Medical Hall (proposed) on Ninth Street University of Pennsylvania campus, exterior elevation, watercolor and ink by Stephen Bourne 1804 April 22

 

Table of Contents

Introduction

Archives General, Communications of Individuals

Personal Papers

Constitution and Charter Collection

Rules and Laws

Trustees

Faculty of Arts

Students of Arts

Faculty of Medicine

Students of Medicine

Financial Records

Matriculation and Class Records

Matriculation and Lecture Tickets

Curriculum Collection

Commencement Collection

Diploma and Certificate Collection

Non-University Organizations

Printed Pieces

Typescripts of Other Documents

Photocopies of Other Documents

Microfilm

Iconography

Architectural Drawings and Plans

Memorabilia

Other University Collections

 

Archives General Collection
of the University of Pennsylvania, 1740-1820

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Financial Records

Account Books (Documents Number 1515 - 1532f)

Individual Documents

DOCUMENT NUMBER. DESCRIPTION OF DOCUMENT.

By date

1515. (View facsimile) December 27, 1749-June 9, 1764. Journal. "Journal A, Belonging to the Trustees of the Academy of Philadelphia Anno 1749." Daily record of payment of subscriptions, for faculty salaries, building expenses, materials and furnishings purchased, repairs and services rendered and income from investments. Includes accounts with Benjamin Franklin, Peter Collinson and others in England for instruments and books. Title page has a table diagram and a list of food dishes evidently consumed at a trustees’ dinner.

1516. (View facsimile) December 29, 1749-December 2, 1779; 1788, 1789. Journal. "Day Book Belonging to the Trustees of the Academy" of Philadelphia. Daily record of College, Academy and Charity School and accounts payable for faculty salaries, building expenses, materials and furnishings purchased, repairs and services rendered and receipts from subscriptions and interest on investments. Includes accounts with Benjamin Franklin, Peter Collinson and others in England for instruments and books. The last pages contain an account of documents delivered by Francis Hopkinson to Henry Hill, Treasurer of the College board, May 7, 1789.

1517. (View facsimile) January 16, 1749/50-December 2, 1779. Journal. Academy of Philadelphia account book. Chronological record of funds advanced Treasurer and other principals to pay for goods and services, and to individual faculty members for salaries; includes receipts for rent from College tenants. Alphabetical index. In calfskin binding by Stephen Potts of Philadelphia.

1518. (View facsimile) November 25, 1773-March 10, 1784. Receipt book of the College and Academy, 1773-1779, and of the University of the State of Pennsylvania, 1780-1784. Notes expenditures for salaries, goods and services; ground rents, interest on loans and miscellaneous items. Signatories include George Bryan, Dr. Gerardus Clarkson, George Clymer, Francis Hopkinson, Rev. John Christopher Kunze, Thomas Mifflin, Thomas Nevell (house carpenter), John Smith (son of Robert Smith, architect), Right Rev. William White and members of the faculty.

1518a. December 1, 1779-September, 1803. Journal. University of the State of Pennsylvania, later University of Pennsylvania. Chronological record of assets, receipts and payments in the "Estate" of the University.

1518b. December 1, 1779-September, 1803. Ledger. University of the State of Pennsylvania, later University of Pennsylvania. Record of payments to and receipts from named accounts; public securities; interest account; real estate.

1519. January 1, 1780-May 23, 1791, Phila. Journal. Daily cash book of the University of the State of Pennsylvania. Initial pages contain an inventory of debts of all kinds taken over from the late College as of January 1, 1780.

1520. February 5, 1780-November 29, 1787. Ledger. Cash accounts of the University of the State of Pennsylvania arranged by name of payee and thereunder chronologically.

1521. April 12, 1780-March 25, 1788. Ledger. University of the State of Pennsylvania record of ground rents, bonds due and salaries of instructors and employees.

1522. April 1, 1781-August 1, 1787. Ledger. "A List of Houses and Lots Purchased of the State and Rented out on Account of the University" [of the State of Pennsylvania]. Alphabetical record of tenants occupying confiscated estate of Loyalists.

1523. September 8, 1782-September 1, 1788. Real estate rent book. Descriptions of productive real estate owned by the University of the State of Pennsylvania. Brief descriptions of property, and location, with details of ground rents paid.

1524. September 8, 1782-October 6, 1788. Real estate rent book. Account of receipts from productive real estate owned by the University of the State of Pennsylvania. Alphabetical index by tenant, with some identifying comment of property ("frame house") or of renter ("black man," "shoemaker").

1525. March 12, 1784-March 7, 1787. Ledger. Accounts of George Bryan, Treasurer, with the University of the State of Pennsylvania. Arranged chronologically. Audited March 7, 1787 by John Bayard, Samuel Miles, and Charles Pettit.

1526. March 23, 1787-November, 1789. Ledger, College and Academy of Philadelphia. Record of interest received on bonds and rent income from tenants in Perkasie Manor. The entries cover the period of money due the College from the roughly 1779 to 1789. Alphabetical index.

1527. March, 1789-March, 1799. Ledger. University of the State of Pennsylvania [and University of Pennsylvania, after 1791], detailing, property by property, payment of ground rents. The volume had been previously the account book of a broker identified from internal evidence as Lazarus Barnett, and includes his accounts with many Philadelphia dealers, principally Jews (including Lyon Hart, Jonas Phillips, Lazarus Levy, Abraham Levy, Moses Cohen, Ephraim Hart, Benjamin Nones, Izotick Joseph) for dry goods and sundries, including a debt "for Synagogue," February 5-November 25, 1784.

1528. January 7, 1789-February 22, 1793. Receipt book of the Trustees of the University of the State of Pennsylvania and after 1791 the University of Pennsylvania. Includes expenditures for salaries, repairs and services.

1529. September 3, 1789-December 31, 1800. Receipt book of Henry Hill, Treasurer of the College and Academy (1789-92) and of the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania (1791-1800). Includes expenditures for salaries, repairs and services.

1530. January 2, 1800-December 31, 1822. Journal. "Journal B" (spine title). Inventory of University-owned real estate, followed by chronological entries of receipts and expenditures. Separate index.

1531. January 14, 1800-December 31, 1822. Ledger. "Ledger" (spine title). Accounts with individuals or companies, listed topically.

1532. 1800-1822. Index ledger. Alphabetical index book to "Journal B" (1800-1822).

1532a. January 1, 1800-July 9, 1822. Cash Book. Record of payments and receipts by the Univ., giving date, name and amount.

1532b. January 2, 1800-December 31, 1809. Journal. "No. 3;" "Waste Book." Record of cash payments and receipts by the Univ. giving date, name and amount.

1532c. January 16, 1801-December 22, 1809. Receipt Book. Signed receipts for services and goods rendered Univ. Signatures include William Smith, John Andrews and Thomas FitzSimons

1532d. April 19, 1806-August 26, 1807. Receipt Book. Signed receipts for building materials rendered Univ.

1532e. January 1, 1810-July 9, 1822. Cash book. Daily record of payments and receipts (names only), to which is appended a record of receipts for rents from ten tenants

1532f. April 1, 1812-April 1, 1828. Ledger. Record of rents, bond receipts and other payments by tenants of Perkasie Manor. Included is a description of The Penn Foundation, a scholarship fund established in 1816 from these receipts.