Hollingsworth family papers

Zebulon Hollingsworth, flour manufacturer in Elkton, Levi Hollingsworth, and their descendants were distinguished merchants. The name of the family business establishment was changed in the course of its history: in 1759 it was "Adams and Hollingsworth"; in 1770, "Hollingsworth and...

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Main Author: Hollingsworth family (Creator)
Collection:Hollingsworth Family Papers
Collection Number:0289
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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520 |a Zebulon Hollingsworth, flour manufacturer in Elkton, Levi Hollingsworth, and their descendants were distinguished merchants. The name of the family business establishment was changed in the course of its history: in 1759 it was "Adams and Hollingsworth"; in 1770, "Hollingsworth and Rudulph"; in 1772, "Levi Hollingsworth"; in 1793, "Levi Hollingsworth and Son"; in 1824, "Paschall Hollingsworth and Company"; and in 1837, "Morris, Tasker and Morris." The papers relate to trade in America, the West Indies, and Europe, prices of commodities, finance, shipping, political and economic conditions, leading personalities, and local, domestic and social affairs. The collection includes: correspondence, 1761-1887; checks, drafts, bills of exchange, 1760- 1858; orders, 1765-1863; invoices, 1764-1849; promissory notes, 1769-1830; legal papers, 1734-1851; bills and receipts, 1751-1863; market reports, 1770-1839; and miscellaneous, 1761-1890. Also included are: ledgers, 1748-1863; order books, 1748-1859; cash books, 1758-1864; flour books, 1765-1774; bank journals, 1794-1853; daybooks, 1755-1865; journals, 1755-1861; memorandum books, 1760-1853; waste books, 1762-1844; disbursement books, 1765-1847; ship freight books, 1766-1859; sales books, 1772-1860; receipt books, 1772-1859; property docket book, 1849; machinery repair record book, 1779-1863; weight books, 1783-1792; delivery books, 1792-1861; bundle books, 1779-1859; letterbooks, 1780-1846; and purchase books, 1786-1847. Among the miscellaneous papers are items dealing with domestic affairs, commercial enterprises, land transactions, legal controversies, politics. There are broadsides, travel diaries, accounts of the yellow fever epidemics, sale of lottery tickets, prices current, an account of the construction of the Ohio Canal, sheep raising, deeds and patents of lands, insurance policies, vendues, reports on military ordnance, introduction of steam heating, surveys, and other subjects. "Descriptive Report of the Hollingsworth Collection" \ by Works Progress Administration, 1938. 
541 1 |a see Carson v. 2 for some discussion of provenance of these materials 
555 |a Finding Aid Available Online:  
650 7 |a Dry goods--18th century  |2 Local sources 
650 7 |a Dry goods--19th century  |2 Local sources 
650 7 |a International trade--18th century.  |2 Local sources 
650 7 |a International trade--19th century.  |2 Local sources 
650 7 |a Shipping--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--18th century.  |2 Local sources 
650 7 |a Shipping--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--19th Century.  |2 Local sources 
852 |a The Historical Society of Pennsylvania  |b Hollingsworth Family Papers  |l 0289 
856 4 2 |y Link to finding aid  |u http://hsp.org/sites/default/files/legacy_files/migrated/findingaid289hollingsworth.pdf