Nancy Marguerite Anderson
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Home page: Fur Trade Family History at http://furtradefamilyhistory.blogspot.com
My name is Nancy Marguerite Anderson and I am the author of The Pathfinder: A.C. Anderson's Journeys in the West
Alexander Caulfield Anderson was the fur trader who, in the mid 1840s, threaded his way through mountain passes and down the rapid-filled Fraser River in search of a horse-friendly trail through the rugged country that separated the Kamloops fort from Fort Langley, on the lower Fraser River.
I am Alexander Caulfield Anderson's great grand-daughter, and I wanted to know who he was.
As I researched his story, I learned things that threatened to destroy the historic and heroic fur trade figure who lived inside my head.
There were many occasions when I flinched, but I think those flinches transformed Anderson into a man, with quirks and flaws and character and kindness and a poetic courtesy -- an extraordinary human being.
This was my goal, and having completed this goal I can continue to research and write down the unrecorded stories of the fur traders' New Caledonia and Columbia district (British Columbia and Pacific Northwest, USA)
Interests: Alexander Caulfield Anderson, history, fur trade, British Columbia history, exploration and explorers
Published writer: Yes