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

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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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creatorOf Nathaniel J. Wyeth collection, 1832-1901 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Brown, Jennie Broughton, Mrs. Colorful characters of the Snake River country, [193-?] / Jennie Broughton Brown. Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library
referencedIn Columbia River Fishing and Trading Company. Columbia River Fishing and Trading Company records, 1833-1839. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Columbia River Fishing and Trading Company. Articles of Agreement ...between Nathaniel J. Wyeth...and Joseph Thing, 1834-1839. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Risvold, Floyd E. Oregon Pioneer correspondence, 1832-1838. University of the Pacific, William Knox Holt Memorial Library
creatorOf Fort Hall (Idaho : Fort.). Account books, 1834-1838. University of Idaho Library
referencedIn John Ball papers, 1819-1932 L. Tom Perry Special Collections20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts
referencedIn Hein, C. E. C. E. Hein papers [manuscript], circa 1950-1975. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Ball, John, 1794-1884. John Ball papers [manuscript], 1831-1876. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Palfrey family papers, 1713-1915. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Account Books, 1834-1838 University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
creatorOf Wyeth, Nathaniel J. (Nathaniel Jarvis), 1802-1856. Fort Hall ledger books and journal, 1834-1837. [microform]. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Fish, Mary J. Mary J. Fish letters on Nathaniel Wyeth [manuscripts], 1866-1899. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Shepard, Cyrus, 1798-1840. Journal and letter, 1834-1836. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Ball, John, 1794-1884. Papers, 1819-1932. American Primers
creatorOf Wyeth, Nathaniel J. (Nathaniel Jarvis), 1802-1856. Nathaniel J. Wyeth collection [manuscript], 1832-1901. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
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correspondedWith Ball, John, family
associatedWith Ball, John, 1794-1884. person
associatedWith Brown, Jennie Broughton, Mrs. person
associatedWith Columbia River Fishing and Trading Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Columbia River Fishing and Trading Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Columbia River Fishing and Trading Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Columbia River Fishing and Trading Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Fish, Mary J. person
associatedWith Fort Hall corporateBody
associatedWith Fort Hall (Idaho : Fort.) corporateBody
associatedWith Hein, C. E. person
correspondedWith Palfrey family. family
associatedWith Risvold, Floyd E. person
associatedWith Shepard, Cyrus, 1798-1840. person
correspondedWith Wyeth, Nathaniel J. family
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Birth 1802-01-29

Death 1856-08-31

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