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Collection 48

Van Schoick and Dunn Pottery

Records, 1845 - 1928 

 

 

Processed by Jean Houston

Edited by Barbara Carver Smith



Monmouth County Historical Association
70 Court Street
Freehold, New Jersey 07728



June 1993

 

 

DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION

These are the records of the Van Schoick and Dunn and their successor's pottery business in Matawan, New Jeresy. These 42 volumes detail various aspects of this stoneware pottery.

The types of records include inventories, cashbooks, account books, bank books, and check books. Through these records, the cussession of owners are represented, and the development and growth of the pottery reflected.

The early history of the pottery is unclear. Some sources indicate that Josiah Van Schoick operated the pottery from 1802 until his death in 1831. Operations continued through his descendants and in 1852 Josiah Van Schoick and Ezra Dunn established a pottery under the name of Van Schoick and Dunn. In 1859, William Dunlop became a partner, and the company's name was changed to Dunn, Dunlop and Company. Still later, the company changed its name again, this time to Dunlop and Lisk.

 

 

 

Provenance: The Van Schoick and Dunn Pottery records came to the Historical Association through William and Agnes Holton of Hammonton, New Jersey. They were obtained by Mrs. Holton's father, Walter Blondek, in 1948 when he purchased the contents of the then closed pottery. The contents included furniture and pottery and the manuscripts. The furniture and pottery were donated to various historical organizations including the New Jersey Historical Society, and Mrs. Holton kept the manuscripts.

Restrictions: none

Size of Collection: 42 items

 


CONTAINER LIST

Box # / Folder # / Contents

1 / - / Firm's Cash Book, 1845 - 1883.

1 / - / Account book, 1855 - 1869

1 / - / W.A. Dunlop Trade and Cash Book, 1860 - 1869

1 / - / W.A. Dunlop Cash and Trade, 1869 - 1879; 1899 - 1907

1 / - / Daybook - Account of moneys paid out by W.A. Dunlop, 1879 - 1882

1 / - / Unidentified book of business discounts and prices, 1886 - 1901

1 / - / Various accounts of Dunn, Dunlop & Co., and Dunlop & Lisk, 1880 - 1906

1 / - / Account book of Josiah Van Schoick, daily transactions, 1888 - 1895

1 / - / Account book of receivables and payables, 1892 - 1906

1 / - / Account book - individuals' charge acocunts with the firm, 1899 - 1907

1 / - / Account book - individuals' charge accounts with the firm, c. 1903 - 1908

1 / - / Various research papers including census sheets, newspaper items, etc.

2 / - / Journal - Day book and receivables and payables for Dunn & Lisk, 1906 - 1909

2 / - / Journal - Daily cash book of Dunlop & Lisk, 1908 - 1913

2 / - / Journal - Cash received and paid out, Dunlop & Lisk, 1913 - 1917

2 / - / Ledger - Stock book (type and production), Dunlop & Lisk, 1912 - 1916

2 / - / Ledger - Entries from day book to inventory/stock accounts, 1921 - 1923

2 / - / Ledger - Entries from day book to inventory/stock accounts, 1923 - 1928

3 / - / Ledger - Bank transactions between Dunn, Dunlop & Co. and Farmers & Merchants Bank, 1879 - 1887

3 / - / Ledger - Bank transactions between Dunn, Dunlop & Co. and Farmers & Merchants Bank, 1888 - 1893

3 / - / Ledger - Bank transactions with Farmers and Merchants Bank by Dunn, Dunlop & Co., 1893 - 1899

3 / - / Ledger - Bank transactions between Dunlop & Lisk and Farmers and Merchants Bank, 1899 - 1903

3 / - / Bank Book - Farmers and Merchants Bank with Dunn, Dunlop & Co., 1879 - 1890

3 / - / Bank Book - Farmers and Merchants Bank with Dunn, Dunlop & Co., 1891 - 1896

3 / - / Bank Book - Farmers and Merchants Bank with Dunlop & Lisk, 1899 - 1906

3 / - / Check stubs - Dunn, Dunlop & Co., 1890 - 1894

3 / - / Check stubs - Dunn, Dunlop & Co., 1893 - 1897

3 / - / Check stubs - Dunn, Dunlop & Co. and Dunlop & Lisk, 1897 - 1900

3 / - / Check stubs - Dunlop & Lisk, 1899 - 1902

3 / - / Check stubs - Dunlop & Lisk, 1902 - 1905

3 / - / Check stubs - Dunlop & Lisk, 1905 - 1907

4 / - / Account book - employee wages for Ephrem Kearney, 1872 - 1875

4 / - / Account book - empoloyee wages for Wm. A. Lowe, 1874 - 1886

4 / - / Account book - employee wages for Alfred L. Letts, Wm. A. Lowe, James Smith. 1875 - 1907

4 / - / Account book - employee wages for Lysander Cady, Jesse S. Sickles, Isaac Rixey, Lewis Collins, and Luke., 1875 - 1900

4 / - / Account book - employee wages for Nathaniel H. Dunn (son of Ezra), 1876 - 1907

4 / - / Account book - employee wages for Benjamin D. VanDorn, 1877 - 1891

4 / - / Account book - employee wages for James B. VanSchoick, 1877 - 1891

4 / - / Account book - employee wages for Woodhull Rogers, 1882 - 1889

4 / - / Account book - employee wages for Woodhull Rogers, 1889 - 1904

4 / - / Account book - employee wages for various employees, 1890 - 1899

4 / - / Account book - employee wages for Benjamin D. VanDorn, 1891 - 1904

4 / - / Account book - employee wages for Edward Shekla, 1892 - 1902

4 / - / Account book - marketing agriculture produce and supplies, 1857 - 1859

4 / 1 / Various account payambe bills, 1871, 1892 - 1897

4 / 2 / Various correspondence and orders, 1884 - 1894

4 / 3 / Promissory note from Axell, Carlson to Dunn & Dunlop & Co., 1893

4 / 4 / Loose items from employee wage book of Ephrem Kearney, 1872 - 1875

 

 

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