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Addison W. Bell
L15
1807–1965
1 Mss Box, 26 volumes

Manuscript and Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Brent Abercrombie, 2009
Finding Aid:  Mark Vopelak, June, 2011

Biographical Note:

Bell was a farmer and store owner in Rosedale, Parke County, and owner of a grocery and farm implement business in Terre Haute, Vigo County (1889-1900).

Scope and Content Note:

The bulk of the collection is from the period 1889-1900, and consists of account books, receipts, invoices, and other business papers relating to Bell’s Terre Haute store. Also included is an account book (1868-1894) of Bell’s Parke County store; an account book (1884-1890) of his son-in-law, Albert McMullin (d.1897), a Vigo County farmer; family financial papers and a small number of letters of Bell’s daughter, Lona McMullin, and her children in Terre Haute (1900-1965); and a McMullin family diary and stock breeding record (1906-1907).

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1.

Folder 
1.  Documents
2. Business Accounts, 1889-1900
3. Business Accounts, 1890-1900
4. Account with Aultman, Miller, & Co.
5. Promissory Notes, 1807-1899
6. Miscellaneous Receipts, 1883-1899
7. Miscellaneous Papers, 1861-1900
8. Diaries, 1906
9. McMullin Family Letters, 1907-1928
10. Insurance Papers, 1893-1923
11. Business Accounts, 1922-1936
12. Property at 818 Walnut, 1915-1932
13. Miscellaneous Materials, 1882-1932

Volumes

1. Account & Cash Book  1868-1894
2. Account Book  1893-1895
3. Account Book  1895-1897
4. Account Book  1894-1897
5. Account Book  1897, Account Book 1894-1911
6. Account Book  1892- 1907
7. Account Book  1896-1897
8. Account Book  1889-1896
9. Account Book  1896-1897
10. Account Book  1899-1900
11. Account & Record Book  1897-1965 
12. Account & Ledger Book  1889-1898
13. Account Book  1894-1896
14. Account Book  1893-1896
15. Account Book & Ledger  1894-1897
16. Account Book & Ledger  June- September 1897
17. Account & Record Book  1884-1890
18. Account & Record Book  1893-1894
19. Account & Record Book  1896-1897
20. Account Book  1893-1897
21. Cash Book  1894-1897
22. Account Book  1896-1951
23. Cash Book  1897-1899
24. Day Book  1889-1896
25. Expense Book  1894-1897
26. Account & Cash Book 1896-1897

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 1 mss box, 13 folders, 26 volumes
Collection Dates: 1807-1965
Provenance: Milicent Hammerling July 25, 1975
Access : The collection is open for research use
Restrictions: None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings: None
Notes: Item by item inventory available