Guide to the Jonathan Valentine (1766-1801), Merchant Account Book1791-1796MG 183

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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Access Points

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Container List

Account book

Guide to the Jonathan Valentine (1766-1801), Merchant Account Book1791-1796MG 183Inventory prepared by Luis Delfino, October 2000, as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Guide to the Jonathan Valentine (1766-1801), Merchant Account Book

1791-1796

MG 183



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Inventory prepared by Luis Delfino, October 2000, 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. February 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: Valentine, Jonathan, 1766-1801.
Title: Jonathan Valentine (1766-1801), Merchant Account Book
Dates:1791-1796
Abstract: Kept by the proprietor of a general store in the town of Turkey (now New Providence), New Jersey.
Quantity: .05 linear feet
Collection Number: MG 183

Biographical Note

Jonathan Valentine was born on November 18, 1766, and was the proprietor of a general store in Turkey (now New Providence), New Jersey. He and his wife Abigail had at least two daughters: Betsey (ca. 1792-1792) and Sarah (ca. 1796-1797). The family attended the New Providence Presbyterian Church. After his death on April 8, 1801, Valentine's estate was estimated at $273.48.

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Scope and Content Note

Jonathan Valentine’s account book contains records from his general store in Turkey, New Jersey from the years 1791-1796. Accounts are labeled with the name of the customer and each entry includes date, items bartered or sold, and price. Typical items sold include tea, lace, spirits, and tobacco. The book is labeled "IV, 1791, Book A" and does not contain an index.

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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:
Valentine, Jonathan, 1766-1801.
Subject Topics:
Dry goods--New Jersey--New Providence.
General stores--New Jersey--New Providence.
Liquors.
Merchants--New Jersey--New Providence.
Subject Places:
New Providence (N.J.)
Document Types:
Account Books.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 183, Jonathan Valentine (1766-1801), Merchant Account Book, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

The source of this collection is unknown.

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Bibliography

Abstract of Wills," Vol. 39, 1801-1805, New Jersey ArchivesSeries 1, Vol. 10, pg. 475.

"Monumental Inscriptions of Union County," Vol. 2, pgs. 221-223.

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Container List

 

Account book

Folder TitleDate
1 (OS)Valentine Account Book1791-1796

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