BC Historical Books
The manuscript journals of Alexander Henry, fur trader of the Northwest Company, and of David Thompson, official geographer and explorer of the same company 1799-1814 Exploration and adventure among the Indians on the Red, Saskatchewan, Missouri, and Columbia Rivers. In three volumes. Vol. I. The Red… Henry, Alexander, 1739-1824; Thompson, David, 1770-1857
"Limited edition of 1100 copies. Sometimes cited by the sub-title: The manuscript journals of Alexander Henry. Edited from a transcript of Henry's journal made by George Coventry in 1824 and now in the Parliamentary Library, Ottawa. Coues took "what grammatical liberties with the manuscript I saw fit. Deletion of simply superfluous words and of sheerly tautological phrases made it [the next] shrink about one-fourth... I have condensed to the utmost some parts of the Journal and even have cancelled entries of little or no present significance...":- Editor's preface, pp.xii-xiv. "In his notes, the Editor gives collateral information from the journals of David Thompson q.v. now in the Provincial Archives, Toronto.":- T.P.L. Published simultaneously in Great Britain by Suckling & Co. from the American printing. Contents: vol.I. The Red River of the north.- vol.2. Saskatchewan and Columbia Rivers.- vol.3. Index and maps." -- 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. 128.
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