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B 46 - Commission of inquiry into the Red River Disturbances. Lower Canada [textual record]. 



Place of creation


0.35 m of textual records.

Scope and content

The series consists of correspondence, petitions, affidavits, reports and returns accumulated by William B. Coltman and John Fletcher in the course of their investigation of the affairs of Lord Selkirk's colony and the Red River disturbances, 1815-1818. These records were segregated as a series with a number of documents generated by the efforts to resolve various questions arising out of the events at Red River. Many of the documents bear file numbers indicating their sequence of presentation as submissions to the Executive Council. Reintegration of these documents with those remaining in the "S Series" (RG 4, A 1) and reconstruction of the original order is planned.

Textual records
90: Open
from 1 to 5
90: Open
Former archival reference no.

Textual records The finding aid describes the contents of volumes 1 to 5. Organized alphabetically by name of author and recipient, the finding aid includes the date, subject and pages of each document. Miscellaneous documents are described at the end of the finding aid. MSS0568 90 (Paper)

Additional information

Related materials
Copies of selected documents and of the several reports by Judge Coltman were enclosed with the Governor's despatches to London (See Colonial Office 42; available on microfilm). Coltman's final report was printed in Papers relating to the Red River Settlement (London, 1819).