Guide to the Jonathan Mulford Wilcox (fl. 1815-1836), Mason and Cobbler Record book, 1815-1836 MG 133

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

Container List

Book


Guide to the Jonathan Mulford Wilcox (fl. 1815-1836), Mason and Cobbler Record book,
1815-1836
MG 133
The New Jersey Historical Society
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by Luis Delfino 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: Wilcox, Jonathan Mulford.
Title: Jonathan Mulford Wilcox (fl. 1815-1836), Mason and Cobbler

Record book

Dates: 1815-1836
Abstract: Combination daybook and account book kept by a New Providence mason and cobbler. Includes accounts, 1815-1816, for a general store in New Providence.
Quantity: .0.3 linear feet / 1 volume
Collection Number: MG 133

Biographical Note

Jonathan Mulford Wilcox (Willcocks, Willcox) (fl.1815-1836) was a mason, cobbler, and handyman working in New Providence, New Jersey. He was the son of Levi Wilcocks (ca.1760-1840), a Revolutionary War soldier, and Esther Valentine (1763-1840). Jonathan married Sally Tucker (1790-1849) and had three children: John Tucker (b.1814), Silas, and Mehitabel.

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Scope and Content Note

The majority of this volume consists of daybook entries from 1815-1816 from an unknown general store located in New Providence, New Jersey. Jonathan M. Wilcox, however, also used the volume as an account book for his various businesses. His entries date from 1822-1836 and document such jobs as masonry, shoe repair, painting, and transportation of firewood. The accounts are indexed.

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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:
Wilcox, Jonathan Mulford.
Subject Topics:
General stores–New Jersey–New Providence.
Shoemakers–New Jersey–New Providence.
Stonemasons–New Jersey–New Jersey–New Providence.
Subject Places:
New Providence (N.J.)
Union County (N.J.)
Document Types:
Account Books.
Daybooks.

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Related Material

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

Manuscript Group 569, Wilcox Family (New Providence, NJ) Papers

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 133, Jonathan Mulford Wilcox (fl. 1815-1836), Mason and Cobbler

Record book, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

This collection was the gift of Chester N. Jones in 1915.

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Bibliography

Monumental Inscriptions, Union County. Vol. 2, The New Jersey Historical Society.

“Wilcox Genealogical Project Newsletter.” Issue No. 4 (12 March 1972), Wilcox Family File, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey. , Vol. 3 (1927-1928), pg. 57.

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Container List

Book

Box Title Date
1 Daybook/Account Book 1815-1836

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