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Francois Riday Busseron account ledger

 Collection — Folder: S2489
Identifier: S2489

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 2 parts of a handwritten ledger from François Riday Busseron in Indiana, in June 1784, regarding 2 basic yard goods receipts. Included are English translations created in 1997.


  • 1784 June


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

François Riday Busseron (or Bosseron) was born in 1748 in the Northwest Territory when it was still a part of New France. He held many different roles over the course of his life: pioneer, fur trader, banker, mayor of Vincennes, Indiana (1777-1782), general store operator, and militia captain. Busseron stayed after the English took possession of the Northwest Territory then helped George Rogers Clark fight at Fort Sackville, with both men and munitions. Busseron would donate over 5,000 British pounds to the cause of the American Revolution, mostly to George Rogers Clark, and only received 300 American dollars in return, a paltry sum leaving him destitute. He died in 1791 at the age of 43.


Shaw, Janet P. "Francis Bosseron." Indiana Magazine of History 25, no. 3 (September 1929): 204-211. Accessed October 11, 2023.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials




This collection consists of one item and is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection was processed on 2023/10/11 by Alexander Chrapliwy. EAD finding aid created on 2023/10/16 by Alexander Chrapliwy.
Francois Riday Busseron account ledger
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.