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Author Name:    CAMPBELL, Marjorie Wilkins. McGILLIVRAY, William).

Title:   McGillivray, Lord of the Northwest. Hardcover in dustjacket.

Publisher:    Clarke, Irwin, Toronto, 1962, 

Seller ID:   109283

(McGILLIVRAY, William). CAMPBELL, Marjorie Wilkins. McGillivray, Lord of the Northwest. Toronto, Vancouver: Clarke, Irwin & Company Limited, (1962). First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xiii,(1),[1]-337,(1), frontispiece. Map endpapers. 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettered black title block to spine. "To most Canadians, 'the North-West Company' is almost synonymous with the names of its famous trader-exploers, who, surmoundting incredible hardships, penetrated the remotest corners of North American in the search for beaver skins. [...] But some of them were also intrepid lovers of adventure, possessed by the romantic desire to explore the unknown that was always beckoning them on, down the rivers of the wild Northwest. Such were Simon Fraser, AlexanderMackenzie, Alexander Henry, Daniel Williams Harmon and David Thompson. Suc h was William McGillivray. [...] He came to Canada as a youth of twenty to become the first English clerk in the fur-trading company of his uncle, Simon McTavish, and rapidly rose through the ranks of bourgeois, agent and General Superintendent to become Chief Director of a powerful and flourishing business, the first joint-stock company in America. [...] But his was not an easy life; there were endless canoe trips and gruelling portages, long winters spent trudging on snowshoes from Indian village to village, fierce rivalry with the chartered Hudson's Bay Company, an unremitting succession ofdomestic tragedies, and the worst and final blow, the establishment of Lor d Selkirk's Red River settlement right across the canoe routes to the Northwest, which put an end to the North West Company." - from the dustjacket. Very good in lightly nicked, still-bright dustjacket. 24.00


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