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Hudson's Bay Company


  • [The Hudson's Bay Company was incorporated on May 2, 1670. In 1821 the Northwest Company of Canada was merged into the Hudson's Bay Company.]

  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • Compagnie de la Baie d'Hudson
    • Adventurers of England Trading into Hudson's Bay
    • Governor and Company of Adventurers of England Trading into Hudson's Bay
    • Governour and Company of Adventurers of England Trading into Hudson's Bay
    • HBC
    • Hudson Bay Company
    • Hudson Bay Fur Company
    • Hudson's Bay Fur Company
  • Additional Information

    • Descriptor

    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Canada
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) England
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Toronto (Ont.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) London (England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Winnipeg (Man.)
    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

  • Additional Related Forms

    • North West Company (DLC)n 50062035
  • Exact Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Sources

    • found: Pettipas, Katherine. The Hudson's Bay Company collection in the Manitoba Museum, c2009:p. 56 (Hudson's Bay Company; HBC)
    • found: NLC 12/26/80(AACR2: Hudson's Bay Company)
    • found: InU/Wing STC files(usage: Governour and Company of Adventurers of England Trading into Hudson's Bay)
    • found: OCLC, Sept. 9, 2008(hdgs: Hudson's Bay Company; Hudson's Bay Fur Company; Hudson Bay Fur Company; Hudson Bay Company)
    • found: Information from 678 converted Jan. 5, 2015(Chartered 1670 by King Charles II as "The governor and company of adventurers of England, trading into Hudson's Bay."; Known as Hudson's Bay Company.; In 1821 the Northwest company of Canada (formed 1773-74) was merged into the Hudson's Bay company)
    • found: LAC internal file, February 21, 2019(heading: Hudson's Bay Company; variants: Adventurers of England Trading into Hudson's Bay; Governor and Company of Adventurers of England Trading into Hudson's Bay; HBC; Hudson's Bay Fur Company; Hudson Bay Company; Hudson Bay Fur Company; Governour and Company of Adventurers of England Trading into Hudson's Bay; Compagnie de la Baie d'Hudson; North West Company; chartered May 2, 1670; oldest incorporated joint-stock merchandising company in the English-speaking world; formerly headquartered in London, England, and via intermediary residence in Winnipeg, Manitoba; head offices are located in Toronto, Ontario)
  • General Notes

    • [The Hudson's Bay Company was incorporated on May 2, 1670. In 1821 the Northwest Company of Canada was merged into the Hudson's Bay Company.]
  • Change Notes

    • 1980-07-23: new
    • 2019-02-22: revised
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