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From mountain man to millionaire : the "bold and dashing life" of Robert Campbell

Author: William R Nester
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©1999.
Series: Missouri biography series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robert Campbell (1804-1879) came to America from Ireland in 1822 and entered the fur trade soon thereafter. He quickly rose from trapper to brigade leader to partner, all within a half dozen years. In the mid-1830s, Campbell retired from the mountains, having already amassed considerable wealth, and embarked on a new career. He returned to St. Louis and built up a business empire that embraced mercantile, steamboat,
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nester, William R., 1956-
From mountain man to millionaire.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607198055
Online version:
Nester, William R., 1956-
From mountain man to millionaire.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)608123352
Named Person: Robert Campbell; Robert Campbell; Robert Campbell
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William R Nester
ISBN: 0826212182 9780826212184
OCLC Number: 40510560
Description: xi, 270 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Old and New Worlds (1804-1825) --
2. The Shining Mountains (1825-1829) --
3. Worldly Triumphs (1829-1833) --
4. Fort William (1833-1834) --
5. A Home and Family of His Own (1835-1845) --
6. Wealth, Power, and Tragedy (1846-1859) --
7. Civil War (1860-1865) --
8. New Directions (1865-1879) --
Robert Campbell Family Lifespans.
Series Title: Missouri biography series.
Responsibility: William R. Nester.

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A "bold and dashing life" is the phrase used by Campbell to describe his life as a fur trader in America. This biography looks at his life.  Read more...

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