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David McClure Branham account books

Identifier: V011

Scope and Contents

This collection contains David McClure Branham's account books from his general store located in Elizabethtown, Bartholomew County, Indiana (1893-1929) and also an account book for his twine and repair business (1893-1895).


  • 1893-1929


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 / Historical

David McClure Branham was born on January 3, 1860 at North Madison, Indiana to William Hickman and Livia Branham. He moved to Elizabethtown in Bartholomew County in 1879 and the following year began working as a clerk at the general store of Edward Springer & Son. On May 10, 1883, he married Nettie Springer, the daughter of daughter of Edward and Nancy Springer. He later took over as owner of the general store and continued to operate it until his death at the age of 71 on January 9, 1931.

Sources: "David M. Branham." Indiana Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed February 18, 2019.

"A Happy Event." Columbus Herald (IN), May 18, 1883.

"D.M. Branham, Elizabethtown, dies Suddenly." The Evening Republican (IN), January 9, 1931.


3.8 Cubic Feet (20 volumes)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from May Adams Arbuckle on 1934/06/08.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/02/18 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2019/02/18 by Laura Eliason.
David McClure Branham 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.