This chapter of Reginald Beatty's diary relates to travelling in The Pas, Manitoba area using dogsleds. Item found within folder 'Reginald Bird Beatty Papers.'
Historical note:Reginald Beatty (b. 1854) was not only a clerk of the Hudson's Bay Company, but also the first settler in the Melfort district. The current city of Melfort was preceded by a small community known as the Stoney Creek Settlement, started by founding settler Beatty, a Hudson Bay Company employee who settled with his family in the new Northwest. He was employed with the HBC from 1872-1883. Beatty served at Shoal River, Fairford, Cumberland House, The Pas (several terms), Grand Rapids, Sturgeon River and Norway House.
Reginald Bird Beatty
University of Saskatchewan Libraries Special Collections, Morton Manuscripts Collection, MSS-C550-1-27-1e (Box 37); records from Our Legacy site, http://scaa.sk.ca/ourlegacy
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