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Perry Township, Marion County, Indiana general store accout book

 Collection — Volume: V388
Identifier: V388

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a general store account book from Perry Township, Marion County, Indiana containing entries ranging from 1851 to 1861. Though the name of the store is not identified, a January 21, 1853 statement entered in the back of the book that records the division of business interests between John Daily and George Tomlinson suggests that it was used for the store Tomlinson established in Southport.


  • 1851-1861

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

Perry Township, Marion County, Indiana is located in the south central part of the county and was laid out by the county commissioners in 1822. George Tomlinson moved to Perry Township with his guardian, Rev. Henry Brenton, in 1823. Around 1847, he began a general merchandising business at Southport and continued in the business for twenty years before retiring. He was in partnership with a John Daily for a time before they divided their business interests in January 1853. Mr. Daily may have been the same John Daily that opened his own store in the Marion County community of Acton in 1853.


Information found within collection.

Sulgrove, Berry R. History of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana. Philadelphia: L.H. Everts and Company, 1884.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 volume)

Language of Materials



This collection contains one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase in 1943.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 1999 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2021/08/20 by Laura Eliason.
Perry Township, Marion County, Indiana general store accout book
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.