Voight family papers 1788-1839


Date: 1788-1839 | Size: 0.25 Linear feet, 16 items


This collection includes letters, deeds, receipts. There are several letters concerning the ordering and delivery of scales and weights to various banks, including the Farmers Bank of Virginia, and the U.S. Bank in Savannah, Georgia. There are numerous documents relating to the Voights, namely deeds, real estate transactions, and indenture contracts. There is also a copy of a letter from Elias Boudinot of the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia concerning directions for closing the Mint in case of a yellow fever outbreak (1803).

Background note

Henry and Thomas Voight (a.k.a. Voigt) were clock and instrument makers.

Digital objects note

This collection contains digital materials that are available in the APS Digital Library. Links to these materials are provided with context in the inventory of this finding aid. A general listing of digital objects may also be found here.

Collection Information

Physical description

16 items.


Purchased from MacManus and accessioned, 03/31/1970 (1970 592ms).

Early American History Note

The Voight Collection is a relatively small collection reflecting the interests of this Philadelphia family of clockmakers. It has documents relating to the property owned by the Voight family and their business interests. There is a series of documents relating to scales that banks asked the Voights to make. There is also a detailed order from Elias Boudinot, director of the U.S. Mint, on what to do should the Mint be closed because of fever.

Indexing Terms

Corporate Name(s)

  • Farmers Bank of Virginia.
  • U.S. Bank (Savannah, Ga.).
  • United States Mint.

Family Name(s)

  • Voigt, Thomas.


  • Business Records and Accounts
  • Deeds.
  • Indentures.
  • Miscellaneous

Personal Name(s)

  • Boudinot, Elias, 1740-1821
  • Early, Eleazer
  • Voight family.
  • Voight, Henry
  • Voight, Thomas
  • Voigt, Henry


  • Banks and banking -- Equipment and supplies.
  • Business and Skilled Trades
  • Early National Politics
  • Philadelphia History
  • Real property -- Pennsylvania.
  • Scales (Weighing instruments) -- Pennsylvania.
  • Weights and measures.
  • Yellow fever -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.

Detailed Inventory

 Owen, Evan. Indenture to Henry Voigt.
1778 April 5 
 Eckert, Valentine. Deed to Henry Voigt.
1778 May 12 
 Boudinot, Elias. Director's informations for the Officers of the Mint in Case of the Mint being shut on account of the Fever.
1803 September 14 
 Nekervis, William to Thomas Voigt. Farmer's Bank of Virginia.
1813 March 8 
 Eckfeldt, Adam. Receipt to estate of Henry Voigt.
1814 February 21 
 Hendel, Jacob to Thomas Voigt
1815 August 28 
 Early, Eleazar to Thomas Voigt
1817 March 14 
 Early, Eleazar to Thomas Voigt
1817 May 22 
 Early, Eleazar to Thomas Voigt
1817 July 21 
 Early, Eleazar to Thomas Voigt
1817 August 12 
 Early, Eleazar to Thomas Voigt
1817 December 19 
 Voigt, Thomas. Agreement with Issac Cooper.
1835 June 6 
 Voigt, Charles B. Bill to estate of Mrs. Margaret Voigt.
1839 July 19 
 Kessler, John and Catharine. Receipt to Thomas Voigt.
1839 July 26 
 Nutz, E. and Ann. Receipt to Thomas Voigt.
1839 July 26 
 Voigt, Henry. Receipt to Thomas Voigt.
1839 July 26