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Bartholomew Applegate account books

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: V002

Scope and Contents

This collection contains two account books. The first two are for the Pleasant Run Farm in Johnson County, Indiana, which was run by Bartholomew Applegate. Both books are listed chronologically and list his expenses and purchases.


  • 1827-1852


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

Bartholomew Applegate was born in Toms River, New Jersey on January 12, 1793. He moved to Indiana sometime before 1821, and worked as a farmer. He married Elizabeth Drake in Fayette County, Indiana on August 10, 1821. They had at least seven children. Applegate died at Edinburgh, Indiana of cholera on June 3, 1854.

John Beard married Lucy Applegate on August 16, 1876 in Johnson County, Indiana. He worked as a grocer in Franklin, Indiana. He had been born in Indiana around 1842. He appears to have died in Franklin on May 17, 1888.


0.5 Cubic Feet (2 volumes)


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation by Mrs. Walter Miller on 1966/11/14.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed May 2005 by Jennifer Duplaga. EAD finding aid created 2015/09/02 by Bethany Fiechter.
Bartholomew Applegate account books
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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