Manuscript Group 74, Nathaniel Baldwin (fl. 1769-1799), Shoemaker Account book, 1769-1799 (Bulk dates: 1770-1779)
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Manuscript Group 74, Nathaniel Baldwin (fl. 1769-1799), Shoemaker Account book, 1769-1799 (Bulk dates: 1770-1779), 0.2 linear feet / 1 volume
Call Number: MG 74
Account book of Nathaniel Baldwin, a
shoemaker in Newark, New Jersey. The account book is indexed.
Nathaniel Baldwin (fl. 1769-1799), the son
of Elijah Baldwin (ca. 1718-1766), was probably the great-grandson of John
Baldwin, Sr., a shoemaker from Milford, Connecticut who was granted tracts of
land in Newark, New Jersey. Nathaniel Baldwin, and probably his father and
his brother Elias, were also Newark shoemakers. It is possible that the
three were in business together.
The source of this collection is unknown.
Nathaniel Baldwins account book
contains records from the years 1769-1799, with the majority of transactions
taking place in the 1770s. Accounts are labeled with the name of the
customer and each entry includes the date, job, and price. Typical jobs
include mending, making, and soling shoes and boots. There is an index
located in the front of the volume, a number of torn-out pages in the rear, and
loose papers inserted between the pages that record additional account
information. These papers have been left in their original location.
See other shoemakers’
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.