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Rush County, T. J. Pattison daybook

 Collection — Folder: S2510
Identifier: S2510

Scope and Contents

This daybook measures 7 3/4 inches wide by 12 1/4 inches high. Every other page is hand numbered through page 72. The first 12 pages are an index to the entries. Names are listed alphabetically on the index pages, with the corresponding entries given on the following pages. The accounts were kept from 1830 to 1831. The entries include the item purchased and the cost of same. At the back of the book are four loose items: (1) post card to D. Collins from the Greenfield Mutual Burial Association about the death of Sallie Rawlings, dated Dec. 23, 1905; (2) an account for J. Hamilton and Company, by Absolem Lines, dated August 19, 1830; (3) an unsigned order for groceries; and (4) scratch paper with calculations.


  • 1830-1905


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

T. Thurston Pattison, who kept this account book, was born on December 9, 1813, in Bracken County, Kentucky. He was the son of Edward Pattison (1777-1827) and Hester Day (1783-1873). His father died in Rush County, Indiana, on February 13, 1827, when Thurston was 13 years old. Three years later, the first entries were made in this daybook. Pattison died in Marion, Grant County, Indiana, on February 14, 1899, at the age of 85.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is one bound volume.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Kate Roper in 1977/9.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2016/9/8 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Rush County, T. J. Pattison daybook
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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