Manuscript Group 1240, Barzillai Sharp (fl. 1801-1825), Farmer Daybook, 1801 – 1825

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Manuscript Group 1240, Barzillai Sharp (fl. 1801-1825), Farmer

Daybook, 1801-1825, 0.25 linear feet / 1 volume

Call Number: MG 1240



Ledger kept by a Burlington county farmer who notes the sale of hay, beef, butter, ham, dried apples, candles, and cheese in pounds, shillings and pence.

Purchase, 1986.

Biographical Note:

Barzillai Sharp was a farmer in Burlington County, New Jersey from 1801-1825.

Provenance Note:

This collection was purchased in 1986.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection consists of a daybook kept by Barzillai Sharp from 1801-1825.  The ledger indicates the customer’s name, product purchased, and the cost.  Sharp’s customers included Levy Sharpe, John Sharpe, Samuel Sharpe, Job Ballenger, Barzillai Brannin, and James Allen.  He sold such products as hay, beef, candles, and apples.

Related Collections:

See other farmers’ records/papers.

Processed by James Lewis, April 2001 as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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