Manuscript Group 12, Congar Family (Newark, NJ) Papers, 1787-1876

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Manuscript Group 12, Congar Family (Newark, NJ)

Papers, 1787-1876, 1 linear foot
Call Number: MG 12 + Box and folder number

Summary


Summary:

Account book, 1787-1812, of Samuel Congar, a weaver from Newark; correspondence and receipt book , 1831-1854, of Dr. Stephen Congar (b. 1810), a Newark physician, New Jersey State Legislator, 1852-1854, the first president of the Newark Board of Education, and superintendent of Newark public schools.  Papers of Samuel Hayes Congar (1796-1872), a local historian and librarian of the New Jersey Historical Society, 1852-1872, including correspondence, genealogical data, notes on Newark, abstracts from public records,  a volume of “Monumental Inscriptions of Newark’s Earliest Settlers;” minutes of the Committee on Newark Charter Revision, 1855; Newark voting registers for 1832 and 1839, listing the names of eligible voters alphabetically with comments on their political preferences.  Includes letters of Solomon Alofsen, John R. Burnet, Horace N. Congar, William A. Whitehead, and Justin Winsor.  Family names mentioned in the genealogical notes include: Baldwin, Ball, Beach, Bruen, Burnet, Congar, Crane, Cumming, Dalglish, Dodd, Harrison, Morris,  Peck, Parkhurst, Plume, Schenk, and Ward.

Related Collections:

Manuscript Group 875, Samuel Hayes Congar (1796-1872) Papers

Container List:

Box Folder Contents Dates
Dr. Stephen Congar
1 1 Letters Received 1831, 1850-1876
1 2 Certificates 1831-1854
1 3 Newark charter revision. Committee on minutes 1855
1 4 Receipts 1823-1858
1 5 Receipt book 1831-1854
Samuel H. Congar
1 6 Correspondence 1845-1872 & n.d.
1 7 Letters Received, John R. Burnet 1848-1854, 1864-1865
1 8 Historical Notes re: Newark 1800s
1 9 Genealogical Papers and Charts 1800s
1 10 Notes 1800s
David Congar
1 11 Receipts, Power of Attorney 1805-1834, 1817
General
1 12 Certificates (Samuel H. & James) 1850, 1855
1 13 Miscellaneous and Unidentified 1833-1848 & n.d.
1 14 Newark public record abstracts (copies of 17th-18th century records) 1800s
2 1 Election Rolls 1832, 1839
2 2 Indenture between Phebe R. Collins and David Hayes and John Daly re: John Collins’ will June 20, 1833
2 3 Steamboat Bibliography n.d.
2 4 Monumental Inscriptions of Newark’s Earliest Settlers 1800s
Oversize
3 (os) Samuel Congar. Account Book 1787-1812

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