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Joseph Bailly
L5, V3
1796 – 1902
5 mss boxes, 1 volume

Manuscript & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Processed by: Brent Abercrombie, May 2010

Biographical Note:

Joseph Bailly, born April 7, 1774, was a fur trader at Michilimackinac (1794-1812), southwest Michigan, and northwest Indiana (1812-1835). Bailly established a trading post and missionary center near Chesterton, Indiana Porter County in 1822. Bailly also maintained trading centers at Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Montreal, Canada. Bailly died December 21, 1835.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection consists primarily of Bailly’s accounts, financial journals, and record books of his fur trade business. Also included are business correspondence (1800-1801), letters and other papers relating to the settlement of his estate (1836), as well as account books from the Chicago and Lake Superior Mining Company (1846-1847). The collection also contains various photographs and post cards of the family other locations.

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1.  All Volumes

Volume 
1. Ledger 1804 – 1806
2. Ledger 1806 – 1807
3. Ledger 1813 – 1814
4. Ledger 1815
5. Ledger 1816
6. Ledger 1815 – 1817
7. Ledger 1802 – 1811

Box 2.

Folder 
1. Letter Book 1800 – 1801
2.  Ledger 1796 – 1800
3. Ledger 1801 – 1802
4. Ledger 1803
5. Ledger 1804
6. Journal: June 1794 – August 1799
7. Journal: September 1800 – 1802
8. Journal: August 1801 – August 1803
9. Journal: July 1802 – August 1802
10. Journal: May 1802 – December 1802
11. Journal: July 1802 – July 1803
12. Journal: July 1803 – June 1804

Box 3.  All Volumes

Volume 
1. Journal: July 4, 1802 – April 6, 1811
2. Ledger 1815
3. Ledger August 8, 1803 – August 24, 1807
4. Ledger June 20, 1803 – August 24, 1807
5. Ledger July 26, 1805 – September 21, 1805
6.  Ledger August 19, 1806 – August 29, 1807
7. Ledger June 26, 1803 – August 1, 1805
8. Invoice Book 1826 – 1827

Box 4.  All Volumes, Not Numbered

Volume 
1. Ledger July 25, 1806 – April 5, 1811
2. Ledger 1829 – 1834
3. Ledger 1827 – 1828
4. Ledger 1833 – 1835
5. Ledger 1816 – 1822
6. Ledger 1815
7. Ledger 1826
8. Ledger 1815 – 1818
9. Ledger September 6, 1817 – April 1820
10. Ledger June 24, 1804 – July 24, 1806
11. Daybook 1846 – 1902
12. Ledger 1825 – 1835
13. Ledger 1836

Box 5. Part Volumes, Part Folders

Folder 
1. Notes, Letters 1937 – 1940; The Fort Dearborn Massacre
2. Bailly Family Portraits
3. Negatives
4. Misc. Images
5. Photographs
 
Volume 
1. Ledger 1820 – 1834
2. Ledger 1822 – 1823
 
V3 Outline for “Wolves Against the Moon” Book

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 5 mss boxes, 17 folders, 31 volumes
Collection Dates: 1796 – 1902
Provenance: Marjorie Bowers (8-20-1934); Julia C. Altrocchi (6-1974)
Access : The collection is open for research use
Restrictions: Use Microfilm Instead of Collection Due to the Volumes Fragile Conditions
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are in French and English
Alternate Formats: Microfilm
Related Holdings: None
Notes: None