Pew rents, Christ Church, 1815 September and 1816 March

Metadata

Title

Pew rents, Christ Church, 1815 September and 1816 March

Date

1815/1816

Digital Identifier

ChristChurch.AccountingWardensPewRentAccountBooks_v298

Call Number

v298

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 in September 1815 and March 1816. Entries are listed by pew number, with occupants' names, number of seats, amount of rent, total due and amount paid. Rents from September 1815 are listed from the front of the book, and rents from March 1816 start on page 33.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

Christ Church, Philadelphia, PA

Extent

64 pages

Format (Original)

Format (Digital)

tiff

Rights

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

Language

eng

Type

Text

Thumbnail

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IIIF Manifest

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Rights Holder

Christ Church, Philadelphia, PA