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Memorable Manitobans: William Brown (1790-1827)

Fur trader.

Born near Glasgow, Scotland in 1790, he joined the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1811. From 1817 to 1819 he was head of the Manitoba District. He then served in the Athabasca and New Caledonia Districts. He died in 1827.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 January 2021

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