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Andrew H. Phillips account books

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: V263

Scope and Contents

This collection includes two account books used by Dr. Andrew H. Phillips. Ranging from 1871 to 1888, the bulk of the entries are related to the doctor's medical practice, including the dates of medical service, medicines prescribed, name of disease or condition treated, and fee charged. The volumes were also used to record non-medical services such as loans, adminstration of estates, and sales of dry goods and groceries. Recipes for medicines are found written on the end sheets and back covers of both volumes.


  • 1871-1888


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

Andrew H. Phillips was born June 26. 1842 in Jefferson County, Indiana to William C. and Nancy (Hearn) Phillips. He served as a private with Company B, 137th Indiana Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Phillips worked on the family farm before becoming a physician. In 1878, he was awarded the contract as Saluda Township physician. He married Elvira G. McKeand in December 1876 and they had one son, William R (1878-1956), who also became a doctor. Following Elvira's death, Phillips married Louise E. Giltner in 1887 and they had one son, Andrew J., who died in infancy. Dr. Phillips died at the age of 46 on September 8, 1888.

Sources: "Andrew Philips." 1870 United States Federal Census. Accessed August 5, 2020. "Andrew H. Phillips." Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001. Accessed August 5, 2020. "Andrew H. Phillips." U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Accessed August 5, 2020.

"Dr. W.R. Phillips, Former Orange Physician, Dies." Rushville Republican (Ind.), March 3, 1856. "Dr. Andrew H. Phillips." Find a Grave Memorial no. 17343107. Accessed August 5, 2020.

"Madison, Feb. 19." Jeffersonville Daily Evening News (Ind.), February 21, 1885.


0.2 Cubic Feet (2 volumes)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

S2632: Andrew H. Phillips collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1999 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2020/08/06 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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