Manuel Lisa letters
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.
- Lisa, Manuel, 1772-1820 (creator, Person)
Language of Materials
Materials are in French and English.
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Manuel Lisa letters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Biographical / Historical
Manuel Lisa was a Spanish fur trader operating out of St. Louis, Missouri. He secured exclusive rights to trade with the Osage Indians. He also established a trading post post at the junction of the Yellowstone and Bighorn rivers.
1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
Originally a part of the Eastern and Midwestern United States papers (MSS 1448).
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Register of Manuel Lisa letters
- Leslie Evens
- 2011 November 2
- Description rules
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States