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Bissell, George H. (George Henry), 1821-1884



George Henry Bissell (1821-1884), American businessman, and co-founder of the Pennsylvania Rock Oil Company, the first petroleum company in the United States, and the Adirondack Pulp Mills

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George H. Bissell papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 788

The papers consist of printed material, business records, and photographs that document the Bissell family and the foundations of the American petroleum industry in the 1850s. The collection is bound in seven volumes: two volumes of printed material relating to petroleum and other industries, three volumes of records of the Pennsylvania Rock Oil Company and the Adirondack Pulp Mills that document the creation and early growth of the companies, and two Bissell family photograph albums.

Dates: 1855-circa 1920 1855-1882, bulk 1855-1882