Jacob Butler Varnum papers  1811-1888 (bulk 1811-1833)
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Title: Jacob Butler Varnum papers
Creator: Varnum, Jacob Butler, 1788-1874
Inclusive dates: 1811-1888
Bulk dates: 1811-1833
Extent: 79 items
Abstract:
The Jacob Butler Varnum papers contain letters and documents related to Varnum's career as a factor at United States Indian trading posts in Sandusky, Ohio, and Fort Dearborn, Chicago; as a captain in the 40th Massachusetts Infantry during the War of 1812; and as a Washington D.C. merchant after he left government service. Included are letters and instructions from government officials concerning trade with Indians, as well as letters from Varnum to his father, Senator Joseph B. Varnum, concerning his activities as factor.

Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
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The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu