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Selkirk,

former county, Scotland: see SelkirkshireSelkirkshire
or Selkirk,
former county, SE Scotland. Under the Local Government Act of 1973, Selkirkshire became (1975) part of the new Borders region (now the Scottish Borders council area).
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Selkirk,

town (1991 pop. 9,815), SE Man., Canada, on the Red River. Just S of Lake Winnipeg, it is a port for products from N Manitoba. There are steel mills, foundries, and shipyards in the town. It is named for the 5th earl of Selkirk, who established (1812) the Red River SettlementRed River Settlement,
agricultural colony in present Manitoba, North Dakota, and Minnesota. It was the undertaking of Thomas Douglas, 5th earl of Selkirk. Wishing to relieve the dispossessed and impoverished in Scotland and Northern Ireland, he secured enough control of the
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Selkirk

 

a mountain range in the inner belt of the Cordilleras of Canada and the USA, part of the Columbia Mountains. Approximately 500 km long, the Selkirks are composed primarily of Precambrian massive crystalline rocks. The mountains reach 3,532 m in elevation on Mount Sir Sanford. The peaks are covered with snow and glaciers, and the slopes with alpine meadows and coniferous forests. The range has deposits of complex metals. Glacier National Park is located in the Selkirks.

Selkirk

Alexander. original name Alexander Selcraig. 1676--1721, Scottish sailor, who was marooned on one of the islets of Juan Fernández and is regarded as the prototype of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe
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For her part, Lady Selkirk was forced to take positive action, since she was on the spot in Montreal, the centre of the fur trade.
The first cluster of events came shortly after Selkirk had left for the west in 1816, and before news of the occupation of Fort William had reached Lower Canada.
The colonial secretary had ordered the arrest of Selkirk for resisting a warrant at Fort William in the autumn of 1816.
One of the first people he visited was Lady Selkirk.
Coltman returned to visit Lady Selkirk on a number of subsequent occasions, and she argued with him over matters such as the independence of the "freemen" at Red River who had been involved in Seven Oaks.
Lady Selkirk continued to supervise both her husband's affairs and those of the HBC in 1818, when he had spend most of his time in the courts or traveling to them.
Opening a correspondence with one of the leading Scottish woolen manufacturers, Wellstood and Ogilvie, Lady Selkirk badgered the firm and others into various experiments at making the buffalo wool useable.
The evidence of the Selkirk Papers demonstrate that Lady Selkirk was in fact a driving force behind the running of the Hudson's Bay Company in North America during the years 1816-1819.
Lord Selkirk of Red River (Toronto, Macmillan, 1963), p.
Forest Service biologist Allen Johnson says the '87 guidelines were written to manage caribou habitat within a "recovery zone" that includes the entire Selkirk Mountains range.
Long-term protection of the woodland caribou's Selkirk ecosystem requires a conservative approach, says Rominger.
In its March 1994 recovery plan for the Selkirk caribou, the USFWS states, "We cannot afford additional habitat losses.