Private instructions for the Company's agents

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Creator Hudson's Bay Company
Hargrave, James
Title Private instructions for the Company's agents
Identifier P000368
Subject Pro Pelle Cutem--Hudson's Bay Company
Hudson's Bay Company--Employees
Notes print 3 p.; 33 cm.
Language English
Media Text
Contributor University of Alberta
Description At head of title: "Hudson's Bay Company." Dated: "Hudson's Bay House, London, November 22, 1858." Signed: "Thomas Fraser, Secretary." While Fraser signed it, there are extensive quotations from Hargrave on the matter of allowances and rations at York Factory, as well as at other stations. The issue which provoked the document: "…the Company are aware that of late, complaints have been raised that in those rations some luxuries are omitted which, though used by the labouring classes in modern times, were not thought necessary at the period when the scale of rations was originally arranged. The Committee are anxious to conform to the change, and they have consequently included Tea and Sugar among the rations to be supplied to all classes of Servants, at the same time, that the option will be given to such as may choose to dispense with those articles, to get an equivalent for the whole, or for a part, in money."
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