Known Journals of John Work


  1. (a.) York Valley to Spokane House, July 18-Oct. 28, 1823
    (b.) Journal, Oct. 18 - Nov. 17, 1824 Columbia Valley Trading Expedition
  2. Journal, November 18 - December 30, 1824 A Voyage from Fort George to the Northward.
    Deals with the McMillan Expedition, which explored the lower Frasier River.
  3. Journal, March 21 - May 14, 1825
    During these months, Work was engaged in moving goods and equipment from Fort George to Fort Vancouver.
  4. Journal, June 21, 1825 - June 12, 1826
    Deals with Work's activities at Spokane House, the building of Fort Colville, and trading in the Flathead country.
  5. Journal, July 5 - Sept. 15, 1826
    Work left Fort Vancouver with the New Caledonia brigade on July 4; was sent up the Snake River on a horse-trading expedition; drove the horses thus secured to Fort Colvile, and then made a brief trading expedition to the Flatheads.
  6. Journal, May 20 - Aug 15, 1828
    Deals with a trip from Fort Colvile to Fort Vancouver.
  7. Journal, April 30 - May 31, 1830
    The journal of Work's "difficult and troublesome journey" from Fort Colvile to Fort Vancouver, with a band of horses.
  8. Journal, Aug 22, 1830 - April 20, 1831
  9. Journal, April 21 - July 20, 1831
    Journals covering the Snake Country Expedition of 1830-31.
  10. Journal, August 18, 1831 - July 27, 1832
    Journal of an expedition from Vancouver to the Flatheads and Blackfeet.
  11. Journal, Aug 17, 1832 - April 2, 1833
  12. Journal, April 3 - Oct 31, 1833
    These journals cover the expedition to Sacramento.
  13. Journal, May 22 - July 10, 1834
    Work's journey from Fort Vancouver to Umpqua River, and return.
  14. Journal, Dec 11, 1834 - June 30, 1835
  15. Journal, July 1 - Oct. 27, 1835
    This is an account of Work's voyage northward from the Columbia River to Fort Simpson and return on the brig Lama.
  16. Journal, May 13-26, 1851
    A brief account of Work's canoe journey from Fort Simpson to the Queen Charlotte Island to investigate the gold deposits that had just been discovered there.