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Heydrick, Abraham (1742-1826) [Account book of Abraham Heydrick]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.519 Author/Creator: Heydrick, Abraham (1742-1826) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Manuscript signed Date: 22 October 1772 - 7 November 1788 Pagination: 182 p. ; 10.5 x 17.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Log of purchases made by Heydrick. Lists goods purchased from countless persons. Goods paid for include fabrics, oil, and liquor. The book and these items most likely were used for Heydrick's store. Each entry lists how much Heydrick paid the recipient, and most entries list what he received in return. Heydrick never signs, instead each entry is in the sellers own hand, and signed by them. The book contains hundreds of different handwritings and signatures. Jonas Phillips signs for purchases on 17 January 1774 and 3 October 1774. Very few entries for 1776. No entries between 10 February 1777 and 14 March 1787. Name is misspelled in countless ways including, Hidrick, Hydrick, Haidrick, Hiderick, Hyderick, Hydrink, Heiderick.

Background Information: Abraham Heydrick was a store owner and farmer from Springfield township, on the outskirts of Philadelphia. Jonas Phillips was a Jewish businessman who fought in the American Revolution.

People: Heydrick, Abraham, 1742-1826
Phillips, Jonas, 1736-1803

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: JudaismFinanceMerchants and TradeTextileAlcohol

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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