Guide to the Jonathan Valentine (1766-1801), Merchant Account Book 1791-1796 MG 183
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Inventory prepared by Luis Delfino, October 2000, 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. February 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
Jonathan Valentine was born on November 18, 1766, and was the proprietor of a general store in Turkey (now New Providence), New Jersey. He and his wife Abigail had at least two daughters: Betsey (ca. 1792-1792) and Sarah (ca. 1796-1797). The family attended the New Providence Presbyterian Church. After his death on April 8, 1801, Valentine’s estate was estimated at $273.48.
Jonathan Valentine’s account book contains records from his general store in Turkey, New Jersey from the years 1791-1796. Accounts are labeled with the name of the customer and each entry includes date, items bartered or sold, and price. Typical items sold include tea, lace, spirits, and tobacco. The book is labeled “IV, 1791, Book A” and does not contain an index.
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This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 183, Jonathan Valentine (1766-1801), Merchant
Account Book, The New Jersey Historical Society.
The source of this collection is unknown.
Abstract of Wills,” Vol. 39, 1801-1805, New Jersey ArchivesSeries 1, Vol. 10, pg. 475.
“Monumental Inscriptions of Union County,” Vol. 2, pgs. 221-223.