Robert Campbell & Co account book 30th September 1864 : Business and financial document 1864.

Campbell, Robert, 1804-1879 [Browse]
Marlborough, Wiltshire : Adam Matthew Digital, 2017.
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Description: Robert Campbell and Company account book for September 1864 covering the areas of Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Utah, Arkansas, Nebraska, Idaho, Iowa, Texas, New Mexico and Creek Nation. Includes list of debits and credits at the back.
  • Robert Campbell was one of the most widely known and influential businessmen of the American West. Born in March, 1804 in Aughlane, County Tyrone, Ireland, references to Mr. Campbell can be found in the journals and letters of the early American fur-trapping period. During his early years, he was associated with almost legendary figures of the fur trade, such as John O'Fallon, William H. Ashley, Thomas Fitzpatrick, Jedediah Smith, Jim Bridger and William Sublette. After ten years of trapping and trading, Campbell returned to St Louis where he formed Sublette and Campbell. When the firm was dissolved on January 12, 1842 Campbell established a large dry-goods store and began investing in real estate. Over the years, he became the proprietor of the Southern Hotel, invested in steamboats and was President of both The Bank of The State of Missouri and The Merchant's National Bank. He also engaged in public service. In 1846 during the Mexican-American War, he was appointed to the staff of John C. Edwards, Governor of Missouri, holding the rank of Colonel. Due to his familiarity with the Indian tribes in the West, Campbell was twice appointed Indian Commissioner. Series three of The Robert Campbell Family Collection is entitled Robert Campbell and Company as it includes Robert Campbell's formal ledgers of financial reports listing sales, debts, credits by date. The core summary of the Campbell family's financial record and reports for the period 1862 to 1885.
  • AMDigital Reference: M-107 3-A-15.
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Reproduction of: Robert Campbell & Co account book 30th September 1864 30 Sep 1864.
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St. Louis Mercantile Library
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