Pew rents, Christ Church, 1831

Metadata

Title

Pew rents, Christ Church, 1831

Date

1831

Digital Identifier

ChristChurch.AccountingWardensPewRentAccountBooks_v318

Call Number

v318

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 1831. Rents from March are listed first, then rents from September are listed with new page numbering. Entries are listed by pew number, with occupants' names, number of seats rented, rent rate, arrears, total owed and amount paid.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

Christ Church, Philadelphia, PA

Extent

32 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