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|Creator:||Valentine, Jonathan, 1766-1801.|
|Title:||Jonathan Valentine (1766-1801), Merchant Account Book|
|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|
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.
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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|Valentine, Jonathan, 1766-1801.|
|Dry goods--New Jersey--New Providence.|
|General stores--New Jersey--New Providence.|
|Merchants--New Jersey--New Providence.|
|New Providence (N.J.)|
This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 183, Jonathan Valentine (1766-1801), Merchant Account Book, The New Jersey Historical Society.
The source of this collection is unknown.
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.
|1 (OS)||Valentine Account Book||1791-1796|
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