Manuscript Group 916, James J. Margarum (d. 1813) Receipt book, 1804-1810

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Manuscript Group 916, James J. Margarum (d. 1813) Receipt book, 1804-1810, 0.1 linear feet / 1 volume

Call Number: MG 916



Many of the receipts concern payments made to businesses, organizations, and persons in New York City.

Biographical Note:

In 1804, James J. Margarum was the secretary of New York City’s “Washington Lodge,” probably a Masonic organization.  Margarum rented houses in New York City at 14 Upper Reade Street in 1806, and later at 58 Reade Street, and it is possible that these were the locations of “Washington Lodge.”

James J. Margarum was also the cashier at the State Bank in New Brunswick, New Jersey at the time of its opening in 1812.  He died in New Brunswick the following year.


Benedict, William H, New Brunswick In History (Published by the author, New Brunswick, 1925)

Provenance Note:

The source of this collection is unknown.

Scope and Content Note:

This volume contains personal and lodge receipts of James J. Margarum dating from 1804-1810. Typical receipts are for beer, wine, tables, sundries, and rent.

Processed by Luis Delfino, February 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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