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|Creator:||Mahlon M. Coles|
|Title:||Papers of Mahlon M. Coles, Carriage Manufacturer|
|Abstract:||Ledger, statements, and receipts of Mahlon M. Coles, the sole proprietor of a carriage-making shop in Colestown, New Jersey.|
|Quantity:||0.04 linear feet (4 folders)|
|Collection Number:||MG 1590|
Mahlon M. Coles was the sole proprietor of a carriage-making shop in Colestown, New Jersey from 1842-1892. The town was named after Samuel Coles, an ancestor of Mahlon M. Coles, who bought 1,000 acres there in 1685. Colestown is now a part of the township of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
This collection consists primarily of a ledger, with entries from 1842-1892, reporting the business transactions of the carriage shop operated by Mahlon M. Coles. Most transactions involve the repair of carriage parts (wheels, axels, doors, interior cloth). However, Coles also offered services outside the field of carriages. He was also known to fix stoves, tools, and even horseshoes. Included in the ledger are several entries of a personal nature, most having to do with the purchase of foodstuffs and general supplies. Accompanying the ledger are receipts, statements, invoices, and promissory notes for furniture, tools, and labor dated, 1854-1894.
|The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.|
|Coles, Mahlon M.|
|Carriage industry--New Jersey--Colestown.|
|Cherry Hill (N.J.)|
|Ledgers (account books).|
|Carriage manufacturers and dealers|
This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1590, Mahlon M. Coles Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.
Purchased by the New Jersey Historical Society in February 2003.
History of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. (n.d.) Retrieved June 24, 2003, from http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/about/default.asp
Ledger, Receipts and Statements1842-1892
|1||1||Receipts and Statements||1854-1873|
|1||2||Receipts and Statements||1875-1894|
|1||3||Receipts and Statements||n.d.|
|OS||1||Ledger recording business transactions, including the fixing of wheels, axels, doors, and interior cloth for carriages. Several entries reporting other services such as fixing stoves, tools, and horseshoes. Personal entries describing the purchase of foodstuffs and general supplies.||1842-1892|
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