Guide to the Samuel Gardiner Wright (1781-1845), Farmer Records 1830-1843MG 275

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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Access Points

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Volume

Guide to the Samuel Gardiner Wright (1781-1845), Farmer Records 1830-1843MG 275Inventory prepared by Luis Delfino, October 2002, as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Guide to the Samuel Gardiner Wright (1781-1845), Farmer Records
1830-1843

MG 275



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Inventory prepared by Luis Delfino, October 2002, 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. April 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: Wright, Samuel Gardiner, 1781-1845.
Title: Samuel Gardiner Wright (1781-1845), Farmer Records
Dates:1830-1843
Abstract: Pertains to Durham cattle purchased from Dr. William Elmer's (1788-1836) stock near Bridgeton in Cumberland County, New Jersey, as well as to Wright's sale of cattle. The volume also includes records of Reverend Charles Stewart's estate from 1823-1824.
Quantity: .2 linear feet (1 volume)
Collection Number: MG 275

Biographical Note

Samuel Gardiner Wright was a farmer and businessman born on November 18, 1781 in Wrightstown (Monmouth County), New Jersey. Mainly self-educated, he was primarily a merchant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but also owned a farm near Imlaystown (Monmouth County), New Jersey and several iron furnaces in New Jersey and Delaware. Wright was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth Congress and served from March 4, 1845, until his death on July 30, 1845. His death, however, occurred before Congress met for that year, and he was never able to take his seat in the House of Representatives. He is interred in the East Branch Cemetery near Imlaystown, New Jersey.

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Scope and Content Note

The volume contains the breeding records of Durham cattle raised between 1830-1843 at Samuel Gardiner Wright’s farm near Imlaystown, New Jersey. Some of the livestock were purchased at auction in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and from Dr. William Elmer (1788-1836) of Cumberland County, New Jersey. This volume was also briefly used to record the finances of the estate of Reverend Charles Stewart from 1823-1824.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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:
Elmer, William, 1788-1836.
Nichols, Isaac, 1773-1861.
Subject Topics:
Cattle--Breeding--New Jersey.
Cattle--New Jersey.
Farmers--New Jersey.
Farms--New Jersey.
Livestock--New Jersey.
Subject Places:
Imlaystown (N.J.)
Monmouth County (N.J.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Document Types:
Records.

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Related Material

Manuscript Group 648, William Elmer (fl. 1791-1889), Physician, Records: This William Elmer is the son of Dr. William Elmer (1788-1836)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 275, Samuel Gardiner Wright (1781-1845), Farmer Records, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 1956.

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Container List

 

Volume

BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1Volume of breeding records1830-1843

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