Account book, 1794-1809

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Title

Account book, 1794-1809

Description

Abraham Blauvelt used this account book to record the expenses of the Queen's College Building Committee from July 6, 1808, to March 30, 1810. Blauvelt was the chairman of said committee and oversaw the construction of the college's first permanent building, now known as Old Queens Building. There are 148 entries (excluding several corrections) for the building. Entry 15 and entry 130 indicate payment to Jacob Dunham for the labor of Dunham's enslaved man on the construction site.

The account book also contains a list of subscribers to the newspaper Blauvelt owned, called the Guardian or New Brunswick Advertiser, for the years 1794-1797. Additionally, the book contains a number of miscellaneous memoranda.

Date

1794/1809

Language

English

Original format

Bound manuscript volume

Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Archival collection

Blauvelt, Abraham, Account book, 1794-1809 (MC 720)

Citation

Blauvelt, Abraham, “Account book, 1794-1809,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed November 27, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/202.