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Addison W. Bell collection

Identifier: L015

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection is from the period 1889-1900, and consists of account books, receipts, invoices, and other business papers relating to Addison W. Bell’s Terre Haute store. Also included is an account book (1868-1894) of Bell’s Parke County store; an account book (1884-1890) of his son-in-law, Albert McMullin (d.1897), a Vigo County farmer; family financial papers and a small number of letters of Bell’s daughter, Lona McMullin, and her children in Terre Haute (1900-1965); and a McMullin family diary and stock breeding record (1906-1907).


  • 1807-1951


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

Addison W. Bell was a farmer and store owner in Rosedale, Parke County, and owner of a grocery and farm implement business in Terre Haute, Vigo County (1889-1900).


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Milicent Hammerling on 1975/07/25.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed by Brent Abercrombie during 2009. Finding aid completed by Mark Vopelak during June 2011.
Addison W. Bell collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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