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Title Letters [manuscript]: 1822-1824
Author Abbott, James
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Two letters from James Abbott in Detroit. The first to Ramsay Crooks in St. Louis (June 13, 1822), general manager of the American Fur Company, and the second to O.N. Bostwick, an American Fur Company agent in St. Louis (August 31, 1824), concerning the fur trade in Detroit and financial transactions with Crooks via Bostwick. Abbott outlines his plans for obtaining entire lots of furs and his dealings with traders (Colonel Anderson of the River Raisin and Mr Forsyth of Fort Wayne).
Names Abbot, James; Anderson, Colonel, John (1771-1840); Bostwick, Oliver N.; Crooks, Ramsay (1787-1859); Forsyth, Mr; Stone, David
Places Detroit, St. Louis, Fort Wayne, Michigan, Michilimackinac, Fort Wayne, River Raisin, United States
Keywords agent, business, fur trade, fur trader, American Fur Company, financial transactions
Theme Trade and Indian Economies
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Detroit postmaster, justice of the peace, and fur trader connected with the American Fur Company and Pierre Chouteau, Jr. and Co. of St. Louis. Brother of Samuel Abbott of Michilimackinac.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 1
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue