Guide to the Benjamin Scudder Ledger 1784-1832 MG 1593

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Descriptive Summary
Biographical Note
Scope and Content Note
Access Points
Administrative Information

Container List

Ledger, Receipts and Statements


Guide to the Benjamin Scudder Ledger
1784-1832
MG 1593
The New Jersey Historical Society
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Newark, New Jersey 07102
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by Shawn Ryan Rosa.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. October 2004. 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: Benjamin Scudder
Title: Benjamin Scudder Ledger
Dates 1784-1832
Abstract: Consists of a ledger, receipts, and statements detailing the account balances of Benjamin Scudder from 1784-1832
Quantity: 0.04 linear feet
Collection Number: MG 1593

Biographical Note

Benjamin Scudder probably resided in either Essex or Union County, New Jersey during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a ledger, receipts, and statements detailing the account balances of Benjamin Scudder from 1784-1832. The ledger lists many people associated with Benjamin Scudder, although exact relationships are not known. Each individual account is divided into debit and credit columns. Many entries report the sale or purchase of various foodstuffs. Entries listing the performance of manual labor, such as chopping wood, fixing farm equipment, and mowing grass, are also prevalent. The entries in the ledger indicate that Benjamin Scudder might have owned land that was farmed and operated a mill.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Scudder, Benjamin.
Subject Places:
Essex County (N.J.)
Union County (N.J.)
Document Types:
Ledgers.
Receipts.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1593, Benjamin Scudder Ledger, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Donated by John Strahan in August 2002.

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Container List

Ledger, Receipts and Statements

Box Folder Title Date
OS Vol. 1 Ledger– recording accounts, including debits and credits, between Benjamin Scudder and various individuals. Entries list the sale and purchase of foodstuffs as well as the performance of manual labor. 1784-1832
Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Receipts and statements 1794-1833

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