William Edgar papers, 1750-1870.


Edgar, William, 1736-1820. William Edgar papers, 1750-1870.

William Edgar papers, 1750-1870.

Collection consists of negative copies of correspondence, accounts and other papers relating to Edgar's trading post at Detroit; and correspondence concerning family and personal matters.

2 linear feet (11 v.)

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