Mrs. Howard W. Lewis collection of early Philadelphia businesses papers

This collection is composed chiefly of business papers of auctioneers: Weir and Fisher, 1799-1809; Silas E. Weir, 1809-1819; Lisle, Weir and Company, 1819-1821; Willing, Weir and Co., 1822-1823; Weir, Smith and Lewis, 1823-1826; Weir, Lewis and Company, 1827-1830; John E. Lewis, 1811-1866. Records...

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Main Author: Lewis, Howard W., Mrs (Creator)
Collection:Mrs. Howard W. Lewis Collection of Early Philadelphia Businesses Papers
Collection Number:0367
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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Physical Description: 36.0 Linear feet 77 boxes
Summary: This collection is composed chiefly of business papers of auctioneers: Weir and Fisher, 1799-1809; Silas E. Weir, 1809-1819; Lisle, Weir and Company, 1819-1821; Willing, Weir and Co., 1822-1823; Weir, Smith and Lewis, 1823-1826; Weir, Lewis and Company, 1827-1830; John E. Lewis, 1811-1866. Records of trade in silks, tea, rum, tobacco, cloth, linen, glass, for disposal at auction, with details on commercial enterprises, markets, prices, variety of goods traded, supply and demand, legal requirements. Included are: auction accounts, 1799-1830; correspondence, 1807-1828; imported bonds, 1825-1828; notes and drafts, 1809-1839; bank checks, 1808-1818; account books, bank books, blotters, ledgers, cashbooks, receipts, 1802- 1866; John F. Lewis p apers, 1825-1866, on his personal and family affairs, bills, receipts, accounts; papers on Scots Presbyterian Church, St. John English Evangelical Lutheran Church, Association of Reformed Churches, 1808; papers on the Society for the Relief Association of the Poor, 1817; estate of Elizabeth Steele papers, 1801-1827; and maps of railways.