BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

Biography of Roderick Finlayson Finlayson, Roderick


"A summary of the author's years with the Hudson's Bay Company. In 1843 he accompanied James Douglas to found Fort Victoria and remained at the Fort as second-in-command to Charles Ross. When Ross died in 1844, Finlayson became the senior officer until the return of Douglas in 1849. Finlayson remained with the Hudson's Bay Company until his retirement in 1872. He was active in public affairs during his service with the company and afterwards. Reprinted in the Washington historian, v. 2, 1900, p. 29-33, 70-84." -- Lowther, B. J., & Laing, M. (1968). A bibliography of British Columbia: Laying the foundations, 1849-1899. Victoria, BC: University of Victoria, p. 104.

"In 1840 Finlayson was sent to the Columbia District; in 1843 he helped Douglas to establish Fort Victoria and there remained for the greater part of his career. This straightforward record of the author's years of service with the H.B.C. from 1837 to 1872 contains much factual detail. All but five pages concern the precolonial period. Also published in Washington Historian, vol.2, 1900, PP.29-33, 70-84." -- 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. 92.

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