Guide to the Elijah Baldwin (ca. 1718-1766) and Elias Baldwin (fl. 1760-1781), Shoemakers Account Book 1760-1781 (Bulk dates: 1762-1768) MG 73

   
 

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Descriptive Summary
Biographical Note
Scope and Content Note
Restrictions
Access Points
Related Material
Administrative Information

Container List

Account Book

Guide to the Elijah Baldwin (ca. 1718-1766) and Elias Baldwin (fl. 1760-1781), Shoemakers Account Book 1760-1781 (Bulk dates: 1762-1768)
MG 73

The New Jersey Historical Society
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Inventory prepared by Kim Charlton 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. August 2005. 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: Baldwin, Elijah.
  Title: John Kearny (fl. 1797-1801), Customs Collector Receipt Book
  Dates: 1769-1799
  Abstract: Account book of Elijah Baldwin and his son, Elias, who were shoemakers in Newark, New Jersey. The account book is indexed.
  Quantity: 0.15 linear ft. (1 volume)
  Collection Number: MG 73

Biographical Note

Elijah and Elias Baldwin were probably descendants of John Baldwin, Sr., who received tracts of land in Newark at the time of its founding on the condition that he make shoes for its inhabitants. One of John Baldwin’s sons was Nathaniel Baldwin, who had a son named Elijah around 1718. Elijah Baldwin married, had at least eight children, and died on January 28, 1766. One of Elijah’s sons was Elias Baldwin.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of an account book of a shoemaker. The pages contain the name of the account and each entry lists the date, job, and price. While entries in the journal date from 1760-1781, the majority of the transactions took place between 1762-1768.

There is an index located in the front of the book that lists the names and page numbers of the accounts. The pages are numbered on the top of the left page. There are pages sewn into the rear of the volume, along with a number of loose papers, some addressed to Nathaniel Baldwin, that record additional account information. The loose papers have been left inside the account book.

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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, and forms documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
  Baldwin, Elias.
  Baldwin, John, Sr.
  Baldwin, Nathaniel.
Subject Topics:
  Shoemakers–New Jersey–Newark.
  Shoemaking–New Jersey–Newark.
  Shoes.
  Subject Places:
  Newark (N.J.)
  Document Types:
  Ledgers (Account books)

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Related Material

For related collections, see:

Manuscript Group 74, Nathaniel Baldwin (fl. 1769-1799), Shoemaker Account book.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 73, Elijah Baldwin (ca. 1718-1766) and Elias Baldwin (fl. 1760-1781), Shoemakers Account book, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

The source of this collection is unknown. The collection is titled Elijah and Elias Baldwin, and from loose documents in the volume, it is clear that the businessman or men were Baldwins. There are, however, notes inside the volume addressed to Nathaniel Baldwin, another son of Elijah Baldwin and also a shoemaker.

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Container List

Account Book
 
Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Shoemakers Account Book 1760-1781

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