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Inventory of the Eleanor Bissell Papers, 1738-1958
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Description
All of the other items in the collection pertain to relatives. There are 45 letters addressed to Miss Bissell's grandparents and great grandfather, Timothy Mills during the period 1783-1848. Usually the letters are written by other Connecticut residents. The c.103 pieces relating to the Connecticut family business include about 41 quit-claim deeds, 25 promissory notes, 13 receipts, and 7 bills of sale etc. during 1738-1836. There is also one account book (1797), five genealogical items, and 18 family photographs (c.1860-1925).
Background
Eleanor Bissell was born c.1870 in Winsor, Connecticut, the daughter of Thomas H. Bissell, banker and land owner. About 1924 she moved to Pasadena where she was active in prominent, social groups until her death c.1962.
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In order to quote from, publish, or reproduce any of the manuscripts or visual materials, researchers must obtain formal permission from the office of the Library Director. In most instances, permission is given by the Huntington as owner of the physical property rights only, and researchers must also obtain permission from the holder of the literary rights. In some instances, the Huntington owns the literary rights, as well as the physical property rights. Researchers may contact the appropriate curator for further information.
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