Guide to the Nathaniel Baldwin, Shoemaker Account Book 1769-1799 (Bulk dates: 1770-1779) MG 74

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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 Nathaniel Baldwin, Shoemaker Account Book 1769-1799 (Bulk dates: 1770-1779)
MG 74

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, Nathaniel.
  Title: Nathaniel Baldwin, Shoemaker Account Book
  Dates: 1769-1799
  Abstract: Account book of Nathaniel Baldwin, a shoemaker in Newark, New Jersey. The account book is indexed.
  Quantity: 0.2 linear ft. (1 volume)
  Collection Number: MG 74

Biographical Note

Nathaniel Baldwin (fl. 1769-1799), the son of Elijah Baldwin (ca. 1718-1766), was probably the great-grandson of John Baldwin, Sr., a shoemaker from Milford, Connecticut who was granted tracts of land in Newark, New Jersey. Nathaniel Baldwin, and probably his father and his brother Elias, were also Newark shoemakers. It is possible that the three were in business together.

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Scope and Content Note

Nathaniel Baldwin’s account book contains records from the years 1769-1799, with the majority of transactions taking place in the 1770s. Accounts are labeled with the name of the customer and each entry includes the date, job, and price. Typical jobs include mending, making, and soling shoes and boots. There is an index located in the front of the volume, a number of torn-out pages in the rear, and loose papers inserted between the pages that record additional account information. These papers have been left in their original location.

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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 73, Elijah Baldwin (ca. 1718-1766) and Elias Baldwin (fl. 1760-1781), Shoemakers Account Book.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 74, Nathaniel Baldwin, Shoemaker Account Book, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

The source of this collection is unknown.

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Container List

Account Book
 
Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Shoemaker Account Book 1769-1799

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