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Title Letter [manuscript]: Kaskaskia [Ill.] to Mr. P[ierre] Chouteau, St. Louis, 1840 Mar. 19
Author Menard, Pierre (1766-1844)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letter written by Pierre Menard on Mar. 19, 1840 to Pierre Chouteau, St. Louis merchant and fur trader. In this letter Menard relays information about arrangements for the sale and shipment of Indian corn.
Names Chouteau, Pierre (1789-1865)
Places Kaskaskia, Illinois, St Louis, Missouri, United States
Keywords trade, commerce, transportation, corn, crops, fur trade
Theme Trade and Indian Economies
Culture Area Great Plains
Language French
Additional Information Pierre Menard, fur trader and merchant, was born in 1766 in Quebec, Canada. Around 1791 Menard settled in Kaskaskia, Ill., where he lived most of his life. He later became a partner in the St. Louis Missouri Fur Co., which was founded by Pierre Chouteau’s father, Jean-Pierre Chouteau.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 595
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue