Pew rents, Christ Church, 1838

Metadata

Title

Pew rents, Christ Church, 1838

Date

1838

Digital Identifier

ChristChurch.AccountingWardensPewRentAccountBooks_v325

Call Number

v325

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 1838. Rents from March are listed first, followed by rents from September. 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

49 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