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Title Letters [manuscript]: Mendota, Minn., to P. Chouteau Jun. & Co., Saint Louis, [Mo.], 1845-1846
Author Sibley, Henry Hastings (1811-1891)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Two letters (Dec. 9, 1845, June 29, 1846) from Henry Hastings Sibley to Pierre Chouteau Jr. & Co. in St. Louis, regarding fur trade matters. Included are discussions of William Kittson’s fur purchases on the Red River, the rumored impending competition of the American Fur Co. in that region, shipments and prices of furs, and requisitions of trade goods.
Names Pierre Chouteau Jr. & Company; Kittson, William
Places Mendota, Minnesota, United States
Keywords fur trade, trade, commerce, goods, American Fur Company, financial transaction, money
Theme Trade and Indian Economies
Culture Area Northeast, Great Plains
Additional Information Minnesota fur trader, pioneer, and first governor. From 1829-1834, Sibley worked at Mackinac and in Ohio as an American Fur Co. clerk and purchase agent; in 1834 he joined the Western Outfit of Ramsay Crooks’ reorganised American Fur Co. in partnership with Hercules Dousman and Joseph Rolette of Prairie du Chien, Wis. Stationed at Mendota, Minn., Sibley assumed management of the Sioux trade. Beginning in 1842, Sibley and his partners transferred their business to Pierre Chouteau Jr. & Co., becoming that firm’s Upper Mississippi Outfit.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 807
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue