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J. G. Reynolds receipt book

Ms. Codex 1785

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Reynolds, J. G. , (James G.)
Title:
J. G. Reynolds receipt book
Date [inclusive]:
1806-1833
Call Number:
Ms. Codex 1785
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
English
Abstract:
This volume spans the years from 1806 to 1833 and comprises the receipts of payments made by James G. Reynolds to various merchants, professionals, grocers, doctors, masons, and builders.
Cite as:
J. G. Reynolds Receipt Book, 1806-1833, Ms. Codex 1785, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

Oblong leather bound volume bearing two black, leather labels stamped in gold with "J. G. Reynolds" on the cover and "Receipt book" on the spine. The volume spans the years from 1806 to 1833 and comprises the receipts of payments made by James G. Reynolds to various merchants, professionals, grocers, doctors, masons, and builders. Other payments made by Reynolds include taxes and rent. The transactions were made chiefly in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York, where Reynolds most likely lived. Each payment has been recorded, dated, and signed by the recipient. A few receipts of note include rent for Lot No. 81 for Henry Rutgers, signed by W. B. Crosby, dated October 1809 and October 1810; paving the intersection at Rivington Street signed by Morris Camp, dated September 27, 1811; and several receipts for construction work performed at Mr. Lawrence's houses located on 1st Street in 1812. Following the last receipt in the volume, dated 1833, is a list of names written in purple ink with the notation "Reynolds tribe." The names include George W. Reynolds, Lena, Mary, Louise, and James. Approximately one third of the volume has been used; the remainder, except for the last few leaves, is blank. The volume is interleaved with blotting paper and written parallel to the spine in the manner of a notepad.

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Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  September 2016

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This codex is available for use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Jeffrey Rovenpor Rare Books (New York, New York), 2016.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Codices (bound manuscripts)
  • Manuscripts, American--19th century
  • Receipts (financial records)
Geographic Name(s)
  • Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.)--History--19th century--Sources
  • Lower Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)--History--19th century--Sources

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Collection Inventory

Volume

J. G. Reynolds receipt book, 1806-1833.

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