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Jul 1, 2022
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Free Trapper, Columbia Department of the Hudson's Bay Company.


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Jul 12, 2023
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Smithsburg, MD
I have a few questions as I am interested in this persona as well. This is naturally an Emglish style trapper as you are from the Hudson Bay company, however, is this purely focused on the northern reaches only, or is there some overlap with more southerly trappers such as in PA and NY? I'll start there and work
Jan 9, 2020
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Brantford, Ontario
Really good looking outfit!
I think a hunting frock would have been unusual for a HBC employee, especially that far west. An HBC employee would have bought his clothes from the company stores, have a a fine set or a few lesser sets of clothes included in his annual wages (deducted or gifted depending on his returns that year. In 1779 HBC surveyor Samuel Hearne asked that in lieu of a new suit of clothes offered by the HBC Board of Directors instead send him a sextant made by J. Ramseden, London. Also cloth accounted for more than half of all trade goods sold. A HBC employee often had his partner make his clothes. These were English pattern clothes and a double caped hunting shirt I feel is more suited to Eastern American around the Ohio valley in the latter quarter of the 18th century and first couple decades of the next.
That said if it’s comfy and you like it go nuts! Looks like a good fit on you
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