Pew rent records, v. 5, 1789-1796

Metadata

Title

Pew rent records, v. 5, 1789-1796

Date

1789/1796

Digital Identifier

PHS.ThirdPresbyterianChurchPewRentRecords1789-1792

Call Number

V MI46 P4p v. 5

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 paid to Third Presbyterian from 1789 to 1796.

The first several pages have been written on upside down, and read in reverse order chronologically. The next 44 pages consist of individual entries, right side up, of pew rent paid, recorded by date and name. Then entries start over at the back of the volume, written upside down, and thus proceeding backwards chronologically. These entries are listed by pew number and name, and span two pages across. Pages have been numbered accordingly.

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