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-- Manuscript Group 155, David Ross (1720-1795), Cooper and bell maker Records, 1756-1794


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Manuscript Group 155, David Ross (1720-1795), Cooper and bell maker

Records, 1756-1794, 0.2 linear feet / 3 volumes

Call Number: MG 155


Kept by an Elizabeth cooper.  Indexed in volume.


Biographical Note:

David Ross (1720-1795) was a barrel and bell maker who lived in Elizabeth, New Jersey.  He married Hannah Ross (1723-1791) and they had at least one daughter named Keziah (1758-1767).


Monumental Inscriptions, Union County, Vol. 2, The New Jersey Historical Society.


Provenance Note:

The source of this collection is unknown.


Scope and Content Note:

This collection consists of three volumes that record business transactions of David Rossís cooperage and bell foundry between 1756-1795.  The first is an index of accounts, the second is a combination account book and daybook, and the third is a daybook.  Typical jobs performed by Ross include the making of barrels, tubs, hoops, and he also did general construction and excavation.  Of note is an untitled song written in the back of the second volume dated November 10, 1783.


Related Collections:

See other coopers' records/papers.


Folder List:








Account/Day book


Day book 1782-1788


Processed by Luis Delfino, October 2000 as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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