Guide to the Stephens and Caskey, Stephensburg, NJ General Store Daybook 1832-1833 MG 195
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Inventory prepared by Jeff MacMillan, August 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 in English.
The Stephens and Caskey General Store was located in Stephensburg, Morris County, New Jersey. The proprietors of the store were most likely Robert C. Stephens (fl. 1820-1843) and Robert C. Caskey (fl. 1832-1833), both prominent citizens in the area. Robert C. Stephens served three consecutive terms as a Morris County Justice of the Peace (1833, 1838, and 1843). Caskey was a church elder at the Presbyterian Church of Pleasant Grove.
The collection consists of a daybook detailing transactions of Stephens and Caskey’s general store from October 25, 1832-November 30, 1833. Each entry lists the customer, date, items purchased, price, and method of payment. Customers bought items such as rum, whiskey, salt, pepper, molasses, wheat, stockings, shoes, and nails, paying either by cash, barter, or by working off their debts. The volume is missing its original binding and covers and begins on page 117, suggesting that the book is incomplete or part of a set. An index for the names found within the daybook was published in New Jersey Genesis, October 1954: pg. 8.
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This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 195,William Woodruff (fl. 1771-1803), Gravedigger and Merchant
Records, The New Jersey Historical Society.
Gift of Roscoe L. Smith, 1954.
Hart, Ernest. History of Morris County, New Jersey. M. W. Munsell & Co., 1882.
“Stephensburg, N.J., 1832-3.” New Jersey Genesis, October 1954: pg. 8.