Guide to the Abraham R. Hutchinson, Coffinmaker and Cabinet maker Day books 1836-1894 MG 165
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Inventory prepared by Julia Telonidis 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.
Abraham R. Hutchinson was a Nottingham, (was in Burlington County, but became a part of Mercer County in 1838) N.J. coffinmaker and cabinetmaker who performed various jobs for many individuals, including coffin and gravestone construction, furniture construction and repair, and also odd jobs such as raking wheat and picking peaches. He also sold farm related items like manure, hay, and corn.
The collection consists of three daybooks that list Abraham Hutchinson’s daily business transactions, mostly coffin and furniture construction tasks. Listed next to each client name and task perfomed was the price charged and whether or not it was paid.
There are also a series of returned bank checks signed by A.R. Hutchinson, two receipts for the purchase of funeral plots and a newspaper clipping from the “Monmouth Democrat” newspaper dated December 27, 1894 which details the changing funerary customs of the time.
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This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 165, Abraham R. Hutchinson, Coffinmaker
and Cabinetmaker Daybooks, The New Jersey Historical Society.
The source of this collection is unknown.