Manuscript Group 183, Jonathan Valentine (1766-1801), Merchant Account book, 1791-1796
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Manuscript Group 183, Jonathan Valentine (1766-1801), Merchant
Account book, 1791-1796, 0.2 linear feet / 1 volume
Call Number: MG 183 (os)
Kept by the proprietor of a general store
in the town of Turkey (now New Providence), New Jersey.
Jonathan Valentine was born on November
18, 1766, and was the proprietor of a general store in Turkey (now New
Providence), New Jersey. He and his wife Abigail had at least two
daughters: Betsey (ca. 1792-1792) and Sarah (ca. 1796-1797). The family
attended the New Providence Presbyterian Church. After his death on April
8, 1801, Valentine’s estate was estimated at ₤273.4.8.
“Abstract of Wills,” Vol. 39,
1801-1805, New Jersey Archives, Series 1, Vol. 10, pg. 475.
“Monumental Inscriptions of Union
County,” Vol. 2, pgs. 221-223.
The source of this collection is unknown.
Jonathan Valentines account book
contains records from his general store in Turkey, New Jersey from the years
1791-1796. Accounts are labeled with the name of the customer and each
entry includes date, items bartered or sold, and price. Typical items sold
include tea, lace, spirits, and tobacco. The book is labeled “IV,
1791, Book A” and does not contain an index.
Processed by Luis Delfino
October 2000 as part of the “Farm to City” project funded
by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.