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Gibson Teas account book

 Collection — Folder: S1290
Identifier: S1290

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises a transcription of an account book from Gibson Teas in Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana rainging from 1853 to 1856, regarding the activities and correspondence of his business of broom and wood tool manufacturing. The account book was transcribed by R. A. Stubbs of Long Lake, Minnesota.


  • 1853-1856


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

Gibson Teas was born to Charles and Mary (Gibson) Teas in 1809 in New Castle County, Delaware. He married his first wife Rebecca in 1832 in Indiana. He later married his second wife, Diadama, who had lost two previous husbands. Teas lived in Wayne County, Indiana and manufactured brooms and wood tools. In 1856, he moved to Minnesota in the Quaker Colony that settled in West Hennepin County. Teas continued his broom and wood tool manufacturing in Minnesota, where he died in 1892.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from R. A. Stubbs on 1964/04/05.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/06/08 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid completed 2017/06/08 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2017/06/26 by Brittany Kropf.


Gibson Teas account book
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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