The Laird of Fort William: William McGillivray and the North West Company

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High finance, wilderness adventures, violence, and questionable legal tactics all played important roles in the history of the North West Company. William McGillivray, head of the company from 1804 until 1821, was arguably the most powerful businessman in Canada in the early nineteenth century. William McGillivray emigrated from the Scottish Highlands to work for his uncle Simon McTavish when he was twenty years old and became head of the NWC in 1804 upon McTavish's death. The period from 1805 to 1814 was a time of quick ...

The Laird of Fort William: William McGillivray and the North West Company 2013, Heritage House

ISBN-13: 9781927051726

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