The East India Company was the trading company chartered in 1600 by Elizabeth I of England with a monopoly over the Eastern Hemisphere. Schemes for promoting the British fur trade between the Pacific coast and China, including those of Alexander Dalrymple and Alexander Mackenzie, necessitated inclusion of the East India Company, whose privileges deterred such commerce. Except during the period 1814-16, when the EIC licensed the North West Company to use its own ships to carry furs to China, the NWC found EIC regulations sufficiently restrictive that it used American ships for this trade. The EIC's monopoly ended by 1833, and the company was dissolved in 1874.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Morrison, Jean. "East India Company". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 16 December 2013, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/east-india-company. Accessed 05 December 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Morrison, J. (2013). East India Company. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/east-india-company
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Morrison, Jean. "East India Company." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited December 16, 2013.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "East India Company," by Jean Morrison, Accessed December 05, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/east-india-company
East India Company
Article by Jean Morrison
Published Online February 7, 2006
Last Edited December 16, 2013