Guide to the North River Meadow Company, Shrewsbury Township, NJ Record Book1820-1832MG 148

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Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

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Access Points

Administrative Information

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Guide to the North River Meadow Company, Shrewsbury Township, NJ Record Book1820-1832MG 148Inventory prepared by Luis Delfino as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Guide to the North River Meadow Company, Shrewsbury Township, NJ Record Book

1820-1832

MG 148



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Inventory prepared by Luis Delfino 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: North River Meadow Company (Shrewsbury Township, N.J.)
Title: North River Meadow Company, Shrewsbury Township, NJ Record Book
Dates:1820-1832
Abstract: Minutes and financial accounts of a company founded in Shrewsbury Township, Monmouth County in order to protect its membership's meadow, marsh, and swampland from the North Shrewsbury River (now called Navesink River) flooding.
Quantity: 0.1 linear feet / 1 volume
Collection Number: MG 148

Historical Note

The North River Meadow Company was founded in Shrewsbury Township (Monmouth County), New Jersey in 1820. The task of the company was to protect its membership’s meadows, marshes and swampland from the North Shrewsbury tidal flooding by constructing a dam and floodgate system on the North Shrewsbury River.

The company membership annually elected officers that included the positions of president, secretary, three construction and maintenance managers, and a three-person committee charged with financial management. Among the office holders listed in this volume are: Ruben Shreve, Gabriel West, Edmund West, John A. Taylor, Joseph A. Taylor, Thomas Morford, Thomas Morford Jr., George Morford, John Curtis, Isaac Morris, John Truax (Truas, Trueax), Joseph Truax, Asher L. McQueen, John Cook, and Aron (sic) R. Jones.

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Scope and Content Note

This volume contains both the financial accounts and minutes of the annual meetings of the North River Meadow Company from 1820-1832. The financial accounts include a list of property owners who would benefit from the tidal regulation of the North Shrewsbury River, the amount of affected acreage for each owner, and the value of their property. The volume then contains an account tracking each property owner’s payments to the company. The accounts are indexed.

The minutes of the annual meetings of the company consist of progress reports and election notices of officers.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

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Use Restrictions

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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:
North River Meadow Company (Shrewsbury Township, N.J.)
Subject Topics:
Dams--New Jersey--Navesink River.
Floods--New Jersey--Navesink River.
Landowners--New Jersey--Shrewsbury Township.
Marshes--New Jersey--Shrewsbury Township.
Sluice gates--New Jersey--Navesink River.
Tidal currents--New Jersey--Navesink River.
Subject Places:
Monmouth County (N.J.)
Navesink River (N.J.)
Shrewsbury (N.J. : Township)
Document Types:
Account Books.
Minutes.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 148, North River Meadow Company, Shrewsbury Township, N.J. Record Book, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

The source of this collection is unknown.

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1 (Ledger size) Record Book 1820-1832

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