Finding aid for the Samuel Bissell Papers

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Bissell, Samuel
Title: Samuel Bissell Papers
Dates: 1797-1933
Dates: 1797-1895
Extent: 1.80 linear feet (4 containers and 3 oversize volumes)
Abstract: Samuel Bissell (1797-1895) was a congregational minister and educator in Twinsburg, Ohio. The collection consists of a diary (1819) of a visit to New Haven, Connecticut; album of autographs (1823) of classmates of Bissell at Yale University; account books; daybooks (1825-1875) relating to the Twinsburg Institute; correspondence (1825-1895) with the Office of Indian Affairs, and other papers concerning efforts of Bissell on behalf of Indian youths; sermons; mortgage deeds, financial papers, and ledgers. Includes letters and receipts of parents of Bissell, Robert and Thankful Bissell, of Aurora, Ohio, and correspondence with the Western Reserve Historical Society and the Samuel Bissell Memorial Library Association of Twinsburg, Ohio.
MS Number MS 0116
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English