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Ms. Codex 1049 - Nevil, Thomas, 1721-1797 - Thomas Nevell's day book
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Author:
Nevil, Thomas, 1721-1797.
Title:
Thomas Nevell's day book [manuscript].
Origin:
Philadelphia, 1762-1785.
Physical description:
222 leaves : paper ; 316 x 210 mm.
Biographical / Organizational History:
Philadelphia builder, architect, and member of the Carpenters' Company.
Summary:
Financial records of Thomas Nevil, also known as Thomas Nevell, including expenses and payments received, mostly between 1762 and 1776. The end of the book contains recipes for the medical preparations of a Dr. Weed, signed over to Samuel Wetherill by Rebecca B. (Reed) Nicholson, written between 1795 and 1801.
Provenance:
Gift, as part of the Wetherill Papers, of Proctor and Reeves Wetherill to the Industrial Research Department, University of Pennsylvania, 1937.
Transferred, as part of the Wetherill Papers, to the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania, 1963.
Related names:
Wetherill, Samuel, 1736-1816, former owner.
Nicholson, Rebecca B.
Subject:
Architecture, American - 18th century.
Traditional medicine - Formulae, receipts, prescriptions.
Philadelphia (Pa.) - History - 18th century.
Form / Genre:
Codices.
Account books.
Financial records.
Recipes.
Manuscripts, American - 18th century.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from caption title (f. 1r).
Forms part of the Wetherill Papers.
Pagination: Paper, 222 leaves; ii, 1-200, [201-203], 204, 204, 205, 205, 206, 206, [207]; f. 107-196 blank; f. 197-222 contain records and recipes, with some pages of recipes marked with inconsistent contemporary foliation.
Layout: All pages (including blank ones) ruled vertically by hand in red ink for columns for figures.
Binding: Contemporary leather with blind stamping and label on front pastedown reading "Sold by David Hall at the New Printing-Office, in Market-street, Philadelphia"; in extremely poor and fragile condition. Covers are detached; all text pages at beginning and end have been disbound and encapsulated; blank pages are still in a sewn block.
Origin: Entries written in Philadelphia between 1762 and 1801.
Other formats:
Available on microfilm (Microfilm 89-15 and Microfilm 209 (negative)), Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania.
Indexed / Referenced in:
Described in Hussey, Miriam. The Wetherill Papers, 1762-1899 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, Industrial Research Department, 1942), p. 21 (DB-1).
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1049
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1049

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Collection: Other
Facsimile: Yes
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: English
Century: 18th century
Date: 1762
Genre: Account books
Genre: Codices
Genre: Financial records
Genre: Manuscripts, American - 18th century
Genre: Recipes
Subject: Architecture, American
Subject: Formulae, receipts, prescriptions
Subject: Traditional medicine
Geography: Philadelphia (Pa.)
Author: Nevil, Thomas, 1721-1797
Related names: Nicholson, Rebecca B
Related names: Wetherill, Samuel, 1736-1816, former owner
Page material: Paper