This collection chiefly contains correspondence and documents created by the Connecticut ancestors of Pasadena, California,
socialite Mary Eleanor Bissell, the most prominent of whom are her great-grandparents,
Eleanor Mills Bissell and Thomas Bissell (fl. 1796-1848).
Eleanor Bissell was born circa 1870 in Winsor, Connecticut, the daughter of Thomas H. Bissell, banker and land owner. About
1924 she moved to
Pasadena, California, where she was active in prominent, social groups until her death circa 1962.
approximately 160 items in 1 box
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