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Lisa, Manuel, 1772-1820



  • Existence: 1772 - 1820

biographical statement

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

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Charles Dehault Delassus agreement with Manuel Lisa

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 264
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed agreement dated 1 April 1797 in which Delassus agrees to pay Manuel Lisa, the Spanish fur trader, moneys in the form of silver and goods. Lisa signed the item as well.

Dates: 1797


 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 140
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed indenture dated 14 June 1817. Lisa and Michel Lacroix make a contract with Louis Taylor involving a sum of $452. The item is believed to have been created in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Dates: 1817 June 14

Manuel Lisa letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 529
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1807-1812

Manuel Lisa will

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Vault MSS 319
Scope and Contents

Handwritten last will and testament, dated 5 Sept. 1821, and composed in St. Louis, Missouri. Also included is an indenture of Manuel's wife, Mary Lisa, after the death of her husband to receive funds borrowed by the Missouri Fur Company.

Dates: 1821 September 5

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Social Life and Customs 2
Agreements 1
Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce 1
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