Josiah W. Leeds account books
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of the three volumes of account books of Josiah W. Leeds. The volumes record the publication account of various books written by Leeds and others. Each volume records the number of volumes purchased, who they were sold to, or how they were distributed, and the price each volume was sold for, for each title. At the back of each volume are clippings of book reviews for the titles accounted for in the volume.
- Leeds, Josiah W. (Josiah Woodward) (Person)
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Josiah Woodward Leeds (1841-1908) was the son of Benjamin S. Leeds. Born in Philadelphia, he moved to West Chester, Pennsylvania, in 1868 and joined the Society of Friends in 1870. In 1871, he married Deborah Ann Crenshaw of Virginia and they moved to Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1877, he published a United States history textbook notable for its lack of battle illustrations. This volume was followed in 1882 with a smaller version suitable for intermediate grades. Leeds moved to "Rocouncey," near Birmingham Meeting House, Chester County, Pennsylvania, in 1890. He was the author of numerous tracts and was active in his opposition to what he perceived as damaging to the public welfare.
Source: Dictionary of Quaker Biography
0.25 Linear Feet (3 volumes)
The account books of Josiah W. Leeds record the publication account of various books written by Leeds and others. Each volume records the number of volumes purchased, who they were sold to, or how they were distributed, and the price each volume was sold for, for each title. At the back of each volume are clippings of book reviews for the titles accounted for in the volume.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed November, 2015.
- Josiah W. Leeds account books, 1877-1894
- Kara Flynn
- November, 2015
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