Henry, Alexander, 1739-1824

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Born in New Jersey, 1739; went to Mackinac, 1760-1776 engaged in trade of Great Lakes and far Northwest; 1776, went to Montreal, established residence, extablished one of leading citizens; 1809, published account of activities during years spent in western fur trade, which is regarded as a standard, and in certain respects unique, authority on period with which it deals; died in Montreal, Canada, April ,1824. (from Herringsaw. Askin papers, v.1, p. 93)

From the description of Alexander Henry correspondence, 1797 April 1 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 434880142

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referencedIn Miscellaneous Canadian papers, 1646-1935. Houghton Library
referencedIn Quaife, Milo Milton, 1880-1959. Historical introduction to Lakeside classics edition of Alexander Henry's travels and adventures / by Milo Milton Quaife ... ; together with a few of the notes of the editor, Professor Quaife. Library of Michigan
creatorOf Henry, Alexander, 1739-1824. Alexander Henry correspondence, 1797 April 1 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Lange, D. (Dietrich), 1863-1940. Dietrich Lange papers, 1889-1940. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Astor, John Jacob, 1763-1848. Letters, 1790-1830. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Henry, Alexander, 1739-1824. [A map of the lakes & Hudsons Bay / by Alexander Henry the elder 1775]. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Kittson, Henry, 1848-1925. Letters regarding his father Norman W. Kittson, 1924. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
creatorOf Rogers, Robert, 1731-1795. Robert Rogers papers, 1760-1843. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Doty, James Duane, 1799-1865. Letterbooks of James Doty, circa 1820-1865. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Selected Hudson's Bay Company records., 1679-1970. Minnesota Historical Society.
creatorOf Henry, Alexander, 1739-1824. A map of the north west parts of America ... / by ... Alexr. Henry. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Robert Rogers papers., 1760-1843. Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn Dietrich Lange papers., 1889-1940. Minnesota Historical Society.
referencedIn Davis, Marion Morse. Marion Morse Davis papers, 1836-1938 (bulk 1850-1900). Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
creatorOf Hudson's Bay Company. Selected Hudson's Bay Company records, 1679-1970. Minnesota Historical Society Library
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associatedWith Astor, John Jacob, 1763-1848. person
associatedWith Davis, Marion Morse. person
associatedWith Dorchester, Guy Carleton, Baron, 1724-1808. person
associatedWith Doty, James Duane, 1799-1865. person
associatedWith Hudson's Bay Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Kittson, Henry, 1848-1925. person
associatedWith Lange, D. (Dietrich), 1863-1940. person
associatedWith McCarty, Richard, d. 1781. person
associatedWith Quaife, Milo Milton, 1880-1959. person
associatedWith Rogers, Robert, 1731-1795. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
North America
Lake Winnipeg (Man.)
Fur trade
Maps shelf
Library of Congress Maps
Manuscript maps--Facsimiles
Manuscript maps


Birth 1739

Death 1824-04-04




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