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Thomas Nevell's day book [manuscript].

Author/Creator:
Nevil, Thomas, 1721-1797.
Publication:
Philadelphia, 1762-1785.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
222 leaves : paper ; 316 x 210 mm.
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Subjects:
Architecture, American -- 18th century.
Traditional medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History -- 18th century.
Form/Genre:
Codices.
Account books.
Financial records.
Recipes.
Manuscripts, American -- 18th century.
Biography/History:
Philadelphia builder, architect, and member of the Carpenters' Company.
Summary:
Financial records of Thomas Nevil, also known as Thomas Nevell, including expenses and payments received, mostly between 1762 and 1776. The end of the book contains recipes for the medical preparations of a Dr. Weed, signed over to Samuel Wetherill by Rebecca B. (Reed) Nicholson, written between 1795 and 1801.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from caption title (f. 1r).
Forms part of the Wetherill Papers.
Pagination: Paper, 222 leaves; ii, 1-200, [201-203], 204, 204, 205, 205, 206, 206, [207]; f. 107-196 blank; f. 197-222 contain records and recipes, with some pages of recipes marked with inconsistent contemporary foliation.
Layout: All pages (including blank ones) ruled vertically by hand in red ink for columns for figures.
Binding: Contemporary leather with blind stamping and label on front pastedown reading "Sold by David Hall at the New Printing-Office, in Market-street, Philadelphia"; in extremely poor and fragile condition. Covers are detached; all text pages at beginning and end have been disbound and encapsulated; blank pages are still in a sewn block.
Origin: Entries written in Philadelphia between 1762 and 1801.
Penn Provenance:
Gift, as part of the Wetherill Papers, of Proctor and Reeves Wetherill to the Industrial Research Department, University of Pennsylvania, 1937.
Transferred, as part of the Wetherill Papers, to the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania, 1963.
Cited in:
Described in Hussey, Miriam. The Wetherill Papers, 1762-1899 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, Industrial Research Department, 1942), p. 21 (DB-1).
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1049
Contributor:
Wetherill, Samuel, 1736-1816, former owner.
Nicholson, Rebecca B.
OCLC:
155930768
Access Restriction:
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