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Francois Roussain letters

 Collection — Box: SC
Identifier: S3669

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a letter in French with English translation to Francois Roussain from a missionary concerning land at Fond du Lac and a note to Roussain from John Caddotte.

Dates

  • 1852-1856
  • Majority of material found in 1852, 1856

Creator

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

Francois Roussain was an early settler who lived at Fond du Lac, which he helped to incorporate in 1857.  He came to Minnesota in 1818 as a worker for the American Fur Company and later became co-factor of the post. He married an Ojibwe woman whose name was either Susan or Zoe; their son was Eustache Roussain.

Extent

3.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains a letter in French with English translation to Francois Roussain from a missionary concerning land at Fond du Lac and a note to Roussain from John Caddotte.

Physical Location

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 libarchives@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8526.

Related Materials:

NEMHC Archival Collections S3195 Eustache Roussain papers

General

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.

Title
Guide to the Francois Roussain letters
Author
Finding Aid Authors: Staff.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Contact:
Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526