Campbell, Robert

CAMPBELL, Robert, fur trader (b 21 Feb 1808, Glenlyon, Scotland; d 9 May 1894, MB). He was one of the most resourceful overland travellers of the FUR TRADE era. After joining the HBC in 1831 he was assigned to a company sheep farm at the Red River Settlement. In 1835 he entered the fur trade proper, taking command at Fort Liard in the North-Western Territory, from where he began a series of explorations of northern BC and the Yukon. In 1838 he followed the LIARD and Dease rivers to DEASE LK,...

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