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


Varnum, Jacob Butler, 1788-1874. Jacob Butler Varnum papers, 1811-1888, bulk 1811-1833.

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

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 following his 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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