Free African Society receipts and expenditures, 1790-1792; pew rentals, 1840

Metadata

Title

Free African Society receipts and expenditures, 1790-1792; pew rentals, 1840

Date

1790/1792

Digital Identifier

StThomas.FreeAfricaSocietyReceipts1790-1792PewRentals1840

Description

St. Thomas' earliest precursor organization, the Free African Society was formed by Richard Allen, Absalom Jones and others in 1787, with the goal of building community among black Philadelphians.

This bound manuscript is a record of people who donated to the Society, or were paid for a service. The transactions span the years 1790 to 1792.

The manuscript also includes a list of the names of church members who owed pew rent up to Easter Monday 1840, and five loose pew receipts dating from 1840 and 1870s.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas

Extent

1 volume

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

African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas