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American Express Company Records for Brookston, Indiana Office
V 170
1894 - 1895
1 volume
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Processed by: Julie A.  Reid, April 2005

Historical Note:

American Express was established in 1850 in New York as an express delivery service.  Express men on horseback were responsible for making deliveries across the country in the early days of the company’s history.  In 1882 American Express expanded their business to include money orders, and introduced the first traveler’s checks in 1891.  The first American Express credit card was issued in 1958. 

Sources: American Express.  26 April 2005. 

Scope and Content Note:

This collection consists of the record book for the American Express Company, Brookston, Indiana office.  The record book details deliveries shipped to individuals in 1894 and 1895 including the name of the sender, city of origination, details pertaining to the package, and the signature of the receiving party.   

Item Listing:

1894 - 1895
 Record book for the American Express Company - Brookston

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:
1 volume.
 
Collection Dates:
 1895 - 1895
 
Provenance:
Mrs. Thelma Wooten, Lafayette, Indiana
 
Restrictions:
None
 
Reproduction Rights:
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
 
Alternate Formats:
None
 
Related Holdings:
 
Notes:

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.