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Volume Listing > Volume 64 > John Lawe, Green Bay trader

Kay, Jeanne "John Lawe, Green Bay trader"


John Lawe, Green Bay Trader: This is a straightforward biography of John Lawe (1780-1846), a British-Canadian fur trader who spent the latter part of his life in Green Bay, Brown County. An early English-speaking settler in Wisconsin, Lawe was a competent businessman with ties to many influential political and business leaders of his day. The article closely examines his personal life and business career, including his uncle and business partner Jacob Franks (ca. 1768-1840) of Montreal and his real estate, lumbering, and sawmilling enterprises in early 19th-c. Green Bay. Other figures described in significant detail include fur-traders Robert Dickson (1765-1823), James Aird (ca. 1778-1819), Thomas G. Anderson (1779-1832), Joseph Rolette (1781-1842), and Ramsay Crooks (1787-1859) (25 pages)

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Citation: Kay, Jeanne "John Lawe, Green Bay trader" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 64 /Issue: 1 (1980-1981)

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