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Author Binnema, Theodore, 1963- author.

Title "Enlightened zeal" : the Hudson's Bay Company and scientific networks, 1670-1870 / Ted Binnema.

Publication Info. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2014]

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Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- pt. I The Hudson's Bay Company and Science, 1670 -- 1821 -- 2. "A Profound Secret": The Adventurers and the Fellows from the 1660s to 1768 -- 3. "Desirous to Encourage Science": The Transit of Venus of 1769 and the Hudson's Bay Company's Collaboration with the Royal Society, 1768 -- 1774 -- 4. "Amends for the Narrow Prejudices": The Hudson's Bay Company and Science in an Era of Competitive Expansion, 1774-1821 -- pt. II The Hudson's Bay Company and Science, 1821 -- 1870 -- 5. "Benevolent Intentions": The Hudson's Bay Company, the Royal Navy, and the Search for the Northwest Passage, 1818-1855 -- 6. "The Liberal Spirit": David Douglas, Edinburgh, and the Douglas Legacy, 1823 -- 1870 -- 7. "Disinterested Kindness": The Hudson's Bay Company and North American-Based Science, 1821 -- 1870 -- 8. "Knowing the Liberal Disposition": The Hudson's Bay Company and the Smithsonian Institution, 1855 -- 1868.
Summary Initially highly secretive about all of its activities, the HBC was by 1870 an exceptionally generous patron of science. Aware of the ways that a commitment to scientific research could burnish its corporate reputation, the company participated in intricate symbiotic networks that linked the HBC as a corporation with individuals and scientific organizations in England, Scotland, and the United States. The pursuit of scientific knowledge could bring wealth and influence, along with tribute, fame, and renown, but science also brought less tangible benefits: adventure, health, happiness, male companionship, self-improvement, or a sense of meaning.
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Subject Hudson's Bay Company -- History.
Hudson's Bay Company -- Research -- History.
Hudson's Bay Company.
Science and industry -- Northwest, Canadian -- History.
Science -- Social aspects -- Northwest, Canadian.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Binnema, Theodore, 1963-, author. "Enlightened zeal" 9781442646971 (OCoLC)865495467
ISBN 9781442666948 (electronic bk.)
1442666943 (electronic bk.)