Jacob Butler Varnum papers 1811-1888 1811-1833 Varnum, Jacob Butler papers


Jacob Butler Varnum papers, Varnum, Jacob Butler papers, 1811-1888, 1811-1833

Jacob Butler Varnum papers 1811-1888 1811-1833 Varnum, Jacob Butler papers

The Jacob Butler Varnum papers contain letters and documents related to Varnum's career as a factor at United States Indian trading posts in Sandusky, Ohio, and Fort Dearborn, Chicago; as a captain in the 40th Massachusetts Infantry during the War of 1812; and as a Washington D.C. merchant after he left government service. Included are letters and instructions from government officials concerning trade with Indians, as well as letters from Varnum to his father, Senator Joseph B. Varnum, concerning his activities as factor.

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Cutts, Richard, 1771-1857.

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Wheeler, John, active 1601-1608

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Varnum, Jacob Butler, 1788-1874.

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Born in Dracutt, Mass., June 13,1788, son of Joseph B. Varnum; 1811 appointed agent of U.S. Trading House, Sandusky, 0., where he was befriended by The Crane and given name Wab-ache-chock. During War of 1812 Varnum returned to Mass. In 1815 was appointed factor at Chicago where he served until 1822. He was twice married: to Mary Ann Aiken at Mackinac in 1817; and to Catherine Dodemead in Detroit in 1819. From Chicago Varnum went to Washington, and in 1828 to Petersburg, Va., where he remained un...

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