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Accession Number: 97-1009

Title

Puget Sound Agricultural Societycollection. -- [1912?], 1994. -- 1 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

The original Pugets Sound Agricultural Companycame into being in 1839 as a subsidiary branch of the Hudson'sBay Company in response to the intended private Oregon Beef andTallow Company. It functioned primarily in the Cowlits Valleyand the Puget Sound area to the north of the Columbia River. Itspurpose was partly to victual the fur trade establishments andalso the nascent and burgeoning communities of the region. Itsinitial deed of settlement was dated December 23, 1840 and wasfirst printed in 1912.

Custodial History

This collection was created and in the custodyof Hugh Anson Cartwright before it was donated to Trent UniversityArchives.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a copy of thepamphlet "Deed of Settlement of Pugets Sound AgriculturalSociety" [printed in 1912], a photocopy of pages of an articlewith the title "Exile in the Wilderness" by Jean MurrayCole, University of Washington Press, 1979, which refers to thisSociety, and a letter dated January 6, 1994 from Anne Morton toHugh Anson-Cartwright with enclosures which establish the dateof printing of the pamphlet as approximately 1912.

Notes

Title based on the contents of the collection.

This collection was donated by Hugh Anson-Cartwright.

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