Hugh Fraser 1842 Scotland FLS to William Fraser Tolmie HBC London
Lot 92 in our auction Saturday 2nd May 2020

Dr. Tomie is William Fraser Tolmie (February 3, 1812 – December 8, 1886) was a surgeon, fur trader, scientist, and politician.

He was born in Inverness, Scotland, in 1812, and by 1833 moved to the Pacific Northwest in the service of the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC). He served for two years, 1832-33 at Fort McLoughlin.[1] He served at Fort Nisqually, an HBC post at the southern end of Puget Sound, from 1843 to 1859. In 1859 he moved to Victoria, British Columbia, where he continued serving the HBC as well as becoming active in politics.

His written works include Comparative Vocabulary of the Indian Tribes of British Columbia (1884), and his journals, published in 1963 as The Journals of William Fraser Tolmie. ~wiki biography