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Josiah Philbrook account book


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

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Josiah Philbrook (1821-1901) was born in November, 1821, in Brunswick, Maine, the son of Josiah and Sarah Philbrook. As an adult, he lived in China, Maine, where he worked as a shoemaker. He married his first wife, Hannah Sampson Jones (1822-1869), in January of 1847, and the couple had one child, Beulah R. Philbrook (1848-1911). He later married Mary Eliza Cook (1841-1920) in October, 1870. Josiah Philbrook died in China, Maine, in February, 1901.

This collection is comprised of the single volume account book of Josiah Philbrook. A note on the inside cover reads: "This Book belongs to South China Mechanics Association." The first section is organized by two columns: Expenditures and Receipts. The remainder of the volume is organized alphabetically by names of individuals.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed November, 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
November, 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, vol. 1, 1856-1858.
Volume 1

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