Pew rent records, vol. 1, 1781

Metadata

Title

Pew rent records, vol. 1, 1781

Alternative Title

Second Presbyterian Church Pew Rent Books 1781, Vol 1

Date

1781

Digital Identifier

PHS.SecondPresbyterianChurchPewRentBooks1781_Vol1

Call Number

V MI46 P533p v. 1

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 paid to Second Presbyterian in 1781. Entries are listed by congregant name, with pew numbers and amounts paid. Pew rents due in May of that year are listed from image 9 to image 35. Entries due in November of that year are then listed from the back of the book, upside down, with page numbers starting anew.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

Presbyterian Historical Society

Extent

66 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

Presbyterian Historical Society