Manuscript Group 934, William H. Wolfe (fl. 1828-1830), Merchant Daybook, 1828 – 1830

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Manuscript Group 934, William H. Wolfe (fl. 1828 – 1830), Merchant

Daybook, 1828 – 1830, 0.2 linear feet / 1 volume

Call Number: MG 934 (os)


On August 3, 1830, Wolfe made Jesse B. Pitt his attorney for the express purpose of collecting on the unpaid accounts recorded in this daybook and in an accompanying ledger.  Wolfe ran a general store in Newark.

Biographical Note:

William H. Wolfe was the proprietor of a general store in Newark, New Jersey from 1828-1830.

Provenance Note:

The source of this collection is unknown.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection consists of a daybook kept by William H. Wolfe from 1828-1830.  The daybook contains chronological entries for each transaction consisting of date, customer, item bought, and price.  Wolfe sold a wide variety of goods which included: shoes, oak timber, blinds (what we know today as shutters), locks, hinges, ladders, glass, turpentine, candles, and lights.  He also sold a number of consumables including wheat flour, coffee, sugar, rice, mackerel, butter, tea, spirits, molasses, bread, eggs, crackers, and sausage.  Some of Wolfe’s customers were: the Baldwin family, Daniel Baker, William H. Harris, Isaac Nutman, A. W. Kinney, Moses Dodd, Peter Roy, Thomas Pierson, Isaac Brant, and M. Whitehead.

Related Collections:

See other merchants’ 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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