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Kensington, District of

[Record Group 209]

209.1 Board of Commissioners. Minutes
1827-1854; missing: May 1831-September 1834; June 1836-May 1840; March 1848-December 1852
5 volumes, no index
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
209.2 Board of Commissioners. Digest of Acts of Assembly and Ordinances of the Corporation
1847
1 volume, index
In addition to Kensington Ordinances and applicable Acts of Assembly, lists Presidents of the Board of Commissioners from incorporation to date; table of number and capacity of manufacturers in District, 1847; and table of total assessed valued of Real and Personal estate, 1842-1847.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
209.3 Board of Commissioners. Committee on Water Works, Minutes
1848-1854
2 volumes, no index
Vol. 1848-1852 rough minutes only.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
209.4 District Surveyor. Register
1828-1851
1 volume, index
Entries for lots surveyed and regulated list survey date, surveyor, location and metes and bounds, occasional District Plan plot numbers, date land conveyed , grantor and grantee.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
209.5 District Surveyor. District Plan
23 October 1829
1 volume, no index
Entries, grouped under District Plan divisions and plot numbers, are large-scale (1"-40') drafts of streets, blocks, canals, giving dimensions of each.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
209.6 District Treasurer. General Ledger
1848-1852
1 volume, no index
Treasurer's General Account with the District; listed under each heading (loans, paving, watering, lighting expenses, water and market rents, etc.) are journal entries of receipts and disbursals, balanced at end of year.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
209.7 District Treasurer. Account Ledger
1837-1854
1 volume, no index
Individual accounts, chiefly for footway paving, rental of public landings, and erection of gas lamps; each account lists name of householder or renter, date, service rendered, amount charged him, and notices of payment.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
209.8 District Treasurer. Street Paving Expense Assessment Ledger
1828-1836
1 volume, no index
Assessment lists for paving at varying dates, list streets paved, home-owners' names, amount of paving and curbing charged to each, amount charged and notices of payment.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
209.9 Street Paving Accounts
1837-1854
2 volumes, index
Essentially same record as Street Paving Expense Assessment Ledger, Record Series 209.8, listed above; format differs, information contained same.
Index in vol. 1852-1854 only.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
209.10 District Treasurer. Tax Accounts
1851-1854
1 volume, no index
Accounts of Tax Collectors of District with District Treasurer; each Collector's account lists his name and ward, the various taxes to be collected and amount of each with which he is charged, and dates and amounts of returns to Treasurer.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
209.11 District Treasurer. Tax Register
1824-1850
1 volume, no index
Lists of taxes (chiefly Corporation Tax) registered for non-payment; grouped by District wards and years, entries list taxable's name, description of property on which tax levied, amount of tax due, names of owners of adjoining properties, occasional notices of payments made; list for 1825 includes taxes for unincorporated Northern Liberties.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
209.12 District Treasurer. Day Book, State Treasurer's Account
1845-1853
1 volume, no index
Journal entries of amounts paid to State Treasurer for State Taxes on District Loans.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
209.13 District Treasurer. Loan Accounts Ledger
1828-1854
3 volumes, index
Individual accounts of loan holders listing, under each heading, dates and amounts of interest payments to holder; vol. 1828-54 adds list of loan ordinances.
Indexed vols. 1830-1847 only.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
209.14 District Treasurer. Interest Payments on Loans Ledger
1853-1854
1 volume, no index
Arranged under separate headings for various loans, alphabetical lists of interest payees, after each of which is entered the amount of loan taken, the State tax upon it, amount of interest due, amount paid (minus State tax), date upon which paid and recipient's signature.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
209.15 District Treasurer. Receipts for Interest Payments on Loans
1850-1853
1 volume, no index
Each entry lists date of payment, Treasurer's name, amount paid, each payee's signature.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
209.16 District Treasurer. Transfer of Loan Certificates
1853-1854
2 volumes, no index
Each transfer form lists date, transferee, amount of and title of loan transferred, transferor, loan certificate number.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
209.17 District Treasurer. Loan Certificate Stubs
1851-1854
2 volumes, no index
Vol. 1851-1854, 6% loan of November 1851; vol. 1852-1854, Water Works loan of same date; stubs list certificate number, person to whom issued and his signature, amount of loan taken and date.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
209.18 District Treasurer. Cash Book
1853-1854
1 volume, no index
First eleven pages journal entries of cash receipts and disbursals; following, cash accounts for apparently all District functions- i.e., payrolls, water expenses, building permits, rentals of public buildings, highway expenses, etc., also tax accounts, by ward, for 1853.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
209.19 District Treasurer. Paving Fee Payment Stubs
1853-1854
1 volume, no index
Stubs of bills presented to property owners for paving done; each lists payee's name, address, amount of paving, date and amount of bill.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
209.20 District Treasurer. Duplicate Receipts
1852-1854
1 volume, no index
Each entry lists date, amount received, by whom paid (usually tax collectors), and tax account on which paid.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
209.21 Payroll Receipt Ledger
1853
1 volume, no index
Monthly payrolls of Police, Lamplighting, Highway and Paving Employees, listing amounts due each employee, and to whom paid.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
209.22 District Treasurer. Order Stubs
1851-1854
2 volumes, no index
Stubs bear date, amount, and number of order; name of person to whom issued and cause of payment.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
209.23 District Treasurer. Disbursals Journal
1853-1854
1 volume, no index
Entries list date, amount, payee, cause; monthly totals, and final balance delivered to City Treasurer.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
209.24 District Treasurer. Coach Register
1841-1853
1 volume, no index
Each entry lists owner and address, number and types of vehicles registered, date and fee paid.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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