Scope and Contents
This collection includes an account book kept by members of the Schofield family of Marion County, Indiana containing entries dating from 1836 to 1868. The accounts kept in the book indicate the operation of a general store dealing primarily in groceries, dry goods, clothing, and occasional sales of hardware. It appears to have been a frequent practice for customers to work off their bills and when this occured, the hourly wage and hours worked were recorded. The account book also includes...