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New Albany, Indiana collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1662

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a New Albany, Indiana mercantile record book, with financial standing and personal notes of over 1000 merchants compiled by the Mercantile Agency representative from 1867 to 1880. An index of the merchant's names accompanies the record book.

The collection also includes a lithographic print of a drawing by George W Morrison of New Albany as seen from the hills below the city. The lithograph was created by T. Sinclair of Philadelphia and published by John R. Nunemacher at the City Bookstore circa 1848. An additional item in the collection is a postcard with a picture of New Albany's Steamboat Bus in front of the historic Culbertson Mansion. The post card was sent by Juel Allen of New Albany to John Newman at the Indiana State Library in 1970.


  • circa 1848-1970

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

New Albany, Indiana was founded in 1813 by brothers Joel, Abner, and Nathaniel Scribner. Located along the Ohio River in southern Indiana, it is the county seat of Floyd County. Due to New Albany's strategic location on the river, riverboat building and glass manufacturing were important early businesses and it was the largest city in Indiana during the mid-19th century.


Historic New Albany. "History: New York Brothers Settle New Albany, Indiana." Accessed November 8, 2021.

Historic New Albany. "Welcome." Accessed November 8, 2021.


0.03 Cubic Feet (3 folders)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as donations.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/11/08 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/11/08 by Laura Eliason.
New Albany, Indiana 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.