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Manuscript Group 1325, Newark Blacksmith

Account book, 1775-1795, 0.5 linear feet / 1 volume

Call Number: MG 1325(OS)


Summary:

Account book, 1775-1795, kept by an unknown blacksmith working in Newark, New Jersey.

Gift of the Bloomfield Historical Society, 1991.

 

Provenance Note:

The account book was the gift of the Bloomfield Historical Society, 1991.

 

Scope and Content Note:

The collection consists of a Newark blacksmith’s account book dating from 1775 to 1795.  Each customer’s account contains entries for the date, product purchased, and price.  The blacksmith’s customers included William Burnet (1730-1791), Rev. Alexander MacWhorter (1734-1807), Samuel Crane (1723-1796), Phineas Baldwin (1726-1803) and Joseph Hedden (1702-1798); and he performed such tasks as making and lengthening hooks and staples, binding wagon wheels, shoeing horses, and cleaning guns.

 

Related Collections:

See other blacksmith's records/papers.

 

Processed by James Lewis, February 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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