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Bailly family collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0206

Scope and Contents

This collection contains typed copies of letters that Joseph Bailly sent to Jarmin Pothier, Toussaint Pothier, and Angus MacKintosh (1800-1801); Charles E. Hambleton's Civil War muster roll, promotion, and discharge documents (1861-1864); a letter from West Virginia Adjutant General Isaac H. Duval regarding a medal awarded to Major Hambleton for his service in the Civil War (May 8, 1867); a certified copy of Marie Louise and Charles Hambleton's November 23, 1869 marriage license (November 23, 1921); typewritten copies of correspondence between John O. Bowers of Gary, Indiana and Edward C. Bailly of New York City regarding the Joseph Bailly family (1930-1931); a letter sent to Edward C. Bailly from Mrs. L.P. Brock of Ionia, Michigan regarding Joseph's first wife, Angelique McGulpin (November 10, 1930); a letter sent by Edward Bailly to the Indiana State Library regarding claims by Frances R. Howe in her book, Story of a French Homestead in the Old Northwest along with a small impression of the Bailly coat of arms from Alexis Bailly's watch fob (May 28, 1935); Olga Mae Schiemann's typewritten comments about Joseph Bailly's 1822 to 1835 fur trade account books (August, 1960); and a hand drawn rendering of the Bailly coat of arms by Mary Conley (March 28, 1972).

The collection also includes Major Hambleton's leather document case (undated); cabinet card photographs of Marie Louise and Charles Hambleton by C.A. Winsor of Galesburg, Illinois (ca. 1880s); a cabinet card photograph of Charles Hambleton by C.D. Mosher of Chicago for his "Memorial Portraits" project (ca. 1880s); two additional photographs of Hambleton (ca. 1900s); and a photograph of Art Henderson, Maude Chas, and Edward C. Bailly (?) on the terrace of the Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood by the Sea, Florida (February, 1927).

Dates

  • 1800-1972

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Honoré Gratien Joseph Bailly de Messein was born April 7, 1774 in Varennes, Quebec. Known as Joseph Bailly, he was one of the first white settlers in northern Indiana when he established a fur trading post in the Calumet Region in 1822. By the time of his death on December 21, 1835, Joseph had acquired title to over 2,000 acres of land in the Calumet Region.

Joseph's first son, Alexis, was born on December 14, 1798 at his trading post on the Grand River in what is now Michigan. Alexis also became a fur trader and was a pioneer settler of Minnesota. His daughter, Marie Louise, was born July 4, 1845. She married Charles E. Hambleton on November 20, 1869. Charles was born in Alliance County, Ohio on April 7, 1839. He served in the Union Army in Company B, Second Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry during the Civil War. This regiment was made up of men from southwestern Ohio and Hamleton enlisted as a first lieutenant and mustered out with the rank of major. He died on January 10, 1914 and Marie Louise on October 21, 1934.

Alexis' son, Frank Cory, was born on Jul 23, 1860 in Wabasha County, Minnesota. He married Margaret Cashman (1861-1895) on October 20, 1885. Their son, Edward, was born on July 26, 1886. Edward was a 1906 graduate of Columbia University and a 1909 graduate of its law school. He became a prominent lawyer and businessman in New York City. He married Elizabeth Donovan (1881-1982) on September 30, 1911 and they had three children. He passed away on January 7, 1961.

Sources:

Bailly, Edward C. "Genealogy of the Bailly de Messein family in the United States." Le Bulletin des Recherches Historiques56, no. 7-9 (1950): 180-195.

Bailly, Edward C. "Genealogy of the Bailly de Messein family in the United States." Le Bulletin des Recherches Historiques57, no. 1 (1951): 27-38.

Bailly, Edward C. "Genealogy of the Bailly de Messein family in the United States." Le Bulletin des Recherches Historiques57, no. 2 (1951): 77-100.

"Major Hambleton, Noted Civil War Veteran, Dies." The Inter Ocean (Chicago, Illinois), January 11, 1914. Accessed March 24, 2017. https://newscomwc.newspapers.com.

Schiemann, Olga Mae. From a Bailly Point of View: An Introduction to the First Pioneer Family of Northwestern Indiana. n.p.: Duneland Historical Society, 1955.

Extent

0.03 Cubic Feet (3 folders)

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Edward C. Bailly on 1935/07/01 and Elizabeth Bailly on 1963/12/03 and 1964/10/10.

Accruals

No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

L005: Joseph Baily collection V003: Joseph Bailly "Wolves Against the Moon" working manuscript

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the Genealogy Division, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

[Pam.] ISLG 929.2 B UNCAT. NO 1: Bailly de Messein Genealogy ISLG 929.2 B 158sf : From a Bailly Point of View: an Introduction to the First Pioneer Family of Northwestern Indiana

Processing Information

Collection processing completed by Barbara Hilderbrand 2007/05 and reprocessed 2017/03/27 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/03/27 by Laura Eliason.
Title
Bailly family collection
Status
Completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

Contact:
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