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Collection Historic Northampton Manuscript Collection - 18th Century
Object Number A.A.17.004
Object Name Book, Account
Dates of Creation 1773 - 1790
Extent of Description 1 volume: approximately 220 pages
Scope & Content Account Book of Quartus Pomeroy, blacksmith, 1773-1790.

Quartus Pomeroy (May 14, 1735 - November 3, 1803) was a blacksmith and gunmaker, the fourth generation of the Pomeroy family to engage in the blacksmithing profession in Northampton, Massachusetts. In 1661, the town of Northampton offered Quartus Pomeroy's great-grandfather, Medad Pomeroy, grants of land "to supply the Townes need of Smithery" and in 1665 confirmed a gift of the tools of John Webb, listed in the town records as a "brazier," made to Medad in 1660. Quartus was the son of Seth Pomeroy (1706-1777), who was the son of Ebenezer Pomeroy (1669-1754), the son of Medad Pomeroy.

Individual accounts in pound, shilling and pence for blacksmithing services provided such as "2 pair of Hook & Hinges," "shoeing a horse" and "pr. hand Irons".

A microfilm copy of the account book was made in 1993.

Related items:
A.A.17.007: Day Book, 1788-1794
A.A.17.010: Account Book of Quartus Pomeroy
71.483: Pomeroy Anvil
Search Terms blacksmithing
account books
Quartus Pomeroy
People Pomeroy, Quartus