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Charles P. Ross records

Identifier: MG Nwk Ross-(Main)

Scope and Contents

The Charles P. Ross business records consist primarily of general financial ledgers of daily transactions, and also include lists of real estate for sale, rental records, and bills. The contents are as follows:

Box 1 (4 ledgers, and assorted loose records): 1 ledger listing rents received, with an index of the individual accounts (ca. 1897-1905); 2 general ledgers of daily transactions that record rents and payments received and bills paid (1904-1908); a list of "Building Lots, Factory Sites, Vacant Land, etc." and a ledger titled "Business Property, Dock Property, Factory Property, " both with brief descriptions of properties for sale. Loose records include bills from various Newark businesses for construction materials such as stone, blasting powder, nails, and pipe; finishing materials such as paint, varnish, and flooring; and bills for coal, animal feed, wagon rentals, etc. (1890s).

Box 2 (5 ledgers): 1 ledger listing "Real Estate for Sale" (1898); and 4 general ledgers of daily transactions (1890-1898)

Box 3 (4 ledgers): daily transactions (1887-1895)

Box 4: loose pages of a general ledger of daily transactions (1889-1891)

Box 5: loose pages of a general ledger of daily transactions (1903-1904)

Box 6: loose pages of a general ledger of daily transactions; and loose pages of a ledger listing properties for sale or rent, with notes on purchasers (ca. 1887-1891)

Box 7: loose pages of a ledger listing rents received (ca. 1899-1910)

Box 8: loose pages of a ledger with brief descriptions of property for sale (ca. 1903-1909)


  • 1887 - 1910

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff. Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

Biographical / Historical

By 1887 Charles P. Ross had been a realtor in Newark for at least 15 years, and his office was located at 758 Broad Street. He was listed among the "Leading Manufacturers and Merchants" of Newark in "Quarter-Century's Progress of New Jersey's Leading Manufacturing Centres" (New York: International Publishing Company, 1887). Ross sold property, conducted appraisals, collected rents, negotiated loans, and could secure partners for a project. Among his specialties was the "care and management of estates." By the early 1900s, the company's name was Chas. P. Ross Real Estate and Loans, and the office was at 741 Broad Street. By 1910 Ross was on the Board of Newark's American National Bank.


4.05 Linear Feet (5 Half Hollinger boxes + 3 Paige boxes)

Language of Materials


No finding aid, text from catalog entry and Newark Archives Project (
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Repository Details

Part of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library Repository

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Newark Public Library
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