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Ellen Bissell photograph collection

Identifier: A-03-9018

Scope and Contents

This collection contains half-length portrait photographs of Henry P. Northrop, fourth Bishop of Charleston, as well as an unidentified woman.


  • created: circa 1880s
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/01/2004


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Diocese of Charleston makes no representation that it is the owner of any copyright or other literary property in the materials contained in its archives. In providing access to or permitting the reproduction of any such materials, the Diocese of Charleston does not assume any responsibility for determining the nature of any rights, ownership or interest therein; nor for obtaining the appropriate permissions to publish or use; nor for determining the nature of any liabilities (for defamation and invasion of privacy) that may arise from any publication or use. This rests entirely with the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Ellen Marion Reiter Bissell, a Roman Catholic, was born in 1924 to Louis J. Reiter and Mary Brownfield Follin Reiter. Bissell worked as a banker in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, during the 1940s and later transferred to South Carolina National Bank in Charleston. While in Charleston, she married Talbot Bissell and they returned to North Carolina in 1954. Ellen Bissell died in 2011.

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Portrait photographs of Bishop Henry P. Northrop and an unidentified woman.

Source of Acquisition

Received from Ellen Bissell in 2004.

Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Bronheim, October 2012.

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Repository Details

Part of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives Repository

114 Broad Street
Carriage House
Charleston SC 29401 US