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Memorable Manitobans: Adam Snodie (c1783-?)

Fur trader.

Born in the Orkney Islands, he joined the Hudson's Bay Company in 1801 and served at Churchill Factory until 1807. From 1808 to 1811 he was master at Nelson House, and then was on the Nelson River and Severn Districts until he took charge at Churchill from 1815 to 1819. He then became district master at York Factory, and served there as trader after the merger. He resigned in 1822 and retired to Stromness. George Simpson described him as an “excellent trader and tolerable Clerk, but deficient in Education.”

Sources:

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

Page revised: 27 April 2008

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