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Pacific Fur Company

Works: 80 works in 433 publications in 4 languages and 8,616 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Anecdotes  Personal narratives  Biography 
Classifications: F880, 917.8
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Astoria, or, Anecdotes of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains by Washington Irving( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1810 John Jacob Astor sent two expeditions to the mouth of the Columbia River to establish a far flung trade empire based on furs. Three years later his plans were in ruins and his headquarters at Astoria with it's huge stock of valuable pelts were in the hands of the British and sold at a great loss to the North West Company. This daring venture was the real opening of the west. An important saga of the Western Fur Trade. John Jacob Astor, supplied Irving with many of the journals and other materials which he used in writing this history
Saint Louis fur trade company ledgers( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Account books of the American Fur Company and its Western Department, of its successor, Pierre Chouteau, Jr. and Company, and of several related St. Louis-based fur trade companies. They consist of a variety of financial records, including ledgers, journals, cash books, invoice registers, and inventories, as well as miscellaneous account and record books and two letterbooks
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Astoria & empire
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