Manuscript Group 150, Henry L. Parkhurst (1767-1852), Farmer

 

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Manuscript Group 150,
Henry L. Parkhurst (1767-1852), Farmer

 

Daybooks, 1795-1850, 0.4
linear feet / 4 volumes

 

Call Number: MG 150 + Folder
number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Summary:

 

Daybooks
kept by a farmer and town alderman from Newark, New Jersey.

 

Bequest
of Henry Congar.


 

Biographical
Note:

 

Henry L. Parkhurst, a Newark, New Jersey
farmer, was born in November 1767.  In April of 1836, he was elected as an
alderman of Newark.  He died on March 29, 1852.

 

Sources:

 

Biographical Files, The New Jersey
Historical Society.

 

Cunningham, John T. Newark.
(Newark: The New Jersey Historical Society,1988).

 

Stryker-Rodda, Kenn. Monumental
Inscriptions: Essex County
, Vol. 1A. (Newark: The Genealogy Club of the
Library of The New Jersey Historical Society, February 1983).

Provenance
Note:

 

This collection was given at the bequest
of Henry Congar.

Scope
and Content Note:

 

This collection consists of 4 volumes of
Henry L. Parkhurst’s daybooks dating from 1795-1850.  The daybook entries
are chronological and detail the product sold and the cost for each
transaction.  Parkhurst sold flax, cartloads of wood, potatoes, corn,
calfskin, Indian meal, oats and a number of other products.  In volumes 2,
3, and 4, Parkhurst also kept brief notes describing individual cattle and
indicating how many he owned and which ones were out to pasture.  In the
latter pages of the final volume there are also entries for payments “for
Black Mary.”

Related
Collections:

 

For more information on the Parkhurst
Family see:

 

Manuscript Group 65, Ciphering Books
Collection

 

Manuscript Group 149, Caleb Parkhurst
(1744-1817) Records

 

Manuscript Group 291, Baldwin-Brown-Coe
Family (Newark, NJ) Papers

 

See other farmers’
records/papers
.

 

 

Folder List:

 

 


Folder

Title

Dates
 

1

 

Daybook

 

1795-1797

 

2

 

Daybook

 

1814-1829

 

3

 

Daybook

 

1830-1834

 

4

 

Daybook

 

1834-1850

 

Processed by James Lewis, January 2001 as part of the “Farm to
City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications
and Records Commission.

 

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