Fonds MG H 74 - Thomas Johnson

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Thomas Johnson

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CA UNB MG H 74

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  • 1819 - [183-] (Creation)
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    Johnson, Thomas

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2.5 cm of textual records

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(fl. 1819-1826)

Biographical history

Little is known about Thomas Johnson, except that he established a business as a general merchant in Dresden, Maine, prior to 6 January 1819, and operated until at least 11 August 1826.

It is likely Johnson was the postmaster for Dresden from as early as 1816, and worked for the town in various capacities such as writing up warrants for meetings, drafting lists of jurors, visiting residents, and dealing with highway taxes. The Dresden post office was located in the court house at this time, and based on papers found in his daybook, it is possible that Johnson was a justice of the peace in the 1830s.

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Thomas Johnson

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This fonds is a daybook detailing Thomas Johnson's business transactions and activities from 6 January 1819 through 11 August 1826. He sold a variety of goods, including: pork, seed, corn, wheat, potatoes, timber, beans, cloth, buttons, pantaloons, codfish, beef, coffee, and newspapers. Johnson also took in letters to be delivered, and recorded the senders and sometimes the recipients. His patrons appear to be locals, and included: George Goodwin, Samuel G. Johnson, John Hawthorne, James Johnson, James Cainey, Edward Austin, Capt. Isaac Lilly, Rev. Freeman Parker, David Clancy, Capt. Jonathan A. Tupper, James Whitman, Julianne Saunders, Louisa Prescott, Jeremiah Goodwin, Benjamin Prescott, Samuel Bridge and Samuel White. Also found in the daybook are two loose sheets of typed paper that appear to be templates for contracts drawn up by the justice of the peace in 1830 and [183-].

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Bought by the UNB Archives from A. Heatherington in August 1954.

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