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George H. Bissell papers

Call Number: GEN MSS 788
Scope and Contents

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.

Printed material in this collection is described in Orbis (Yale's online catalog) and the catalog records can be reviewed by searching for GEN MSS 788 in Call Number (Local).

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The George H. Bissell Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from William Reese Co. on the Chandler White and Philena Pennell Smith Acquisitions Fund and the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2008.

1855-circa 1920 1855-1882
Majority of material found within 1855 - 1882
7 Volumes (7 boxes)
Related Names
Bissell, George H. (George Henry), 1821-1884
Language of Materials