Wade biography of Michel B. Menard collection
This collection contains an annotated typescript of the biography of Galveston founder Michel Branamour Menard.
Michel Branamour Meynard was founder of the Galveston City company. He was born near Montreal, Quebec, on December 5, 1805. He became a fur trader, working his way south from Detroit to Missouri, trading with the Shawnee and other indigenous tribes. He later traded horses and mules for manufactured goods and built and operated a sawmill. He organized the Galveston Company in 1838 and represented Galveston in the fifth Congress in 1840-1841.
The original materials are held by the Woodson Research Center in Fondren Library. Search the finding aid/inventory for the Wade biography of Michel B. Menard collection, MS 189