Alexander Henry The Elder Biography
(Explorer, Pioneer of British-Canadian Fur Trade)
Birthday: 1739 (Leo)
Born In: New Brunswick
Alexander Henry the Elder was one of the most renowned merchants of the 18th and early part of the 19th centuries. Alexander had explored the possibilities of trading across different shores even in an age where technology and globalization were words not known at all to the human race. In early part of his career, Alexander supplied to arms and ammunitions to the British army. Most of his life Alexander travelled to various continents to expand his fur trading empire, while few of these trips worked wonders for his business, the other attempts failed miserably. One of his best accomplishments as a trader was establishing a British-Canadian fur trading relationship. The experiences of his travel to Canada, was expressed by Alexander in his book, and it is considered to be one of the best adventure tales of all time. Alexander had even co-founded the ‘Beavers Club’ along with few others. He was noticed by the Queen of France Maria Antoinette and the royal folks of England because of his great business skills.