Wyeth, Nathaniel J. (Nathaniel Jarvis), 1802-1856

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Birth 1802-01-29
Death 1856-08-31

Biographical notes:

Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth (1802-1856) was a Boston, Mass. merchant who sought to establish a fur trading and fishing enterprise in the Northwest.

From the guide to the Nathaniel J. Wyeth collection, 1832-1901, (Oregon Historical Society Research Library)

Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth (1802-1856) was a Boston, Mass. merchant who sought to establish a fur trading and fishing enterprise in the Northwest.

In 1831, Wyeth made plans to establish an agricultural and industrial colony on the Columbia River. He made a first attempt to establish the colony in 1832 but was not successful. In 1834, Wyeth accompanied the Jason Lee party, the first Protestant missionaries to reach Oregon, across the country to Oregon and built Fort Hall along the Snake River in Oregon and Fort William on what is now Sauvie Island. From Fort William, Wyeth ran the Columbia River Fishing and Trading Co. but was not successful, selling his holdings to the Hudson Bay Company in 1936 and returning to Boston.

From the description of Nathaniel J. Wyeth collection [manuscript], 1832-1901. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 681595092

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Subjects:

  • Pioneers--Oregon
  • Pioneers

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  • Oregon (as recorded)