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Title Letter [manuscript]: Kaskaskia [Ill.] to Mr. Ramsay Crooks, St. Louis, 1822 July 9
Author Menard and Valle
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letter written by the firm of Menard and Valle on July 9, 1822 to Ramsay Crooks, general manager of the American Fur Company. In this letter Crooks is advised that the firm was unable to sell their deerskins to agent Wilson Hunt. Further, the letter continues to inform Crooks that the whole lot of skins has been purchased by Oliver N. Bostwick, another fur trader.
Names Crooks, Ramsay (1787-1859); Menard, Pierre (1766-1844); Bostwick, Oliver N.; Hunt, Wilson Price (c.1783-1842)
Places Kaskaskia, Illinois, St Louis, Missouri, United States
Keywords trade, commerce, fur trade, fur trader, American Fur Company
Theme Trade and Indian Economies
Culture Area Great Plains
Additional Information The firm of Menard and Valle was headed by Pierre Menard, an established fur trader and statesmen from Kaskaskia, Ill. This firm served as a distributor of furs and had ties with traders in southern Missouri and adjacent territories.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 596
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue