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Memorable Manitobans: Peter Garrioch (1811-1888)

Free trader.

Educated at Kenyon College (1838-39), he worked as a schoolteacher, then moved into trade with the United States through St. Peter’s in the 1840s. He was ordered in 1845 to pay duty on his imported goods, and was active in the free trade agitation of the 1840s. In the 1860s he had moved into the buffalo robe trade.

See his “Journal of Peter Garrioch, Red River, 1843-47” in the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections. There are also papers at the Archives of Manitoba.


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

Page revised: 9 March 2008

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