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Jacob R. Elfreth account book

Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-009

Scope and Content note

This collection is composed of the single volume account book of Jacob R. Elfreth, who served for many years as the treasurer of the Darby Preparative Meeting. This volume was the record kept by Elfreth as treasurer of the meeting and includes names of members and their occupations, and cash balances for each member.


  • 1877-1906


Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical note

Jacob R. Elfreth, the son of Jacob R. Elfreth Sr. and Abigail Pierce Elfreth, was born on October 22, 1837 in Philadelphia, PA. He was a Quaker merchant, elder, and minister. Initially apprenticed for five years to J.R. Sowers & Co., dry goods, Elfreth started a carpet business with his brother, James Elfreth. Elfreth Jr. never married and died November 14, 1924 in Landsdowne, PA.


0.08 Linear Feet



Aquisition information

The Jacob R. Elfreth account book was donated to QUaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, in 1941 by Susanna Smedley.

Related Materials

  • MC 1221 Elfreth family papers
  • MC.975.07.123 "Some Notes on Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Extracted by Jacob R. Elfreth of Landsdowne, Penna. From his Diary"
  • MC 975.01.019 Jacob R. Elfreth Sr. diaries
  • MC 975.01.020 Jacob R. Elfreth Jr. diaries

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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed November 2015.
Jacob R. Elfreth account books, 1877-1906
Kara Flynn
November 2015
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