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Jones Hardware Company advertising ink blotter

 Collection — Folder: S2268
Identifier: S2268

Scope and Contents

This collection includes one unused advertising ink blotter from the Jones Hardware Company of Richmond, Indiana. Printed on the front of the blotter are calendars for June-August 1924 and lists various items sold by the company. On the reverse side is absorbent blotting paper.


  • 1924


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

In December 1884, Sharon E. Jones went into partnership with William H. Gordon, under the firm name of Jones and Gordon, in Richmond, Indiana. Following Gordon's retirement in 1885, Andrew J. Jones and Rutherford B. Jones became stockholders with their brother and the company's name was changed to Jones Bros. Andrew left the company in 1890 and Sharon and Rutherford continued together until 1894 when the business was reorganized and capitalized under the name of the Jones Hardware Company. At one time, it was the largest wholesale and retail hardware business in eastern Indiana and second largest in the state. The company was closed and liquidated in 1928.


"For Sale!" Richmond Item (IN), July 8, 1928.

Fox, Henry Clay, ed. Memoirs of Wayne County and the City of Richmond, Indiana: From the Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present, Including a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Representative Families in Wayne County. Vol. II. Madison, WI: Western Historical Association, 1912.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation on 1978/10/02.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/01/27 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/01/27 by Laura Eliason.
Jones Hardware Company advertising ink blotter
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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