BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

BC Historical Books

The journal of John Work, January to October, 1835, with an introduction and notes by Henry Drummond Dee Work, John, 1792-1861


"(At head of title: Archives of British Columbia. Memoir, no. I 0) . Reprinted from the British Columbia Historical Quarterly, vols.8-g, Ig44-lg45. Edited from the original ms. in the B.C. Archives. The journal records a fur-trading cruise in the brig Lama up the northwest coast from Fort Vancouver. Work made his headquarters at Fort Simpson and traded from Alaska to the north end of Vancouver Island. "This journal is an unusually informative record of maritime fur-trading undertaken by the Hudson's Bay Company. It tells of the competition between the American fur traders and the servants of the Company and the liquor traffic amongst the Indians which resulted. It shows, too, the dangers which traders faced on the Northwest Pacific Coast from the Haida Indians": - T.P.L. Appendices: A. Analytical table of John Work's Journals.- B. The journals of John Work. [A check list of the original mss. in the B.C. Archives, together with notes on printed versions. Many of the journals have been published in the Washington Historical Quarterly and the Oregon Historical Quarterly]"-- 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. 327.

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