Pew rent books, 1787, v. 2

Metadata

Title

Pew rent books, 1787, v. 2

Date

1787

Digital Identifier

PHS.FirstPresbyterianChurchPewRentBooks1787_Vol2

Call Number

V MI46 P477px v. 2

Description

The practice of renting pews was common in 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 owed and paid to First Presbyterian in 1787. For most of the book, entries are listed by pew number and congregant name, with dates and amounts paid, and they span two pages, verso and recto. The last few pages of the book contain notes written upside down, starting from the back and running backwards chronologically.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

Presbyterian Historical Society

Extent

1 volume

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

Presbyterian Historical Society