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Joseph L. Bayard collection

 Collection — Folder: S0082
Identifier: S0082

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of an account book for a general store. Entries are by customer name.


  • 1863-1864


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

Joseph L. Bayard was born Jan. 21, 1840 in Vincennes, IN, the son of John F. (a soldier of the French Army, under Napoleon) and Mary A. [(Bano) or (Boneau)] Bayard. He was educated in the public and parochial schools of Vincennes and attended St. Joseph’s College [Bardstown College], Bardstown, KY. In 1858 he took a post as clerk under his brother Frank, a cashier of the Vincennes branch of the Bank of the State of Indiana. In 1863 he resigned and engaged in mercantile pursuits for five years, this being the only time he did not work in his profession of banking. He was one of the organizers of a private bank known as the German Banking Company, which became a public bank, in 1871, known as the First National Bank. He became its president in 1889. He was one of the originators of the Citizens Gas Company and its president for some years. He was the treasurer of the Board of Trade and trustee of many organizations. He died in 1926.


Bayard, Joseph L.” Indiana Biography Index Published Before 1990

“Bayard, Joseph L.” Blanchard, Charles (Ed.). History of the Catholic Church of Indiana. (1898) (v.2, pp.69-70). Logansport, IN. A.W. Bowen & Co. 1898. ISLI 282 B639

“Bayard, Joseph L.” Greene, George E. History of Old Vincennes and Knox County, Indiana. (1911) Chicago, IL. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. ISLI 977.201 K74vg [2008]

“Bayard, Joseph L.” 1860 United States Federal Census. Feb. 25, 2013.

“Bayard, Joseph L.” Wabash Valley, Indiana Obituaries, 1900-2010. Feb. 25, 2013.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation by Mrs. Rose Schultheis on 1939/06/02.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Edythe Huffman during February 2013. EAD finding aid created by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/05/10.
Joseph L. Bayard 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.