Benjamin Jacobs receipt book, 1761-1774


Date: 1761-1774 | Size: 1 volume(s), 1 volume, 46 p.


This book lists receipts for the purchase of land, bar iron, and supplies for the forge, etc. Among the people represented are William Dunlap, James Franklin, Thomas Harrision, Samuel Fisher, and James Morris, Jr.

Background note

Benjamin Jacobs was the owner of Unicorn Forge in Philadelphia.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 volume, 46 p.


Purchased from the Old Curiosity Shop ($50.00) and accessioned, 01/06/1971 (1971 21ms).

Early American History Note

The Benjamin Jacobs Collection contains a single bound, pocket-sized book that records a variety of financial transactions of this prominent Philadelphian businessman.

Indexing Terms


  • Business Records and Accounts
  • Receipt books.

Personal Name(s)

  • Dunlap, William
  • Fisher, Samuel
  • Franklin, James
  • Harrison, Thomas, 1744-1829
  • Jacobs, Benjamin.
  • Morris, James, 1752-1820


  • Business and Skilled Trades
  • Forge shops -- Equipment and supplies.