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Memorable Manitobans: James Green Stewart (1825-1881)

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Fur trader, explorer.

Born in Quebec City, he joined the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1844 and became active in arctic travel and exploration, travelling 1,100 miles to Fort Simpson from Frances Lake for supplies in 1850. His later exploration activities were less successful, although he was involved in an overland expedition searching for the Franklin Expedition in 1855. He served at Oxford House from 1865 to 1867 and Norway House from 1867 to 1871, becoming Chief Trader in 1869 but not surviving into the new deed poll of 1871. He died near Edmonton.

There are papers at the Archives of Manitoba.

See also:

“The diary of J.G. Stewart, 1855, describing his overland journey in search of the Franklin expedition” by E. J. Holmgren, The Beaver, (spring 1980): 12-17.

James Green Stewart, Dictionary of Canadian Biography XI, 854-55.


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 July 2012

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