James Muir ledger, 1782-1795


Date: 1782-1795 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1volume, ca. 100 p., photocopy


This ledger is a record of Muir's work for Robert Bell, Francis Bailey, Joseph Crukshank, Mathew Carey, Thomas Dobson, William Prichard, William Young, and Charles Varlo, including other accounts.

Background note

James Muir was a Philadelphia bookbinder.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, ca. 100 p., photocopy.


Presented by Willman Spawn and accessioned, 1967 (1967 1743ph).

Location of originals:

Originals in: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Early American History Note

This is a photocopy of James Muir's ledger book from 1782-1789. There are some additional records that go up to 1795. Muir was a bookbinder in Philadelphia. The original volume is at the HSP.

Indexing Terms

Family Name(s)

  • Prichard, William.
  • Varlo, Charles, -- ca. 1725-ca. 179


  • Business Records and Accounts
  • Ledgers.

Personal Name(s)

  • Bailey, Francis, 1735?-1815
  • Bell, Robert
  • Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839
  • Crukshank, Joseph
  • Dobson, Thomas, 1751-1823
  • Muir, James,of Philadelphia.
  • Young, William, 1755-1829


  • Book industries and trade -- Pennsylvania.
  • Business and Skilled Trades
  • Philadelphia History