Guide to the Henry L. Parkhurst (1767-1852), Farmer Day books 1795-1850 MG 150

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

Container List

Daybooks


Guide to the Henry L. Parkhurst (1767-1852), Farmer Daybooks
1795-1850
MG 150
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 James Lewis 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. January 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: Parkhurst, Henry L. 1767-1852.
Title: Henry L. Parkhurst (1767-1852), Farmer

Daybooks

Dates: 1795-1850
Abstract: Daybooks kept by a farmer and town alderman from Newark, New Jersey.
Quantity: 0.4 linear feet (4 volumes)
Collection Number: MG 150

Biographical Note

Henry L. Parkhurst, a Newark, New Jersey farmer, was born in November 1767. In April of 1836, he was elected as an alderman of Newark. He died on March 29, 1852.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of 4 volumes of Henry L. Parkhurst’s daybooks dating from 1795-1850. The daybook entries are chronological and detail the product sold and the cost for each transaction. Parkhurst sold flax, cartloads of wood, potatoes, corn, calfskin, Indian meal, oats and a number of other products. In volumes 2, 3, and 4, Parkhurst also kept brief notes describing individual cattle and indicating how many he owned and which ones were out to pasture. In the latter pages of the final volume there are also entries for payments “for Black Mary.”

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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:
Parkhurst, Henry L., 1767-1852.
Subject Topics:
City council members–New Jersey–Newark.
Consumer goods–New Jersey–Newark.
Dry goods–New Jersey–Newark.
Farmers–New Jersey–Newark.
Subject Places:
Essex County (N.J.)
Newark (N.J.)
Document Types:
Daybooks.

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Related Material

Manuscript Group 65, Arithmetic Books Collection

Manuscript Group 149, Caleb Parkhurst (1744-1817) Records

Manuscript Group 291, Baldwin-Brown-Coe Family (Newark, NJ) Paperss

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 150, Henry L. Parkhurst (1767-1852), Farmer

Daybooks, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

This collection was given at the bequest of Henry Congar.

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Bibliography

Biographical Files, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Cunningham, John T., Newark.Newark : The New Jersey Historical Society,1988.

Stryker-Rodda, Kenn. Monumental Inscriptions: Essex County. Vol. 1A. Newark : The Genealogy Club of the Library of The New Jersey Historical Society, February 1983.

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Container List

Daybooks

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Daybook 1795-1797
1 2 Daybook 1814-1829
1 3 Daybook 1830-1834
1 4 Daybook 1834-1850

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