Manuscript Collections

Click each Collection name for a description.

 

Absecon Methodist Church

Manuscript book(s)

Arthur Adams

21 folders

  • Deeds: Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County, 1799
  • Families: Wilson, Tappen
  • Bills: William Smith, 1770-1820; Samuel Wilkins, 1823-1860; Zebedee M. Wills, 1821-1862
  • Promissory notes: Cooper, Bozarth, Downs, Fort, Eayre, Haines, Lewallen, Nixon, Lippincott, Rogers, 1812-1859
  • Vessel papers: Hope, 1798
Daniel Adams

2 folders

  • Deeds: Egg Harbor Township, 1812-1823
  • Families: Risley, Adams, Lake, Andrews
Albion Hotel (Atlantic City)

1 scrapbook

  • Menus, 1892-1894
American Alliance Insurance Company

Manuscript book(s)

  • Agent's records of Linwood, Somers POint, Ocean City, 1924-1929
American Hotel (Mays Landing)

2 volumes

  • Guest register, 1900-1920
American Red Cross (Somers Point)

Manuscript book(s)

  • Clubs and organizations records
American Woman and Voluntary Service (Atlantic City)

Manuscript book(s)

  • Clubs and organizations records
Amole Hotel (Atlantic City)

1 book

  • Guest register, 1892-1900
J. Anderson General Store (Leeds Point)

Manuscript book(s)

  • 1942-1960
John H. Anderson (Leeds Point hotel)

1 volume

  • Account book, 1876-1882
John P. Ashmead surveyor

Manuscript book(s)

  • 1888
Asbury Methodist Church

Manuscript book(s)

  • 1861-1866
Asbury Price

1 folder

  • Protest against school
Atlantic City Overseer of Roads records

Manuscript book(s)

  • 1866-1869: by James Robinson
Atlantic City store

Manuscript book(s)

  • 1871-1885
Atlantic County Cemetery records

Manuscript book(s)

  • Veterans
Atlantic County Education records

Manuscript book(s)

  • 1879-1881
Atlantic County Official Records

Manuscript book(s)

  • Docket book, 1828-1838: by Robert B. Risley
  • Docket book, 1771-1775: by Richard Somers
  • Account book, 1828-1847: by Parker Cordery
  • Sherrif book, 1893-1895: by S.E. Johnson
  • Board of Agriculture advisory minutes, 1886-1918 and 1915
Atlantic County Record Bank Book

Manuscript book(s)

  • Mays Landing, 1933-1951
Atsion Time Book

Manuscript book(s)

  • 1854-1863 (photocopy)
Abel E. Babcock

37 folders

  • Deeds, bounds, surveys: Absecon, Galloway Township, 1737-1905
  • Families: Morse, Owens, Mason, Smith, Leeds, Doughty, Cordery, Ireland, Blackman, McCollum, Ashley, Risley (Vital records)
  • Gloucester Iron Works records
  • Vessel papers: Rubicon, Abel E. Babcock, Harvey W. Anderson, Hannahett, Express, 1837-1896
Mrs. George Bailey

1 folder

  • Papers: schooners Uriah, Thames, sloop Susan and Martha by Enoch Doughty, 1830-1832
  • Resurvey of property: Isaac Steelman, 1850
Daniel Baker (Judge)

1 box, 98 folders

  • Deeds and survey maps
  • Egg Harbor Township, 1742-1887
  • Families: Tilton, West, Risley, Doughty, Somers, Steelman, Scull, Smith, Baker
  • Letters: Baker family
  • Vessel papers
Baker's Union Hotel (Mays Landing)

1 volume

  • Account book, 1841-1850
Bakersville school

Board Minutes

  • 1879-1881
Bakersville Wharf Company

Manuscript book(s)

  • Minutes, etc., 1864-1879
Bargaintown Circuit Records (religious records)

Manuscript book(s)

  • 1855-1862 (photocopies)
Lewis H. Barrett (Pleasantville hotel)

1 volume

  • Account book, 1905-1906
J. Henry Bartlett

6 folders

  • Deeds: Burlington County, 1794-1901
  • Families: Leeds, Horner, Toy, Stockton, Smith, Tice, Lippincott, Israel, Dobbins
Batsto Iron Works

Manuscript book(s)

  • Accounts, 1866-1869
Blacksmiths

1 book

  • Unidentified, probably Burlington County
Lorine Boice

1 folder

  • Letters: Smiths of Mays Landing, 1847
  • Poems re: Hannah Smith's husband, 1847 and Captain John D. Winner, 1839
Peter Boice

6 folders

  • Deeds: Egg Harbor Township, 1820-1844
  • Families: Adams, Conover, Steelman
Rena Bowser

Diary

Brand Piltinos Auction House

Manuscript book(s)

  • Account book, Atlantic City, 1923-1924
Mrs. Breigle

1 folder

  • Deed: Ashbridge, Robeson, Saul to Westcott in Galloway Township
  • Deed: Wescoat for school in 1825
Brigantine House (hotel)

 

1 volume

  • Guest register, 1861-1864: with copies of business letters
Paul C. Burgess

9 folders

  • Deeds and surveys: Egg Harbor Township, Absecon, Atlantic City, 1814-1887
  • Families: Adams, Risley, Somers, Smith, Lake
Central M.E. Church (Linwood)

Manuscript book(s)

Church of the Ascension

Manuscript book(s)

  • 1892-1896
William Clevenger

14 folders

  • Deeds and surveys: Weymouth Township, 1804-1838
  • Families: Burnet, Giberson, Wescott, Beaty, Scull
  • Letters: John Floyd, 1818-1841
Matthew Collins surveyor

Manuscript book(s)

Absalom Cordery House

18 folders

  • Deeds and surveys: house in Absecon, 1856-1946
  • Families: Pitney, Scull, Doughty, Harris, Moore, Warke
Absalom Cordery legal collection

(no additional information)

J.W. Cordery, Blacksmith

Manuscript book(s)

  • Blacksmith account book, Absecon, 1894-1898
Lucy A. Cordery Guest House (Absecon)

Manuscript book(s)

  • Guest register, 1897-1912
Current Events Club (Atlantic City)

Manuscript book(s)

  • Clubs and organizations records
Custom Collector records

Manuscript book(s)

  • Ledger, 1797-1809: Jesse Somers
Doll Collectors Club (Atlantic City)

Manuscript book(s)

  • Clubs and organizations records
Abner Doughty store (Absecon)

Account books, 2 volumes

  • 1793-1798

 

Absalom Doughty business records

Manuscript book(s)

  • Recepipt book, 1800-1857
Enoch Doughty

2 boxes, 118 folders

  • Wills
  • Hannah Somers, Richard Somers
  • Vessel papers (16)
Enoch Doughty

4 boxes, 346 folders

  • Sheriff records, 1821-1843: pleas, sale advertisements, promissory notes
  • 2 vendue books
  • Inventories: Adrial Clark, Edward Brewer, Charles Campbell
  • Militia Commission: Elmer White
  • Vessel papers
Doughty-Clark Letters

1 box, 36 folders

  • Letters; Doughty family in Clermont County, Ohio to Doughty family, Absecon, 1837-1851; Potts to Doughty re: court case, 1845-1851; Sarah Edwards in Philadelphia to Sarah Doughty, 1854-1856
  • Survey: West Jersey to John Price, 1760
  • Deed: Hamilton Township, 1813, Ireland to Mull
Egg Harbor City Water Company

Manuscript books

  • Minutes, 1896-1923
  • Day books, 1913-1920
  • Ledger accounts, 1921-1922
  • Annual reports, 1912-1922
Egg Harbor Township school records

Registers, 4 volumes

  • 1876-1884
C.P. English General Store (Leeds Point)

Manuscript book(s)

  • 1890-1894
John Estell General Store (Hamilton Bridge)

Manuscript books, 6 volumes

  • 1816-1837

 

Estell & Hickman Glass Factory Store

Manuscript book(s)

  • 1813
Estell Survey Maps

Manuscript book(s)

Fortnightly Club (Atlantic City)

5 folders

  • Records of a club in Atlantic City
Alfred K. Frambes

30 folders

  • Deeds and surveys: Egg Harbor Township, 1741-1857
  • Families: Howell, Benezet, Camp, Steelman, Badcock, Frambes
  • Vessel papers: Happy Return, T.W. Irelan, Ajax, T.P. Lerned, J. Frambes
  • Custom House Book: Great Egg Harbor, 1797-1799, Constant Somers and Alexander Freeland collectors
David Frambes

1 box, 24 folders

  • Deeds and surveys: Cape May County, Egg Harbor Township, 1738-1849
  • Families: Willets, Jeffries, Blackman, Ireland, Frambes, Scull, Edwards
  • Vessel papers: DIANA
Harriet Frambes

3 boxes, 123 folders

  • Families: Steelman, Leeds, Scull, Estell, Somers, Frambes, Blackman, Ireland, and others
  • Vessel papers
Marie Gandy

1 box, 65 folders

  • Deeds: Egg Harbor Township, 1724-1860
  • Families: Somers, Risley, Price, Smith, Tilton, Albertson, Scull, Ireland, Leeds, Gail, Howell, Steelman, Valentine
  • Bill of Sale: Negro Lucy Harris, 1838
  • Letters: Risley family, 1826-1861; Samuel Cavileer (Civil War), 1852-1865; William Cozier, 1862
  • Board Books: Egg Harbor Township, 1838, 1842-1843
  • Vessel Papers: Peeler, Trimmer, Wave, Arabell Risley, S & T Parsons, Nimrod, James E, Rapelye, Intrepid, Benjamin H. Field, Erie, Peter & Henry, Lodema and Elizabeth, Mat Williams, 1833-1847
Galloway Township Committee records

Manuscript book(s)

  • Day Book B, 1828-1865
  • Minutes book, 1863--1870
  • Tax books, 1862-1865 (12 volumes)
  • Receipts & Expenditures book
  • Richard Collins, 1879
  • Register of voters, 1891
Gloucester County Historical Society

1 box, 35 folders

  • Typescript, "Egg Harbor and its Privateers"
  • Deeds
Gloucester Farm & Town Association [Egg Harbor City]

Manuscript books

  • Egg Harbor City (in German)
  • Property owners, city development, 1859-1862
  • Ledgers
  • Farmland study, 1857
  • Day books, 1855-1862
  • Ledger, "The Egg Harbor Leather and Shoe Manufacturing Corporation": contains homestead shares, 1860-1873
H.F. Godfrey General Store (Tuckahoe)

Manuscript book(s)

  • 1856-1874
Greenbank Store

Manuscript book(s)

  • 1876-1896
Laurence Guard

1 volume

  • Orderly book, 1861: contains Civil War information
George Hagerthy General Store (Shamong)

Manuscript books, 3 volumes

  • 1854-1876
Hamilton Hotel (Mays Landing)

1 volume

  • Account book, 1836-1838
Andrew K. Hay

5 folders

  • Deeds: Weymouth, 1857-1895
  • Families: Bell, Colwell, Halstead, Dickson
Absalom Higbee General Store (Leeds Point)

Manuscript book(s)

  • 1835-1839
Everett Higbee

4 folders

  • Deeds and surveys: Egg Harbor Township, 1759-1808
  • Families: Leeds, Smith, Reed, Higby, Risley
Higbee (Maritime)

1 folder

  • Vessel papers: Elisabeth, Orange, Polly & Sally, 1808-1841
Hillard Family

2 folders

  • Ledger and daybook of Hillard Family, 1826-1864
Hillard(?) General Store (Vincentown)

Manuscript book(s)

  • 1826-1839
Holdscom House (Brigantine hotel)

1 volume

  • Guest register, 1888-1892: Isaac Smith, proprietor
Home Rule Association (Somers Point)

Manuscript book(s)

  • Clubs and organizations records
Joe Hooker Post G.A.R.

1 volume

  • Service records: includes Civil War information
Hotel Dennis collection (Atlantic City)
  • Guest Register, 1901
  • Menu scrapbook, 1901-1917
  • Menus, holiday and banquet, 1901-1944
Hotel Rodney (Pleasantville)

1 volume

  • Account book, 1905-1906
Elisha R. Ingersoll Funeral Home

Manuscript book(s)

  • Account book, 1848-1904
Joseph Ireland (Captain)

1 box, 74 folders

  • Deeds
  • Egg Harbor Township
  • Families: Smith, Ryon, Frambes, Somers, Risley, Adams, Scull, Ingersoll, Steelman
Janeway Camp (Atlantic City)

Manuscript book(s)

  • Clubs and organizations records
Kuehnle's Hotel (Atlantic City)

7 volumes

  • Guest registers, 1881-1882
Lewis Jeffres

1 folder

  • Receipts (200): assorted services in Ocean City, Mays Landing, and Philadelphia, 1896-1900
Emma Cordery Johnson

30 folders

  • Notes and receipts of Parker Cordery, 1841-1847 and preaching license of Parker Cordery
John Leeds

25 folders

  • Deeds and surveys: Egg Harbor Township, Galloway Township, 1762-1926
  • Families: Steelman, Risley, Reed, Cordery, Homan, Heulings, Conover
  • Vessel Papers
Leeds Point Hotel

1 volume

  • Ledger, 1879-1893
  • Registers, 1882-1903 (photocopies)
Samuel Leeds General Store (Galloway Township)

Manuscript book(s)

  • 1817-1819
C.W. Lewis

Diary

Herman Madden

21 folders

  • Deeds and mortgages: Weymoth Township, 1826-1899
  • Families: Leeds, Weatherby, Peterson, Weeks, Somers, Champion, Smith
  • Bill of Sale: Schooner Maria Jane, 1874 and Elanora Van Deusen, 1874
Dr. James Mason

1 folder

  • Appointment of Daneil Estell, 1832
  • Vessel papers: Angelina, Golden Eagle, Two Brothers
Charles Mathis

3 folders

  • Deeds: Galloway Township, 1853-1894
  • Families: Johnson, Young, Chappell
  • Road returns: Absecon
Eva McClain

Diary

McClees Family

6 folders

  • Family Papers, 1854-1857
McGowan's Cafe

Manuscript book(s)

  • Expense book, 1909 (Atlantic City)
Robert McMullin

6 boxes, 410 folders

  • Deeds and surveys: Galloway Township, Absecon, 1737-1874; Egg Harbor Township, 1760-1868
  • Families: Collins, Ballinger, Blackman, Burnet, Pitney, Vansant, Higbee, Cordery, Leeds, Baker, Conover, Johnson, Smith, Doughty, Risley, Morrs, Endicott, Adams, Clark, Richards, Bell, Ireland, Chamberlain, Price, West, English, Collins, Wescoat, Clark, Budd, Heulings, Ball
  • Inventory: of Joseph Johnson, 1793
  • Land divisions, 1854: Collins, Sooy, Endicott, Clark, Steelman, Smith
  • Manuscript: History of Absecon Presbyterian Church
  • Marriage certificate: John T. Cordery to Mary B. Somers, 1868
  • Road return: Somers Point to Absecon Bridge, 1805
  • Vessel papers: Powhatan, Ellen Sedgwick
Joseph Moore

Diary

Verna Applegate Morgan

2 items

  • Watercolor: Somers Mansions with Historic Site designation
  • The Nativity
National Guard of NJ, Company L records

1 volume

  • Property book, 1914-1917
Nautical collections

Various volumes

Vessel papers relating to freight, expenses:

  • Schooners
  • Richard Vaux
  • Effort
  • Peterson
  • Jesse L. Somers
  • Magee McNeal
  • Anna Barton
  • Citizen
  • Model
  • Nobel
  • W.D. Bell
  • Scio
  • Narragansett
  • Hannahett
  • Express
  • Ajax
  • Mediterranean
  • Polly Ireland
  • Ann C. Baker
  • Lake
  • Atlantic County
  • Roanoke
  • David Duffield
  • William Young
  • Vulcan
  • Francis B. Smith (photocopied)
  • Francis C. Smith
  • M&E Henderson (Captain John Price)

Nautical Log Books for vessels:

  • Lida Babcock and Harvey Anderson
  • Spray
  • Abel Babcock and Lizzie Babcock
  • William Wallace
  • Frances Helen
  • F.C. Smith

Shipbuilding, repairs, equipment:

  • John and Amos Lewis
  • Sailmaker books, 1839-1872
New Jersey Notarial Records (Pitney, Doughty)

Manuscript book(s)

  • Jonathan PItney, 1844-1850s: wrecked and/or damaged vessels
  • John Doughty, 1875-1882
Pleasantville Hotel

1 volume

  • Account book, 1892-1910
Pleasantville School records

Registers

  • 1915-1926
Postal records (Egg Harbor City and Mays Landing)

Manuscript book(s)

  • Money orders
John Price (Captain)

4 folders

  • Schooner papers: re: M & E Henderson, Tillie Covert, Spray, Robert Parker
  • Bond: Militia, Somers Point Home Guard, 1861
S. Bartram Richards

1 box, 34 folders

  • Camden & Atlantic Railroad records
  • Division of Jeremiah Leeds
  • Camden & Atlantic Land Company
  • Camden Atlantic Ventnor Land Company
  • Maps
Jesse L. Risley

1 folder

  • Deed: Little Egg Harbor, Bellange to Collins
John Risley

1 box, 65 folders

  • Deeds and surveys: Great Egg Harbor Township, 1807-1928
  • Families: Risley, Fish, Ireland, Lake, rambes, Adams, Edwards
  • Lineage: Richard Risley
  • Vessel papers: Alice Risley, 1855
Warner Risley

4 folders

  • Deeds: Egg Harbor Township, 1700-1796
  • Families: Budd, Valentine, Gail, Risley, Steelman
  • Nuncupative will: Jeremiah Risley, 1796
Samuel Roberts Bible Papers

1 folder

  • Reports of Friends, Gloucester County, 1815-1843
  • Letters (2): Year meetings at Philadelphia and London, 1812
  • Engraving of Friends Asylum near Frankford
Mrs. F. Leland Rose

1 folder

  • Dr. E. H. Madden medical receipts
Jessie Rowley

1 folder

  • Appointment of Daniel Baker, 1823
  • Jonathan Pitney receipts, 1853-1856
Florence Somers Scull

1 box, 37 folders

  • Deeds
  • Cape May County, Egg Harbor Township, Weymouth
  • Families: Howell, Smith, Steelman, Budd, Scull, Champion
Somers Point Realty Company

Manuscript book(s)

  • Minutes, etc., 1906-1930
Harry Scull

1 box, 64 folders

  • School registers: Galloway Township, Absecon, Oceanville, Leeds Point, Centerville, Unionville, Clark's Landing, Temperanceville
  • Revolutionary War Bounty papers
  • Landowners
  • Galloway Township, 1870
James G. Scull

11 folders

  • Deeds, surveys, maps: Egg Harbor Township, Salem County, 1810-1861
  •  Families: Lamplugh, Champion, Smith, Bevis, Scull, English
Joseph Scull

3 folders

  • Promissory notes, 1887-1901
  • Marriage certificate: Carter to Simpkins, 1800
  • Schooner Harry O. Sheppard, 1909
Kenneth N. Scull

36 folders

  • Deeds and surveys: Weymouth Township, Great Egg Harbor Township Tuckahoe Tract, 1787-1912
  • Deed draught: Richard Somers to James Steelman, 1772, Great Egg Harbor River area
  • Families: Howell, Benezet, Camp, Steelman, Badcock, Doughty, Wescoat, Morris, Estell, West
Smith

1 folder

  • Deed: Weymouth Township, 1817, Smith to Smith
Isaac Smith records (Galloway Township)

Manuscript book(s)

  • Ledger, 1821
Larner Smith store

Account book(s)

  • 1849-1850 and 1852-1862
Mrs. Shaffer Smith

27 folders

  • Deeds and survey warrants: Egg Harbor Township, 1762-1867
  • Families: Scull, Keen, Townsend
  • Vessel papers
Soldiers & Sailors Club (Atlantic City)

Manuscript book(s)

  • Clubs and organizations records
Constant Somers General Store

Manuscript book(s)

  • Day book, Jobs POint, 1789-1791
Hubert Somers Collection of the Somers Family

Manuscript collection (photocopied)

Somers Point General Store

Manuscript book(s)

  • William Jonas Keen
  • Also, Richard Somers Estate, 1794
  • Vessel information
Somers Point Tax books

2 volumes

  • 1890-1897, 1906-1909
Richard Somers stores

Manuscript book(s)

  • Day book and ledgers for stores in Philadelphia and Great Egg Harbor, 1772-1794
  • Day book of 1774-1776 contains militia rolls, etc.
Sons of Temperance (Linwood)

Manuscript book(s)

  • Clubs and organizations records
Mrs. Clarence Steelman

1 box, 83 folders

  • Vessel Papers: Estate of Isaac Steelman, Jr.
  • Deeds and surveys: Great Egg Harbor Township, 1737-1880
  • Families: Steelman, Somers, Scull, Leeds
Steelman General Store (Hamilton Bridge)

Manuscript book(s)

  • 1815-1816
James Steelman

16 folders

  • Deeds, maps, surveys: Great Egg Harbor Township, 1695-1861
  • Famillies: Budd, Steelman, Somers, Scull, Adams
Thomas Stewart

6 folders

  • Deeds: Great Egg Harbor, Weymouth Township, Philadelphia
  • Famillies: Wescoat, Colwell, Bell, Matlock
Tax collectors records (location unidentified)

2 volumes

  • Book, 1868-1869: by Silas Morse
Peter Tilton

2 folders

  • Lawrence Guard papers
  • Bill of Sale: sloop David & Henry, 1845
  • Road return: Richard Wescott to Eggharbour Bridge
Tuckahoe Bridge Company

Manuscript book(s)

  • Day book, 1834-1837
Turner/Leeds

11 folders

  • Deeds
  • Galloway Township
  • Families: Cordery, McCollum, Johnson, Leeds, Turner
Helen Smith Ulmer

14 folders

  • Letters: Ladd, Doughty, Ashmead, Wright, 1761-1887
  •  Deeds and other papers: Smithville, Galloway Township, Great Egg Harbor Township, 1760-1880
  • Families: Scull, Blackman, Turner, Baremore, Smith
Unidentified hotel (Atlantic City)

1 volume

  • Guest register, 1891-1892: with arrivals, departures, rates
Union School District

Manuscript book(s)

  • Records, 1867
Union School House Sunday school

Manuscript book(s)

  • 1853-1856
United Paving Company

Manuscript book(s)

  • Expense day book, 1910
Richard Wescoat surveyor

Manuscript book(s)

  • 1770-1773
Weymouth Iron Works

Manuscript book(s)**

  • Daily records, 1817-1844
  • Store books, 1891-1909 (some photocopied)

**Restricted

Williams/Cook

3 folders

  • Letters: Pension of Joseph Cook and Phebe William, 1863-1883
  • Deeds: Fulton to Hudson, 1858-1860
Anna B. Wilson

4 folders

  • Deed: Egg Harbor Township, 1818
  • Families: Ireland, Richards, Boice, Morse, Ryon, Somers

 

Women Friends of Little Egg Harbor

Manuscript book(s)

  • 1853-1893
Women's Civic Club (Somers Point)

Manuscript book(s)

  • Clubs and organizations records
Yacht Club (Somers Point)

Manuscript book(s)

  • Clubs and organizations records
Seaview Cottage (Scullville)

Hotel register

  • 1890 (photocopies)

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