Anderson, Alexander Caulfield


ANDERSON, Alexander Caulfield, fur trader (b 10 Mar 1814, Calcutta, India; d 8 May 1884, Saanich). The son of a plantation owner in India, he joined the HBC in 1831 and came to Canada. After a year at Lachine outside Montreal, he moved to Fort Vancouver on the COLUMBIA R. From 1835 to 1848 he served the company primarily in the Interior of northern BC. In 1846–47, Anderson made 3 important overland expeditions seeking a practicable supply route between KAMLOOPS and FORT LANGLEY that avoided...

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