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James Sterling Letter Book, 1761-1765

Collection Overview

The James Sterling letter book contains 175 letters written by Sterling, a fur trader, while at Fort Detroit. His letters provide a picture of the fur trade and the consumer needs of Native Americans, French civilians, and the British military, accounts of events during Pontiac's War, as well as the day-to-day concerns of a prominent trader at Fort Detroit.

Digitized Collection Contents

Access to Original Materials

This collection is comprised of digital surrogates of original materials held by the William L. Clements Library. To access the original items, please consult the collection's finding aid (linked from the menu above) and see the Clements Library website to plan your visit.