Manuel Lisa letters

Manuel Lisa letters

Dates: 1807-1812

Handwritten manuscripts. Two items are in French; one is a receipt of payment paid by Lisa in behalf of George Drouil. One item is in English and answers a bill of complaint which charges that Lisa bought free men from Jonathon Purcell and made them slaves.

  • Extent: 3 items : handwritten
  • Creator: Lisa, Manuel
  • Call Number: Vault MSS 529
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in French and English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Letters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: Vault MSS 529; Manuel Lisa letters; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: Vault MSS 529, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Originally a part of the Eastern and Midwestern United States Papers, MSS 1448.
Subject Terms
Social Life and Customs; Fur traders--United States--Biography--Sources; City and Town Life; Lisa, Manuel
Genre / Form
Receipts (Acknowledgments); Letters
Appraisal Information
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
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Leslie Evens
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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-04-13 14:28:56 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical / Historical

Spanish fur trader operating out of St. Louis, Missouri. Secured exclusive rights to trade with the Osage Indians. Established a trading post post at the junction of the Yellowstone and Bighorn rivers.

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