Links: “The Pathfinder”

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The Writer’s Desk

Alexander Caulfield Anderson is the Hudson’s Bay Company fur trader whose four cross-country explorations, in 1846 and 1847, helped to carve modern-day British Columbia from the wilderness that surrounded Fort Langley, Kamloops, and Fort St. James. I am his great-grand-daughter. I wanted to know who he was.

Here are some links where you can learn more about me and my search for the man who was my ancestor; more links will lead you to online Wikis and Biographies where you can learn more about Alexander Caulfield Anderson. 

If you want to view the B.C. History online Wiki article on Alexander Caulfield Anderson’s maps, go to this site at

This B.C. History Wiki has other articles on British Columbia history, and if that is what you are interested than you should browse through it and, perhaps, submit an article to it.

Alexander Caulfield Anderson’s biography is on the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, at:

My About.Me page is found at, and you can follow my WordPress blog through that site.

For those of you who have interest in the fur trade (especially that West of the Rocky Mountains), I have a very much older blog with many stories on it, at — I am no longer maintaining this blog but the stories remain. Enjoy!

Thank you for your interest in Alexander Caulfield Anderson and The Pathfinder: A.C. Anderson’s Journeys in the West