Partly because of the secrecy of the company concerning its records and partly because of the strong feeling for and against the company, there has been no adequate, impartial, and scholarly history of the Hudson's Bay Company in general; E. E. Rich's official history (3 vol., 1961) is based on the company's records, but is not annotated. See introductions to scholarly editions of traders' journals, such as those of the Champlain Society.
See also G. Bryce, The Remarkable History of the Hudson's Bay Company (1900, repr. 1968); H. A. Innis, The Fur Trade in Canada (1930, repr. 1962); D. MacKay, The Honourable Company (1936, repr. 1970); J. S. Galbraith, The Hudson's Bay Company as an Imperial Factor, 1821–1869 (1957).
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