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William G. Ewing papers 1961.

Russell, Carl P. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0447 (Text) 00000106658172 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note:
Collection processing completed 1998 by Philio N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2014/07/09 by Edythe Huffman
Restrictions on Access Note:
The collection is open for research use.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes a typed, onionskin carbon copy from Carl P. Russell in Orinda, California on 1961/09/03 regarding the history of William G. Ewing's relations with the American Fur Company.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
William G. Ewing papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: S446: W. D. Ewing papers, 1891/02/09 ; L323: Ewing family collection, circa 1763-1860s.
Biographical or Historical Data:
William G. Ewing and George W. Ewing headed a fur company based in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Peru, Indiana during from 1830-1840s. Their business and John Jacob Astor's American Fur Company were in constant competition during this time period. In July 1839, the Ewings negotiated an agreement with the American Fur Company to become stockholders. Later, George W. Ewing was elected to the Indiana Senate and tried to pass legislation to end the American Fur Company and its dominance in Indiana, which did not pass.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation in 1961.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Ewing, William G., -1854.
American Fur Company.
Fur trade > Indiana.

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