Manuscript Group 1325, Newark Blacksmith Account book, 1775 – 1795
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Manuscript Group 1325, Newark Blacksmith
Account book, 1775-1795, 0.5 linear feet / 1 volume
Call Number: MG 1325(OS)
Account book, 1775-1795, kept by an unknown blacksmith working in Newark, New Jersey.
Gift of the Bloomfield Historical Society, 1991.
The account book was the gift of the Bloomfield Historical Society, 1991.
The collection consists of a Newark blacksmiths account book dating from 1775 to 1795. Each customers account contains entries for the date, product purchased, and price. The blacksmiths customers included William Burnet (1730-1791), Rev. Alexander MacWhorter (1734-1807), Samuel Crane (1723-1796), Phineas Baldwin (1726-1803) and Joseph Hedden (1702-1798); and he performed such tasks as making and lengthening hooks and staples, binding wagon wheels, shoeing horses, and cleaning guns.
See other blacksmith’s records/papers.
Processed by James Lewis, February 2001 as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.