Newcastle Memorandum-book or, a methodical pocket-journal, for the year MDCCLXXV Calculated to answer the immediate purposes of Gentlemen and Tradesmen in all Parts of Great Britain and Ireland, respecting their Daily Transactions and other Occasional Business
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Ralph Hodgson married Elizabeth Stonehouse at Darlington, England on September 22, 1778. They were the parents of John Lambton Hodgson (b. November 9, 1779), George Nicholson Hodgson (born April 2, 1782), Goodchild Jane Hodgson (born April 1, 1788), William Brown Hodgson (born July 2, 1792, died July 31, 1793), and Mary Anne Hodgson (born April 5, 1798). Between 1788 and July 1792, Hodgson and his family moved from England to the United States and lived for a period of time in New Cornwall, Orange County, New York.
A leather bound datebook used as a diary, account book, and note book, belonging to Ralph Hodgson from Darlington, England. Contains brief records for 1775, 1776, and 1777, plus a number of recipes for "Transparent Varnish," "Oyl Cloth," "One quart of Ink," and numerous medical recipes to treat worms, cough, fever, and cancer. There are a few entries, in a later hand, dated 1845, 1846, 1847. A brief genealogy of Hodgson's family, recording the date of his marriage, and births and deaths of his children is on ff. 58v-59r. He was married in Darlington to Elizabeth Stonehouse in 1778, his first three children were born in England, his fourth child was born and died in New York City, his fifth child was born in New Cornwall, Orange County, New York. Also includes a summary of "Contents of each Vol. of Mr. Wesley's Works containing 32 Vol." The pocket journal contains useful information, table, etc. in print, including: "Holidays and other remarkable Days in 1775;" a table of "Lunations, or of Astronmical New, Full, and Quarter Moons," "Eclipses in 1775;" "A List of all the Fairs, fixed and moveable, in the Counties of York, Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmorland, Lancaster, and in Lincolnshire;" "A List of the Principal Fairs in Scotland;" "A Catalogue of all the Horse Races for legal Prizes..."; information on prices for Glasiers Work, Joiners Work, Plaisterers Work, Bricklayers Work; game rules; list of duties; list of the members of Parliament; tide table at Newcastle Bridge, etc.
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- Finding Aid Author
- Holly Mengel (cataloged by Nancy Shawcross)
- Finding Aid Date
- 2016 November 10
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