The Winterthur Library

The Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera

 

 

OVERVIEW OF THE COLLECTION

 

Creator: Danforth family

Title: Papers

Dates: 1739-1856, bulk 1809-1834

Call No.: Col. 287

Acc. No.: [various see detailed description]

Quantity: 1 box, 1 volume

Location: 15 L 5

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT

 

Members of the Danforth family were involved in the production of pewter and Britannia metal from the 1730s to the 1840s. Nineteen individuals from five generations of the family were pewterers and/or metalsmiths in some capacity.

 

The first member of the Danforth family to emigrate to America was Nicholas, who was born in England in 1589. His great grandson, Thomas (1703-1786) became the first pewterer of the family. Born in Taunton, Massachusetts, he moved to Norwich, Connecticut, in 1733 where he opened a pewterer's and brazier's shop. Thomas was twice married, first to Sarah Leonard and then to Hannah Hall. Two of his sons, Thomas (1731-1782) and John (1741-1799), also became pewterers. John worked with his father until 1773 when the elder man seems to have retired. John continued his trade at Norwich until about 1792, when his son, Samuel (1772-1827), took over the business. Subsequently, John moved to Ellsworth, Ohio, where he died in 1799. In 1802, Samuel sold the Norwich business and moved to Ellsworth.

 

Thomas II moved to Middletown, Connecticut sometime before 1755, when he married Martha Jacobs. In addition to pewtering, he had a hardware business and appears to have been a successful merchant. Thomas was the father of six pewterers: Thomas, III (1756-1840), Joseph (1758-1788), Edward (1765-1830), Jonathan (b. 1766), William (1769-1820), and Samuel (1774-1816).

 

Thomas III apprenticed with his father from 1770 to 1777. Sometime between 1778 and 1782 he opened a shop in the Rocky Hill section of Wethersfield, Connecticut. He marketed a large range of wares and made considerable use of the peddler's cart. He and Blakeslee Barnes, a tinsmith, set up business in Philadelphia in 1807. Thomas traveled between Pennsylvania and Connecticut until 1811. Thomas' son Thomas IV (1792-1836), apprenticed in the Philadelphia shop and in 1812 remained working for Barnes. The younger Thomas continued working as a journeyman in Augusta, Ga.

 

Joseph trained with his father in the Middletown shop and served as executor of his estate in 1782. Although he shared equally with his brother, Thomas III, in the distribution of pewter molds, he received the lathe and fittings. When Joseph died in 1788, the business was assumed by his onetime apprentice and younger brother, Jonathan. Joseph's son Joseph, Jr. (1783-1844) apprenticed under his uncle William. He worked briefly in the Philadelphia shop owned by Thomas, III. By 1807, he had settled in Richmond, Virginia.

 

Edward began his training around 1780 under his father and completed it under his older brothers, Joseph and Thomas, III. In 1786, he left Middletown and opened a shop in Hartford, Connecticut. He made little or no pewter after 1799. As a merchant, he continued to sell goods made by Samuel Danforth and Thomas Boardman, a relative and one time apprentice.

 

Jonathan served his apprenticeship with his father and older brother, Joseph. He worked with Joseph until the latter's death in 1788, at which time he took over the shop and business on his own. About 1790, he and William entered into some type of partnership that lasted until 1794. William continued the pewtering business until his death in 1820, while Jonathan became involved in land and mercantile transactions. William's son, Josiah (1803-1872), took over the business after his father's death. He sold the shop and tools in 1837 and tried manufacturing lamps. In 1841, Josiah and Ephraim Crofoot began producing Britannia ware, operating as J. Danforth & Co.

 

Thomas II's youngest son, Samuel, served as an apprentice to several of his brothers. In 1795, he established a business in Hartford, Connecticut. He seems to have specialized in ecclesiastical wares.

 

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

 

The collection consists of three property deeds relating to land owned by the family in Norwich, Connecticut.; two promissory notes; an account documenting repair work on a brass kettle performed by John Danforth; a price list and business letter from J. Danforth & Co. (1842); twelve letters between Thomas Danforth, III, Thomas Danforth, IV, and Thomas III's daughter, Betsey; and two account books kept by Thomas III.

 

The bulk of the letters were written by Thomas IV to his parents and sister. Writing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and later, Augusta, Georgia, between 1812 and 1831, he discusses his attitudes toward work and attempts to sell pewter and tin to peddlers. He also mentions his wages and contacts. Interspersed with the business discussion is much commentary about the family and conditions in Connecticut, Philadelphia, and Georgia. In an early letter, dated 1806, Thomas III, notes how business prospects are better in Philadelphia than in Connecticut. The final two letters, written by Thomas III to Thomas IV and to Betsey in 1834 are very similar and mention the activities of various family members.

 

Thomas III's account books record the manufacture and production of pewter and tin from 1809 to 1835. The first volume is a ledger. Although most of the entries do not mention specific objects, the dollar volume of sales and the names of Danforth's customers are provided. The interrelated activities of men in the same craft is also demonstrated; for example, Blakeslee Barnes bought large numbers of mugs and other hollowware.

 

The second volume, kept from 1809 to 1820, records the daily production of journeyman tinsmiths, the piecework rates, the articles being produced, and the names of the men who were both making and selling the tin. Many of Danforth's customers were storekeepers in Philadelphia and Connecticut.

 

Both the account books were used in the 1840s and 1850s by Mary W. and Henry F. Danforth to record agricultural activities and miscellaneous purchases. Many items were found laid in these volumes. Included are bills to Mary for fabric and other dressmaking supplies, a passbook for groceries, accounts for boarders, a few documents pertaining to the estate of Thomas Danforth, an almanac, a copy book, and a report card for Walter W. Danforth.

 

ORGANIZATION

 

The collection is divided into seven series: Deeds for property; Promissory notes; Accounts and Bills; Business letters; Family letters; Accounts books; and Miscellaneous. Within each type of material, the items are arranged in chronological order.

 

 

PROVENANCE

 

Purchases and gifts from various sources.

 

 

RELATED MATERIALS

 

Photocopies of estate inventories for Thomas I, Thomas II, William, and Joseph Danforth are also available in the Ledlie I. Laughlin Collection (Col. 58). Photographs of pewter objects made by Thomas I, II, and III, Edward, John, Joseph Sr. and Jr., Josiah, Samuel, and William are in the Decorative Arts Photographic Collection.

 

 

ACCESS POINTS

 

People:

Danforth, Thomas, 1703-1786.

Danforth, Thomas, 1731-1782.

Danforth, Thomas, 1756-1840.

Danforth, Thomas, 1792-1836.

Danforth, John, 1741-1799.

Danforth, Samuel, 1772-1827.

Danforth, William, 1769-1820.

Barns, Blakeslee.

Williams, Betsey Danforth.

Danforth, Mary W.

Danforth, Henry F.

Danforth, Walter W.

 

Topics:

Apprentices.

Journey workers.

Decedents' estates - Connecticut.

Kitchen utensils.

Cookware.

Metal-work.

Pewter.

Pewtercraft.

Tinware.

Wages Metal-workers.

Peddlers and peddling.

Agriculture Accounting.

Agricultural wages.

Real property, Exchange of - Connecticut - Norwich.

Business records - Connecticut - Rocky Hill.

Connecticut Social life and customs.

Georgia Social life and customs.

Account books.

Accounts.

Letters.

Deeds.

Pewterers.

Tinsmiths.

Peddlers.

 

 

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

 

Location: 15 L 5

 

 

Series I: Deeds for property in Norwich, Connecticut:

 

66x161.1 John Woods to John Danley, 1739-1740, signed by Thomas Danforth.

 

66x161.2 John Mawly to Antips Tisdale, 1743 for land abutting the property of Thomas Danforth. On a printed form.

 

66x161.3 John Danforth to Job Smith, 1794. For a barn and pewterers shop "in which I work."

 

 

Series II: Promissory Notes:

 

71x136.1 Thomas Danforth promised to pay Noah Mandell 100 pounds. Norwich, Ct., 1751.

 

93x122 Thomas Danforth promised to pay John and Jonathan Simpson 340 pounds. Norwich, 1753.

 

71x136.2 Samuel Danforth asked Avery & Traig to pay Caleb Woodworth $1.00 in goods and charge his account. Norwich, Ct., 1803.

 

 

 

Series III: Accounts and Bills:

 

67x133.1 Monthly account for goods and services Joshua Huntington purchased from John Danforth, including trimming apple trees and mending a brass kettle, 1785.

 

65x705 Receipted bill, Samuel Danforth to William Porter, Hartford, June 15, 1815, for basins, platters, and tea pots (and a shipping container for the goods); receipt signed by Joseph Stillman, Jr.

 

92x31.6 Bill, Samuel Danforth to William Porter, Hartford, June 16, 1815, for basins, platters, and teapots

 

92x31.7 Bill, Samuel Danforth to William Porter, Hartford, November 25, 1815, for basins

 

 

 

Series IV: Business Letter:

 

Ph946 Price list of Britannia Ware mad by J. Danforth & Co., with a note to William Cresson & Bro., October 27, 1842, about an order being sent to them

Photograph of original document; location of original unknown

 

 

Series V: Family Letters:

 

73x227.1 Thomas Danforth, III to Thomas, IV. Philadelphia, Pa., March 10, 1806.

Writes to him about his education and instructions for caring for farm animals. Danforth also states that business prospects are better in Philadelphia than in Connecticut.

 

73x227.2 Betsey Danforth to her parents and brother Thomas, IV. Rocky Hill, Ct., June 1809.

Describes visits with friends and her Uncle William in Hartford, Ct.

 

73x227.3 Thomas Danforth, IV to Betsey Danforth. Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 6, 1812.

Comments on another sister's illness and indicates that he is working for Barnes.

 

73x227.5 Thomas Danforth, IV to Betsey Danforth. Augusta, Ga., March 8, 1818.

Discusses family matters.

 

73x227.4 Thomas Danforth, IV to Thomas Danforth, III. Augusta, Ga., March 22, 1818.

Expresses his disgust with his business, but also notes that peddlers are doing well in Augusta with tin and pewter.

 

73x227.6 Thomas Danforth, IV to his parents. Augusta, Ga., May 10, 1818.

Describes weather in Georgia and the progress of his business ventures.

 

73x227.7 Thomas Danforth, IV to Betsey Danforth. Augusta, Ga., Feb. 21, 1819.

Discusses family matters.

 

73x227.8 Thomas Danforth, IV to Thomas Danforth, III. Augusta, Ga., March 26, 1820.

Details amount owed to him in wages from North & Rowe.

 

73x227.9 Thomas Danforth, IV to Thomas Danforth, III. Augusta, Ga., Jan. 13, 1821.

Discusses his job, the market for tin and pewter, and the death of his uncle, William.

 

73x227.10 Thomas Danforth, IV to Betsey Danforth. Augusta, Ga., Dec. 30, 1831.

Describes weather and his life in Georgia.

 

73x227.11 Thomas Danforth, III to Betsey Danforth Williams. Richmond, Va., Jan. 29, 1834.

Describes activities of various family members.

 

73x313 Thomas Danforth, III to Thomas Danforth, IV. Richmond, Va., Jan. 30, 1834.

Similar to letter written to Betsey above.

 

Series VI: Account books:

 

73x317 Thomas Danforth, III. Ledger, 1809-1835, 1847-1849.

 

Documents Danforth's customers from 1809 to 1835. Although many entries do not mention specific objects, those that do show that other pewterers, including Blakeslee Barns, purchased large numbers of cups, mugs, soup ladles, chamber pots, and other hollowware from Danforth. The volume also gives the name of pewter forms, including small tea pots, high tea pots, large plates, Quaker plates, cups, butter plates, and pint basins. Many of the entries have references to pages in another volume.

 

Repairs to such items as stoves, tinware, coffee pots, and kettles are noted. Credits were given for boarding workmen. Many agricultural activities are mentioned. From 1847 to 1849, the volume was used to record the accounts of Henry F. Davenport, which included farm work as well as carting goods.

There is a name index in the front of the volume. A typed copy of the index is appended to this finding aid.

 

73x318 Thomas Danforth, III. Account book, 1809-1820, 1840-1856. [on shelf, not in box]

Thomas Danforth's entries in this volume run from March 20, 1809 to June 24, 1820 and largely relate to tinsmithing. Most of the manuscript is devoted to the production of Danforth's journeymen in Rocky Hill, Connecticut, and Philadelphia. The weekly production of each of the nine varied from 300 to 700 objects (depending on their kind) and totalled about 4,000 pieces of tinware. The rates charged and names of peddlers are also featured. Many of Danforth's customers appear to have been storekeepers in Philadelphia and Connecticut.

 

The volume opens with an account that Danforth had with Isaac Norton and mentions such objects as colanders, lanterns, cups, coffee pots, pans, sugar bowls, flat pints, bread pans, and dippers. Another section is labeled "A Bill for Working Plain tin by the Dozen." Mentioned in this list are ovens, pails, pans, coffee pots, and measures, with costs given by the dozen.

 

Later entries are devoted to carting wood, agricultural labor, and farm products. Frequent reference is made to Mary Danforth.

 

An index to this volume is appended to this finding aid.

 

 

 

Series VII: Miscellaneous:

 

Many items were found laid in the ledger and account book. Included are bills to Mary Danforth for fabric and other dressmaking supplies, a passbook belonging to Mary Danforth for groceries, receipts for molasses, accounts for buying and repairing shoes, accounts for borders, a few documents pertaining to the estate of Thomas Danforth, pages of an almanac, a copy book, bills to Henry Danforth, and finally, a report card for Walter W. Danforth, the son of Mary Danforth, dated 1846.



Index to acc. 73x317, Thomas Danforth III ledger

 

NOTE: From 1 to 117, each page has a separate number; starting at 118, the debit and credit sides bear one number. Blank pages are unnumbered; numbers continue at back of volume.

 

NOTE: VOLUME HAS INDEX OF ITS OWN.

 

This name index is complete, since some pages did not bear numbers.

 

 

Alger, Ashbil (Jr.) 9

Arnold 176, 177

Arnold, Jabez 107

Austin, Eli 79

 

Bailey, Alfred 128

Baldwin 188

Barnes, Blaksslee 15, 115

(also spelled Barns)

Barns, B. 43, 81

Barns, Blaksslee - see Barnes

Barns, Horace 103

Beckley, Chester 7

Beckley, Elias 61

Beckley, Solomon 53

Belden, Albert 63

Belden, John 85

Belden, Justus 101

Belden, Norman 77

Belden, Richard 105

Belden, Samuel 128

Belden, Selah 39

Belden, Sylvester 61

Bishup, William 57

Blin, Justus 33

Bliss, Elias 191

Boardman, Jason 7

Boardman, Thomas D., & Co. 151

Boardman, T. D. and S. 190

Boardman, Thoms. D. 15

Boardman, William 143

Bradley 32

Bulkley, Allin 99, 137

Bulkley, Charles (Capt.) 47

Bulkley, Edmond 12

Bulkley, Edmond (Magr.) 122

[Bulkley], Edwd. 71

Bulkley, Eunis (Widow) 57

Bulkley, Henry 156, 189

Bulkley, Henry & W. W. 171

Bulkley, Hosea 154

Bulkley, J. 158

Bulkley, J. [&]? E. 187

Bulkley, John 137, 141

Bulkley, John G. 164

Bulk[l]ey, Joseph 183, 187

Bulkley, Mehiabel 119

Bulkley, Prescot 178

Bulkley, Prudence 71

Bulkley, Thomas 178

Bulkley, W. W. 171

Bull, Samuel 53

Bunce, Jared (Capt.) 109

Butler, Divan 75

Butler, Elnathan 41

Butler, J. H. B. 176

Butler, J. H. B., & Co. 178-181

Butler, Joseph (Capt.) 149

Butler, Joseph H. B. 175

Butler, Josiah 123

Butler, Mary 125, 172, 186

Butler, Mary Bulkley 175

Butler, Russel 37

Butler, Samuel 31

Butler, Simeon 133

Butler, Sylvester 11

Button Factory 67

Button, Josiah 159

Byington, Jonathan 91

Byington, Stephen 91

 

Callender, Elisha 31

Callender, Horace 29

Callender, William 11

Caswel, Daniel 101

Caswel, John 105

Chambers 188

Chapin, Calvin 191

Chapin, Calvin (Rev.) 148

Chapman 16, 106, 189

Chapman, Gilbert 137

Chapman, Revilo 158

Chapman, Warren 35

Chapman, Willm. 170

Chauncy, John 118, 148

Churchill, Markus 124

Clark 187

Clark, Aaron 118

Clark, Ambros[e] 107

Clark, Elias 73

Clark, Joseph 93

Clark, Patrick 29, 30

Clark, Timothy 147

Collins 172

Collins, Abijah 134, 146, 177

Collins, Elvin 161

Collins, Jonathan 161

Collins, Josiah 67

Collins, Simeon 170

Cory, Calvin 177

Cory, Oliver 157

Cran, Andrew 71

Culver 100, 176

Culver, Aaron 101

Culver, Edward 119

Curtis, Josiah 81

 

Danforth, H. T. 178, 181, 182, 187

Danforth, Henry T. 175, 178, 180, 185

Danforth, Josiah 129

Danforth, Mary W. 175, 187

Danforth, Mirs. 130

Danforth, Samuel 105, 127

Danforth, Thomas 30, 66, 70, 84, 88, 105, 119, 126, 127, 145, 155

Danforth, Thomas (Jr.) 8, 121, 145, 155, 170, 173, 190

Danforth, William 31, 128

Danforth, William (Jr.) 155

Davis, John 41

Dayton, Marvin 49

Deming, Giles 23

Dickinson 151

Dickinson, Elijah 97

Dickinson, Harvey 118

Dickinson, Seth 87

Dickson, Samuel 89

Dimock 188

Dimock, S. 179, 180, 187

Dole, Densmore 95

Douglass, William 29, 30

Drown, Oliver 5

Dudley, Chauncy 34, 87

Dunbar, Aaron 97

Dunham 82

Dunham, John 71

Dunin, Edward 37

 

Edwards, Joseph 19

Edwards, Josiah 3

Eggleston, Jacob 17

Eggleston, N. & J. 151

Eggleston, Nathl. 190

Elmer, Oliver 55

 

Flagg, Allin 35

Flint, J. 179

Flint, John 162

Foot & Mathews 69, 70

Foot, Robert 69, 70

Foster 16

Foster, Lyman 49

Fuller & Williams 130

Fuller, Daniel 168

Fuller, Daniel (Doct.) 130

Fuller, Obadiah 57

Fulton, Henry 41

Furman, Abijah 45

 

Galpin 15, 16

Galpin, Jesse 6, 73

George, William 33

Gibbs 187

Gibbs, John 59

Gillet, Adna 35

Gillet, Charles 135

Goff, Gideon 91

Goodale 132

Goodrage, Jerima 178

Goodrage, Levi 177

(see also Goodrich)

Goodrich 189

Goodrich, Alpheas 143

Goodrich, Barzila 139

Goodrich, Chancy 177

Goodrich, Chester 173

Goodrich, Eleazer (Capt.) 152

Goodrich, Eli 188

Goodrich, Elisha 63

Goodrich, Ephraim 13

Goodrich, Fredrick 69

Goodrich, Gideon 115

Goodrich, Harvey 79

Goodrich, Henry 158, 174, 189

Goodrich, Horace 43

Goodrich, Jared 129

Goodrich, Jasper (Capt.) 153

Goodrich, Joel 3

Goodrich, Levi 161, 189

(see also Goodrage)

Goodrich, Luther (Capt) 116

Goodrich, Roger 135

Goodrich, Seth 67

Goodrich, William 131, 187

Goodrich, William (Jr.) 137, 138

Goodrich, William (2d) 132

Graham, Jasper 164

Grannis, Anson 61

Grimes 175, 189

Grimes, Alexander 158

Grimes, Oliver 99

Grimes, R. 177, 181, 182

Grimes, Roderick 118, 120, [158], 165, 169

Griswold, Frederick 186

Griswold, Jacob 59, 172

Griswold, Josiah 159

Griswold, W.(?) 176

Griswold, Willys 177

 

Hale, John 73

Hale, Roger 103

Hall 189

Hall, Samuel H. P.(?) 174

Hamlin (of Viets & Hamlin) 43

Hamlin, Ichabod 96

Hammond, William 89, 190

Hamon, Whitney 190

Harbeson, Benjamin 109

Harris, William 37

Hassinger, Jacob, & Co. 111

Hawley, George W. 99

Hickok, Jeremiah 17

Hinsdale, Jno. & D. 109

Holden, Eber 143, 149

Holden, William 127

Hollister, Amos 1

Hollister, Horatio 19

Hollister, John 43

Hollister, Roswel 125

Holmes 179

Holmes, Boardman 162

Holmes, Chancy 177, 188

Holmes, Lezer 178

Holmes, Thomas 134

Hopson, William 77

Horton, Hubbel 145

Hotchkiss, Timothy 97

House, William 141

Houstin, Joseph 11

Hubbard, Thomas 85

Hubbard, Timothy 81

 

Jagger, Abraham 91

Jagger, Nathan 69

Johnson, Enoch 11

Jones, Nathan 1

Judson 187

 

Keller, Conrad 95

Kelsey 168

Kelsey, Moses 139

King, Leonard 51

Knap, John B. 103

Knight, Isaiah 67

 

Lee, Nathan 147, 148

Levaughn, William 152

Lewis, Erastus 57

Lewis, Hart 95

Lewis, James 158

Lieper, Thomas 111

Lindsley, Ebenezar 105

Lippincot see White & Lippincot, J.

Love, Joseph 35

Lyons, Samuel 33

 

Mariam 176

Mariam, Burage 177

Mathews (of Foot & Mathews) 69

Matson, Clement 23

Matson, Ezra 75

Merriman, Anson 59

Merrow 115

Merrow, Elisha 25

Merrow, Elisha M. 27

Merrow, Joseph G. 25

Merrow, Sally 87

Miller, Allen 132, 186

Miller, Leonard 132

Morgan, Orange 47

Morgan, Rollin 47

Morton, Lovettoe(?) 187

Munson, Salmon 103

 

Neff, Joseph 117

Neff, William 117

North, Allin 63

North, Chauncy 63

Nott, John 133, 165, 172, 173

Nott, Sylvester 85

 

Orin, Lewis 147

 

Palmiter, Clark 13

Pattison, Shubal 113

Penfield, Asahel 53

Perkins, Hector 71

Phelps 16

Phelps, Daniel 19

Phelps, Edward 87

Phelps, Elijah 77

Pinney, Harvey 49

Plum, Archld. 70

Porter, Saml. 115

Pratt, J. 176

Pratt, James 177

Pratt, Richd. 16, 65

Price, Jacob 87

Pulcipher 178, 187

(also spelled Pulsephur)

Pulsephur - see Pulcipher

 

Rider, Andrew 44, 83

Right, Elias 180

Riley, Emery 107

Riley, James 140

Riley, Selah 3

Risley 188

Risly, Edward 177

Robbins, Abigal (Widow) 138

Robbins, Allin 121

Robbins, Archibald 145

Robbins, Archibald (Capt.) 170

Robbins, Augustus 175

Robbins, Austin 126

Robbins, E. 176

Robbins, Edward 187

Robbins, Fredrick 138

Robbins, George 73, 158

Robbins, Jacob 126

Robbins, Jason 25

Robbins, Jehiel 135

Robbins, Justus 83, 84, 122

Robbins, Richard [&?] Wait 134

Robbins, Simeon (first) 145

Robbins, Wait 134

Robbins, William 136

Robinson, David (first) 5

Robinson, Donas 21

Robinson, Mary 191

Rogers, Theodore 175

Rose, Benjamin 19

Ross, William 65, 66

Rush, Edward 187

Russel, Rufus 148, 150

Russel, Shubal 47

 

Sanford 188

Sanford, Lyman 61

Shipman 187

Shipman, John 23

Shipman, Samuel 178

Skinner, Alfred 51

Smith, David 37

Smith, David (Jr.) 9

Smith, John 93

Smith, Levi 144

Smith, Timothy 21

Snell, John 88

Squires 188

Standish, Simeon 127

Stanton, Daniel P. 49

Stebbins 190

Steel 16

Steel, James H. 75

Stewart, Andrew 39

Stow, Ebenezar 17

Stow, Solomon 111

Sumner, John H. 65

 

Talmadge, Dennis 101

Taylor, Asa 9, 60

Taylor, Enos 59

Terry, George, & Co. 151

Terry, George 151

Thairs, Josiah 67

Thayr, John 27

Thayr, Jonathan 133

Treet, Chauncey 99

Treet, Diar 115

Treet, John 45

Trotter, Willm. 16, 17

Tryon, Elizur or Elizar 41, 123

Tryon, Isaac (Jr.) 77

Tryon, John 93

Tryon, Noah 39

Tryon, William 103

Tuston, William 5

Tyson 59

 

Varley, Abraham 45

Viets & Hamlin 43

Viets, Hezekiah 23

 

Wadhams, Benjamin 85

Warner, David 101

Warner, Roger 55

Water Works Corporation 29

Web[b], Benjamin 177

Webb, William 177, 191

Webster, Abel 79

Weir, William 87, 88

Wells, Russel 5

Wells, Samuel 5

Wheat, Samuel 45

Wheat, Solomon 134

White & Lippincot, J. 111

Whitmore 188

Whitmore, Henry 153

Whitmore, Hezekiah 113

Whitmore, Sylvester 153

Willcox 178

Willians, Ba.(?) 178

[i.e. Williams?]

Williams (of Fuller & Williams) 130

Williams, Ackley 157

Williams, Horace 188

Williams, L. 177

Williams, Meriam or Mariam 160, 167

Williams, Otis 133

Williams, Samuel 89

Williams, Washington 71

Williams, William 124, 145

Witney, Thadeus 99

Woodruff, David 9

Worthin[g]ton, W. N. 172

Wright, Amos 178

Wright, Benja[min] 22, 97, 163

Wright, Chauncy 81

Wright, Daniel 142

Wright, Lyman 21

 

 

No surname given:

Eunice 125

Joseph 125, 186, 188

Josiah 168

Markus & Rebecca 188

Samuel (son) 24

Thoms. 143




Index to acc. 73x318, Thomas Danforth III account book

 

NOTE: The tinsmith ledger consists of numbered pages 1 to 79, with a few pages at the end of volume which continue to make 109 pages. Pages 80 to and including 100 are numbered, but are blank.

 

The names marked with an asterisk (*) also appear in the Thomas Danforth pewter ledger, acc. 73x3l7.

 

*Arnold, Jabez 38

Austin 110a

 

*Barns, Blaksslee 105, 108

Barns, Chauncy 8, 15

Beach, Miles, & Son 105

Belden 37

Belden, Joshua 26, 34, 35, 110

(also spelled Belding)

*Belden, Sylvester 11, 32

Belding, Joshua - see Belden

Boree, Henry 33

Bulkley 68

Bulkley, Barzilla 28-30

Bulkley, Gershom 76

Bull, Doct. 37

Bunce 60, 61

Burrows, Dr. 64

*Butler, J. H. B. 68, [73, 78, 79]

*Butler, Joseph 77, 101

Byington 11

 

Caal(?), George 54

Caswell 110a

Chambers, George 64

*Chapman 77

*Collins 50, 68

Collins, Jonathan (Jr.) 44

Collins, Silas 40

Comstock, C. R. 50

 

Danforth, Mary 46, 56, 62, 110a

*Danforth, Mary W. 68, 73, 78

*Danforth, Thomas 25, 29, 30, 50, 64

*Danforth, Thomas (Jr.) inside front cover, 35, 37

Danforth, Walter W. 79

Davis 11

Dimock, Saml. 74, 75

*Dunham, John 12, 18, 20, 108

 

Edwards, John 66, 67

 

Freeman, Edward 42

*Furman, Abijah 6

 

Gilbert, Joseph B. 105

*Goodale 50, 52, 56

Goodrich, Eleazar 40

Goodrich, Gurdon 78

*Goodrich, Henry 51

Goodrich, (Mrs.) Oliver 46

*Grimes 50, 61, 77, 102

*Grimes, R. 33, 50, 104

*Grimes, Roderick 50, 52, 76, 77, 110a

Griswold 50

 

*Hall, Samuel H. P. 40

Hall, Thoms. G. 105

Hall, W. C. 105

Henry 64, 68, 102

Hinsdale, Daniel 104, 105

Hinsdale, J. & H. D. 105

Hinsdale, John & Daniel 104, 105

Holmes see Williams & Holmes

*Hubbard, Timothy 13, 19, 21, 108

Hubbard, Zenos 38, 39

Hudens, William 51

 

Johnson, Jehiel 105

 

*Lavaughn, Wm. 40

(spelled Levaughn in acc. 73x317)

 

Mariam, Edmund 52

Merriam (of Neff & Merriam) 110a

Miller, H. S. 64

Miller, L. 64

*Miller, Leonard 64, 66

Mills, Capt. 64

 

Neff 52

Neff and Mariam 50, 51, 56

Neff & Merriam 110a

North, Abijah 25

Norton, Isaac 1, 2-5, 22

Nott 35

*Not[t], John 104

 

Parker, A. G. 66

Patterson & Peck 105

(see also Pattison & Peck)

Pattison & Peck 105

(see also Patterson & Peck)

Peck 105

(of Patterson & Peck and of Pattison & Peck)

[Peters], Edward 42

Peters, Shelden 42

Petton, (Mrs.) 110

*Pratt, Richard 7, 14, 23, 108

Putman 50, 52

 

Robbins 53, 110a

*Robbins, Archibald 46

Robbins, Eunice 64

Robbins, Lorin 52

Robbins, Rachel 64

 

Sage, Edmund 64

Sage, James 51, 54

*Sanford, Lyman 10, 109

Sexton, Lorin 64

Shalor, Mrs. 42, 43

*Shipman, Samuel 76, 77

Smith 50, 52, 53, 68

Smith, Davis 64

Smith, Henry(?) 50

Smith, L. 50

Smith, Mary 64

Smith, Mason 56

Steal, Doct. 37

 

Tailor, Warren - see Taylor

Taylor, Warren 40, 51

Tryon, W. 51

 

*Varley, Abraham 6

 

Walters 46

Warner, Elijah 24, 28

Webb 77

White, He[n]ry 110a

*Whitmore 64

Whitmore, Charles 62, 63

Whitmore, H. 64

*Whitmore, Henry 58, 59

Whitmore, N. 59

*Whitmore, Sylvester 104

Williams & Holmes 105

*Williams, L. 64

*Williams, Mariam 64

*Williams, Otis 27, 31, 33, 36

Williams, Wait 37, 50

*Williams, Washington 109

Wright 77, 78, 103

*Wright, Benjamin 76

*Wright, Chauncy 9, 16, 17, 109

Wright, George 51, 54