Manuscript Group 1174, Joseph G. Ogden (1780 – 1817), Shoemaker Daybook, 1806 – 1813

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Manuscript Group 1174, Joseph G. Ogden (1780-1817), Shoemaker

Daybook, 1806-1813, 0.1 linear feet / 1 volume

Call Number: MG 1174


Ledger maintained by an Elizabeth, New Jersey shoemaker.  Daily entries record the names of clients, type of work performed, and the costs of services.

Gift of Mr. Robert P. Batson, 1982.

Biographical Note:

Joseph G. Ogden was a descendant of John and Jane Ogden, who emigrated from England in 1640.  Joseph G. Ogden was born in Elizabethtown, New Jersey in 1780, the third of five children of Hannah (Chapman?) and Timothy Ogden.  He settled in the town of his birth and became a shoemaker.  He never married and upon his death in 1817, left his niece Mary as his heir.

Provenance Note:

This daybook, along with the daybooks of John Ogden and James Crawford Ogden (MG 1175), were gifts of Robert P. Batson, 1982.

Scope and Content Note:

These papers consist of one volume containing the daily records of John G. Ogden’s shoemaking and cobbler business.  Each entry contains the name of the customer, what work he or she had done, and the price.  Customers included William Townley, James Shay, and Henry Marshall, and more generally, Woodruffs, Ogdens, Daytons, and Marshalls.  There are also a few accounts in the volume.

Related Collections:

Manuscript Group 219, John Ogden, Jr. (1743-1815) Journal

Manuscript Group 292, Ogden-Ford Family (Cumberland County, NJ)

Manuscript Group 386, Ogden Family (Newark and
Elizabeth, NJ) Papers

Manuscript Group 897, David Bayard Ogden (1775-1849) Legal notebook

Manuscript Group 905, Ogden Family (Newark and Elizabeth, NJ) Papers

Manuscript Group 1175, John Ogden (1799-1877) and James Crawford Ogden (1831-1816) Daybooks

Manuscript Group 1211, Jennie Ogden (1849-1888) and Jennie Ogden Miller (1880-1938) Papers

Manuscript Group 1379, Maureen B. Ogden Papers

See other shoemakers’ records.

Processed by Kim Charlton, November 1999 as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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