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Daniel Curtis account books

Identifier: V014

Scope and Contents

This collection includes 3 account books kept by Daniel Curtis for his farm and tile businesses containing entries ranging from 1879 to 1888. Volume 3 also has entries made by Aetna Curtis ranging from 1908 to 1914 and a three page Purdue University Agricultural Extension Department publication about farming in Montgomery County along with a "Summary of the Year's Business" form filled out for Aetna's farm from 1916.


  • 1879-1887

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

Daniel W. Curtis was born May 31, 1853 in Coal Creek Township, Montgomery County, Indiana to Levi and Elizabeth Curtis. He married Julia Stout on March 14, 1878 and they had two children: Aetna (1884-1949) and another son who died in infancy. He was a farmer and a well-known businessman. In 1881 he purchased an interest with Maurice J. Lee in a tile mill business located in Wingate. He purchased Mr. Lee's interest in the business in 1886 and continued as its sole proprietor until his death at the age of 49 on November 17, 1902.

Sources: "Daniel Curtis." Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed October 15, 2019. "Daniel Curtis." Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941. Accessed October 15, 2019.

A Portrait and Biographical Record of Montgomery, Parke and Fountain Counties, Indiana. Chicago: Chapman Bros., 1893.

History of Montgomery county, Indiana: With Personal Sketches of Representative Citizens. Vol. II. Indianapolis, Ind.: A.W. Bowen & Company, 1913.


0.6 Cubic Feet (3 volumes)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase from C.W. Ballard on 1945/02/16.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/10/16 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2019/10/16 by Laura Eliason.
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140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.