Manuscript Group 560, Shoemaker’s Account Book 1825-1826

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Manuscript Group 560, Shoemaker’s Account Book

1825-1826, 0.1 linear feet / 1 volume

Call Number: MG 560



Some entries suggest that this shoemaker may have worked in or around Rahway, Union County, New Jersey.

Provenance Note:

The source of this collection is unknown.

Scope and Content Note:

This volume contains the accounts of an unknown Union County shoemaker dating from 1825-1826.  Each customer’s account contains entries consisting of the date, job and price.  The shoemaker’s daily work largely involved mending shoes and selling materials for shoemaking.  A majority of the customers were residents of Union County and included the Baldwin family, John Badgley, Benjamin Moore, Jacob Alwood, and Eliza Danley.

Related Collections:

See other shoemakers’ records/papers.

Processed by James Lewis, January 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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