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Campbell, Robert, 1808-1894

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1808 - 1894

Robert Campbell was born in 1808. He was a Hudson's Bay Company fur trader and explorer. He explored a large part of the southern Yukon and established Fort Frances, Yukon on Frances Lake in the Liard River basin and Fort Selkirk, Yukon at the juncture of the Yukon River and the Pelly River. Campbell was for a time in charge of Fort Halkett. Campbell Peak, just south of the British Columbia community of Liard River, is named after him. He died n 1894

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Robert Campbell diaries

Stefansson Mss-21
 Collection
Identifier: Mss-21
Overview Robert Campbell (1808-1894), fur trader. Consist of typescript carbon transcripts and photocopies of his diaries which include accounts of voyages and living conditions surrounding his duties with the Hudson's Bay Company.