The North West Company in Rebellion
Simon McGillivray’s notebook, recording his visit to Fort William in 1815, is an invaluable document in the history of the North West Company, the great Canadian fur trading company that rivaled the Hudson’s Bay Company. Not only does it include references to issues debated and decisions made at the 1815 Council meetings, it also provides a rare insight into the human aspects of the trade with its tensions and personality conflicts. Jean Morrison has prepared an introduction which sets the events recorded in the notebook into their broader historical context. and has included biographical notes on all individuals mentioned by McGillivray.
Ed: Jean Morrison
Published By: Thunder Bay Museum Historical Society