Eustache Roussain papers
Scope and Contents
The collection contains a letter book with 35 letters by many people including 6 of Eustache Roussain’s letters to friends, a loose letter made illegible by scribbling over it - the scribbling appears to be Eustache Roussain practicing his signature while the writing underneath is in Ojibwe, a letter from Roussain to Peter Bradshaw, a business license for Roussain to act as a retail dealer and his report as postmaster at Fond du Lac.
- Roussain, Eustache, 1839-1912 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
Eustache Roussain was the son of Francois Roussain. His father was French and his mother, whose name was either Susan or Zoe, was Ojibwe. He was born in Fond du Lac, Minnesota. Eustache worked for his father, who was an agent at the Astor Trading Post in Fond du Lac. He was educated in Montreal for three years but returned to Fond du Lac where he continued to trap and hunt. He lived there until his death.
5.00 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The collection contains a letter book with 35 letters by many people.
This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at email@example.com or 218-726-8526.
This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library, and are on permanent loan from the St. Louis County Historical Society.
- Fond du Lac (Duluth, Minn.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Fur trade Subject Source: Lcnaf
- Fur trade--Minnesota Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Fur traders Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Ojibwe Indians Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Ojibwe language Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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Collecting Area Details
Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001