Guide to the Richard T. Rogers Account Book Collection, 1848-1890

Collection number: MC 322
Size: (2 boxes) (0.5 cu.ft.)

About Richard T. Rogers

Richard T. Rogers (1818-1890) was a farmer and local politician from Rochester, Strafford Co., NH. He married Olive M. Page (1829-1900). He served on several town committees, including school board, highway committee, overseer of the poorhouse, and tax assessor. A possible relative (nephew?) named Victor E. Page also served as highway tax collector around 1890.

About the Richard Rogers Account Book Collection

The Richard T. Rogers Account Book Collection consists of 21 volumes dated 1848-1890. They include school board, highway board, poorhouse overseer, and tax assessor activities. The inventories consist of names of tax payers with assessments of their real estate, livestock, carriages, personal properties, polls, and religious affiliations. Some accounts are more related to Rogers’ personal wood and labor accounts with his neighbors, as well as his time spent working on various town committees. Misc. accounts detail bounty monies paid for crows, number of individuals “saved for Jesus”, and fabric production tallies.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Contents of this collection are governed by U.S. copyright law. For questions about publication or reproduction rights, contact Special Collections staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder Number], [Box Number], Richard T. Rogers Account Book Collection, 1848-1890 and Undated, MC 322, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Purchase from Carmen Valentino Rare Books, unknown date.

Separated Material

A Strafford County Selectmen’s Report for the year of 1872 was removed and cataloged with the New Hampshire Collection.

Collection Arrangement

Arrangement is chornological.

Collection Contents

Box 1
Folder 1“R.T. Rogers Road List 1848”; “R.T. Rogers Rochester Inventory for 1848”; School districts and inventories, 1848
Folder 2Tax Inventories (1850-1851)
Folder 3Accounts (1851)
Folder 4Fabric Production lists (?), (1855)
Folder 5R.T. Roberts Daybook (1855-1857); Highway Taxes and Surveys (1856-1867)
Folder 6Highway Survey Book (1859-1860)
Folder 7School Taxes, Cash Accounts, Carpentry Measurements (1860-1869)
Folder 8“District No. 13 Levi F. Roberts, Surveyor” (1862-1863)
Folder 9Tax Inventory (1864)
Folder 10Tax List (1864-1882)
Box 2
Folder 1School List for District No. 16 (1865-1871)
Folder 2Highway Taxes for Dist. 13, R.T. Rogers (1870)
Folder 3Highway Taxes for Dist. 13 (1872-1873)
Folder 4School Taxes for Dist. 7 (1873-1874)
Folder 5Highway Taxes for Dist. 12, Victor Page (1889)
Folder 6Highway Taxes for Dist. 13, Victor Page (1890)
Folder 7Taxes, Undated
Folder 8Tax Inventory, Undated
Collection

Formats

Ledgers & Receipts