Manuscript Group 917, Guisbert Sutphen (1720 – 1796), Farmer Account book, 1759 – 1787

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Manuscript Group 917, Guisbert Sutphen (1720 – 1796), Farmer Account book, 1759-1787, 0.2 linear feet / 1 volume

Call Number: MG 917


Kept by a resident of Bedminster Township, Somerset County, containing information on the sale of rum and molasses.

Biographical Note:

Guisbert Sutphen (1720-1796) was a farmer who became a prominent landowner and justice of the peace in Bedminster Township, Somerset County, New Jersey.

Provenance Note:

The source of this collection is unknown.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection consists of Guisbert Sutphen’s account book dating from 1759-1787.  Each customer’s account contains the date, product bought, and method of payment for each transaction.  Sutphen primarily sold rye, wheat, bran, corn, apples and beef.

Related Collections:

See other farmers’ records/papers.

Folder List:



1 Account book 1759-1787
2 Account book 1768-1773

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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