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Title Letters and documents [manuscript]: 1834-1851
Author Grignon, Augustin (1780-1860)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Correspondence and legal documents concerning Grignon’s relations with the Menominee Indians and his financial affairs, 1834-1851. Includes two letters, 1846-1847, to Oshkosh, a Menominee chief and friend to whom Grignon was related by marriage, both regarding the affairs of the Menominee Nation and its relations with the United States. Also a power of attorney, Jan. 27, 1834, granted to Daniel Whitney, authorizing the possession, sale, etc., of Yarmouth County, Upper Canada, lands granted to Grignon’s grandfather, Charles Langlade; and an agreement, Mar. 8, 1851, with Ewing, Chute & Co., allowing the firm to collect debts owed Grignon by the Menominee in exchange for a percentage of the take.
Names Oshkosh, Menominee Chief (1795-1858); Langlade, Charles (1728-1800); Whitney, Daniel (1795-1862)
Places Wisconsin, United States; Ontario, Canada
Keywords fur trade, fur trader, land grant, sale of land, debt, land claim
Theme American Indians and the US Government; First Nations of Canada
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Language French
Additional Information Green Bay and Butte des Morts, Wisconsin, fur trader.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 344
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue