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W. W. Gingles ledger books

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0683

Scope and Content

This collection (1899-1941) contains five ledger books documenting the business transactions of the W. W. Gingles farm and medical practice. The ledger books record the income generated from the sale of agricultural goods such as hogs, cattle, poultry, honey, corn, and hay as well as the income he earned through his medical practice. The books also document business, farm, and household expenses such as automobile repairs, coal, food, gasoline, laundry, shoes, and taxes. The two earliest books record transactions involving the breeding and sale of horses.


  • 1899-1941

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


W. W. Gingles owned and operated a farm near Ute in Monona County, Iowa. He was also a practicing physician with an office in nearby Castana, Iowa. Dr. Gingles received his medical degree in 1890 from the University of Louisville School of Medicine.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 document box)


The collection is organized Chronologically.

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

MS-0683. W. W. Gingles ledger books, 1899-1941
December 12, 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
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