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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Jackson, Caleb B 1842 - Ledgers, 1876 - 1884

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Jackson, Caleb B. 1842 -. Ledgers, 1876 - 1884.
SMHC Manuscript Collection 1340

Jackson, Caleb B. 1842 -. Ledgers, 1876 - 1884. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1340. 4 volumes.


This collection consists of a series of ledger books from Caleb B. Jackson's hardware store, in Morristown, Minnesota. The store opened in approximately 1876, and the records run through 1884. The ledgers contain information on the various people's accounts, what supplies were purchased at the store, and the prices paid for items.

Biographical Note:

Caleb B. Jackson was born in Tipton County, Indiana in July of 1842. The family moved to Webster County, Iowa in 1854, and to Waseca County, Minnesota in 1856. Caleb Jackson enlisted in the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry in 1861.

Upon his discharge, he married Mary E. Donaldson, and moved to Morristown, Minnesota where he worked as an engineer in a mill for several years. He later opened a tin shop, and learned the trade of tinsmith. Eventually, Jackson's business evolved into a general hardware store, which was opened in the 1870s. Jackson also worked as a farmer and served as the Justice of the Peace from 1877 - 1882.

Information obtained from History of Rice County, Minneapolis: Minnesota Historical Society, 1882; 100 Years of Morristown, 1855 - 1955, Morristown, MN, 1955.


There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

Jackson, Caleb B. 1842 -. Ledgers, 1876 - 1884. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1340. Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.


The Minnesota Historical Society donated this collection in March 1981.

Processed By:

Karyn Nester processed this collection in May 1988. Finding aid revised by Robert Russell January 2001.

Related Collections:

It has been determined that there are no similar manuscript collections about Caleb B. Jackson available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Jackson, Caleb B, 1842 -.
Morristown (Minn.)-Hardware stores.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1340



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