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Collection of business invoices


Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206

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Overview and metadata sections

Collection of business invoices comprises: invoices, receipts, engraved and pictorial letterheads, a few promotional broadsides, and letters chiefly from businesses in Baltimore and Philadelphia operating the 1800s-early 1900s. Businesses represented in the collection include: bakeries, dry goods merchants, tobacco shops, patent medicine dealers, railroads, carpet sellers, hardware stores, lumber dealers, iron works and others. Materials are arranged alphabetically by name and dated when known. Collection includes invoices from Godfrey Keebler, Steam Biscuit and Cracker Baker.

Sold by 19th Century Rare Book and Photograph Shop, 2021.

Accessioned as 2021.000042. Samantha Dodd processed, wrote and encoded the finding aid in 2023.

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Finding Aid Author
Samantha Dodd
Finding Aid Date
2023 June 30
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Collection Inventory

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A. Adams & Co., cotton yearn and commission warehouse [Baltimore], 1839 May 30.
Box 1 Folder 1
Adams & Gilbert, dealers in lumber [Baltimore], 1884 September 9.
Box 1 Folder 2
Adams & Hogg, dealers in lumber [Baltimore], 1884.
Box 1 Folder 3
A.H. Reip & Son, manufacturers of tin and iron ware, and dealers in imported and domestic hardware and fancy goods [Baltimore], 1866 September 20.
Box 1 Folder 4
A.R. Levering & Son, importers of china, glass and queensware [Baltimore], 1839 March 30.
Box 1 Folder 5
Burns & Sloan, lumber dealers [Baltimore], 1866 September 21.
Box 1 Folder 6
California Fig Syrup Company [Wheeling, West Virginia], undated.
Box 1 Folder 7
Citizen's Union Transportation Line [Baltimore], 1839 October 24.
Box 1 Folder 8
Cook & Spedden, grocers and commission merchants [Baltimore], 1870.
Box 1 Folder 9
David G. Murray, manufacturer and dealer in clothing, shirts, drawers & furnishing goods, oil clothing, covered hats, &c. [Baltimore], 1872 October 8.
Box 1 Folder 10
D. Banks' Furniture and Chair Manufactory, Feather and Mattress Depot [Baltimore], 1867 May 3.
Box 1 Folder 11
E.H. Furness, dealer in paints, varnishes, oils, brushes, glass, wall paper, etc., full line of boots, shoes, groceries and confections [Easton, Maryland], 1900 March 23.
Box 1 Folder 12
E.H. Stabler & Co., druggists, importers &c. [Baltimore], 1855 February 26.
Box 1 Folder 13
E.H. Stabler, Jr. & Co., dealers in red & white ash anthracite and George's Creek & Cumberland coals [Baltimore], 1868 November 18.
Box 1 Folder 14
Garrett & Son, manufacturers of superior silver plate ware [Philadelphia], undated.
Box 1 Folder 15
Geo. R.Coffroth & Co., commission and wholesale dealers in tobacco, snuffs & cigars [Baltimore], 1867 July 25.
Box 1 Folder 16
Godfrey Keebler, steam biscuit and cracker baker [Philadelphia], 1868-1873.
Box 1 Folder 17
H.C. Dodson, bricks, lime, cement, hair & plaster, sash doors, blinds & building material [St. Michaels, Maryland], 1889 November 19.
Box 1 Folder 18
James A. Whiting & Co., importers and dealers in foreign and domestic hardware [Baltimore], 1866, 1888.
Box 1 Folder 19
James E. Trott, wholesale dealer and jobber in soft, fur & wool hats, caps, furs, and straw goods [Baltimore], 1870 May 24.
Box 1 Folder 20
Joseph Victory, wholesale and retail dealer in carpets, oil cloths, mattings, &c. [Baltimore], 1868 August 22.
Box 1 Folder 21
J. Smith & Son, grocers and commission merchants, and dealers in liquors, tobacco, cigars, fish, provisions, &c. [Baltimore], 1867 May 2.
Box 1 Folder 22
Lewis G. Curlett, produce and general commission merchant [Baltimore], 1868 November.
Box 1 Folder 23
Maryland & Delaware Rail Road Company, 1870, 1873.
Box 1 Folder 24
Maryland Steam Bakery, James D. Mason & Co., biscuit manufacturers [Baltimore], 1884.
Box 1 Folder 25
McDowell, Robinson & Co., importers and dealers in foreign and domestic carpeting, oil cloths, mattings, &c. [Baltimore], 1866 November 27.
Box 1 Folder 26
Middleton & Dorsey, manufacturers of and dealers in tobacco, segars and snuff [Baltimore], 1866 October 22.
Box 1 Folder 27
Mortimer & Mowbray, proprietors of Hampton's vegetable tincture with a variety of fancy goods, brushes, soaps, perfumery, cutlery, portemonnais, &c., &c. [Baltimore], 1866 September 21.
Box 1 Folder 28
Parlett & Pascault, distributing agents for Armour's high grade fertilizers, fire insurance [Easton, Maryland], 1917 September 11.
Box 1 Folder 29
Postmaster, 1838.
Box 1 Folder 30
Receipts, 1841, 1886.
Box 1 Folder 31
R. Mason & Sons, cracker, pilot and navy bread bakers [Baltimore], 1868 August 15.
Box 1 Folder 32
R. Schumacher & Sons, wholesale dealers in foreign fruits, confectionary of all kinds, oranges, lemons, filberts, walnuts, palm nuts, pecans, Havana cigars, Havana & refined sugars, Bordeaux & Marseilles, almonds, sardines, preserved ginger, spices, fire crackers, etc., etc. [Baltimore], 1869 March 27.
Box 1 Folder 33
Samuel Einstein, manufacturer of candies and dealer in foreign fruits, tobacco, cigars etc. [Baltimore], 1869 October 28.
Box 1 Folder 34
Spencer Rowe, & Co., manufacturers & wholesale dealers in brooms, buckets, cedar ware, baskets, bristle brushes, mats, eastern made wood ware of every descriptions, &c. [Baltimore], 1839 October 30.
Box 1 Folder 35
S. Rosenthal, wholesale and retail dealer in dry goods, cloths, cloaks, and auction goods generally [Baltimore], 1866 November 27.
Box 1 Folder 36
Stationary - blank, R.M.S. "Lusitania", undated.
Box 1 Folder 37
Tax collection receipts, 1868-1872.
Box 1 Folder 38
Thomsen & Block, importers and dealers in drugs, chemicals, dye stuffs, oils, &c. [Baltimore], 1867 October 19.
Box 1 Folder 39
Thomas C. Nicols, dealer in every description of hardware, cutlery, iron, seeds, agricultural implements and machinery, cucumber pumps, leathers and shoe findings [Easton, Maryland], 1873 April 8.
Box 1 Folder 40
Thomas L. Reese, tea dealer and grocery [Baltimore], 1873 November 19.
Box 1 Folder 41
Thomas Trotton & Sons, dealers in lime, brick, hair, cement, calcined plaster, horse feed, corn meal, &c. [Baltimore], 1867 May 2.
Box 1 Folder 42
Trader's license, 1866 October 1.
Box 1 Folder 43
Walker, Dorsey & Co. [Baltimore], 1869 November 26.
Box 1 Folder 44
William G. Maxwell, dealer in Goodyears' vulcanized rubber fabrics, adapted to mechanical purposes, machine belting, steam packing, hose, &c., &c. [Baltimore], 1866 September 21.
Box 1 Folder 45
Wm. H. Owens [Baltimore], 1867 April 15.
Box 1 Folder 46
William Lanahan & Son, importers and wholesale dealers in brandies, gin, wine, cigars, &c. [Baltimore], 1867 January 1.
Box 1 Folder 47
Wm. Thos. Valiant & Co., importers and dealers in china, glass and queensware, Britannia ware, casters, waiters, table cutlery, &c., &c. [Baltimore], 1869 March 5.
Box 1 Folder 48
W.L. Wheatley, packer of canned goods and dealer in general merchandise, lumber, wood, laths, and fertilizer [Woodland, Delaware], 1905, 1908.
Box 1 Folder 49

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