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Rushton and Sons collection

 Collection — Folder: S1086
Identifier: S1086

Scope and Contents

This collection is a photocopy of a ledger book kept by Rushton and Sons, in Center Valley, Indiana, in 1887 and 1888. The book is imprinted with numbers through 199, but many of the pages were not photocopied, presumably because they were blank. Most of the entries are alphabetical by last name of the purchaser. The list contains the item purchased and the cost. The last page, 199, has a prescription for "cholera enfantum" consisting of "two table spoonsful of Listerime in one quart of warm water, luke warm, use as an injection." There is also a recipe for Singer Creams made with orleans molasses, sugar, butter, lard, sour cream, eggs, flour, soda, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and cloves.


  • 1887-1888

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.

Historical Note

Rushton and Sons sold groceries, medicine, teas, coffees, spices, salt, flour, fish, hats, caps, boots, shoes, hardware, cigars and tobacco. The Rushtons listed in this account ledger are Edgar, Elizabeth, Enoch, James, Jasper, William, Jr., and William, Sr. The business was located in Center Valley, Indiana.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged alphabetically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Roy H. Pritchard on 1969/06/09.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2014/09/25 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Rushton and Sons 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.