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McNab, John (b 1755)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0117 MS 59
Held at: Royal Society
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Full title: McNab, John (b 1755)
Date(s): [c 1786]
Level of description: Sub-fonds
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): McNab | John | b 1755 | master at Henley's House, Hudson Bay
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in Aberdour, Fife, 1755; joined the Hudsonís Bay Company as a surgeon and was sent to Albany Fort, on James Bay, 1779; spent five years as Master of Henley House; returned to Albany, where he eventually became Governor; Governor at Churchill for one year; Governor of York Factory, 1802-1807; first Hudsonís Bay Company man to lead an overland journey from Moose Fort to Montreal.


Scope and content/abstract:

Two tracts on acids by John McNab comprising:
1. Experiments on Mineral Acids and Rectified Spirits of Wine, for finding the greatest degree of cold.
2. Experiments on the Congelation of Vitriolic and Nitrous Acids in Hudson's Bay.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Royal Society catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2009.

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