Item 08 - Letter from Joseph Frobisher to Simon McTavish, 18 November 1792

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Letter from Joseph Frobisher to Simon McTavish, 18 November 1792

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CA RBD MSG 431-08

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  • 18 November 1792 (Creation)
    Frobisher, Joseph, 1748-1810
    Montréal (Québec)

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1 folded sheet ; 23.1 cm x 19.3 cm

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Born in Halifax, England, Joseph Frobisher became involved in the western fur trade with his two brothers, Benjamin and Thomas, and was on the Saskatchewan River as early as 1773. In 1779 he was one of the partners in the first North West Co. In 1787 he and Simon McTavish became senior partners in the new firm of McTavish, Frobisher and Co. of Montréal, which held a controlling interest in the North West Co. Frobisher sat in the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada from 1792 to 1796.

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Manuscript letter to McTavish signed Josp. Frobisher, dated Montreal 8th Novr. 1792.

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Red wax seal mostly intact, plus remnants of another seal. Postmarked.

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