Robert Dickson papers, 1790-1831.


Dickson, Robert, 1765-1823. Robert Dickson papers, 1790-1831.

Robert Dickson papers, 1790-1831.

Typewritten and photostatic copies of correspondence concerning British activities in the upper Mississippi Valley, the Ojibwe and Dakota Indians, fur traders, the North West Company, the War of 1812, the Red River settlements, and Fort McKay; notes (1822) taken by James Duane Doty from conversations with Dickson, William Morrison, and others on French and English occupation of the Great Lakes region and on Indian life and customs in the Lake Superior region.

0.5 cu. ft. (1 box).

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