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Robert Stuart and Pacific Fur Company Manuscript

Identifier: SC MS 0184

This manuscript is a handwritten copy of an original journal made by Robert Stuart, a junior partner of John Jacob Astor’s Pacific Fur Company, during his overland trip from the mouth of the Columbia River on the Pacific Ocean via St. Louis on the Mississippi River to New York City where Astor had his office. The narrative in this manuscript describes the day to day struggle of discovery, and observations of terrain, flora, fauna, and native tribes encountered along the way.

Dates: 1812-1813

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  • Subject: Fur traders-–United States—19th century--Diaries. X