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June 2021:

June 11, 2021

Records by Peter Fidler from his time at the Hudsonís Bay Company Ė Submitted by Paul Hackett, Historical Geographer

“It is impossible for me to identify a single record among so many, but I would instead point to the records left by the trader, Peter Fidler, from his time in the Hudson's Bay Company.

“These journals, letters, maps, and other materials provide incredible insight into the nature of western Canada at the time. From a personal standpoint they were extremely important for me as they served as the initial building block (and inspiration) for my career, as I became interested in the diffusion and impact of epidemic diseases within Indigenous communities during the fur trade era.”

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