Guide to the Josiah Miller Collection 1761-1821 MG 1668


Descriptive Summary
Biographical Note:
Scope and Content Note
Access Points
Administrative Information

Container List

Josiah Miller Documents

Guide to the Josiah Miller Collection
MG 1668

The New Jersey Historical Society
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Newark, New Jersey 07102
Contact: NJHS Library
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Processed by Evan Panayi.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. July 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.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Miller, Josiah.
Title: Josiah Miller Collection
Dates 1761-1821
Abstract: This collection contains the business documents of Josiah Miller, a prosperous Quaker farmer and merchant located in Salem
County, N.J.
Quantity: .03 linear feet (3 folders)
Collection Number: MG 1668

Biographical Note:

Salem County, New Jersey resident Josiah Miller kept this collection. Josiah and his son of the same name were prosperous
Quaker farmers and merchants of the Salem & Mannington Company. Josiah Sr. also became the guardian of his minor nephew John E. Nicholson who came of age in 1821.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains various types of documents from Josiah Miller’s business dealings. It contains account books, receipts,
labor and rent records, guardianship accounts, letters, pocket almanacs, financial memoranda and deeds, dating from 1761-1821. This collection also contains a few pieces of correspondence. The documents reflect the workings of a busy merchant and landowner, and mention transfers of land, inventory lists of goods bought and sold, and listings of paid debts.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Miller, Josiah.
Nicholson, John E.
Subject Topics:
Farmers–New Jersey–Salem County.
Merchants–New Jersey–Salem County.
Quakers–New Jersey–Salem County.
Subject Places:
Salem County (N.J.)
Document Types:
Account Books.
Letters (Correspondence).

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1668, Josiah Miller Collection, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2004.

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Container List

Josiah Miller Documents

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Josiah Miller Business Documents (Manuscripts, Receipts, Deeds, Labor and Rent Records, Guardianship Accounts) 1761-1821
1 2 Josiah Miller Business Booklets (Pocket Almanacs, Memorandum Book, Day Book) 1795-1819
1 3 Josiah Miller Hardcover Account Book kept as Guardian of John E. Nicholson 1814

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