Finding-aid for the Jeremiah Green Collection (VMF068)


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Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Restrictions

Administrative Information


Collection Outline

Contents 1744: March 23 - Dec. 30, 1752.

Account book. Boston. 1752: April 2 - Dec. 1789.

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Green, Jeremiah
Title: Green, Jeremiah, Captain, 1703 -, distiller. Journals,
Dates: 1744 - 1789.
Identification: VMF068

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Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

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Administrative Information

Processing Information

Processing: February, 1970, by HH

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3/Green

Contents , 1744: March 23 - Dec. 30, 1752. (1 item (160 pp.); 7 1/2 × 4 3/4 in.: Brown ink, calf, back cover separated; pp. 142-156 loose.)

Account book of Captain Jeremiah Green, distiller, Boston. Signed receipts for business and personal cash disbursements, mostly for molasses, in the handwriting of the receiptors with three or four separate receipts per page, numerous entries on separate pieces of paper tipped in at the inner margin of the leaves, and additional entries pasted onto existing, unused pages, all in chronological order. Two entries pasted on inside back cover. Signature of Green on first sheet. Collection of autographs of distinguished Boston merchants of recognizable, important families, though not, perhaps, the most well-known as implied in the catalogue. Collection includes: Thomas Boylston, Abraham, Fuller, Isaac Gridley, Jabez Hatch, Jacob Wendell, Thomas Gray, Joseph Lee, Oliver Wiswell, Abraham Wendell, William Chesebrough, Harrison Gray, and Joseph Wadsworth.

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Account book. Boston., 1752: April 2 - Dec. 1789. (1 item (165 pp.); 7 1/2 × 6 1/2 in.: Bound, unfinished calf, metal clasps. Titled in black ink, or burned in, on front cover /Book of Rents: began 1784/.)

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Signed receipts , April 2, 1752 - April 24, 1753, (19 p.)
In the handwriting or the mark of the receiptors for the shipping firm of John and Samuel Phillips. Includes wages for the officers and seaman, pilotage, etc., about three receipts per page.
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Diary Entries, Sept 21, 1771 and Oct. 7,8, 1771
Three personal entries attributed to Jer. Green, Sept 21, 1771 and Oct. 7,8, 1771 concerning purchase of tallow from John Dillaway, also cotton and spinning the same, noting price paid.
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Personal (?) accounts paid by John Phillips, jr. Boston, , Dec. 30, 1755 - July 31, 1757.
Eight signed receipts in the hand of the receiptors. No note of service rendered or purchase.
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Ledger of paid rents on property owned by Jer. Green,, (158 p.)
Lists the cash payments, services or goods rendered in payment. Accounts noted to be continued from earlier rent book, some transferred to new entries within ms by noting new page transfers. Some records discontinued with no explanation; at least two entries note loans and interest amounts; list of outstanding debts 1785, etc. Unidentified author, possibly son of same name. Tenants included the Rev. Jeremy Belknap, Cow Lane, 1787. Nine scratch sheets laid in of arithmetic figurings, names of tenants and rents agreed for particular property.
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(noon) n.d.] Letter, Nov. 19 (1 p.)
Autograph letter signed, laid in, possibly transcribed, or in pencil. J. Crosby (unknown) announces to Green that he is setting off for New York as he wishes to spend the time left with his friends at home. Arithmetic figurings on reverse side.

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