BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

Peace River. A canoe voyage from Hudson's Bay to Pacific, by the late Sir George Simpson (governor, Hon. Hudson's Bay Company) in 1828. Journal of the late chief factor, Archibald McDonald, (Hon. Hudson's Bay Company), who accompanied him McDonald, Archibald, 1790-1853


"'The editor's object in publishing the journal was to draw attention to the potentialities of the Peace River country, and the suitability of the Peace River Pass for the proposed Canadian Pacific Railway.' -Peel, p. 21." -- Lowther, B. J., & Laing, M. (1968). A bibliography of British Columbia: Laying the foundations, 1849-1899. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, p. 47.

"Errata slip inserted. Journal of Simpson's second voyage to the Columbia, recording the first and only navigation of the Peace River, thence from Forts McLeod and St. James down the Fraser to Fort Langley. The map is Arrowsmith's of 1832 with Simpson's route and the various proposed C.P.R. routes marked on it. Published during the controversy over the Canadian Pacific Railway route to publicize the advantages of the Peace River Pass. 'Appendix' containing McLeod's notes: pp.39-119." -- Strathern, G. M. , & Edwards, M. H. (1970). Navigations, traffiques & discoveries, 1774-1848: A guide to publications relating to the area now British Columbia. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, p. 175.

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