Item 14 - Letter from Simon Fraser to Simon McTavish, 21 July 1796

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Letter from Simon Fraser to Simon McTavish, 21 July 1796

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CA RBD MSG 431-14

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  • 21 July 1796 (Creation)
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    Fraser, Simon, 1776-1862
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    Grand Portage (Minn.)

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1 folded sheet ; 22.2 cm x 18.9 cm

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(1776-1862)

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Fraser, Simon, fur trader and explorer; b. at Mapletown (near Bennington, VT) 1776; d. on his farm near St. Andrews, Stormont County, Canada West, 1862; partner in North West Company; given responsibility for extending operations to the country west of the Rockies.

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Manuscript letter to McTavish signed Simon Fraser, dated Grande Portage 21st July 1796.

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Remnants of a red wax seal.

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