Guide to the Henry L. Parkhurst (1767-1852), Farmer Day books 1795-1850 MG 150
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Inventory prepared by James Lewis 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.
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.
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.”
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This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 150, Henry L. Parkhurst (1767-1852), Farmer
Daybooks, The New Jersey Historical Society.
This collection was given at the bequest of Henry Congar.
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.