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Massey Receipt Book: Item Description

Receipt book for goods received and purchased by Samuel Massey (General Merchant), Cork, Ireland

Massey Receipt Book: Item Description

The Massey Receipt Book has been fully catalogued and is listed below.

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1.   12 Oct 1699 - 1886

Vellum bound expense book showing costs of items paid for and received by Samuel Massey (General Merchant), Cork, Ireland, and later Philadelphia, USA, and after his death, by his wife Sarah Massey, between 1699 - 1744. The majority of transactions are for large amounts of tallow and coal but there are also purchases of soap, cheese, butter, woolen cloth, hoggs (pork) lard, raisins, etc. Included are the names of [Cork] and [Philadelphia] based merchants and tradesmen from whom Massey made his purchases e.g. Lombard, Mitchell, Brocklesby, Pollok, Baker, Chapman, Carré, Goodman, White, Wallpoole, Ffogorthy, Seymour, Cuff, Edwards, etc. Curious additional entries found within are; a poem on pg.47 "No Emblems here the Tablet grace..." dated "Philadelphia April 1782". On pg.61 above a 1709 entry i.e. "London February 27 1720" then underneath the 1709 entry is "Philadelphia 1706" and signed "Thomas Massey", all these additions are in the same hand. Written across the last three entries of the book is "spurious" with "These three receipts are spurious - L.C. Massey 1885". Written on the inside front cover board page is biographical information on the Masseys who created this book, signed Louis C. Massey 1886 (see Biographical History on collection libguide for a full transcription).

276pp & 4 enclosures (21cm x 16.5cm)