Guide to the Diary of John Force1811-1812MG 103

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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Access Points

Related Material

Administrative Information

Guide to the Diary of John Force1811-1812MG 103Inventory prepared by Stephen Yautz as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Guide to the Diary of John Force
1811-1812

MG 103



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Inventory prepared by Stephen Yautz as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Finding aid encoded by Danielle Kovacs. February 2004. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: John Force
Title: John Force Diary
Dates:1811-1812
Abstract: Consists of the diary of John Force dating from November 11, 1811 to February 6, 1812.
Quantity: 1 volume
Collection Number: MG 103

Biographical Note

John Force, the son of Isaac Force, was born in Caldwell, New Jersey, around the year 1760. He resided in Caldwell for most of his life, and died in Union Township, Union County, New Jersey in 1836.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the diary of John Force, covering the dates November 11, 1811 to February 6, 1812. Entries were made by Force while on a trip from his home in Caldwell, New Jersey to the Ohio Valley, reaching the vicinity of Cincinnati, Ohio. Most entries indicate the towns he traveled through on a given day, and the mileage he covered. Occasionally, he recorded the weather conditions he experienced while making his journey. His last entry, dated February 6, 1812, reveals that Force was returning home on a very cold day, and had reached Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.

Use Restrictions

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

The New Jersey Historical Society complies with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Force, John, fl. 1811-1812.
Subject Topics:
Travel--United States.
Voyages and travels.
Subject Places:
Bethlehem (Pa.)--History.
Caldwell (N.J.)
Cincinnati (Ohio)
New Jersey--History--1775-1865.
Ohio--History--1787-1865.
Ohio River Valley.
Pennsylvania--History--1775-1865.
Document Types:
Diaries.
Subject Occupations
Travelers.

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Related Material

For secondary material on John Force's diary in print, see:

The New Jersey Historical Society. "A Walking and Riding Journey West in 1811-1812," The New Jersey Historical Society Proceedings, vol. 8 (1923), 19-21.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 103, John Force Diary, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

This collection is the gift of Mrs. Edwin S. King, 1922.

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