Hudson's Bay Record Society
Hudson's Bay Record Society, est 1938 by the HUDSON'S BAY CO to publish selections from its extensive company records accumulated since 1670. Under an agreement with the CHAMPLAIN SOCIETY, 12 volumes appeared, 1938-49. Thereafter the publications became the sole responsibility of the London-based HBC.
In 1983 the society was disbanded. Its successor is the Rupert's Land Record Society, which has since co-published (with McGill-Queen's University Press) a number of documentary volumes of fur trade records pertaining to both the HBC and the North West Company. Based at the U of Winnipeg, it is affiliated with the Rupert's Land Research Centre, which promotes fur trade and northern history through biennial colloquia, a newsletter, and other publications.