Franchère, Gabriel, 1786-1863

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Agent of the American Fur Company at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

From the description of Gabriele Franchere papers, 1834-1851. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34420333

Franchere was born in Montreal in 1786. He was well educated in French and English. From 1810-1814 he was part of the near fatal American Fur Co. expedition to the Columbia River and Astoria (Ore.), about which he later published two books. Later, Franchere continued working for the Co. in Sault Sainte Marie (Mich.), using his funds to pay the failing Co.'s liabilities. He then associated with another fur operation and eventually operated his own fur business in New York. Franchere died on April 12, 1863 in St. Paul (Minn.) and was survived by his second wife, several daughters, a son, and a step-son. (Information from the collection.) The Clarke Historical Library has various editions of his two books. Additional correspondence of Franchere's, in the American Fur Co. records, is available at the Clarke on microfilm, Micro. Mss. F59.

From the description of Collection, 1835-1847. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 46885846

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf American Fur Company. Papers, 1834-1848 [microform]. Clarke Historical Library
referencedIn Lowery, William. William Lowery collection. State Archive of Michigan
referencedIn Grignon family. Grignon, Lawe and Porlier papers, 1712-1884 (bulk 1820-1840). Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Franchère, Gabriel, 1786-1863. Gabriel Franchère papers, 1828-1861. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Grace Lee Nute papers., 1924-1945, 1957. Minnesota Historical Society.
creatorOf Franchère, Gabriel, 1786-1863. Letter : New York to Narcisse Cyr, 1851 April 15. Newberry Library
referencedIn American Fur Company papers., 1831-1849. Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn American Fur Company. Records, 1834,1846. Clarke Historical Library
referencedIn Nute, Grace Lee, 1895-. Grace Lee Nute papers, 1924-1945, 1957. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Franchère, Gabriel, 1786-1863. Gabriel Franchère papers, 1835-1839. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Tassé, Joseph, 1848-1895. Gabriel Franchère paper, n.d. Spokane Public Library, Downtown Branch
creatorOf Franchère, Gabriel, 1786-1863. Collection, 1835-1847. Clarke Historical Library
creatorOf Franchère, Gabriel, 1786-1863. Letter : New York to François Benoit, 1853 April 16. Newberry Library
creatorOf Franchère, Gabriel, 1786-1863. Gabriele Franchere papers, 1834-1851. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Neill, Edward D. (Edward Duffield), 1823-1893. Essay and notes, undated. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
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associatedWith Abbott, Samuel, d. 1851. person
associatedWith American Fur Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Benoit, François. person
associatedWith Borup, Charles William Wulff, 1806-1859. person
associatedWith Brewster, William. person
associatedWith Crooks, Ramsay, 1787-1859. person
associatedWith Cyr, Narcisse, 1823?-1894. person
associatedWith Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Franchère family. family
associatedWith Neill, Edward D. (Edward Duffield), 1823-1893. person
associatedWith North West Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Nute, Grace Lee, 1895- person
associatedWith Tassé, Joseph, 1848-1895. person
associatedWith Warren, M. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Sault Sainte Marie (Mich.)
Astoria (Or.)
Isle Royale (Mich.)
Michigan
Grand Portage (Minn.)
United States
Superior, Lake
Sault Sainte Marie (Mich.)
Great Lakes (North America)
Northwest, Canadian
Michigan
North America
Oregon Territory
Subject
Fishing
Fish trade
Fur trade
Voyages to the Pacific coast
Indians of North America
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Birth 1786

Death 1863

French

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