Account Books

Account Books
1882 – 1888
1 volume, 1 inserted item

Manuscript & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Processed by: Philip N. Williams, 1999

Organizational History:

The name and location of the saw mill are unknown.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection includes two items, an account book of a saw mill and lumber business for the years 1882 to 1887 and a price list for Browne’s Patent Metallic and Rubber Weather Strips (manufactured by the Patent Metallic Weather Strip Co.) for the years 1887 to 1888. The first six pages of the account book are an index to the contents of the record book, giving the personal names of customers and the page numbers where their accounts may be found. Each page may contain from one to six accounts, with entries recording amounts of wood cut in feet, sometimes types of trees and woods, oftentimes the uses to which the lumber was put, and the amount charged for the use of the mill. Occasional references are made to services rendered. The printed price list, a brochure, of the Patent Metallic Weather Strip Co, of New York, has illustrations of single edge and custom weather strips on the two inside pages and advertising copy on the back outside page.

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.

Item Listing


1882 – 1887  Account Book (lacks cover)
1887 – 1888  Price List of Browne’s Patent Metallic and Rubber Weather Strips.

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 1 volume, 1 inserted item
Collection Dates: 1882 – 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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