Barclay, Doctor Archibaldus
b. 1785(?)
d. 1855-11-05
Archibald Barclay, from Shetland Islands, became secretary to the governor and committee, the London board of directors of the Hudson's Bay Company in 1843, and served until 1855. He opposed the HBC venture on Vancouver Island. In 1848, he wrote to George Simpson that It is the last place in the globe to which (were I going to emigrate) I should select as an abode (Galbraith, 285).
  • 1. Hartwell Bowsfield, ed., Fort Victoria Letters 1846-1851 (Winnipeg: Hudson's Bay Record Society, 1979).
  • 2. J. S. Galbraith, The Hudson's Bay Company as an Imperial Factor, 1821–1869 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1976).
  • 3. Hudson's Bay Company Archives (HBCA), Barclay, Archibaldus [PDF], HBCA.
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