A Year Inland: The Journal of a Hudson's Bay Company Winterer (Paperback)
  • A Year Inland: The Journal of a Hudson's Bay Company Winterer (Paperback)
zoom

A Year Inland: The Journal of a Hudson's Bay Company Winterer (Paperback)

(editor)
£33.99
Paperback 424 Pages / Published: 06/02/2001
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Anthony Henday, a young Hudson's Bay Company employee, set out from York Factory in June 1754 to winter with "trading Indians" along the Saskatchewan River. He adapted willingly and easily to their way of life; he also kept a journal in which he described the plains region and took note of rival French traders' success at their inland posts. A copy of Henday's journal was immediately sent to the company directors in London. They rewarded Henday handsomely although they were uncertain where he had travelled, what groups he had met on the plains, and what success he had in opposing rival French traders. Since then, uncertainty about Henday's year inland has increased. The original journal disappeared; only four copies, dating from 1755 to about 1782, are extant. Each text differs from the other three; the differences range from variant spellings to word choice to contradictory statements on vital questions. All four copies are the work of a company clerk, later factor, named Andrew Graham, who used them to support his own views on HBC trading policies. Twentieth-century scholars have based their claims for Henday's importance as an explorer, trader and observer of Native cultures on a poorly edited transcript of the 1782 text. They have been unaware or careless of the journal's textual ambiguity. A Year Inland presents all four copies for the first time, together with contextual notes and a commentary that reassesses the journal's information on plains geography, people and trade.

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
ISBN: 9780889203570
Number of pages: 424
Weight: 562 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 20 mm

You may also be interested in...

Travellers in the Third Reich
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Munich
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
My Absolute Darling
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Heat Wave
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Origin
Added to basket
£7.99   £3.99
Paperback
Into the Water
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Notes on a Nervous Planet
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback
Force of Nature
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Surprise Me
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Sapiens
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Added to basket
The Missing Girl
Added to basket
£8.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Break
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes To Scotland
Added to basket
A Legacy of Spies
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
This is Going to Hurt
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.