Guide to the James Leonard (fl. 1825-1833), Hatter, Records Book1825-1833MG 121

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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Access Points

Administrative Information

Container List

Record Book

Guide to the James Leonard (fl. 1825-1833), Hatter, Records Book1825-1833MG 121Inventory prepared by Jeff McMillan as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Guide to the James Leonard (fl. 1825-1833), Hatter, Records Book

1825-1833

MG 121



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

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. January 2006. 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: Leonard, James.
Title: James Leonard (fl. 1825-1833), Hatter, Records Book
Dates:1825-1833
Abstract: Financial records kept by James Leonard (fl. 1825-1833), a hatter in Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey. The volume consists primarily of payments to laborers for hat manufacturing tasks such as napping, framing out, and finishing. Also includes accounts with hat retailers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Louisiana.
Quantity: .2 linear feet
Collection Number: MG 121

Biographical Note

James Leonard (fl. 1825-1833) was a hatter in Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a record book kept by James Leonard from 1825-1833 containing three distinct sections that are not indexed. Section one, which dates from 1825-1828, is a list of accounts organized by name and divided into debit and credit pages. The majority of these accounts consist of cash payments to laborers for work done. Section two, which dates from 1828-1833, is a daybook describing work done for Leonard. Each entry in this section lists the name of the laborer, the date, the work done, and payment. Typical tasks completed by workers include hat making duties such as napping, framing out, and finishing. Section three, dating from 1825-1828, is a list of accounts with hat dealers. Each account lists the name of the dealer or company, items purchased, quantity, price, and payment. The dealers in section three include many out of state companies like Paul Tulane & Co. of New Orleans, Louisiana; Daniel S. Freeland & Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Hubbard and Gardner of Richmond, Virginia.

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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:
Leonard, James.
Subject Topics:
Hats--New Jersey--Plainfield.
Hatters--New Jersey--Plainfield.
Hat trade--New Jersey--Plainfield.
Subject Places:
Plainfield (N.J.)
Union County (N.J.)
Document Types:
Account books.
Financial records.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 121, James Leonard (fl. 1825-1833), Hatter, Records Book, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

The source of this collection is unknown.

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Container List

 

Record Book

Box TitleDate
1 Leonard Record Book1825-1833

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