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Peter Anderson account book

 Collection — Volume: V279
Identifier: V279

Scope and Contents

This collection includes an account book from Peter Anderson in Logansport, Indiana ranging from 1839 to 1848 regarding business transactions.


  • 1839-1848


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

Peter Anderson was born in Maryland around 1804 to James C. and Celia "Selah" Anderson. Sometime before 1830, he moved to Logansport, Indiana, where he was a farmer and also owned a general store with Job B. Eldridge, which enterprise was dissolved in 1835. Information provided by the donor suggests that Anderson may have had several other partners at various times, including Mr. Atwell, Mr. Harris, and Mr. Horney. He also served as secretary for the Logansport and Rochester Michigan Road Company in 1846.

Anderson married Mary Ann Dunham on July 12, 1836 in Cass County, Indiana with whom he had three children. After Mary Ann's death, he married Margaret Emma Wright on September 4, 1848, also in Cass County. They had at least three children together. Anderson died on January 27, 1868.

Sources: "Anderson, Peter." 1850 United States Federal Census. Accessed August 10, 2015. "Anderson, Peter." 1860 United States Federal Census. Accessed August 10, 2015. "Anderson, Peter." Indiana Marriages to 1850. Accessed August 10, 2015.

Newspaper Archive. Accessed August 10, 2015.


0.3 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 Robert Whitsett on 1950/08.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2004/12 by Jennifer Duplaga. EAD finding aid created 2015/08/10 by Edythe Huffman.
Peter Anderson 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.