Edward Shippen receipts, 1754-1789


Date: 1754-1789 | Size: 0.25 Linear feet, 19 items


These are receipts from tradesmen, mechanics, and storekeepers for sewing, carriage work, the making and repair of shoes, madeira, fabrics, sugar, hair-dressing, and clothing.

Background note

Edward Shippen was Chief Justice of Pennsylvania, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1768.

Collection Information

Physical description

19 items.


Purchased and accessioned, 1957 (1957 1569ms).

Alternate formats available

These materials are also available on microfilm (Film 762).

Early American History Note

The Edward Shippen Collection is composed of nineteen documents, which are contained within the Shippen Family Collection. The documents are Edward Shippen's receipts from 1764 to 1789. The receipts are for various personal purchases he made. A small, disjointed collection, the receipts touch on the personal consumption preferences of one of the wealthiest men in the colony.

Indexing Terms


  • Business Records and Accounts
  • Receipts.


  • American Revolution
  • Business and Skilled Trades
  • Household supplies -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
  • Marriage and Family Life
  • Social Life and Custom
  • Trade