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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L102 (Text) 00000106296908 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 3.5 Cubic feet 1 manuscript box, 30 volumes

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 1998 by Andrea Bean Hough. EAD finding aid created 2015/10/26 by Edythe Huffman.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes papers and ledgers from Frank S. Master's various businesses in Brookville, Indiana ranging from 1898 to 1952 regarding hardware and farm implement businesses, insurance and farm accounts and bank examinations.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Frank S. Masters papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Frank Smith Masters was born to Jacob H. and Maria Louisa (Smith) Masters on May 5, 1872 in Brookville, Indiana and was one of five children. He worked in a furniture factory in Brookville for two years and, at the age of 21, became a farm implements salesman, later becoming an agent for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company. He married Ola A. Hubbard on Dec. 31, 1897, with whom he had a son, Howard Hubbard Masters. In 1900, he and R. D. Templeton became business partners, and Frank bought him out later, operating independently. He spent a number of years in the hardware, farm machinery and wagon and buggy business in a 2 story building, erected in 1914. On Aug. 23, 1923, he organized the White Water Valley National Farm Loan Association of Brookville, for which he served as the Secretary - Treasurer and general manager for many years. He owned two farms, one in Franklin County and one in Wayne County, Indiana. He died May 9, 1954 and is buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.Information found within the collection."Masters, Frank Smith". 1880 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/10/21."Masters, Frank Smith". 1900 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/10/21."Masters, Frank Smith". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2015/10/21."Masters, Frank Smith". Indiana Biography Index. Retrieved 2015/10/21."Masters, Frank S(mith)". Indiana State Library Clipping File, Biography. July 8, 1944. Print.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Howard Masters on 1966/12/05.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: McCormick Harvesting Machine Company (Brookville, Ind.)
Account books.
Agricultural machinery industry.
Carriage and wagon making.
Farm equipment.
Brookville (Ind.)

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