Circular to Officers of Hudson Bay Company




Date: April 20, 1860


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Secretary Joseph Henry issues a circular to the officers of the Hudson Bay Company requesting their assistance to extend the network of volunteer observers across the Hudson Bay Territory. The circular provides an outline of the type of information desired, and is accompanied by a package containing detailed instructions and blanks for recording data.


  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Hudson's Bay Company


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Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Vol. 2. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1862, Article VIII.

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April 20, 1860


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