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Josiah H. Branson account book


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

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Josiah H. Branson (ca. 1829-1861) was born about 1829, in Salem, New Jersey. In the 1860 United States Federal Census, Branson was reported to be a "Mutlatto" "master shoemaker" in Philadelphia, where he employed a young apprentice. Josiah H. Branson died in June, 1861.

This collection is comprised of the single volume account book, labeled by Branson as volume 2. The book records Josiah H. Branson's business transactions as a cobbler. Entries include the amount received and the work done, including making shoes, slippers, and boots; repairing shoes, slippers, and boots; and soling, heeling, and capping shoes and boots.


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, 1860-1862.
Volume 1

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