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Eugene, Indiana general store daysbooks

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: V383

Scope and Contents

This collection includes two daybooks with entries ranging from 1936 to 1837. Used by a general store that operated in Eugene, Indiana, the entries are a mixture of purchases of groceries, dry goods, and hardware and provide personal names of customers, price per item, and totals for all items in a column.


  • 1836-1837

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

Vermillion County, Indiana was organized in 1824 and the community of Eugene, located on the Vermillion River a few miles from where it empties into the Wabash River, was platted by Stephen S. Collett in 1827. When the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad built a road through the county, it missed Eugene by some distance. Though the small station was close enough to be called Eugene Junction, the town of Cayuga was later founded at the junction and the development of this town resulted in the decline of Eugene's population and businesses.


O'Donnell, Harold L. Eugene Township (Vermillion county, Indiana): The First 100 Years, 1824-1924. Danville, Ill.: Interstate Printers, 1963.

History of Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana: With Historical Sketches of Representative Citizens and Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families. Indianapolis: B.F. Bowen, 1913.


0.01 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.

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 2021/08/10 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.