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Title Vouchers [manuscript]: John Kinzie Junr., Mackinac, [Mich.], to William McGuffin, 1820 June 22 - July 10
Author American Fur Company
Document Type Manuscript
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Two vouchers, June 22 and July 10, 1820, issued by American Fur Company clerk, John Kinzie Junr., to William McGuffin, each good for eighty "bread bons" for the retail store.
Names McGuffin, William
Places Mackinac Island, Michigan, United States
Keywords business, commerce, goods, shop, economy, money, American Fur Company
Theme Trade and Indian Economies
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information In 1818, at the instigation of his father, Chicago pioneer John Kinzie, John Harris Kinzie secured a clerkship at the American Fur Company headquarters in Mackinac, Mich. He remained there five years, learning the languages of the Winnebago, Wyandot, and other tribes, as well as the fur trade and merchandising business. Before settling permanently in Chicago in 1834, Kinzie served as private secretary to Lewis Cass (1826) and as an Indian agent (1828-1833). In Chicago, Kinzie held various federal posts including registrar of public lands (appt. 1841), receiver of public money (appt. 1849) and Union army paymaster (appt. 1861).
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 3117
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue