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Daniel Bearss
L13, OB6 folder 5, OBC51, V5
1830 – 1922
1 mss box, 2 os folders, 10 volumes

Manuscript & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Brent Abercrombie, September 2010
                          

Biographical Note:

Daniel Bearss, born 1809, was a storekeeper, farmer, and businessman in Peru, Miami County Indiana (1834 – 1884). Bearss was a member of the Whig and Republican parties, elected to the Indiana House of Representatives (1841 – 1848) and Indiana Senate (1855 – 1857, 1861 – 1863, and 1875 – 1877). Bearss also owned extensive real estate in the Peru area, and was the director of the Indianapolis, Peru, and Chicago Railroad Company. Daniel Bearss died in 1884.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection consists principally of Bearss’ receipts, invoices, land documents, and account books relating to his business and land interests in Peru, Indiana. Also included are account books for his transactions with the Miami Indians (1838 – 1842), his Peru general store (1835 – 1845), and Peru sawmill (1851 – 1853). The collection also contains a letterbook containing copies of his letters relating to his claims against the Indiana and other business matters, correspondence (business and family), receipts, invoices, and business accounts.

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.

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1. 

Folder 
1. 1830 – 1837
2. 1837 – 1838
3. 1838 – 1847
4. 1840 – 1843
5. 1842 – 1846
6. 1846 – 1847
7. 1847 – 1848
8. 1848 – 1849
9. 1840 – 1849
10. 1850 – 1859
11. 1860 – 1922
12. n.d. Records, Accounts, Receipts
13.  Account Book 1877 – 1902

OB6 folder 5 Papers 1836 – 1873
OBC 51 Papers 1838 – 1863
V5 Account Book 1835 – 1841 (Includes Tauern Accounts)
V5 1838 – 1841, 1850 – 1852
V5 Daybook Marion, IN Sept. 28, 1836 – May 1837; Sawmill 1851 – 1852
V5 Steam Mill Account of Lumber 1852 – 1853
V5 Daybook Peru, IN Feb. 19, 1841 – Nov. 1845
V5 Account Book 1875 – 1942 (Rental Property)
V5 Indian Account Book Jan. 15, 1841 – Oct. 1842; Register of Lands 1834 – 1843
V5 Daybook Peru, IN 1849
V5 Letterbook, Business Politics and Indian Claims 1839 – 1844
V5 General Store Daybook June 15, 1839 – Dec. 1839

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 1 mss box, 13 folders, 2 os folders, 10 volumes
Collection Dates: 1830 – 1922
Provenance: Jack Robbins, October 1968
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 and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings: None
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