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Identifier: SC MS 0209
Overview This account book is an interesting observation into 19th century social services or attitudes. The notations in the little account book indicate that Elijah D. Tompkins had the title of “Overseer of the Poor.” The entries seem to have been made by an officer of the local government whose job was to deal with the diverse problems of a New Jersey township believed to be Hanover Township. Many entries are made regarding dealing with the indigent and the 19th century attitudes toward the poor. ...
Found in: Lehigh University Special Collections