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Diary of Lieutenant R. Lyndhurst Wadmore, Infantry School Corps, April 8, 1885 to July 20, 1885, N.W. Campaign.

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Author/Creator
R. Lyndhurst Wadmore
Description
Original diary and various papers of R. Lyndhurst Wadmore, Lieutenant of the Royal Canadian Regiment during the Northwest Resistance, covering from 8 April to 20 July 1885. Included in diary pocket is a requisition for short boots that was signed by Wadmore on May 1885, lyrics of the Infantry School Corps fight song, and a Victoria Daily Times article from 23 June 1944 about the remaining members of the Northwest Field Force and their experiences.
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Experiences Conducting a Store in the '80's.

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Author/Creator
James Clinkskill
Description
This article describes James Clinkskill's arrival, with a business partner, in Battleford in the early 1880s . Also lists prices for furs of fox, lynx and other animals. Also contains mention of the Northwest Resistance, 'halfbreed freighters', trading with trappers and traders for furs and with Indians for seneca root, and providing flour for the Indian Department.
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Frontier Days, Swift Current, Saskatchewan

Documents & Presentations
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1 file containing: Speech at "Frontier Days" in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Diefenbaker speaks of the meaning of Saskatchewan in Cree. As well, he briefly discusses Cree life in Saskatchewan in the mid-19th century.
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Murphy Diary

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Author/Creator
George B. Murphy
Description
Extracts from the diary of George B. Murphy, of Qu'Appelle, transport officer of the Battleford Column, Second Division of the North West Field Force, sent out to suppress the 1885 resistance. Entries from March 17 - July 16, 1885. Entries mostly include communications regarding troop movements.
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