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Title [Calendar and index to the papers of the American Fur Company at the New York Historical Society], [1925-1926] [Volume 4]
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: 4 of 6. Typescript copy from 1925-1926 of a calendar and index to the papers of the American Fur Company, prepared by ms. curator Grace Lee Nute at the New York Historical Society between Dec. 1922 and Sept 1925. The calendar, prepared through the cooperation of the state historical societies of New York, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Minnesota, Detroit Public Library, Indiana State Library, University of Illinois, and the Newberry Library, contains a chronological listing of the Company’s correspondence, notes on London exchange rates, store books, order books, packing books (detailed records of skins packed between 1835 and 1842), invoices, receiving books, shipment lists (including names of shippers, vessels, and Company outfits), detailed classifications of furs and skins from 1835-1839, postage books, printed Indian treaties, inventories, and memoranda. Principal correspondents include Ramsay Crooks, Bernard Pratte, Joseph Rolette, Samuel Abbott, Robert Stuart, William Brewster, John Lawe, John Jacob Astor, Charles Borup, Frederic Baraga, John R. Livingston, G.W. and W.G. Ewing, Lyman M. Warren, Curtis M. Lampson, and officers of the Hudson’s Bay Company; Pratte, Chouteau and Company; and Pierre Chouteau Jr. & Company. The papers also provide much information on the woolen blanket trade, Great Lakes transportation, American foreign relations, current events and politics, banking conditions, insurance, secondary education, the Company’s subsidiary industries (fisheries, flour, maple sugar, cranberries, copper, lead, and sand for glass-making).
Names Astor, John Jacob (1763-1848); Abbott, Samuel (d.1851); Baraga, Frederic (1797-1868); Borup, Charles William Wulf (1806-1859); Brewster, William (fl.1834-1845); Crooks, Ramsay (1787-1859); Dousman, Hercules Louis (1800-1868); Ewing, George Washington (1803-1866); Ewing, William G. (d.1854); Livingston, John R. (fl.1837-1848); Lampson, Curtis Miranda (fl.1836-1847); Lawe, John (1780-1846); Pratte, Bernard (1803-1886); Rolette, Joseph (1781-1842); Sibley, Henry Hastings (1811-1891); Stuart, Robert (1785-1848); Warren, Lyman M. (d.1847)
Keywords fur trade, fur trader, American Fur Company, business, invoice, account, trade, treaty, transportation, lake, government, government relations, politics, bank
Theme Trade and Indian Economies
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 17
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue