Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

BISSONETTE MSS.

The Bissonette mss., 1855-1862, are letters and documents primarily of Joseph Bissonette, trader and frontiersman, from Nebraska Territory, relating to claims for losses incurred from depredations committed by the Indians.

Gift. 1946

Inventory

  • 1. Letter from Joseph Bissonette to the Government of the United States, Jan. 15, 1855.
  • 2. Letter from George W. Manypenny to Samuel Caruthers, Apr. 16, 1856.
  • 3. Joseph Bissonette giving power of attorney to Joseph C. R. Clark to represent him in his claims against the Office of Indian Affairs, Dec. 15, 1860.
  • 4. Joseph Bissonette. Agreement to give Joseph C. R. Clark part of his claim as payment for his services, Dec. 19, 1860.
  • 5. Joseph Bissonette and John Richard giving power of attorney to Joseph C. R. Clark to represent them in their claims against the Office of Indian Affairs, Dec. 21, 1860.
  • 6. Charles Lajeness? Power of attorney to Joseph C. R. Clark to represent him in his claims against the Office of Indian Affairs, Dec. 21, 1860.
  • 7. John Richard. Power of attorney to Joseph C. R. Clark to represent him in his claims against the Office of Indian Affairs, Dec. 21, 1860.
  • 8. Francis V. Tagon. Power of attorney to Joseph C. R. Clark to represent him in his claims against the Office of Indian Affairs, Dec. 22, 1860.
  • 9. Letter from A.B. Greenwood to Joseph C. R. Clark, Mar. 2, 1861.
  • 10. Louis Guinard. Promissory note to Thomas S. Tarss?, Aug. 18, 1862.

Collection size: 10 items

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