McGill, James, 1744-1813

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Born in Glasgow, Scotland, October 6, 1744; came to Canada & entered trade, ca. 1759; was shareholder of the N.W. Co.; settled in Montreal in fur trade, in Co. with Isaac Todd; was very successful in business & at his death was reputed as the wealthiest man in Canada; died at Montreal, Dec. 19, 1813. (from Burton Hist. recs. I, 73) (blue index cards)

From the description of James McGill papers, 1805,1811. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 367615211

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referencedIn Canada. Governor General. Records relating to the fur trade, 1768-1807, 1867. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Blackwood, Thomas. Papers, 1805-1807. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn University of Missouri. Office of the President. UM staff advisory councils (UM-SAC) materials, 1988-(ongoing). University of Missouri -- Columbia. University Archives, MU Archives; University of Missouri Columbia. University Archives
creatorOf James and Andrew McGill and Company (Montréal, Québec). Letterbook, 1805-1807. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Dickson, Robert, 1765-1823. Robert Dickson papers, 1790-1831. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf McGill, James V. The United States in China (1844-1912). Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Blackwood, Thomas. Thomas Blackwood letterbook, 1805-1807. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf McGill, James, 1744-1813. James McGill papers, 1805,1811. Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
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associatedWith Askin, John, 1739-1815. person
associatedWith Blackwood, Thomas. person
associatedWith Canada. Governor General. corporateBody
associatedWith Dickson, Robert, 1765-1823. person
associatedWith James and Andrew McGill and Company (Montréal, Québec) corporateBody
associatedWith Todd & McGill. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Missouri. Office of the President. corporateBody
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Québec (Province)--Montréal
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Fur trade
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Birth 1744-10-06

Death 1813-12-19

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