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Good content 1840 letter from fur trader Calvin L. Noble discussing trade with Indians and presidential politics, 3pp. large 4to., Defiance, Ohio, June 15, 1840. In part: "...engaged my time to Mssrs. Ewing Edsall & Co. of Fort Wayne, IA at $50 per month...for the indian trade and the purchase of furs and skins for this section of the country...am now quite conversant with that kind of trade...I have purchased about 12,000 Coon skins, 2000 Deer skins, which has enabled me to handle a large amount of money - and the coming season shall deal much larger in the same business...I shall devote my capital to it...The Harrison celebration at Fort Meggs took place last Thursday. It was estimated 30,000 persons was on the ground but 'OLD TIP CAN'T COMMIT' he is not the man to be President...". Very good. Defiance grew from Fort Defiance, founded by Gen. Anthony Wayne in 1794. Interestingly, Calvin Noble gave Cleveland its name! Noble learned printing and founded the Cleveland Advertiser in 1830. As the type was too wide for his display head-line he left out one letter and changed the spelling from 'Cleaveland' to 'Cleveland,' and the public adopted the change.
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1840 Ohio Indian Fur Trade Letter

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $121.00
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Thursday, September 7, 2017.

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