Papers of the St. Louis Fur Trade brings unique primary documents to scholars interested in the history of the western frontier, and covers topics such as Native Americans, exploration, immigration, commercial development, transportation (especially steamboats), and territorial governments. Part 3: Robert Campbell Family Collection from the St. Louis Mercantile Library Association Robert Campbell (1804-1879) was a trader and explorer active in the Rocky Mountain Fur Company. Part 3 contains a wealth of documents on the fur trade and successive trading companies. There are letterbooks and ledgers, checkbooks, monthly business reports for various firms and enterprises, and account books, as well as miscellaneous legal papers, personal books, government documents, maps, and printed ephemera. There are also family papers, personal correspondence, and diaries.