Account Books

Account Books
1880 – 1888
2 volumes

Manuscript & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Processed by: Philip N. Williams, 1999

Organizational History:

The saw mill which kept these account books is not identified by name or location.

Scope and Content Note:

There are two account books, dating 1880 – 1888, which were kept by a saw mill in this collection. The books are similar, the most common entry (usually in pencil) being a charge for sawing or “use of mill” for assorted items and uses of lumber. Not only are the uses of the lumber regularly designated, but the entries under individual names will specify the amount of sawing in feet of lumber, the type of tree and wood cut, and the amount charged for use of the mill. Occasional entries will not relate to lumber (e.g., “bricklayer” and “bricks”), referring to services rendered or perhaps to manner of making payment.

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Item Listing


1880, Apr. 26 – 1881, Jan. 29 Account Book
1885, Jan. – 1888, Dec. 31 Account Book

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 2 volumes
Collection Dates: 1880 – 1888
Provenance: Unknown
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 Section, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English
Alternate Formats: None
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