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General store account book

 Collection — Volume: V019
Identifier: V019

Scope and Contents

This collection includes an account book for a general store containing entries ranging from December 1838 to March 1840. It is unclear the exact location of the store, but most of the names recorded in the volume are of individuals who lived in Harrison Township, Union County, Indiana. Some surnames found in the account book include Clingenpeel, Eikenberry, Kingery, Lybrook, and Pullen. The book was later used as a scrapbook for recipes and home remedies clipped from newspapers circa 1860s to 1880s. An envelope addressed to John Hart of Beechy Mire, Ind. and a clipping with Maria Hart’s name written on it suggests that the scrapbook was kept by Mrs. Hart.


  • 1838-1840, circa 1860s-1880s

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.


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 volume )

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from R. E. Banta on 1935/02/09.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/08/06 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2019/08/06 by Laura Eliason.
General store account book
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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