Mss:1 1793-1847 P734
Plumer family. Plumer family Business Records, 1793-1847 (inclusive): A Finding Aid
Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Harvard Business School, Boston MA 02163.
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Call No.: Mss:1 1793-1847 P734
Repository: Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Creator: Plumer family
Title: Plumer family business records
Quantity: .5 linear feet (5 volumes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: The collection consists of five volumes of farming accounts kept by Samuel Plumer
of Epping, New Hampshire, 1793-1847.
Appointment necessary to consult collection.
Cite as: Plumer Family Collection. Baker Library Historical Collections. Harvard Business
Samuel Plumer married Betsy Cilley, daughter of General Joseph and Sarah (Longfellow)
Cilley, on April 3, 1791 in Epping, New Hampshire. The couple lived on a farm in Epping
and sold farm produce and engaged in agricultural pursuits such as haying, ploughing,
planting, butchering, and sowing. A large amount of the family's income originated
from their cider mill. Mrs. Plumer died December 18, 1809.
Collection consists of five volumes of farming accounts kept by Samuel Plumer of Epping,
New Hampshire, 1793-1847. Volumes contain chronological entries for receipts and expenses
for the farm, household and personal needs as well as legal and medical fees. Entries
include date, name of individual, description of item or service purchased and amount
- Volume 1"Day Book No. 2", 1793-1796
Scope and Contents: Names mentioned include Daniel Plumer, William Plumer, James Folsom, Nathaniel Maxfield,
Jethro B. Tilton, Jonathan Sanborn, Joseph Randall, Stevens Smith, Ebenezer Blake,
Eliphates Maxfield, Ebenezer Straw, Samuel Wilkinson, Paul Ladd, Daniel Cilley, Moses
Dalton, Nathaniel Williams, John Hilard, James Prescott, and Abraham Tilton.
- Volume 2Daybook, 1796-1805
Scope and Contents: Names include Paul Ladd, Nathan Page, Simeon Wallace, Jonathan Eliott, William Plumer,
Deacon B. Clifford, Major Thomas Leavett, Nathan Page, David Lawrence, Josiah Smith,
Jacob Cilley, Jonathan Longfellow, Jeremiah Avery, John Thompson, Nathan Page, Abraham
Tilton, Joseph Edgerly and Richard Whitiker.
- Volume 3Daybook, 1805-1814
Scope and Contents: Names include Daniel Plumer, Oliver Morris, Simeon Wallace, Nathan Page, Lt. Ebenezer
Tilton, Abraham Tilton, Lt. John Shaw, Daniel Plumer, Dudley Smart, Abraham Tilton,
Samuel Drake, Eliphates Cilley & Henry Cilley, Jeremiah Avery, Moses Cilley, Benjamin
Nealey, Josiah Clark and James York.
- Volume 4"Saml. Plumer" daybook, September 3, 1814-August 14, 1823
Scope and Contents: Names mentioned include Abraham Tilton, John Straw, Jeremy Smith, Joseph Bartlett,
Samuel and G. W. Plumer, William Plumer, Abraham Tilton, John Bartlett, Nabby Winslow,
Lt. John Shaw, Lt. Jacob Blasdel, Nathan Page, Henry Cilley, Joseph Smith, Ebenezer
Butler, John Hale, Joseph Bartlett Esq., Captain John Ford, John Thompson and Lowell
- Volume 5Daybook, August 18, 1823-October 8, 1847
Scope and Contents: Names include Becca and Molly Plumer, Joseph Burnham, John Critchet, Daniel Robie,
Jr., Jesse Fogg, Levi Thompson, Joseph Clifford, Theodore Edgerly, John Tuttle, Ephraim
Davis, and Captain Dudley Morris.