John Baker
Ledger, 1769-1834

Mss: 1

Historical Note:

John Baker, a farmer living in Ipswich, Massachusetts, kept a ledger detailing amounts owed for agricultural products grown on his land as well as labor he provided to others. In addition to farming and related activities, Baker mended shoes, cut wood and shoed horses for others.

Scope and Content:

This collection consists of one volume and an index for the years 1769 through 1834 with entries by name of individual. Ledger entries include date of transaction, product purchased, or task performed, and amount charged. Account names include John Farley, John Patch, "my Honored Father", Samuel Ross, Benjamin Brown, Abraham Knowlton, Jeremiah Perkins, Allen Baker, John Brown, Simeon Safford, Isaac Burnham, Edmund Patch, John Hubbard, Robert Dodge, James Brown, Samuel Porter, Adam Brown, Benjamin Averill, Captain William Putnam, Nathaniel Potter, Anthony Jones, Captain William Wade, Daniel Brown, Samuel Wallis, Joseph Hodgkins, Enoch Porter, Samuel Fairfield, Ezra Bachelder, Jeremiah Page, Joseph Adams, Ebenezer Mills, Thomas Jones, Joshua Giddings, Barnabas Dodge, Daniel Ross, Samuel Adams, Edward Samson, Matthew Samson, Thomas Wade and Daniel Low. Also included is a separate index of names with page numbers.

NOTE: microfilm available. (Film number: 714597)

Provenance : Purchase.

Amount: 1 volume, 1 box

Container List:
Vol. 1 Ledger, 1769-1834
Box 2 Index to Ledger.