Pew rents, Christ Church and St. Peter's Church, 1799 March

Metadata

Title

Pew rents, Christ Church and St. Peter's Church, 1799 March

Date

1799-03

Digital Identifier

ChristChurch.AccountingWardensPewRentAccountBooks_v261

Call Number

3.4.3.19, v261

Description

The practice of renting pews was common in 18th and 19th century churches; members paid a fee for the right to occupy a particular pew every week. This bound manuscript is a record of pew rents due to Christ Church and St. Peter's in March 1799. Entries are listed by pew number, with occupant's name, number of seats, sums due and sums paid. Christ Church pew rents are listed from the beginning of the book, and St. Peter's pew rents start on page 23.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

Christ Church, Philadelphia, PA

Extent

41 pages

Format (Original)

Format (Digital)

tiff

Rights

http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

Language

eng

Type

Text

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IIIF Manifest

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Rights Holder

Christ Church, Philadelphia, PA