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Beaver Club (P305)

1807-1827. - 13 cm of textual records.

Administrative History - Biographical Sketch:

The Beaver Club was a dining club founded in Montréal in 1785 by prominent North West Company fur traders who had spent at least one winter in the Northwest. Although this particular regulation was later amended to allow for the election of new members, the club's membership never exceeded fifty active members and ten honorary members.

(Source: Guide to Archival Resources at McGill University : Private Papers At McGill University. McGill University Archives. 1985. Vol.3, p.290.)

Scope and Content:

The Beaver Club fonds gives information on the activities and administration of the Club. The fonds consists of a minute book with lists of members, new members and guests, bills for the meetings, including the costs of the dinners and liquor, with some resolutions and a list of rules for the Club.

(Source: Guide to Archival Resources at McGill University : Private Papers At McGill University. McGill University Archives. 1985. Vol.3, p.290.)