Summary Information
Title: Eliphalet Smith Account Book
Collection Number: DAR.1925.09
Creator: Smith, Eliphalet

Collection Dates: 1807-1824
Extent: 0.21 linear feet (1 box)

Language: English

Abstract:
Eliphalet Smith was a court officer from 1807 to 1824 in Pittston Township, Luzerne County, in northeastern Pennsylvania. Smith maintained an account book of his personal and professional transactions. The account book records his itemized income for executing will and civil judgments, delivering subpoenas, and issuing summons and militia warrants; it also documents his personal or small business transactions for the purchase and sale of various goods, including lumber, foodstuffs, cloth, and other supplies. Both court and personal transactions include the date and nature of the transaction, and the name of the person with whom Eliphalet had interacted. Digital reproductions of the collection are available electronically by following the respective "Digitized Folder Contents" links within the finding aid.
Publisher:

ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
412-648-3232
archives-ref@mail.pitt.edu
Date Published:

August 2007
Author:

Finding aid prepared by Angela Manella.
Revision Description:
November 2009:
Controlled access terms revised (dar)

Collection Scope and Content Notes

Eliphalet Smith was a court officer in Pittston Township, Luzerne County, in northeastern Pennsylvania from 1807 to 1824. His early nineteenth century account book documents his itemized income for executing wills and civil judgments, delivering subpoenas, and issuing militia warrants and summons. The account book records the date and nature of the legal transaction, and the name of the individual to whom the legal action was directed. The account book also documents his personal or small business transactions for the purchase and sale of various goods, including lumber, foodstuffs, cloth, and other supplies. These transactions generally include the name and number of items transacted, and sum, and the name of the person with whom Eliphalet had conducted business.


Subject Terms

Topics
  • Court records -- Pennsylvania -- Pittston (Township)
  • Courts -- Pennsylvania -- Pittston (Township) -- Officials and employees

Personal Names
  • Smith, Eliphalet

Locations
  • Pittston (Pa. : Township) -- History

Genres/Forms
  • Account books
  • Legal correspondence

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Acquisition Information:

Part of the original donation of William M. Darlington’s family library to the University of Pittsburgh in 1918 and 1925 by his daughters, Edith Darlington Ammon and Mary Carson Darlington.

Alternate Format:

Digital reproductions of the collection are available electronically by following the respective "Digitized Folder Contents" links within the finding aid.

Custodial History:

This collection was located in the Darlington Memorial Library in the University’s Cathedral of Learning until 2007 when it was moved to the ULS Archives Service Center for processing, storage, preservation and service. However, it remains in the custodianship of the ULS Special Collections Department.

Preferred Citation:

Eliphalet Smith Account Book, 1807-1824, DAR.1925.09, Darlington Collection, Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

This collection was processed by Angela Manella in August 2007.

Copyright:

No copyright restrictions.


Collection Inventory

Box 1
Folder 1 Eliphalet Smith Account Book, 1807-1824