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The Resource Narrative of the Discoveries on the North Coast of America : Effected by the Officers of the Hudson's Bay Company during the Years 1836–1839, Thomas Simpson, (electronic resource)

Narrative of the Discoveries on the North Coast of America : Effected by the Officers of the Hudson's Bay Company during the Years 1836–1839, Thomas Simpson, (electronic resource)

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Narrative of the Discoveries on the North Coast of America : Effected by the Officers of the Hudson's Bay Company during the Years 1836–1839
Title
Narrative of the Discoveries on the North Coast of America
Title remainder
Effected by the Officers of the Hudson's Bay Company during the Years 1836–1839
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Simpson
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1829, Thomas Simpson (1808–1840), born in Dingwall, Scotland, joined the fur-trading Hudson's Bay Company. Under its auspices, he was the junior officer of a successful survey expedition along the North-West Passage, beyond the limits of Franklin's disastrous 1819–22 attempt. The Royal Geographical Society awarded Simpson their Founder's Medal; however the Company refused his request immediately to lead an expedition further east along the coast. Simpson, ambitious and furious, set out for London, hoping to secure approval there, but before he reached the Atlantic, he was shot in the head. The men who had accompanied him alleged that he went mad, and killed two of them before committing suicide. Simpson's own account of his explorations was edited by his brother, Alexander, and published in 1843 in an attempt to restore his reputation. It sheds light on Simpson's difficult character and also on the contribution of trade interests to exploration.--
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Simpson, Thomas
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge library collection. Polar Exploration
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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Narrative of the Discoveries on the North Coast of America : Effected by the Officers of the Hudson's Bay Company during the Years 1836–1839, Thomas Simpson, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacontent
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CR9781139151320
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Extent
1 online resource (446 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781108041362
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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(OCoLC)1097148702
Label
Narrative of the Discoveries on the North Coast of America : Effected by the Officers of the Hudson's Bay Company during the Years 1836–1839, Thomas Simpson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139151320
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781139151320
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (446 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781108041362
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1097148702

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