Statement Respecting The Earl of Selkirk's Settlement upon the Red River, in North America; its Destruction in 1815 and 1816; and the massacre of Governor Semple and His Party


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Title continued: with Observations upon a Recent Publication, Entitled "A Narrative of Occurences in the Indian Countries," &c. An enlarged and second edition of Halkett's Statement respecting the Earl of Selkirk's Settlement of Kildonan [the original privately published towards the end of 1816.] The Earl of Selkirk sponsored the establishment of the Red River colony in 1811 to strengthen the hold of the Hudson's Bay Company and hinder the North-West Company. Peel 48. TPL 1093.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: John Murray
  • Edition: Second Edition
  • Date Published: 1817
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    194, c p. plus 12 p. publisher's catalogue. Fold out map of the area surrounding Lake Superior to Lake Winnipeg. Thin tear along right edge of spine. Slipcase and chemise (chemise lining cracking at folds). Minor foxing on title page and rear free endpaper.

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