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Ice Boats, Trustees of

[Record Group 153]

153.1 Log Book
1869-1884
4 volumes, no index
For Ice Boats Nos. 1, 2, 3; lists of crew members; bulk of entries typically several sentences listing dates, times, and places of leaving berth and mooring, area cruised, ships towed or assisted, notes on weather; added variously are three times daily thermometer and barometer readings, dates boats launched and notes on trial runs; boats apparently in service only December-February each winter.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
153.2 Cash Journal and Ledger
1837-1877
1 volume, no index
First half of volume a journal listing of receipts and expenditures, May 1837-December 1854, entries in which list date, amount received (including appropriations) or expended, from whom received or to whom paid, on what account; second half, for January 1855- December 1877, presents same information in parallel-columned ledger form both of which totalled monthly and balanced annually.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
153.3 Receipt Notices
1837-1846
1 volume, no index
Given by vendors for payments received from Trustees in payment for equipment and services, and by employees for salary payments; each lists number, date, payee, amount, reason for payment, recipient's signature.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
153.4 Warrant Stubs
1854-1865; missing August 1857-April 1861
2 volumes, no index
Stubs list date, number, person to whom drawn, amount, reason for payment, recipient's signature.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
153.5 Towage Account Book
1842-1855
1 volume, no index
Entries list date, type of vessel and name, name of master and consignee, tonnage, points between which towed and distance in miles, rate and amount of towing charge, date payment received: totals of tonnage towed and of charged entered at end of each session which ran normally from December to March.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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