All of the other items in the collection pertain to relatives. There are 45 letters addressed to Miss Bissell's grandparents
and great grandfather, Timothy Mills during the period 1783-1848. Usually the letters are written by other Connecticut residents.
The c.103 pieces relating to the Connecticut family business include about 41 quit-claim deeds, 25 promissory notes, 13 receipts,
and 7 bills of sale etc. during 1738-1836. There is also one account book (1797), five genealogical items, and 18 family photographs
Eleanor Bissell was born c.1870 in Winsor, Connecticut, the daughter of Thomas H. Bissell, banker and land owner. About 1924
she moved to Pasadena where she was active in prominent, social groups until her death c.1962.
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