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John Purdue papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 3

Scope and Contents

The John Purdue Papers [1814-1897; two cubic feet plus one oversized box] document the life and business career of John Purdue, as well as the business activities of his associates. There are very few items of a personal nature in the Papers; mainly, they document the day-to-day business affairs of John Purdue, as well as several other men who were his business partners and who carried on the Purdue-related firms after Purdue’s death in 1876. Types of materials include: correspondence, printed material, account books, and ephemera.


  • 1814-1897
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1830s-1890s


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


2.20 Cubic Feet

5 mss boxes, 1 medium oversize box other_unmapped

1.00 mss._boxes

1.00 mss._boxes

1.00 mss._boxes

1.00 mss._boxes

1.00 mss._boxes

1.00 flat_box

Arrangement Note

The Papers are organized into three series.

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

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Other Descriptive Information

Please see the attached finding aid for full collection information.

Processing Information

All materials have been housed in polyester sleeves, acid-free folders, and acid-free boxes.
John Purdue papers
Amanda Grossman
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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States