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Andrew Bell Papers, 1745-1866,

Author: Andrew 1757-1843 Bell
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The papers mostly document the professional life of Andrew Bell, consisting of receipts, shipping documents, land surveys, maps, and a diary written during the Revolution. The papers date from 1745-1866, have bulk dates of 1770-1820 and measure three linear feet. The majority of the documents have been glued into large bound volumes and organized by record type: receipts, accounts, and shipping papers; court  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Land Surveys
Maps
Receipts
Named Person: James Allen; John L Anderson; Nicholas Anosmith; John Armstrong; George Backster; Thomas Ball; Andrew Bell; Bell family.; Francis W Brinley; Samuel Cobb; Thomas DeBow; Silas Dell; Anthony Dennis; Richard Edsall; Samuel Emley; John Forman; John B Garrison; Amaniah Gifford; Samuel Hayes; Richard Herbert; John Kinnan; Benjamin Lawrence; Elisha Lawrence; Joseph Lawrence; Richard M Lawrence; Lyell family.; Thomas Millidge; James H Newell; Elias Ogden; William Paterson; Paterson family.; Amos Pharo; Henry Plum; James Robinson; John Rockhill; James D Rogers; John 1760-1840 Rutherford; Abraham Ryerson; Martin Ryerson; Theunis Ryerson; John Sharp; Abraham Woohton
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew 1757-1843 Bell
OCLC Number: 61315387
Description: 3 linear feet.

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The papers mostly document the professional life of Andrew Bell, consisting of receipts, shipping documents, land surveys, maps, and a diary written during the Revolution. The papers date from 1745-1866, have bulk dates of 1770-1820 and measure three linear feet. The majority of the documents have been glued into large bound volumes and organized by record type: receipts, accounts, and shipping papers; court records; land surveys and maps and then arranged chronologically. While the majority of the receipts in the collection belong to Andrew Bell, there are a number of receipts documenting the Paterson family, which Bell's sister Cornelia married into. The papers contain receipts of Richard Paterson, William Paterson (1745-1806), William Bell Paterson, William Paterson (1817-1899), Andrew Bell Paterson, Euphemia (White) Paterson, Thomas Paterson, and Stephen Van Rensselaer Paterson. These items document goods bought and jobs paid for and include accounts and pew rents for St. Peter's Church of South Amboy, of which Andrew Bell was an active member. There are also a number of documents belonging to various other individuals, most of whom seem to be merchants or shippers from Perth Amboy, Philadelphia, New York, or Providence, Rhode Island from the 1750s-1790s. These include: John Brayton, John Brown, Thomas Brown, John Cooshin, John Halsted, John Murray, Matthew Adams, Robert Stewart, the Lyell family, and the Terrill family. There are also documents more closely related to the shipping business, particularly to trade at the Port of Perth Amboy. These items include manifests of cargo, including one listing ''A return of loyalists' property shipped on board the William & Mary;'' an abstract of duties on the tonnage of vessels in the District of Perth Amboy, 1796-1799; and a list of licenses from the comptroller's office at Perth Amboy, 1798-1800. The receipts and accounts in the collection are often for goods shipped or the hiring of men for various vessels. The papers also contain court records from Sussex County, New Jersey. These items include depositions, court orders, summons, warrants, sheriff's bonds, subpoenas, and articles of agreements. Andrew Bell's career as a land surveyor is well documented in three volumes of land surveys filed together with the pertinent survey maps and correspondence from deputy surveyors. The surveys are arranged alphabetically by county, then township, and lastly by date. While most date from Bell's time as surveyor general, there are some documents addressed to and signed by Bell's predecessor John Rutherfurd (1760-1840). The collection also contains a number of larger, loose maps of regions in Middlesex, Monmouth, Sussex, and Union Counties, New Jersey, along with two volumes registering surveys throughout New Jersey from the years 1785-1842. These registers record the surveyor, when the survey was received, who received it, and at whose request it was performed. One of the volumes also contains accounts for individual deputy surveyors, tracking each surveyor's jobs and fees. Lastly, the papers contain a copy of a diary written by Andrew Bell while serving under Sir Henry Clinton in the Revolution. The entries run from June 17-July 2, 1778 and document the British march across New Jersey, troop movements, and various skirmishes including the Battle of Monmouth. The diary was published in the Proceeding of the New Jersey Historical Society, Series I, Vol. 6, pgs. 15-19.

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