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Title Letters [manuscript]: 1823-1826
Author Farnham, Russell (1784-1832)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Three letters (one in French), 1823-1826, from Farnham to Samuel Abbott and O.N. Bostwick, both American Fur Company agents in St. Louis, regarding trade with the Iowa, Sauk, and Fox Indians. Letters discuss the disruption of trade with the Iowa by hostile Sioux (1823); trade with the Sauk and Iowa along the Grand and Missouri Rivers (1824); and the need of trade goods and progress of trade on the Mississippi (1826).
Names Abbott, Samuel (d.1851); Bostwick, Oliver N.
Places St. Louis, Missouri, Grand River, Missouri River, Mississippi River, United States
Keywords American Fur Company, fur trade, fur trader, trade, goods, commerce
Theme Trade and Indian Economies; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Great Plains, Northeast
Language French
Additional Information Fur trader. Born in Massachusetts, Russell Farnham was recruited in 1810 for the Astoria enterprise. Around 1817 he was placed in charge of the Mississippi and Missouri operations (Sauk, Fox, and Iowa outfits) of the American Fur Company. He died of cholera in St. Louis in 1832.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 278
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue