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Cornelius Haring Account Book

A description of his account book at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: LMD
Date: 3 May 2010

Biographical History

Cornelius Haring was an eighteenth-century storekeeper, likely somewhere in New York or New Jersey.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Cornelius Haring Account Book contains financial records of a number of different enterprises managed by Haring. The majority of the book contains the records of a general store spanning 1771 to 1774. These records contain names of customers, lists of items purchased, prices, and dates of payment.

The account book also includes other records kept by Haring, many of unclear origin or purpose. For instance, there are six pages of "an account of provisions and forridge(?) by Cornelius Haring contractor(?) -- delivered to the Continental Agents for Bergen County 1780."

Later, the account book was also used as a scrapbook, and several back pages have been pasted over with newspaper clippings concerning events from the 1890s and 1900s, such as the assassination of William McKinley.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

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.

Related Material

Special Collections Research Center also holds many other account books, including the similar General Store Inventory.

Subject Headings


Haring, Cornelius.


General stores -- United States -- History.


Bergen County (N.J.) -- History.
New York (State) -- History.

Genres and Forms

Account books.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Cornelius Haring Account Book,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of D. Haring, 1958.

Table of Contents

Account Books