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Spring Garden, District of

[Record Group 222]

222.1 Board of Commissioners. Digest of Ordinances & Acts of Assembly
1833, 1852
2 volumes, index
Entries reprint District ordinances and Acts of Assembly relative to the District in force at date of publication; also include short history of District, list of Presidents of Board of Commissioners since 1813, chronological list of Acts affecting District; Vol. 1852 adds short statistical summaries of census figures 1820-1850; 1852 members, officers, and committees of Board of Commissioners; lists of streets opened and date and authority by which opened.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.2 Committee on Culverts. Minutes
1844-1854
1 volume, no index
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.3 Committee on Paving. Minutes
1827-1844
1 volume, no index
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.4 Committee on Paving. Order Stubs
1823-1837
1 volume, no index
Stubs of orders drawn on District Treasurer list order number, person to whom drawn, amount, date.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.5 Committee on Police. Minutes
1844-1854
1 volume, no index
Includes Police Regulations, complete lists of names and addresses of officers and constables.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.6 Watering Committee. Minutes
1826-1845
1 volume, no index
Include copies of outgoing correspondence of Watering Committee, September 1828-September 1831, in rear of volume.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.7 Watering Committee. Stubs, Requests for Water Supply
1834-1842
3 volumes,
Stubs list number, street location, type of building, applicant's name, annual charge to be made, ferrule size, installation charges and notice of receipt of payment.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.8 Watering Committee. Water Permits Register
1845-1848
1 volume, no index
Entries list permit number and date issued, property owner to whom issued, his address, type of premises, ferrule size, annual rate charged; note of person to whom transferred, if done.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.9 Watering Committee. Water Permits Record
1830-1842
1 volume, no index
Monthly lists of permits issued for water supply connections; each entry lists date, name, street location, type of premises, method of supply, ferrule size, rate charged; occasional lists of delinquents and discontinuances.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.10 Water Committee. Water Rents Duplicates
1846
1 volume, no index
Names of rentors grouped by last initial; for each is given property location and short description, amount of rent and paid notices; except for last item, all information transcribed from County Commissioners' registry.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.11 Watering Committee. Stubs, Water Cut-Off Request Forms
1836-1843
1 volume, no index
Stubs list number, date, property location and owner's name, fee charged for cut-off.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.12 Watering Committee. Stubs, Orders to District Superintendent to Shut Off Water Supply
1832-1854; missing: 1849-1853
4 volumes, no index
Stubs list number, instruction to Superintendent, property location.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.13 District Superintendent. Stubs of Orders to Property Owners to Pave Footways
1847-1852
1 volume, no index
Stubs list number, date, property ordered paved and owner's name, and warning that if not done within thirty days to be done by District at owner's expense.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.14 "Register of Gas." Receipts
1851-1853
1 volume, no index
Monthly listing of gas rents received; entries list names and amounts, totalled monthly, with note of receipt by District Treasurer.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.15 District Surveyor. Height of Streets
September 2, 1833
2 sheets,
Data taken from District's "revised plan"; entries list heights (apparently above Schuylkill) of all main streets at intersections.
Gift of Mr. Carl Gatter, Wyncote, Pennsylvania
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.16 District Treasurer. Accounts
1830-1854
4 volumes, no index
Under individual account headings, lists of monthly receipts and disbursals; entries show date, amount, payee or payor; total receipts and disbursals balanced monthly.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.16a District Treasurer. General Ledger
1843-1854
1 volume, no index
Entries under individual account headings list receipts and appropriations, and disbursals, for each of which is given date, amount, source of funds, name of payee or payor; accounts balanced annually.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.17 District Treasurer. Miscellaneous Accounts
1835-1841
1 volume, index
Accounts include ones similar to those in following Record Series 222.18-222.21, for iron pipes, footways, culverts, etc. (which see for contents), and collectors accounts, interest accounts with City of Philadelphia, accounts with contractors and suppliers.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.18 District Treasurer. Culvert Accounts
1837-1854
3 volumes, index
Under headings of block locations are listed date culvert work done, property owner, amount of work and foot cost and total cost; these entries balanced against (apparently) payments to Treasurer. Vol. Sept. 1837-Aug. 1854 adds also occasional street plans showing block dimensions and property owner's name.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.19 District Treasurer. Footways Accounts
1826-1854
3 volumes, index
Under block location headings are listed property owner's name, date work done, amount of work and foot and total cost; these entries balanced against (what are apparently) notices of payments to Treasurer.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.20 District Treasurer. Iron Pipe Accounts
1826-1854
1 volume, index
Under block headings are listed property owners, date, amount of pipe laid and foot and total costs; these balanced against (what are apparently) notices of payments to Treasurer.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.21 District Treasurer. Street Paving Accounts
1814-1854
4 volumes, index
Under street location headings are listed property owners, date, amount, of work and foot and total charges, balanced against (what are apparently) notices of payments to Treasurer.; Vol. July 1851-Dec. 1854 substitutes for these payment notices block diagrams showing street and property dimensions and owner's names.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.22 District Treasurer. Service Charges Ledger
1815-1843
1 volume, no index
For each property listed,, entries show date, street location, reason for charge (paving, pipe-laying, footways, etc.) and amount of charge.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.23 District Treasurer. Service of Bills Ledger
1838-1851
2 volumes, no index
Includes notices of service of bills for paving of streets, laying of pipe, digging of culverts and making curbs and footways; entires list date served, person upon whom served, street location, method of service. (See also Service Charges Ledger above)
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.24 District Treasurer. Cash Journal
1825-1835
1 volume, no index
Journal entries of receipts and disbursals intermingled; each entry lists date, payee or payor, amount and cause.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.25 District Treasurer. Cash Book
1830-1835
1 volume, no index
Journal entries of receipts and disbursals, balanced annually against each other; each entry lists date, source or payee, and amount.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.26 District Treasurer. Journal
1835-1852
3 volumes, no index
Rough daily journal entries list receipts and disbursals; for each entry is given date, amount, to whom paid or from whom received and (often) account on which paid.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.27 District Treasurer. Loan Book
1845-1854
1 volume, no index
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.28 District Treasurer. Interest on Loans Ledger
1851-1854
1 volume, no index
Under individual loan accounts, lists of holders, amount each holds, interest due and State Tax upon it.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.29 District Treasurer. Transfer of Loan Certificates
1848-1864
2 volumes, no index
Entries list date, transferror and transferee, amount and title of loan transferred; vol. 1851-1864 contains transfers of District's stock in Pennsylvania Railroad only.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.30 District Treasurer. Disbursement Ledger
1853-1854
1 volume, no index
Monthly summaries of disbursals, grouped under headings of Committee, Officers, and accounts; each entry lists order number, payee, amount; recapitulation December, 1853, summarized expenditures on each heading.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.31 District Treasurer. Register of Orders
1846-1854
1 volume, no index
Entries list date, order number, payee, amount, and, variously, officers' authorization orders, reason for payment, recipients' signatures.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.32 District Treasurer. Order Stubs
1836-1854; missing: August 1843-June 1845
8 volumes, no index
Stubs bear order number, date, payee, amount, cause of payment.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.33 District Treasurer. Stubs of Checks and Disbursal Receipts
1827-1852; missing: January-February 1830; September 1832-March 1835; December 1845-September 1848; August 1850-March 1852
9 volumes, no index
All stubs list date, amount paid, and recipient's signature; frequently included are check number, order number, and reason for payment.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.34 District Treasurer. Police and Watchmen's Payroll
1850-1854
3 volumes, no index
Monthly lists of Police and Watchmen's names, time spent on duty, amount due, recipients' signatures, total amount each payroll.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.35 District Treasurer. Streets, Highways, Paving Payroll
1844-1854
4 volumes, no index
Weekly lists of employees for each of which is listed time worked, projects on which worked, amount of pay due, recipients' signatures, total amount of each payroll.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.36 District Treasurer. Monthly Receipts Ledger
1853-1854
1 volume, no index
Entries list cash receipts showing date, person by whom paid, and amounts, broken down by account columns (e.g., taxes, fines, market rentals), each of which totalled monthly.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.37 District Treasurer. Receipt Notices
1839-1854
5 volumes, no index
Each entry lists date, amount and person from whom received, and page and running totals of amounts, account on which payment received, Treasurer's signature and, occasionally, payer's signature; periodic notices of examination by Committees of Board of Commissioners.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.38 District Treasurer. Market Stalls Rentals Ledger
1842-1851
2 volumes, no index
Under each stall location and number is listed date (January of each year), tenant, amount due, notice of payment.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.39 District Treasurer. Market Stall Rental Stubs
1849
1 volume, no index
Stubs list stall number and location, name of tenant, and amount of rent paid.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.40 District Treasurer. Stubs, Certificates for Carts and Drays
1828-1841
2 volumes, no index
Stubs list number, date, type of vehicle, recipients' signature.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.41 District Treasurer. Stubs, Permits to Place Building Materials in Streets
1846-1854
2 volumes, no index
Stubs list number, date, street location, and amount of space to be used, length of time allowed, recipient's signature.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.42 District Treasurer. Stubs, Permits to Take Up Pavements
1830-1854
2 volumes, no index
Stubs list date, property and street location, purpose for which pavement torn up, permit cost.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.43 Corporation Tax Duplicate
1852
1 volume, no index
For Fifth Ward only; entries list taxable's name, description of taxable property, total assessment, total tax; totals at page foot, recapitulation at end of volume.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
222.44 District Treasurer. Registered Corporation Taxes
1848-1853
1 volume, no index
Lists of taxes of taxes registered for non-payment; entries list taxable's name, property owner or agent, owners of contiguous property, date of return, short description of property, amount of tax due.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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