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Manuscript Group 150, Henry L. Parkhurst (1767-1852), Farmer

Daybooks, 1795-1850, 0.4 linear feet / 4 volumes

Call Number: MG 150 + Folder number


Summary:

Daybooks kept by a farmer and town alderman from Newark, New Jersey.

Bequest of Henry Congar.

 

Biographical Note:

Henry L. Parkhurst, a Newark, New Jersey farmer, was born in November 1767.  In April of 1836, he was elected as an alderman of Newark.  He died on March 29, 1852.

Sources:

Biographical Files, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Cunningham, John T. Newark. (Newark: The New Jersey Historical Society,1988).

Stryker-Rodda, Kenn. Monumental Inscriptions: Essex County, Vol. 1A. (Newark: The Genealogy Club of the Library of The New Jersey Historical Society, February 1983).

 

Provenance Note:

This collection was given at the bequest of Henry Congar.

 

Scope and Content Note:

This collection consists of 4 volumes of Henry L. Parkhurst’s daybooks dating from 1795-1850.  The daybook entries are chronological and detail the product sold and the cost for each transaction.  Parkhurst sold flax, cartloads of wood, potatoes, corn, calfskin, Indian meal, oats and a number of other products.  In volumes 2, 3, and 4, Parkhurst also kept brief notes describing individual cattle and indicating how many he owned and which ones were out to pasture.  In the latter pages of the final volume there are also entries for payments "for Black Mary."

 

Related Collections:

For more information on the Parkhurst Family see:

Manuscript Group 65, Ciphering Books Collection

Manuscript Group 149, Caleb Parkhurst (1744-1817) Records

Manuscript Group 291, Baldwin-Brown-Coe Family (Newark, NJ) Papers

See other farmers' records/papers.

 

Folder List:

Folder

Title

Dates

1

Daybook

1795-1797

2

Daybook

1814-1829

3

Daybook

1830-1834

4

Daybook

1834-1850

 

Processed by James Lewis, January 2001 as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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