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John W. Wimer collection

 Collection — Folder: S1440
Identifier: S1440

Scope and Contents

This collection includes 2 sets of photocopies of pages from John W. Wimer's account book regarding his general store located in Burnettsville, Indiana. Ranging from 1859 to 1860, the entries include the customer's names and lists of debits and credits for their accounts.


  • 1859-1860

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

John Wesley Wimer was born on February 7, 1829 in Orange County, New York to Michael and Hannah Wimer. He moved with his family to Carroll County, Indiana around 1841. He began his career in business as a clerk in a Georgetown (Cass County) merchantile before conducting his own stores in Lockport, Delphi, Burnettsville, and Logansport. He was active in Republican politics and served as the representative for Benton and White Counties in the Indiana General Assembly in 1871. He passed away in Burnettsville on November 13, 1901.


"Death of J.W. Wimer. Pioneer Business Man Dies at Burnettsville." Logansport Reporter (IN), November 15, 1901.

F.A. Battey and Co. Counties of White and Pulaski, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. Chicago: F.A. Battey & Co., 1883.

Hamelle, W.H. A Standard History of White County, Indiana: An Authentic Narrative of the Past, with an Extended Survey of Modern Developments in the Progress of Town and Country. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1915.


0.02 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 Nellie Davis on 1967/05/17.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/10/10 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2019/10/10 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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