Wyeth, Nathaniel

Wyeth, Nathaniel (Jarvis)

(1802–56) trader, explorer; born in Cambridge, Mass. He was active in the ice business of Frederic Tudor. A follower of Hall Kelley, he attempted to settle a commercial and agricultural colony in Oregon (1832–34). He built Fort Hall, but later sold it to the Hudson's Bay Company and returned to the East and selling ice to people in hot climates.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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