A collection of 240 invoices, printed forms completed in manuscript, often with engraved headings and scenes, dated between 1833 and 1879, addressed to 107 companies and individuals in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and to 2 in New York, from one German and 89 British manufacturers. Goods invoiced consist mainly of textile and textile machinery, pottery, cutlery and tools. Most invoices after Sep 1835 bear the stamp of the Custom House, Philadelphia, and after Feb 1869 many have attached a consular certificate combined with a sworn declaration by the manufacturer as to the origin, destination and price of the goods.
Invoices relating to Philadelphia
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 96 MS 675
- Dates of Creation1833-1879
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 box
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
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Bought from W. Myers & Co. in 1966.
Other Finding Aids
M.S. Pettifer, 'Some 19th-century invoices relating to Philadelphia' (1967), held in the University of London Library.
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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