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Duncan and Jones Account Book

A description of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 7 Apr 2010

Biographical History

Nothing is known of Messrs. Duncan and Jones other than what is shown in the ledger: that they were merchants or businessmen of some kind in eastern New York State.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Duncan and Jones Account Book consists of one ledger recording the accounts of a merchant business in 18th century New York. A number of names may be of interest to students of early New York history, including Jacob Schermerhorn of Rynbeck (Rhinebeck), Benjamin Sedgwick of Canaan, Everardus Bogardus of Rynbeck (Rhinebeck), Phillip Rocofalder of Livingston Manor, and Van Ness. Not every account bears an address; those that do are concentrated in Eastern New York. Among other tradesmen mentioned are a peddler, painter, silversmith, distiller and tinsmith.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single volume.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Duncan and Jones.


Businessmen -- New York (State)
Merchants -- New York (State)


New York (State) -- History.

Genres and Forms

Ledgers (account books)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Duncan and Jones Account Book,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Unspecified, 1969.

Table of Contents

Financial records