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James & Drinker account book

Identifier: HC.MC-975-08-008

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of the single volume account book for doctors James and Drinker. The volume records payments made and received. Payments were often made in bonds or cash. Includes a drawing, likely of Old City, inserted at page 87.


  • Creation: 1757-1802


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

Henry Drinker (1734-1809) was born on April 21, 1734, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His wife, Elizabeth Sandwith Drinker (1735-1807), was born in Philadelphia the following year. The pair were married on January 13, 1761. Drinker was a Quaker and an active member of the Philadelphia community. He served as the clerk of the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting and was also involved with other local boards and committees. In 1777, Henry Drinker— along with 18 other Quakers— was arrested and banished to Winchester, Virginia when their pacifist stance to the American Revolution was construed as an unwillingness to support the new nation. Henry Drinker died in 1809.


0.08 linear ft. (1 volume)

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The account book for doctors James and Drinker records payments made and received. Payments were often made in bonds or cash.



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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed November, 2015.

James & Drinker account book, 1757-1802
Kara Flynn
November, 2015
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