A Guide to the Daniel Phelps Account Book, 1816-1817, 1871-1882, 1949
An acquaintance of Moses Austin in Connecticut before he moved to Texas, Daniel Phelps worked as a merchant in the mining community of Mine au Breton (modern Potosi), Missouri.
A ledger and pamphlet compose, the Daniel Phelps Account Book, 1816-1817, 1871-1882, 1949, documenting Phelps’ career as a merchant in Mine au Breton, Missouri. The ledger contains notations pertaining to goods sold, while a pamphlet entitled "Moses Austin and the Lure of Lead" concerns Austin’s involvement in the lead industry and the establishment of the settlement of Mine au Breton.
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Daniel Phelps Account Book, 1816-1817, 1871-1882, 1949, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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