Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia Records, 1683-1983

Mss.974.811.C22.a

Date: 1683-1983 | Size: 18 Linear feet, 102 vols.; 18 lin. ft.

Abstract

The papers include: minutes, 1794, 1802-1942; minutes of the Managing Committee and Committee of Seven, 1791-1950; rough minutes of the Managing Committee, 1819-1857; minutes of the Wardens, 1769-1919 (with some gaps); roll of members, 1841-1875; price books, 1786, ca. 1804, 1827, 1852; Price Book Committee minutes, 1786-1791, 1827-1897; price book of the Second Carpenters' Company, 1784; cash books, 1889-1952; treasurer's account, 1874-1907; ledgers, 1801-1896; record of certificates granted to measurers of carpenters' work, 1827-1889; account book, 1763-1834; minutes of the Building Committee, 1810 11; minutes of the Committee on fitting up the Old Hall, 1857; minutes of the Committees of Accounts and Rents, 1780-1784; minutes of the Library Committee, 1853-1889; receipts for books and library record of borrowers, 1846-1890; by-laws and rules and regulations and standing resolutions, ca. 1866-1869; minutes of the Friendship Carpenters' Company, 1770-1775; account of the Friendship Carpenters' Company, 1769-1799; rules and regulations of the Friendship Carpenters' Company and specifications for building, 1769; relief given to 12 widows, 1818; scrapbook, 1887-1892; Antiques, Curiosities, and Memorabilia, 1683-1855; autographs, pictures, etc., relating to the Centennial Anniversary, 1874; Trustees' minute book, 1895 1941; book of "Dementtions" of carpenter's work by Samuel Jones, 1784; real estate record, 1905-1918; receipt books, 1795-1918; and other materials. The whole collection has been filmed by APS. Recent deposits include: Miscellaneous bills, and bills and receipts relating to widows relief (1800-1854), Managing Committee minutes (1857, 1859, 1860), library bills (1795-1854). There are also more contemporary records on deposit (1952-1980s), relating to all aspects of the Company's activities (with restrictions on the use of some of this material).

Background note

The Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia is the oldest builders' organization in the United States and the oldest of all trade bodies in Philadelphia. It was organized along the lines of the companies of England in 1724. The Friendship Carpenters' Company was formed in 1769 and united with the Carpenters' Company in 1786.

Scope and content

The papers include: minutes, 1794, 1802-1942; minutes of the Managing Committee and Committee of Seven, 1791-1950; rough minutes of the Managing Committee, 1819-1857; minutes of the Wardens, 1769-1919 (with some gaps); roll of members, 1841-1875; price books, 1786, ca. 1804, 1827, 1852; Price Book Committee minutes, 1786-1791, 1827-1897; price book of the Second Carpenters' Company, 1784; cash books, 1889-1952; treasurer's account, 1874-1907; ledgers, 1801-1896; record of certificates granted to measurers of carpenters' work, 1827-1889; account book, 1763-1834; minutes of the Building Committee, 1810 11; minutes of the Committee on fitting up the Old Hall, 1857; minutes of the Committees of Accounts and Rents, 1780-1784; minutes of the Library Committee, 1853-1889; receipts for books and library record of borrowers, 1846-1890; by-laws and rules and regulations and standing resolutions, ca. 1866-1869; minutes of the Friendship Carpenters' Company, 1770-1775; account of the Friendship Carpenters' Company, 1769-1799; rules and regulations of the Friendship Carpenters' Company and specifications for building, 1769; relief given to 12 widows, 1818; scrapbook, 1887-1892; Antiques, Curiosities, and Memorabilia, 1683-1855; autographs, pictures, etc., relating to the Centennial Anniversary, 1874; Trustees' minute book, 1895 1941; book of "Dementtions" of carpenter's work by Samuel Jones, 1784; real estate record, 1905-1918; receipt books, 1795-1918; and other materials. The whole collection has been filmed by APS.

Recent deposits include: Miscellaneous bills, and bills and receipts relating to widows relief (1800-1854), Managing Committee minutes (1857, 1859, 1860), library bills (1795-1854). There are also more contemporary records on deposit (1952-1980s), relating to all aspects of the Company's activities (with restrictions on the use of some of this material).

Added to the records in 2010 were the following: Ledgers, 1968-1995; Managing Committte minutes, 1979 Dec.-1986; 250th anniversary records; rules/regulalations/bylaws; cash book 1964-1973; financial records 1917-1974; original cataloging sheets for the records; photographs and negatives; original deeds; publications 1874-present; account books for Marriner&Buckingham, 1846-1889.

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Collection Information

Physical description

102 volumes, 18 linear ft.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Use:

Permission to publish material from the collection must be obtained from the Carpenters' Company.

Restrictions on Access:

Researchers MUST use the microfilm for the parts of the collection that have been filmed. Researchers may use the originals of the parts of the collection that have not been filmed.

Provenance

Deposited by Carpenters' Company from 1964-2010; see in-house list for deposits and dates.

Alternate formats available

Much of the collection has been filmed by the APS (Film 1190).

Early American History Note

The Carpenter's Company Collection is a potentially rich source for those interested in Philadelphia history and early trade unions. The Carpenters' Company was one of the most prominent trade associations in colonial Philadelphia and the early national period. The collection includes official minutes of the Carpenter's Company for nearly all of early America. These volumes capture the inner workings of one of the most prominent business institutions in the city. The minute books capture a wide range of company business, including establishing prices for the public, member procedures, and public relations. The collection also includes the minutes of the Friendship Company from its founding in 1769 – 1775 and their accounts from 1769-1799.

The collection has many editions of the company's price books for work to be done in the city. The price books contain numerous architectural drawings along with prices for the performance of carpentry work for the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Also included in the material is a printed copy of the Baltimore Carpenter Company's founding constitution, miscellaneous letters and receipts, and a variety of historic memorabilia from commemorations in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Noteworthy Minute Books 1769-1784 The Minute Book of the Carpenter's Company offers an account of an important institution in Philadelphia during the American Revolution. The Minute Book includes a variety of information on the internal workings of the Carpenter's Company with particular emphasis on the construction and management of Carpenter's Hall. Because the use of the Hall is often discussed, there are records of how the space was used as a meeting and staging area during the imperial crisis and Revolution.

The minute book not only discusses how the Hall was used, but also includes the details on the decision to build Carpenter's Hall itself. In fact, the minute book begins with a meeting in which joining with the Library Company to erect a shared building is discussed and much of the following meetings revolve around the question of whether and how to fund such a place.

The Friendship Company's Minute Book for the same period offers an interesting contrast to the Carpenter's Company. Formed by carpenters upset with new fees at the Carpenters' Company, the minute book is more detailed and includes letters between the Carpenter's Company and Friendship Company in which both seek to establish amicable relationships, although there are clear undertones of competitive tension between the two in the correspondence.

Nineteenth Century Minute Books The collection includes minute books for a variety of committees during the nineteenth century. Of particular note may be the minute book following the panic of 1827, in which the Company established new procedures to set prices after the Company's reputation was besmirched.

Miscellany Collection The Miscellany Collection contains an assortment of documents, most of which relate to the Carpenter's Company but not all. There are contracts between individuals, loan receipts, and stock receipts from various Philadelphia institutions, such as the Asylum Corporation, and letters to the Company touching on a variety of subjects.

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Account books.
  • Autographs.
  • Broadsides.
  • Business Records and Accounts
  • Bylaws.
  • Cashbooks.
  • Institutional Records
  • Ledgers.
  • Minutes.
  • Miscellaneous
  • Photoprints.
  • Receipt books.
  • Receipts.
  • Regulations
  • Rolls.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Specifications.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History.

Subject(s)

  • Business and Skilled Trades
  • Carpenters -- Labor unions -- United States.
  • Guilds -- United States.
  • Philadelphia History


Detailed Inventory

Series 1: Company Minutes
  
Item 28a. Carpenters' Company Minutes
1769-1781 1 Volumes

From Descriptive Inventory: Volume: Company Minutes, 1769-81 [sm; on spine: "THE / CARPENTERS / COMPANY / WARDENS / BOOK / FEB. 1, 1769 / TO / JULY 16, 1781"] Carpenters' Company minutes of quarterly, annual, and special meetings, 1 Feb 1769 to 15 Oct 1781 [with Warden's list of attendance and arrearages; receipts at rear; there is a gap in the minutes from 26 Apr 1776 to 23 Oct 1778] Also contains: Receipts, 30 Jan 1770 to 24 Jan 1780. fragile pages; needs conservation.

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Item 39. Carpenters' Company Minutes
1782-1788 1 Volumes

From Descriptive Inventory: Carpenters' Company minutes of quarterly, annual, and special meetings, 21 Jan. 1782 to 21 April 1788. With Warden's list of attendance and arrearages; receipts at rear.

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Item 28b. Carpenters' Company Minutes
1788-1791 1 Volumes

From Descriptive Inventory: [sm; on cover: "THE CARPENTERS COMPANY / WARDEN'S BOOK / JULY 21, 1788 / TO / JANUARY 31, 1791"] Carpenters' Company, minutes of quarterly, annual, and special meetings, 21 July 1788 to 31 Jan 1791 [with Warden's list of attendance and arrearages]

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Item 28c. Carpenters' Company Minutes
1791-1794 1 Volumes

From Descriptive Inventory: [sm; on cover: "THE CARPENTERS COMPANY / WARDEN'S BOOK / APRIL 18, 1791 /TO/ JANUARY 20, 1794"] Carpenters' Company, minutes of quarterly, annual, and special meetings, 18 Apr 1791 to 20 Jan 1794 [with Warden's list of attendance and arrearages; receipts at rear].

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Item 28d. Carpenters' Company Minutes
1794-1798 1 Volumes

From Descriptive Inventory: [sm; on cover: "THE CARPENTERS COMPANY / WARDEN'S BOOK / APRIL 21, 1794 /TO/ JANUARY 15, 1798"] Carpenters' Company, minutes of quarterly, annual, and special meetings, 21 Apr 1794 to 15 Jan 1798 [with Warden's list of attendance and arrearages; receipts at rear for fines, entry fees, quarterages, arrearages, price books]. pencil sketch of building plan, prob row house, near front; p.79, speaking rules; p. 114, rules for using archtl library

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Item 28e. Carpenters' Company Minutes
1798-1802 1 Volumes

From Descriptive Inventory: [sm; on spine: "THE / CARPENTERS / COMPANY / WARDEN'S / BOOK / 1798-1802"] Carpenters' Company, minutes of quarterly, annual, and special meetings, 16 Apr 1798 to 18 Jan 1802 [with Warden's list of attendance and arrearages; receipts at rear].

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Series 2: Managing Committee and Trustees' Minutes
  
Item 5a. Carpenters' Company, Managing Committee, Minutes
1791-1792 1 Volumes

From Descriptive Inventory: [on spine: "THE / CARPENTERS / COMPANY / MEETINGS / OF / MANAGING / COMMITTEE / JAN. 22, 1812 / JAN. 15, 1823"] Carpenters' Company, Managing Committee, Fair Minutes, 22 Jan 1812 to 15 Jan 1823

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Item 5b. Carpenters' Company, Managing Committee, Minutes
1792-1795 1 Volumes

From Descriptive Inventory: MINUTES / JANUARY 16, 1792 / TO / JUNE 24, 1795"] Carpenters' Company, [Managing] Committee, Minutes, 16 Jan 1792 to 24 June 1795 [note: the minutes of a few meetings in item 4 duplicate some of these these in more finished form; these in 5b are rougher in form, and are perhaps "rough minutes"]. Also contains: List of Members receiving certificate or laws, c. 1794-95.

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Item 5c. Carpenters' Company, Managing Committee, Minutes
1795-1800 1 Volumes

From Descriptive Inventory: [on spine: "THE/ CARPENTERS/ COMPANY/ MINUTES/ COMMITTEE/ OF/ SEVEN/ JULY 1, 1795 / TO / JAN. 14, 1801"] Carpenters' Company, [Managing] Committee, Minutes, 1 Jul 1795 to 14 Jan 1801

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Item 5e. Carpenters' Company, Managing Committee, Minutes
1806-1812 1 Volumes

From Descriptive Inventory: [on spine: "THE / CARPENTERS / COMPANY / MINUTES / OF THE / MANAGEING [sic] / COMMITTEE / JAN. 22, 1806 / TO / JAN. 17, 1812"] Carpenters' Company, Managing Committee, Minutes, 22 Jan 1806 to 17 Jan 1812

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Item 5f. Carpenters' Company, Managing Committee, Minutes
1812-1823 1 Volumes

From Descriptive Inventory: [on spine: "THE / CARPENTERS / COMPANY / MEETINGS / OF / MANAGING / COMMITTEE / JAN. 22, 1812 / JAN. 15, 1823"] Carpenters' Company, Managing Committee, Fair Minutes, 22 Jan 1812 to 15 Jan 1823

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Item 93. Carpenters' Company, Managing Committee, Minutes
1838-1852 1 Volumes

From Descriptive Inventory: Carpenters' Company, Managing Committee, Minutes, 17 Jan 1838 to 29 Dec 1852.

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Series 3: Membership Records and Rules
  
Series 4: Price Books and Measuring
  
Items 1e-1g. Price Book
1805 3 Volumes 3 volumes bound into one.

From Descriptive Inventory: [sm; no cover or spine inscription; in case.] Carpenters' Company, Articles of the Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia; and their Rules for Measuring and Valuing House-Carpenters Work, as Revised and Agreed on in the year 1805 (Philadelphia, April 13, 1805). [1 copy of Ebenezer Ferguson, 1 inscribed Jacob Reinhard, Louisville, 1 of Richard Chamberlin] new plates, e.g. fanlights, by Owen Biddle, del., Tiebout, sc.

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Item 1d. Manuscript Price Book
1827 1 Volumes
Item 2a. Price Book Committee, Minutes
1786-1791 

From inventory description: Carpenters Company, Committee of Prices, Minutes, 23 Oct 1786 to 5 Feb 1791. Often just lists attendees.

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Item 2b. Price Book Committee, Minutes
1827-1844 

From Descriptive Inventory: [hz; nothing on spine or cover] Carpenters Company, Committee on Book of Prices, Minutes, 27 Apr 1827 to 6 Mar 1844. 1c, 1d are probably identifiable by mention here: whereas diversity of opinion on pricing, keep them in ms. book; committee created 12 Mar 1827

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Item 2c. Price Book Committee, Minutes
1843-1897 1 Volumes

From inventory description: [hz; on spine: MINUTES/ OF / COMMITTEE / BOOK / OF / PRICES"; wrapped] Carpenters Company, Committee of Prices, Minutes, 24 Oct 1843 23 June 1897. [some loose 1880s papers concerning prices and arbitration inserted; book of prices still maintained in 1897, but tasks mentioned are arbitration, estimation, day-wages specified].

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Item 10a. Measurers' Certificates
1827-1843 1 Volumes

From Descriptive Inventory: [hz; nothing on spine or cover) Carpenters' Company, Record of Certificates granted Measurers of Carpenters' work, 20 July 1827 to 26 Aug 1843 [printed and filled in; also measurer's affadavit, Jan 1889, inserted]

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Item 26. Samuel Jones Valuation Accounts
1784-1785 1 Volumes

From Descriptive Inventory: [sm; on cover: "THE CARPENTERS COMPANY / SAMUEL JONES / BOOK OF DEMENTTIONS / OF CARPENTERS WORK / NO.2 / 1784"] Samuel Jones, Itemized Valuations--under Carpenters' Company rules-- for various Buildings, Jan 1784 to 26 Mar 1785.

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Item 31 #22. Committee of Fifteen, Minutes on Book of Prices
1803-1804 
Item 36. Printed Price Book, annotated
1852 1 Volumes

From Descriptive Inventory: Carpenters' Company, Rules and Regulations for Measuring and Valuing Carpenters' Work, As revised and Adopted by the Company (Philadelphia, 1852), printed, with inscribed prices, additional items, ink sketches; volume of R. K. Betts, with inserted notes on new members, death dates of members to 1877, chronology 1736-1857, early subscribers, officers, fees; Paste-ins of parquet floors; loose printed valuation certificate, manuscript index, tables.

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Item 10A. Measurers' Certificates, 1827-1843
1827-1843 1 Volumes
Item 10 B. Measurers' Certificates, 1843-1880
1843-1880 1 Volumes
Item 10C. Measurers' Certificates
1889 1 Volumes
Item 1C. Manuscript Price Book, 1827
1824 1 Volumes
Item 1a. Price Book
1786 1 Volumes

From Descriptive Inventory: Sm; no cover or spine inscription; in case. Carpenters' Company, Rules for Measuring and Valuing House-Carpenters Work [Philadelphia, 1786]. Printed, with manuscript prices, frontispiece indicates copy of John How.

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Series 5: Library Records
  
Series 6: Financial Records
  
Item 14 - Committee of Rents
1780-1784 
Item 4. Rental Ledger
1807-1839 1 Volumes

From Descriptive Inventory: Carpenters' Company, Account Book, Ledger for Rental Receipts from other Societies, 15 Jan 1807 to 14 Jan 1839;   Also contains: [Managing] Committee, Fair Minutes 24 Jan to 5 Feb 1794; Treasurer's Journal, 24 Jan to 5 Feb 1794, Jan to 4 Dec 1806.

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Item 11. Carpenter's Company Account Book
1763-1834 1 Volumes
Item 21 - Ledger, Relief for Widows
  
Item 9 - Ledger
  
Item 94 - Treasurer's Journal
  
Item 22- Committee of Fifteen, Minutes ... on book of prices
  
Item 39- Managing Committee, Minutes
  
Item 44- Reminiscences
  
Photocopy of plat of Benjamin Loxley's lots
  
"Mrs.Hirons private copy" of the contents of ·the Library of Carpenters' Company
  
Series 7: Buildings
  
Series 8: Carpenters' Company Miscellany
  
Oath of Allegiance in Pennsylvania, 1754
  
Minutes, 1769-1803
  
Minutes, 1791, 1795, & 1799
  
Nevell, Thomas to the Carpenters' Company
  
Asylum Company, Certificate of shares to James Cramond
  
Contract between A.E. Van Braam and Thomas Smith
  
Pearson, James, et al, certification of measurement for carpenters work
  
Jonathan Meredith's bill
  
Ulster County Gazette, Vol. II, no. 88
  
Newspaper sheet, July 1800
  
Craig, Elizabeth to the Carpenters' Company
  
Fox, Sam[uel] M. to the Carpenters' Company
  
The Port Folio, Vol. I, no. 19
  
The Philadelphia Academy to the Carpenters' Company
  
Sam[uel] M. Fox to James Potter
  
Thornhill, Dorothea Petition for firewood
  
Request for funds for education of children of Mrs.Clark
  
Muhlenberg, P. to W[illia]m Linnard, 23 May 1803
  
Scott, Robert to the Carpenters' Company
  
Smith, John to Carpenters' Company, 8 Jan 1804
  
Wardens accounts of refreshments
  
Allison, Robert to the Carpenters' Company, 1804
  
Allison, Robert to the Carpenters' Company, undated
  
Carpenters' Company accounts with Jonathan Robert
  
Allison, Robert to the Carpenters' Company
  
Indenture between James Steward and John Warner
  
Perseverance Carpenters' Company to the Carpenters' Company
  
Wardens minutes
  
Allison,Robert to the Carpenters' Company [1805]
  
Ogelby, Joshua Bill to the Carpenters' Company for binding
  
Poulson's American Daily Advertiser
  
Minutes, Managing Committee
  
Washington Fire Company to the Southwark Fire Company
  
Southwark Fire Company to the Washington Fire Company
  
Jefferson, Thomas to R. C. Weightman
  
Reminiscences, 1857
  
The Original House the Declaration was written
  
Lynch, Aug. T. to the Carpenters' Company
  
Centennial Celebration...to the Carpenters' Company
  
Wilson, J. Sims to Jacob Jones
  
Bills and receipts
  
Whitty, W. H. to the Carpenters' Company 12 Jan 1881
  
Reports of Committees ...
  
Committee appointed to examine qualifications of candidates
  
Report of committee on renovation
  
Employers Liability Assurance Corporation to the Carpenters' Company
  
Henry A. Dreer, Inc. to the Carpenters' Company
  
Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science to George Watson
  
N. W. Ayer & Son to the Carpenters' Company
  
Carpenters' Company to N. W. Ayer
  
Hetzell, Isaac D. to Harry Gill, Jr.
  
Celebration of the 200th Anniversary
  
Historical Society of Pennsylvania to the Carpenters' Company
  
Correspondence with Harold Ickes in re ''Curtis Mall"
  
The Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks to Mr. English
  
Reimer, Edward F. to the Carpenters' Company
  
Carpenters' Company to Mrs. Bessie Dobson Altemus
  
Keebler Clock Company to the Carpenters' Company
  
Plan and work for development of the "Curtis Mall"
  
Labels for exhibiting items
  
Muhlenberg, P., Petition to rent Carpenters' Hall
  
Paper money, from the Revolutionary War to the Civil War
  
Certificate of membership - Matthew McGlathery
  
Certificate of membership - George Forepaugh
  
Certificate of membership - Mark Rodes
  
Certificate of membership - Edward Garrigues
  
Certificate of membership for Edward Garrigues to the Pennsylvania Society for Promotig the Abolition of Slavery
  
Indenture for Hiram Miller to Jacob B. Peterson
  
Transcript of the Speech of Albert Gallatin
  
Receipts, etc. of c. Shrack
  
Blank notices of fines for absences
  
Initiation receipts for the Firemen's Charitable Association
  
Newspaper clipping and letter concerning Cuba
  
Copy of "Principles of the American Protective Association,"
  
Listing of officers and committee members of the Carpenters' Company
  
Centennial Jubilee, Lyrics
  
Carpenters' Hall and its Historic Memories'
  
Invitations, Centennial Exhibtion, Constitutional Convention Centennial
  
Postcards regarding CCCCP reception for U. S. Grant
  
List of window screens at Carpenters' Hall
  
Betts, Richard K., "Carpenters Hall and its Historic Memories," 1882
  
Extracts from minutes of Carpenters' Company Meeting
  
Dated notes on events and fines
  
Documentation of a meeting that took place on the Ship Charlotte
  
Letter informing Carpenters' Hall of 115th anniversary of Bunker Hill
  
Muckle, M. Richards to Carpenters' company of Philadelphia
  
Blank summons of the Carpenters' Company
  
Betts, Richard K., "Carpenters' Hall and its Historic Memories" revised edition
  
Downing, Charles H. to Thomas H. Marshall
  
Loan Certificate, 1786
  
Series 9: Other Companies
  
Item 19. Friendship Carpenters' Company Minutes
1770-1775 1 Volumes

From Descriptive Inventory: hz; on spine, in manuscript: "Minutes/ of the / Friendship / Carpenters / Company / 1769" Friendship Carpenters' Company, Company Minutes, 29 Jan 1770 to 30 Nov 1775; Also contains Carpenters' Company, Accounts with various Members and others, Ledger, 22 Feb 1769 to 16 Jan 1823. Note: mainly paid in the form of work on Carpenters' Hall or rents; only a handful of entries after 1800; Earliest accts at rear are with Benj Randolph, Jas Pearson, Thos Felton, John Goodwin, Jos Rakestraw, 1769-70, mainly in connection with new hall; none of them were signers of 1769 Friendship articles at start of book, therefore this is Carpenters' Company. Binding in poor shape.

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Item 18. Act of Incorporation and By-Laws and Miscellany
1763-1983 1 Volumes
Procter, Thomas to John Cadwallader