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Indianapolis businesses collection

 Collection — Folder: S1978
Identifier: S1978

Scope and Contents

This collection includes commercially printed brochures, business forms, post cards envelopes and typed and autographed, signed letters and post cards from businesses in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1880 to 1885 and undated regarding business services and contracts.


  • 1880-1885, undated

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.

Administrative History

The collection was collected by the Hendricks County auditor from 1880 to 1885, with a few undated items. The county auditor's office in Indiana prepared plats of each civil township into sections, grants, divisions, subdivisions, lots or parts of lots to show the current ownership of each parcel. The auditor is also the chief fiscal officer of a county. His office prepares annual tax duplicates showing assessments against each owner. The auditor keeps accounts and issues warrants for the payments of claims and issues calls for the redemption of outstanding county orders or indebtedness when the treasurer has funds for such redemptions.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Plainfield Public Library on 1997/09/07.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2014/08/04 by Edythe Huffman.
Indianapolis businesses 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.