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Israel Howell Birdsall account book


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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Israel Howell (1786-1864) was the son of Arthur Howell and Mary Mott Howell. He married Elizabeth Rowland Howell (1789-1866), the daughter of Sarah Parker Rowland, and they had several children: Elizabeth Howell (1834-1876), Sally R. Howell (1829-1850), Joshua R. Howell (b. 1825), and Jacob Howell (1827-1891).

The Howell family were members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) who resided in Howellville, Edgmont Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. They were a financially comfortable, well-educated family.

This collection is comprised of the single volume account book of Israel Howell Birdsall. The volume includes an index, in which individuals are organized alphabetically. Entries record amounts paid or owed, goods purchased, and currency used. Majority of entries include the purchase and sale of: oil, oil meal (used as food for livestock), flax seed, plaster, beans, apples, and butter.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed October, 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
October, 2015
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Account book, 1810-1819.
Volume 2

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