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H. R. Newton's Oyster House ledger and photographs

Title
H. R. Newton's Oyster House ledger and photographs, 1890-1894.
Author
H. R. Newton's Oyster House.

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Box 1Mixed materialRequest in advance MssCol 22293 Box 1Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Description
.25 linear foot (1 box)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Account books.
  • Photographs.
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  • Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Source (note)
  • Purchased from Rabelais, Inc., 2013
Call Number
MssCol 22293
OCLC
881193349
Author
H. R. Newton's Oyster House.
Title
H. R. Newton's Oyster House ledger and photographs, 1890-1894.
Restricted Access
Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Summary
Hannah R. Newton (1840-1905) ran an oyster house at 268 Sixth Avenue, corner of 17th Street, New York City, from approximately the late 1870s to the mid-1890s, as listed in City street directories. Her husband, Richard W. Newton (1834-1907), an oyster dealer, also farmed in Ronkonkoma, Long Island. The collection consists of a ledger recording accounts with suppliers of clams, oysters, meat and other provisions in Manhattan and on Long Island; customers' tabs for meals; and cash expenditures. Brief journal entries on the end fly-leaf note the weather, crops farmed, life events of neighbors, and news items, mostly at Ronkonkoma. The volume includes a name index with addresses. Also present are two undated albumen photographs mounted on boards, one showing the exterior of H. R. Newton's Oyster House, the other showing the front of an oyster supplier's store, each with two men standing in front. A loose letter from M. A. Metzner of Brooklyn to Richard Newton at Ronkonkoma dated November 6, 1894 asks Newton to look after some pasture land for him.
Source
Purchased from Rabelais, Inc., 2013
Occupation
Restaurateurs.
Added Author
Newton, H. R. (Hannah R.), 1840-1905.
Newton, Richard W., 1834-1907, recipient.
Research Call Number
MssCol 22293
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