Guide to the John H. Stephens (fl. 1802-1817), Merchant Daybook 1802-1817 MG 172

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

Container List

Daybook


Guide to the John H. Stephens (fl. 1802-1817), Merchant Daybook
1802-1817
MG 172
The New Jersey Historical Society
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by Julia Telonidis, February 2006, 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. February 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: Stevens, John H., fl. 1802-1817.
Title: John H. Stephens (fl. 1802-1817), Merchant

Daybook

Dates: 1802-1817
Abstract: Daybook kept by John H. Stephens, a Newark, NJ grocer and merchant shipper.
Quantity: .2 linear feet
Collection Number: MG 172

Biographical Note

John H. Stephens was a Newark grocer and merchant shipper, whose trade with Europe and the West Indies during the Napoleonic Wars involved privateering by both French and American vessels. In later life he served as president of the Newark Whaling Company which owned the Ship John Wells.

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Scope and Content Note

Consists of a single daybook kept by a Newark grocer and merchant shipper which lists names of customers, items purchased and prices paid.

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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States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.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:
Stephens, John H., 1802-1817.
Newark Whaling Company (Newark, N.J.)
Subject Topics:
Grocers–New Jersey–Newark.
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815.
Shippers–New Jersey–Newark.
Shipping–New Jersey–Newark.
Subject Places:
Essex County (N.J.)
Newark (N.J.)
Document Types:
Daybooks.

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Related Material

For related collections at the New Jersey Historical Society, see:

Manuscript Group 49, Ships Logs Collection

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 172, John H. Stephens (fl. 1802-1817), Merchant

Daybook, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Gift of William M. Sommer, 1930.

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Container List

Daybook

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Daybook 1809-1823

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