|Collection||Historic Northampton Manuscript Collection - 18th Century|
|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.
A.A.17.007: Day Book, 1788-1794
A.A.17.010: Account Book of Quartus Pomeroy
71.483: Pomeroy Anvil