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Hodges, C.W., b. 1824

C.W. and J.F. Hodges Account Books, 1862-1865.

2 vols. (0.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 209

In the 1860 census, brothers Charles W. (b. 1824) and Joseph F. (b. 1828) Hodges resided in the same house along with Charles’ wife Mary and their year old son Charles Jr. These two account books are presumed to be the customer ledgers of the Hodges and Messinger grocery store in Foxborough, Massachusetts, based on the list of customers and their proximity to the store in the 1876 county atlas.

Biographical Note

In the 1860 census, brothers Charles W. (b. 1824) and Joseph F. (b. 1828) Hodges resided in the same house along with Charles’ wife Mary and their year-old son Charles Jr. The two brothers claimed a personal estate worth $3500, divided evenly. In 1870, Joseph had become Foxboro’s Postmaster with real and personal estates valued at $4500. He had married and had a year-old son. Charles’ household had grown to seven, with children ranging from 2 to 11. His property was valued at $6000.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

These two account books are presumed to be the customer ledgers of the Hodges and Messinger grocery store in Foxboro, Massachusetts, based on the list of customers and their proximity to the store in the 1876 county atlas, and the list of Foxboro grocers in the 1867 Massachusetts Register. The store was soon to become the Union Store of Charles W. and Joseph F. Hodges.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: C.W. & J.F. Hodges Accounts (MS 209). Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

History of the Collection

Acquired from Charles Apfelbaum, 1987.

Processing Information

Processed by Ken Fones-Wolf, September 1988.


Additional Information

Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Language
English.


Subjects

  • Foxborough (Mass.)--History--19th century
  • Grocers--Massachusetts--Foxborough

Types of material

  • Account books
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