Guide to the John C. Lloyd (1796-1881), Tailor and Justice of the Peace Papers1824-1861MG 122

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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Access Points

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Record Books

Guide to the John C. Lloyd (1796-1881), Tailor and Justice of the Peace Papers1824-1861MG 122Inventory prepared by Kim Charlton as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Guide to the John C. Lloyd (1796-1881), Tailor and Justice of the Peace Papers

1824-1861

MG 122



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Inventory prepared by Kim Charlton 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: Lloyd, John C., 1796-1881.
Title: John C. Lloyd (1796-1881), Tailor and Justice of the Peace Papers
Dates:1824-1861
Abstract: Lloyd's daybooks and account books as a tailor in Belleville, New Jersey; his docket as an Essex County justice of the peace; and periodicals subscription list retained possibly as postmaster of Belleville. Periodicals were delivered to Theodore Dwight Weld, the antislavery advocate, among others.
Quantity: .2 linear feet
Collection Number: MG 122

Biographical Note

John C. Lloyd (1796-1881), originally from Erie, Pennsylvania moved to Belleville, New Jersey with his young son, Aaron (1817-1905). He opened a tailor shop on Main Street in Belleville, and later was a Justice of Peace for Essex County (1833-1855) and a member of the Belleville Town Committee (1839). On May 19, 1824, John C. Lloyd married Belleville resident Harriet Joralemon, the daughter of Abraham Joralemon, who was presumably his second wife.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the dockets, account books, and daybooks of John C. Lloyd, used during his term as Justice of the Peace for Essex County and in his tailoring business in Belleville, New Jersey. The collection also contains a subscription list to various periodicals.

The papers contain three volumes of John C. Lloyd’s docket, dating from 1833-1839, 1839-1851, and 1851-1855 respectively. Lloyd largely dealt with debt cases and in his docket recorded any actions taken, his decision on the matter, and any fees. These volumes also contain a small number of loose papers including such items as affidavits, summons, and bills.

There are also three record books in the collection that record the business transactions of Lloyd’s tailoring business in Belleville. All of these volumes document such tasks as making, mending, or trimming such items as coats, shirts, and pants. The first volume contains both account information and daybook entries – the first dating from 1824-1825, and the latter from 1827-1832. The second volume is an account book from 1830-1849 and the third volume is a daybook from 1832-1861. Each of these books contains loose receipts, bills, and accounts inserted between its pages. These items have been left in their original locations as some deal with the financial information located on that page. None of the accounts in these volumes are indexed.

Lastly, the collection contains a periodical subscription list dating from 1845-1860. The list includes the name of the subscriber, the name of the "paper," and a record of payment. Periodicals subscribed to include Missionary Magazine, New Jersey Farmer, Temperance Enterprise, Godey’s Ladies Book, Advocate & Journal, and Christian Intelligence. It is unclear what role John C. Lloyd had in the delivery of these magazines, and it is possible that he was the postmaster of Belleville during this time period.

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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:
Debt--New Jersey--Belleville.
Judgments--New Jersey--Belleville.
Justices of the peace--New Jersey--Belleville.
Tailors--New Jersey--Belleville.
Subject Places:
Belleville (N.J.)
Essex County (N.J.)
Document Types:
Account books.
Dockets.
Financial records.
Subscription lists.

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Related Material

Manuscript Group 682, Lloyd Family (Belleville, NJ) Papers

Manuscript Group 1045, Reverend Aaron Lloyd (1817-1905) Registry book

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 122, John C. Lloyd (1796-1881), Tailor and Justice of the Peace Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Reverend Aaron Lloyd's Estate, ca. 1918.

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Container List

 

Record Books

Box TitleDate
1 (Ledger size) Docket 1833-1839
Box TitleDate
2 (Ledger size) Docket 1839-1851
Box TitleDate
3 (Ledger size) Docket 1851-1855
BoxFolderTitleDate
41Account book; Daybook 1824-1826; 1827-1832
42Periodical subscription list 1845-1860
Box TitleDate
5 (Ledger size) Leonard Record Book1825-1833
Box TitleDate
6 (Ledger size) Daybook 1832-1861

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