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Manuscript Group 1174, Joseph G. Ogden (1780-1817), Shoemaker
Daybook, 1806-1813, 0.1 linear feet / 1 volume
Call Number: MG 1174
Ledger maintained by an Elizabeth, New Jersey shoemaker. Daily entries record the names of clients, type of work performed, and the costs of services.
Gift of Mr. Robert P. Batson, 1982.
Joseph G. Ogden was a descendant of John and Jane Ogden, who emigrated from England in 1640. Joseph G. Ogden was born in Elizabethtown, New Jersey in 1780, the third of five children of Hannah (Chapman?) and Timothy Ogden. He settled in the town of his birth and became a shoemaker. He never married and upon his death in 1817, left his niece Mary as his heir.
This daybook, along with the daybooks of John Ogden and James Crawford Ogden (MG 1175), were gifts of Robert P. Batson, 1982.
These papers consist of one volume containing the daily records of John G. Ogdens shoemaking and cobbler business. Each entry contains the name of the customer, what work he or she had done, and the price. Customers included William Townley, James Shay, and Henry Marshall, and more generally, Woodruffs, Ogdens, Daytons, and Marshalls. There are also a few accounts in the volume.
See other shoemakers' records.
Processed by Kim Charlton, November 1999 as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
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