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Memorable Manitobans: Edward Jarvis (?-c1800)

Fur trader, interpreter.

First employed by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1771, he became fluent in Cree and thus became a leader of mapping expeditions of the 1770s. Of a weak constitution, he was ill-suited to the field, but he advocated inland expansion. He retired in ill health in 1797.

More information:

Edward Jarvis, Dictionary of Canadian Biography IV, 390-91.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 20 March 2008

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