HBCA Microfilm Catalogue

Finding Aids to Microfilmed Records

HBCA has three reels of microfilm which are finding aids to records that have been filmed. Reels 1M1252, 1M1253, and 20M1 list the exact records found on each microfilm. These reels are available for purchase from HBCA and are also available at a number of archives, libraries and educational institutions in Canada, the United States, and Scotland.


A. Governor and Committee Records

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Minute Books, Inward and Outward Correspondence, Accounts

  • Pre-1870 (A.1 to A.67): reels 1–515, finding aid 1M1252; Addenda M1, M5–12 and 1299–1302, finding aid 20M1.
  • 1870–1904 (A.1 to A.81): reels 516–983, Addenda M7 and M12; finding aids 1M1252–53, 20M1.

Correspondence Inward and Outward - General and Official

  • Post-1904 (A.5 and A.6): reels 985–1032.
  • Post-1904 (A.92/1 to A.92/misc/4 fo. 10): reels 1033–1198.
  • Post-1904 (A.92/misc/4 fo. 11 to A.98/87 fo. 112): reels 1199–1298; finding aid 20M1.
  • Post-1904 (A.92 Index): reel Addenda 1303.

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B. Post Records

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Post Journals (a)

  • Pre-1870: reels 1M1-1M166, finding aid 1M1252; Addenda M1, finding aid 20M1.
  • 1870-1904: reels 1M994-1M1028; finding aid 1M1253.
  • 1905-1949: reels 1MA1-1MA75, finding aid 1MA76; 1MA76-1MA77, finding aid 20M1.

Correspondence Books (b)

  • Pre-1870: reels 1M167-1M265; finding aid 1M1252.
  • 1870-1904: reels 1M1028-1M1251; finding aid 1M1253.

Correspondence Inward (c)

  • Pre-1870: reels 1M266-1M405; finding aid 1M1252.
  • Post-1870: reels 1MB1-1MB155; finding aid 20M1.

Account Books (d)

  • Pre-1870: reels 1M406-1M775, finding aid 1M1252; Addenda M1, finding aid 20M1.
  • Post-1870: reels 1M1285-1M1633; finding aid 20M1.

Reports on Districts (e)

  • Pre-1870: reels 1M775-1M783; finding aid 1M1252.
  • Post-1870: reels 1M1254-1M1260; finding aid 1M1253.

Lists of Servants (f)

  • Pre-1870: reels 1M784-1M787; finding aid 1M1252.
  • Post-1870 (York Factory): reel 1M1261; finding aid 1M1253.

Abstracts of Servants' Accounts (g)

  • Pre-1870: reels 1M788-1M811; finding aid 1M1252.
  • Post-1870: reels 1M1261-1M1265; finding aid 1M1253.

District Fur Returns (h)

  • Pre-1870: reels 1M812-1M813; finding aid 1M1252.

Minutes of Council (k)

  • Pre-1870: reels 1M813-1M814; finding aid 1M1252.
  • Post-1870: reels 1M1265-1266; finding aid 1M1253.

District Statements (l)

  • Pre-1870: reels 1M815-1M818; finding aid 1M1252.
  • Post-1870: reels 1M1266-1M1267; finding aid 1M1253.

Scheme Indents (m)

  • Pre-1870 (York Factory): reels 1M819-1M823; finding aid 1M1252.
  • Post-1870 (York Factory): reel 1M1267; finding aid 1M1253.

Indent Books (n)

  • Pre-1870 (York Factory): reels 1M823-1M825; finding aid 1M1252.
  • Post-1870 (York Factory): reels 1M1267-1M1268; finding aid 1M1253.

Fur Invoice Books (o)

  • Pre-1870 (York Factory): reels 1M826-1M830; finding aid 1M1252.
  • Post-1870 (York Factory): reel 1M1268; finding aid 1M1253.

Expenditure Books (p)

  • Pre-1870 (York Factory): reels 1M830-1M832; finding aid 1M1252.
  • Post-1870 (York Factory): reels 1M1268-1M1269; finding aid 1M1253.

Book Debts (q)

  • Pre-1870 (York Factory): reels 1M832-1M834; finding aid 1M1252.
  • Post-1870: reels 1M1269 (Winnipeg) and 1M1279 (York Factory); finding aid 1M1253.

Ship Scheme Distribution and Invoice Books (r)

  • Pre-1870 (York Factory): reels 1M834-1M841; finding aid 1M1252.
  • Post-1870 (York Factory): reels 1M1269; finding aid 1M1253.

Provision Shed Balance Books (s)

  • Pre-1870 (York Factory): reels 1M841-1M845; finding aid 1M1252.
  • Post-1870 (York Factory): reels 1M1269-1M1270; finding aid 1M1253.

Store Balance Books (t)

  • Pre-1870 (York Factory): reels 1M846-1M852; finding aid 1M1252.
  • Post-1870 (York Factory): reels 1M1270-1M1272; finding aid 1M1253.

Servants' Engagement Registers (u)

  • Pre-1870 (York Factory): reels 1M853-1M854; finding aid 1M1252.
  • Post-1870 (York Factory): reel 1M1272; finding aid 1M1253.

Accounts Current (v)

  • Pre-1870 (York Factory): reels 1M854-1M857; finding aid 1M1252.
  • Post-1870 (Winnipeg): reels 1M1273-1M1274; finding aid 1M1253.

Bills of Lading (w)

  • Pre-1870 (York Factory): reels 1M857-1M860; finding aid 1M1252.
  • Post-1870 (York Factory): reel 1M1274; finding aid 1M1253.

Servants' Ledgers (x)

  • Pre-1870 (York Factory): reels 1M860-1M870; finding aid 1M1252.

London Fur Trade Ledgers (y)

  • Post-1870 (Winnipeg): reel 1M1274; finding aid 1M1253.

Miscellaneous Items (z)

  • Miscellaneous Items (z) Pre/Post B. 1 to B. 502, 1M1656 - 1M1702

Inventories (aa)

  • Pre-1870 (York Factory): reels 1M916-1M945; finding aid 1M1252.
  • Post-1870 (York Factory): reels 1M1277-1M1278; finding aid 1M1253.

Tariff Books (bb)

  • Pre-1870 (York Factory): reels 1M946-1M954; finding aid 1M1252.
  • Post-1870 (York Factory): reels 1M1278-1M1279; finding aid 1M1253.

Transfer Books (cc)

  • Pre-1870 (York Factory): reels 1M954-1M967; finding aid 1M1252.

Store Invoice Books (dd)

  • Pre-1870 (York Factory): reels 1M967-1M982; finding aid 1M1252.
  • Post-1870 (York Factory): reels 1M1279-1M1280; finding aid 1M1253.

Invoices of Shipments (ee)

  • Pre-1870 (York Factory): reels 1M982-1M992; finding aid 1M1252.
  • Post-1870 (York Factory): reels 1M1280-1M1281; finding aid 1M1253.

Freight Check Books (ff)

  • Pre-1870 (York Factory): reel 1M1281; finding aid 1M1253.

Cash Advanced to Officers and Servants (gg)

  • Post-1870 (Winnipeg): reels 1M1281-1M1284; finding aid 1M1253.

Fur Purchasing Agencies Weekly Reports (hh)

  • Post-1870 (Montréal and The Pas): reel 1M1284; finding aid 1M1253.

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C. Ships' Records

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Ships' Logs and Miscellaneous Records (C.1 to C.7)

  • Pre-1870: reels 2M1-2M140, finding aid 1M1252; 2M149-2M150, finding aid 20M1.
  • Post-1870: reels 2M141-2M151; finding aid 20M1.

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D. Governor's Papers and Commissioner's Office Documents

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Governor's Papers (D.1 to D.10)

  • Pre-1870: reels 3M1-3M129; finding aid 1M1252.
  • Post-1870: reel 3M291; finding aid 20M1.

Commissioner's Office, Chief Accountant's Office, and Canadian Sub-Committee Records (D.11 to D.49)

  • Post-1870 to 1925: reels 3M130-3M290; finding aid 1M1253.
  • Pre/Post-1870: 3M291; finding aid 20M1.

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E. Private Records

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Pre/Post-1870

  • E.1/1 to E.50/1: reels 4M101 to 4M141.
  • E.82 to E.83: reels 4M1-4M34; finding aid 1M1252.
  • E.94/4 to E.116/5: reels 4M35-4M75; finding aid 20M1.
  • E.125/1 to E.125/29: reels 4M79-4M83; finding aid 20M1.
  • E.221/1 to E.225/1: reels 4M76-4M78; finding aid 20M1.
  • E.309 to E.310: reels 4M84-4M85; finding aid 20M1.

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F. Subsidiary Companies

  • Pre-1870 (F.1/1 to F.34/1): reels 5M1-5M50; finding aid 1M1252.

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G. Maps

Maps, Plans, and Architectural Records

  • Pre/Post 1870 (G.1/1 to G.1/146): reel 11M1; finding aid 20M1.
  • Pre/Post 1870 (G.1/147 to G.1/340): reel 11M2
  • Post-1870 (G.7/1-14): reels 17M1-17M12; finding aid 20M1.

Atlases

  • Pre-1870 (G.5/1 to G.5/82): reels 15M1-15M2; finding aid 20M1.

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H. Western Department Land Records

  • Pre-1870 (H.1/1 to H.1/19): reels 6M1-6M2; finding aid 1M1252.

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RG1. Land Department Records: Deed Copy Books

  • Post-1870 (RG 1 Series 61/1-20): reels 8M1-8M21; finding aid 20M1.

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RG22. French Government Correspondence

  • Post-1904 (AFG5/1 to AFG5/3149 fo. 72): reels 9M1-9M244; finding aid 20M1.

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Miscellaneous: Addenda Reels

  • Pre/Post-1870 (varied contents): reels 1299-1302 and M1-12 (finding aid 20M1); reels 1303 and M13-18 (no finding aid).

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Publications

The Beaver: A Magazine of the North, 1920-1955

  • Reels 18M1-18M19.

E. E. Rich, Hudson's Bay Company, 1670-1870, annotated copy.

  • Reels 18M20-18M21.

British and American Joint Commission for the Settlement of the Claims of the Hudson's Bay and Puget's Sound Agricultural Companies, 8 vols., 1865-1869, copy no. 348.

  • Reels 18M22-18M24.

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