This translated Dutch account book of the fur trade with Indians yields essential data for understanding the workings of the intercultural fur trade in colonial North America. It contains accounts of hundreds of Indians, many listed with their own names, who purchased merchandise on credit from Evert Wendell (1681–1750) and his relatives in Albany, New York. The introduction describes the context in which the manuscript was created and analyzes aggregated data on a range of characteristics of these commercial exchanges.
“TO DO JUSTICE TO HIM & MYSELF”: Evert Wendell’s Account Book of the Fur Trade with Indians in Albany, New York, 1695–1726
14 pages front matter; 311 text (with accompanying CD of original Dutch text)