Fonds B/20;B/40;B/90;A/B/40/D75;A/E/C86/D74;MS-0678 - Sir James Douglas fonds

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Sir James Douglas fonds

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CA BCA B/20;B/40;B/90;A/B/40/D75;A/E/C86/D74;MS-0678

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

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38 cm of textual records

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(1803-1877)

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Sir James Douglas was the Governor of the colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia.

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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), 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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BCAUL control number: BCA-1428

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