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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Andrews and Son. Account Books, 1861 - 1876, 1881, 1883.
MSU Archives Collection 1342



Andrews and Son. Account Books, 1861 - 1876, 1881, 1883. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1342. 1 records carton, 12 volumes.

Abstract:

This collection consists of twelve volumes of account books once belonging to the Andrews and Son stores. The businesses were owned by David P. Andrews and his son Charles W. Andrews. The stores operated by the duo were located in Winona City, Minnesota, and later in Faribault. The store sold a variety of items throughout its years of existence, including paper goods, books, groceries, and hardware items. The account books contain information on what customers of the store paid for goods, and their account balances at the store.

Historical Note:

David P. Andrews was born in approximately 1810 in Massachusetts. In 1861, Andrews and his son, Charles W. Andrews, started a business in Winona City, Minnesota. The store sold books and stationary.

In April 1866, the business moved to Faribault, Minnesota. The store sold miscellaneous items, including paper hangings, pictures, frames, and toys. In 1871, Charles Andrews sold his share in the venture to Charles Palmer, who would in turn sell it in 1875. The business continued under the elder Andrews and an unnamed partner until the mid 1880s. The 1881 ledgers show that the business became a general store, and sold groceries, hardware items, books, and stationary.

Restrictions:

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:

Andrews and Son. Account Books, 1861 - 1876, 1881, 1883. SMHC Manuscript Collection 1342, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Acquisition:

This collection was transferred from the Minnesota Historical Society 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 Andrews and Son available elsewhere.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Andrews, David P.
Andrews, Charles W.
Palmer, Charles.
Faribault (Minn.)-Retail trade.
Winona City (Minn.)-Retail trade.

SMHC Manuscript Collection 1342

Box

Folder

Ledger, 1861 – 1872

1

1

Petit Ledger B, 1870 – 1872

1

2

Journal, 1866 – 1872

1

3

Daybook, 1866 – 1870

1

4

Daybook, 1870 – 1873

1

5

Daybook, 1873 – 1875

1

6

Daybook, 1875 – 1876

1

7

Cashbook, 1871 – 1873

1

8

Cashbook, 1873 – 1874

1

9

Cashbook, 1874 – 1876

1

10

Petty Ledger C, 1872 – 1874

1

11

Inventory, 1881, 1883

1

12