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Sawmill ledger

 Collection — Volume: V382
Identifier: V382

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a ledger used by a sawmill and lumber business located in Blackford County, Indiana. Ranging from 1882 to 1888, the entries record amounts of wood cut in feet, sometimes types of trees and woods, the uses to which the lumber was to put, and the amount charged for the use of the mill. Occasional references are made to services rendered. The collection also includes an 1887-1888 price list pamphlet from the Patent Metallic Weather Strip Company of New York that has illustrations of its single edge and cushion weather strips.


  • 1882-1888

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.

Historical Note

The sawmill which kept the ledger in this collection is not identified by name or location. Using customer names found within the collection, it can be inferred that the sawmill was located in Licking Township, Blackford County, Indiana.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 volume)

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This collection contains one item.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1999 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created in 1999 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid revised 2021/08/09 by Laura Eliason.
Sawmill ledger
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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