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Jacob R. Elfreth account book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-009

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised 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, their occupations, and cash balances for each member.

Dates

  • 1877-1906

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (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, Pennsylvania. 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, Pennsylvania.

Extent

0.08 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Overview

The account book of Jacob R. Elfreth, who served for many years as the treasurer of the Darby Preparative Meeting, includes names of members, their occupations, and cash balances for each member.

Acquisition

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

Related Materials

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

Processing Information

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