Aaron Cook
Day Book, 1794-1833

Mss: 1

Historical Note:

Aaron Cook, son of Ephraim Cook, was born January 1767 in Arlington, Massachusetts. Like his father, Aaron was a farmer, and the son raised oats and hay on his farms in Harvard and Leominster. In addition to selling agricultural produce, he performed farm labor for others as well as selling his services as a carpenter and bricklayer. For a short time in the 1820s, he maintained a general store. Cook died in Leominster on October 20, 1845.

Scope and Content:

Collection consists of one day book for Aaron Cook, covering a period from 1794 to 1834. On the cover of the volume, after the name "Aaron Cook" appears the word "Harvard", presumably Harvard, Massachusetts. Entries appear to be kept in terms of pounds, shillings and pence up until 1821 when the entries reflect dollars and cents. Listed in chronological order by date, the names of accounts include: Nathaniel Whitemore, Daniel Johnson, Benjamin Hill, Benjamin Willard, William Willard, John Hill, Nathan Willard, Luther Johnson, Daniel Robins, Abel Farnsworth, Jacob Emerson, Amasa Willard, Aaron David, Jonathan Barrett, Moses Barrett, Calvin Johnson.

Provenance : Gift of Charles H. Taylor.

Amount: 1 volume.