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Northern Liberties, District of

[Record Group 215]

215.1 Board of Commissioners. Minutes
1803-1851; missing: April 1828-June 1847.
3 volumes, index in vol. 1817-1828 only.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.2 Digest of Ordinances and Acts of Assembly
1838, 1847, 1853
3 volumes, index
In addition to District Ordinances and Acts of Assembly relevant to the District, includes short history of District, various census data, numbers of taxables, total assessed property value; Presidents of Board of Commissioners since 1803; members of Board (omitted 1838 vol); Quarter Sessions docket references for opening, widening, and recording all Districts Streets; 1847 vol. only, lists District Mayors since 1840.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.3 Board of Commissioners. Resolutions
August 3, 1852
1 volume, index
Compilation of resolutions adopted by Board from Oct. 21, 1851, to date of volume; cover subjects such as confirmation of elections, instructions to Committees and District officers, resolutions of thanks, condolences, etc.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.4 Board of Commissioners. Committee on Accounts, Minutes
1851-1854
1 volume, no index
Committee proceedings include, chiefly, lists of bills passed, for each of which is given payee, amount, and materials or services purchased.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.5 Board of Commissioners. Highway Committee, Minutes
1841-1854
1 volume, no index
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.6 Board of Commissioners. Committee on Markets, Minutes
1841-1854
1 volume, no index
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.7 Board of Commissioners. Watch and Lamp Committee, Minutes
1841-1851
1 volume,
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.8 Board of Commissioners. Watering Committee, Minutes
1836-1851
1 volume, no index
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.9 Board of Commissioners. Watering Committee, Account Book
1829-1846
1 volume, no index
Accounts of monies paid to District Treasurer and received from him; assessments of property owners for water pipe laid; equipment inventories, etc.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.10 Corporation Tax Duplicate
1852
1 volume, no index
Entries for 3rd ward only, list taxables name, total assessed value, tax; totals at page foot, recapitulation in rear.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.11 District Treasurer, General Account Ledger
1833-1854
3 volumes, no index
Treasurer's accounts with corporation, balanced monthly; entries list, for both receipts and expenditures, date, amount, payor or to whom paid, and account on which paid (material or services purchased , etc.); last item is Corporate Treasury balance transferred to City Treasury August 31, 1854 as per Act of Consolidation.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.12 District Treasurer. Market Accounts
1841-1854
1 volume, no index
Journal entries of expenditures for market upkeep and rental receipts, totalled annually; entires list date, name, amount only.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.13 District Treasurer. Account Ledger, Schuylkill Water Wokrs
1843-1854
1 volume, no index
Yearly accounts of cash paid to District Treasurer, Collectors, Water Works Engineers, etc., balanced against receipts, chiefly from Collectors of Water rents; each entry lists date, amount involved, and to or by whom paid.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.14 District Treasurer. Loan Certificate Stubs
1845-1854
3 volumes, no index
Stubs list certificate number, amount and title of loan, person to whom issued.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.15 District Treasurer. Transfer of Loan Certificates
1845-1854
3 volumes, no index
Entries list date, certificate number, transferor and transferee, amount and title of loan transferred; volume 1845-1854 listing Pennsylvania Railroad Loan Stock transfers only, lists date, parties, and certificate numbers transferred.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.16 District Treasurer. Tax Collector Accounts
1843-1854
1 volume, index
Accounts of tax and water rent collectors; each lists collector's name, ward, year's tax, monies received from him, the amount charged on his duplicate, and balances; entries for 1846-1854 also list Treasurer's account with State of Pennsylvania for state tax on District bonds, showing annual amounts due, payments made, and Treasurer's commission.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.17 District Treasurer. Market Stall Payment Stubs
1853-1854
1 volume, no index
Each stub bears number, date, payee's name, amount paid, stall number rented, length of time rented, Treasurer's signature; page and annual totals.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.18 District Treasurer. Receipts Ledger
1833-1854
1 volume, no index
Entries list date, by whom paid, amount and account on which received (paving charges, corporation tax, market rentals, etc.); monthly running and annual totals. See also Disbursements Ledger
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.19 District Treasurer. Receipts Duplicate
1840-1854
1 volume, no index
Notices by Treasurer for monies received; payments include those for loans, taxes, paving, etc.; each notice lists date, amount, and account on which received, payor's and treasurer's signature.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.20 District Treasurer. Disbursement Ledger
1833-1845
1 volume, no index
Monthly accounts of disbursements, each entry in which lists date, order number, payee, amount, reason (separate columns for reasons, headed by all district functions; paving, police, loans, water, vaccine physicians, etc.); running monthly and annual totals. Receipts Ledger
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.21 District Treasurer. Receipt Book, Payroll of the Watch
1851-1854
1 volume, no index
Under monthly headings of Watchmen's names, amount each received, recipients' signatures, number of absences.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.22 District Surveyor. Plat Book
1825-1828
1 volume, index
Manuscript book of surveys with name of person for whom survey is done, date of survey, plan of survey, and written description of survey. Surveys often include all or part of a block with names of streets, lot lines, and dimensions of lots within a block. Some plans have notes upon them as late as 1855.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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