Guide to the James Leonard (fl. 1825-1833), Hatter,Records Book 1825-1833 MG 121
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Inventory prepared by Jeff McMillan 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.
James Leonard (fl. 1825-1833) was a hatter in Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey.
The collection consists of a record book kept by James Leonard from 1825-1833 containing three distinct sections that are not indexed. Section one, which dates from 1825-1828, is a list of accounts organized by name and divided into debit and credit pages. The majority of these accounts consist of cash payments to laborers for work done. Section two, which dates from 1828-1833, is a daybook describing work done for Leonard. Each entry in this section lists the name of the laborer, the date, the work done, and payment. Typical tasks completed by workers include hat making duties such as napping, framing out, and finishing. Section three, dating from 1825-1828, is a list of accounts with hat dealers. Each account lists the name of the dealer or company, items purchased, quantity, price, and payment. The dealers in section three include many out of state companies like Paul Tulane & Co. of New Orleans, Louisiana; Daniel S. Freeland & Co. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Hubbard and Gardner of Richmond, Virginia.
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This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 121, James Leonard (fl. 1825-1833), Hatter,
Records Book, The New Jersey Historical Society.
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