Guide to the Fairfield, New Jersey Distiller Records 1818-1819 MG 100


Descriptive Summary
Historical Note
Scope and Content Note
Access Points
Administrative Information

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Guide to the Fairfield, New Jersey Distiller Records
MG 100
The New Jersey Historical Society
52 Park Place
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Contact: NJHS Library
(973) 596-8500 x249
© 2005 All rights reserved.
The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
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. December 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

Title: Fairfield, New Jersey Distiller


Dates: 1818-1819
Abstract: Daybook kept by an unidentified Essex County distiller.
Quantity: 0.1 linear feet
Collection Number: MG 100

Historical Note

The distillery in this collection was located in Fairfield, Essex County, New Jersey.

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Scope and Content Note

The records consist of a daybook documenting the daily transactions of an unknown Fairfield, New Jersey distiller. The volume dates from 1818-1819 and tracks the sale of spirits, cider, gin, and other liquor. Among the men listed as customers are: William Ryerson, Peter J. Van Ness, Jacob Brown, and John A. Vreeland.

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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States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.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, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Brown, Jacob.
Ryerson, William.
Van Ness, Jacob.
Vreeland, John A.
Subject Topics:
Alcoholic beverage industry–New Jersey–Fairfield.
Distilleries–New Jersey–Fairfield.
Distillers–New Jersey–Fairfield.
Liquors–New Jersey–Fairfield.
Subject Places:
Fairfield (N.J.)
Document Types:
Financial records.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 100, Fairfield, New Jersey Distiller

Records, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

The source of the volume is unknown.

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Container List


Box Title Date
1 Daybook for unknown distillery 1818-1819

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