Guide to the Samuel Gardiner Wright (1781-1845), Farmer Records 1830-1843 MG 275
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The New Jersey Historical Society
Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. April 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.
Samuel Gardiner Wright was a farmer and businessman born on November 18, 1781 in Wrightstown (Monmouth County), New Jersey. Mainly self-educated, he was primarily a merchant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but also owned a farm near Imlaystown (Monmouth County), New Jersey and several iron furnaces in New Jersey and Delaware. Wright was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth Congress and served from March 4, 1845, until his death on July 30, 1845. His death, however, occurred before Congress met for that year, and he was never able to take his seat in the House of Representatives. He is interred in the East Branch Cemetery near Imlaystown, New Jersey.
The volume contains the breeding records of Durham cattle raised between 1830-1843 at Samuel Gardiner Wright’s farm near Imlaystown, New Jersey. Some of the livestock were purchased at auction in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and from Dr. William Elmer (1788-1836) of Cumberland County, New Jersey. This volume was also briefly used to record the finances of the estate of Reverend Charles Stewart from 1823-1824.
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This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 275, Samuel Gardiner Wright (1781-1845), Farmer
Records, The New Jersey Historical Society.
Acquired in 1956.