Grahame, James Allan

GRAHAME, James Allan, fur trader, chief commissioner of HBC 1874–84 (b 22 Dec 1825, Edinburgh, Scotland; d 19 June 1905, Victoria). He joined the HBC as an apprentice clerk in 1842 and arrived on the COLUMBIA R 2 years later. He rose rapidly through the ranks and was in charge of the company's Oregon affairs by 1858. In 1860 he moved to VICTORIA, where he was made a chief factor and transferred to Manitoba for several years. Back in BC in 1867, he served in the CARIBOO and in 1870 took charge...

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