the vessel built for HBC's 300th anniversary celebrations.

RAY, Arthur J., Indians in the Fur Trade: Their Role as Trappers, Hunters and Middlemen in the Lands Southwest of Hudson's Bay, 1660 - 1870, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1974. Book

RAY, Arthur J., "Some Conservation Schemes of the Hudson's Bay Company, 1821-50: An Examination of the Problems of Resource Management in the Fur Trade", Journal of Historical Geography, I, 49-68, 1975. Article

RAY, Arthur J. and Donald B. Freeman, "Give Us Good Measure": An Economic Analysis of Relations between the Indians and the Hudson's Bay Company Before 1763, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1978. Book

RICH, Edwin Ernest, Hudson's Bay Company, 1670 - 1870. 3 Volumes, Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1960. Book

RICH, Edwin Ernest, Montreal and the Fur Trade, Montreal: McGill University, 1966. Book

RICH, Edwin Ernest, The Fur Trade and the Northwest to 1857, Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1967. Book

SCHOOLING, Sir William, The Hudson's Bay Company, 1670 - 1920, London: HBC, 250th Anniversary publication, 1920. Book. Limited edition, now rare

SCHULTZE, Thomas, Frances Anne Hopkins: Images from Canada, Manotick, ON: Penumbra Press, 2008. Book. First-ever compilation of the artist's Canadian canvases.

SEAGRAVE, John, The Hudson's Bay Boy: From Cabbagetown to Rupert's Land, Calgary: Fifth House, 2005. Book. The reminiscences of a young man's service in the north with HBC in the late 1970s and 1980s.

SIMMONS, Deidre, "The Archives of the Hudson's Bay Company", Archivaria: the Journal of the Association of Canadian Archivists, Number 42, 68-78, 1996. Article

SPENCER, Charles, Prince Rupert, the Last Cavalier, London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007. Book. Biography of HBC's first Governor.

TICHENOR, Harold, The Blanket: An Illustrated History of the Hudson's Bay Point Blanket, Toronto: Quantum Books for Hudson's Bay Company, 2002. Book

TICHENOR, Harold, The Collector's Guide to Point Blankets of the Hudson's Bay Company and other companies trading in North America, Bowen Island, B.C.: Cinetel Film Productions, 2004. Book

TICHENOR, Harold, La Couverture: Histoire Illustré de la Couverture à points de la Compagnie de la Baie d'Hudson, Toronto: Quantum Books for Hudson's Bay Company, 2002. Book

TICHENOR, Harold, Hudson's Bay Company Point Blankets, www.pointblankets.com, 2004. Website. Basic information written by expert Harold Tichenor.

TOWN, Florida Ann, The North West Company: Frontier Merchants, Toronto: Umbrella Press for the North West Company, 1999. Book. History commissioned for the NWC.

TOWRIE, Sigurd, Orkneyjar: The Heritage of the Orkney Islands, www.orkneyjar.com, 2002. Website. Dedicated to the preservation, exploration and documentation of the ancient history, folklore and traditions of Orkney. Includes a wonderful image gallery

TRAILL, William, Fur Trade Letters of Willie Traill, 1864-1893, edited by K. Douglas Munro. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2006. Book. The life of the fur trader son of Catherine Parr Traill, nephew of Susanna Moodie.

TRIAD Films, Songs in Stone: An Arctic Journey Home, http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/ccn/info/Business/Triad/songs_stone.html. 2003. Website. A tribute to the sculptors and printmakers of Cape Dorset, and the late Alma Houston

TWIGG, Alan, Thompson's Highway: British Columbia's Fur Trade, 1800 -1850, Vancouver: Ronsdale Press, 2006. Book. Volume three of the author's Literary Origins of British Columbia series.

VAN KIRK, Sylvia, Many Tender Ties: Women in Fur Trade Society in Western Canada, 1670 - 1870, Winnipeg: Watson and Dwyer, 1980. Book

YERBURY, John Collin, The Subarctic Indians and the Fur Trade, 1680 - 1860, Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1986. Book


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