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Andrews and Son. Account Books, 1861 - 1876, 1881, 1883

 Collection — Container: Box 1
Identifier: SMHC Collection 1342


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.


  • Majority of material found within 1861-1876, 1881, 1883


Conditions Governing Use

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.

Biographical / Historical

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.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was transferred from the Minnesota Historical Society in March 1981.
Andrews and Son. Account Books, 1861 – 1876, 1881, 1883.
Karyn Nester
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Repository Details

Part of the Southern Minnesota Historical Center Repository

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Memorial Library
PO Box 8419
Mankato MN 56002-8419 US