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Israel Howell Birdsall account book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-002

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the single volume account book of Israel Howell Birdsall. The volume includes an index, in which individuals are organized alphabetically. Entries record amounts paid or owed, goods purchased, and currency used. Majority of entries include the purchase and sale of: oil, oil meal (used as food for livestock), flax seed, plaster, beans, apples, and butter.

Dates

  • 1810-1819

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Israel Howell (1786-1864) was the son of Arthur Howell and Mary Mott Howell. He married Elizabeth Rowland Howell (1789-1866), the daughter of Sarah Parker Rowland, and they had several children: Elizabeth Howell (1834-1876), Sally R. Howell (1829-1850), Joshua R. Howell (b. 1825), and Jacob Howell (1827-1891).

The Howell family were members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) who resided in Howellville, Edgmont Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. They were a financially comfortable, well-educated family.

Extent

0.19 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Overview

Entries in the account book of Israel Howell Birdsall record amounts paid or owed, goods purchased, and currency used. Majority of entries include the purchase and sale of: oil, oil meal (used as food for livestock), flax seed, plaster, beans, apples, and butter. The volume includes an index, in which individuals are organized alphabetically.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

HC.MC.950.099 Howell family correspondence

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October, 2015.
Title
Israel Howell Birdsall account book, 1810-1819
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
October, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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