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Guide to the Elijah Baldwin (ca. 1718-1766) and Elias Baldwin (fl. 1760-1781), Shoemakers Account Book 1760-1781 (Bulk dates: 1762-1768)
The New Jersey Historical Society
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.
Elijah and Elias Baldwin were probably descendants of John Baldwin, Sr., who received tracts of land in Newark at the time of its founding on the condition that he make shoes for its inhabitants. One of John Baldwin’s sons was Nathaniel Baldwin, who had a son named Elijah around 1718. Elijah Baldwin married, had at least eight children, and died on January 28, 1766. One of Elijah’s sons was Elias Baldwin.
This collection consists of an account book of a shoemaker. The pages contain the name of the account and each entry lists the date, job, and price. While entries in the journal date from 1760-1781, the majority of the transactions took place between 1762-1768.
There is an index located in the front of the book that lists the names and page numbers of the accounts. The pages are numbered on the top of the left page. There are pages sewn into the rear of the volume, along with a number of loose papers, some addressed to Nathaniel Baldwin, that record additional account information. The loose papers have been left inside the account book.
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This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 73, Elijah Baldwin (ca. 1718-1766) and Elias Baldwin (fl. 1760-1781), Shoemakers Account book, The New Jersey Historical Society.
The source of this collection is unknown. The collection is titled Elijah and Elias Baldwin, and from loose documents in the volume, it is clear that the businessman or men were Baldwins. There are, however, notes inside the volume addressed to Nathaniel Baldwin, another son of Elijah Baldwin and also a shoemaker.