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Pandell Florists order book

 Collection — Volume: V268
Identifier: V268

Scope and Contents

This collection includes one order book used by Pandell Florists of Indianapolis. The bulk of the entries are from 1927, but there are some from December 1926 and 1928. The volume is arranged alphabetically by the last names of customers and records types of flowers and floral arrangements ordered, prices, and addresses for delivery. Tucked in the back cover are several loose papers, including an April 1, 1927 rental receipt; a May 10, 1927 receipt for advertising in guest register of Severin Hotel; a May 24, 1928 order form and 3 undated order forms placed by a Dr. and Mrs. Humes; and undated statements of customer purchases.


  • 1926-1928


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

George P. Pandell was the founder and operator of Pandell Florists in Indianapolis, Indiana. Born in Sparta, Greece, Pandell immigrated to the United States as a child in 1900. He operated floral shops in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, Indiana before serving in Company A, 327th Machine Gun Battalion during World War I. Following the war, Pandell returned to the floral business in Indianapolis. Over his career, he operated floral shops in the Test Building on Monument Circle, on East Market Street just off the Circle, and at the northeast corner of 16th Street and Capitol Avenue. His business was variously known as George Pandell Flower Shop, Pandell Florists, and Pandell's Florists. Pandell died on June 20, 1974 and was survived by his wife, Irene O. Pandell.

Sources: "George Pandell." 1920 United States Federal Census. Accessed August 12, 2020. "Geo Pandell." U.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939. Accessed August 12, 2020.

"George Pandell, Founder of Floral Shops, Dies." Indianapolis Star (Ind.), June 21,1974.

"George Pandell to Open Beautiful Flower Shop." Fort Wayne News (Ind.), January 28, 1916.

"Harvey Gibbs Settlement Headquarters is Selected: George Pandell, Florist, Donates Office Room for Friday and Saturday Money Caompaign." Indianapolis Star (Ind.), June 25, 1913.


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 volume)

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This collection consists of one volume.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Tom Krasean on 1981/01/07.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2020/08/11 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.