Pew rents, Christ Church and St. Peter's Church, 1796 March

Metadata

Title

Pew rents, Christ Church and St. Peter's Church, 1796 March

Date

1796-03

Digital Identifier

ChristChurch.AccountingWardensPewRentAccountBooks_v256

Call Number

3.4.3.16, v256

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 and St. Peter's in March 1796. Entries are listed by pew number, with occupant's name, number of seats, sums due and sums paid. Christ Church pew rents are listed from the beginning of the book, and St. Peter's pew rents start on page 18.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

Christ Church, Philadelphia PA

Extent

38 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