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Manitoba History No. 88
Manitoba
History

No. 88

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War Memorials in Manitoba
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This Old Elevator
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Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
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Memorable Manitobans
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Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
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Memorable Manitobans: Andrew Wedderburn Colvile (?-1856)

Businessman.

Born in England, he was a West India sugar merchant who became the brother-in-law of Lord Selkirk in 1807 and was associated with Selkirk in the Hudson's Bay Company and the Red River Settlement. He became a member of the HBC managing committee in 1810. In 1813 he assumed the name Colvile by royal licence. He secured George Simpson for the HBC, became a Selkirk trustee in 1820, and played a major role in the amalgamation of the HBC and NWC in 1821. He was deputy governor from 1839 to 1852.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 31 July 2008

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