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Josiah Philbrook account book

Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-024

Scope and Content note

This collection is comprised of the single volume account book of Josiah Philbrook. A note on the inside cover reads: “This Book belongs to South China Mechanics Association.” The first section is organized by two columns: Expenditures and Receipts. The remainder of the volume is organized alphabetically by names of individuals.


  • 1856-1858


Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

Josiah Philbrook (1821-1901) was born in November, 1821 in Brunswick, Me., the son of Josiah and Sarah Philbrook. As an adult, he lived in China, Me., where he worked as a shoemaker. He married his first wife, Hannah Sampson Jones (1822-1869) January of 1847, and the couple had one child: Beulah R. Philbrook (1848-1911). He later married Mary Eliza Cook (1841-1920) in October, 1870. Josiah Philbrook died in China, Me. in February, 1901.


0.17 Linear Feet



Immediate Acquisition


Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed November 2015.
Josiah Philbrook account book, 1856-1858
Kara Flynn
November 2015
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