Guide to the Stephens and Caskey, Stephensburg, NJ General Store Daybook1832-1833MG 195

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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Access Points

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Container List

Daybook

Guide to the Stephens and Caskey, Stephensburg, NJ General Store Daybook1832-1833MG 195Inventory prepared by Jeff MacMillan, August 2000, as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Guide to the Stephens and Caskey, Stephensburg, NJ General Store Daybook

1832-1833

MG 195



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Inventory prepared by Jeff MacMillan, August 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: Stephens and Caskey General Store (Stephensburg, N.J.)
Title: Stephens and Caskey, Stephensburg, NJ General Store Daybook
Dates:1832-1833
Abstract: Kept by the proprietors of a general store in Stephensburg, Morris County.
Quantity: .01 linear feet
Collection Number: MG 195

Biographical Note

The Stephens and Caskey General Store was located in Stephensburg, Morris County, New Jersey. The proprietors of the store were most likely Robert C. Stephens (fl. 1820-1843) and Robert C. Caskey (fl. 1832-1833), both prominent citizens in the area. Robert C. Stephens served three consecutive terms as a Morris County Justice of the Peace (1833, 1838, and 1843). Caskey was a church elder at the Presbyterian Church of Pleasant Grove.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a daybook detailing transactions of Stephens and Caskey’s general store from October 25, 1832-November 30, 1833. Each entry lists the customer, date, items purchased, price, and method of payment. Customers bought items such as rum, whiskey, salt, pepper, molasses, wheat, stockings, shoes, and nails, paying either by cash, barter, or by working off their debts. The volume is missing its original binding and covers and begins on page 117, suggesting that the book is incomplete or part of a set. An index for the names found within the daybook was published in New Jersey Genesis, October 1954: pg. 8.

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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:
Caskey, Robert C., fl. 1832-1833.
Stephens, Robert C., fl. 1820-1843.
Subject Organizations:
Presbyterian Church of Pleasant Grove (Pleasant Grove, N.J.)
Presbyterian Church of Pleasant Grove (Pleasant Grove, N.J.)
Stephens and Caskey General Store (Stephensburg, N.J.)
Subject Topics:
Dry goods--New Jersey--Stephensburg.
General stores--New Jersey--Stephensburg.
Justices of the peace--New Jersey--Stephensburg.
Merchants--New Jersey--Stephensburg.
Subject Places:
Morris County (N.J.)
Stephensburg (N.J.)
Document Types:
Daybooks.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 195,William Woodruff (fl. 1771-1803), Gravedigger and Merchant Records, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Roscoe L. Smith, 1954.

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Bibliography

Hart, Ernest. History of Morris County, New Jersey. M. W. Munsell & Co., 1882.

"Stephensburg, N.J., 1832-3." New Jersey Genesis, October 1954: pg. 8.

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Container List

 

Daybook

BoxFolderTitleDate
11General Store Daybook1832-1833

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