Scope and Content Notes:
The series includes tuition receipts from the Steubenville Women's Seminary and Western University. Receipts from the Pittsburgh Iron Works, the Pittsburgh City Water Works, and the City Ice House record goods and services purchased for Sterling's business. Receipts for the purchase of food and dry goods, including sugar, bacon, coffee, soap, silk, calico, ribbon, thread, damask, glass, shoes, boots and paving bricks relate to Sterling's dry goods business. An undated ledger book may also document some of these transactions. Passenger and cargo rail tickets between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia on the Pioneer, Pittsburgh Transportation, and the Good Intent Railroad and Canal Packet Lines document Sterling's travels in Pennsylvania. An undated ledger includes monies paid and received for unspecified goods and services.