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Author Barr, William
Title From Barrow to Boothia : The Arctic Journal of Chief Factor Peter Warren Dease, 1836-1839
Imprint Montreal : MQUP, 2002
©2002
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Descript 1 online resource (356 pages)
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Series Rupert's Land Record Society Series ; v.7
Rupert's Land Record Society Series
Note Intro -- Contents -- Abbreviations -- Preface -- Illustrations and Maps -- 1 THE MEN AND THEIR TASK -- 2 NORWAY HOUSE TO FORT CHIPEWYAN -- 3 THE WINTER AT FORT CHIPEWYAN -- 4 DOWN THE SLAVE AND THE MACKENZIE -- 5 WEST TO POINT BARROW AND BACK -- 6 THE FIRST WINTERING AT FORT CONFIDENCE -- 7 EASTWARDS, 1838 -- 8 THE SECOND WINTERING AT FORT CONFIDENCE -- 9 EASTWARDS AGAIN, 1839 -- 10 BACK SOUTH TO FORT SIMPSON -- 11 AFTERMATH -- 12 ASSESSMENT -- Appendix: Biographical Sketches -- Published Sources -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z
In 1835 the map of the arctic coast of North America was still far from complete, with unmapped gaps of 280km from Return Reef to Point Barrow in Alaska and 550km from Point Turnagain to Boothia Peninsula in the Central Canadian Arctic. The Hudson's Bay Company developed a plan to fill the gaps and two of the Company's officers were chosen to carry it out: the veteran Chief Factor Peter Dease - efficient, competent, steady, and with an excellent rapport with Indians and the "servants," mostly Métis - and Thomas Simpson, young, energetic, ambitious, arrogant, and cousin and secretary to George Simpson, the Company's governor in North America
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Barr, William From Barrow to Boothia : The Arctic Journal of Chief Factor Peter Warren Dease, 1836-1839 Montreal : MQUP,c2002 9780773522534
Subject Dease, Peter Warren -- Diaries.;Dease, Peter Warren -- Travel -- Arctic Coast (Canada);Simpson, Thomas, -- 1808-1840 -- Travel -- Arctic Coast (Canada);Hudson's Bay Company -- Biography.;Explorers -- Arctic Coast (Canada) -- Diaries.;Cartographers -- Arctic Coast (Canada) -- Diaries.;Cartography -- Arctic Coast (Canada) -- History -- 19th century
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Alt Author Barr, William
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