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Hercules L. Dousman papers

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-18
Abstract Correspondence, agreements, powers of attorney, accounts, promissory notes, etc., of Hercules Dousman, primarily relating to his fur trade business.,Included are contractual agreements between Dousman, Sibley, and Rolette, and the American Fur Company (1834, 1841) and Pierre Chouteau Jr. & Co. (1842), and Dousman's statements of account (including several for the steamboat Ariel) with the firms. Also a power of attorney, correspondence, and other documents relating to Dousman's efforts to...
Dates: 1808-1857, bulk 1840-1857; Majority of material found within 1840 - 1857

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  • Names: Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) X
  • Names: American Fur Company. Western Outfit X