Guide to the Eliphalet Smith Account Book DAR.1925.09

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ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Eliphalet Smith Account Book
Creator
Smith, Eliphalet
Collection Number
DAR.1925.09
Date [inclusive]
1807-1824
Extent
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
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 this collection are available online.

Preferred Citation

Eliphalet Smith Account Book, 1807-1824, DAR.1925.09, Darlington Collection, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, August 2007

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
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Revision Description

 Controlled access terms revised (dar) November 2009

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

No copyright restrictions.

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.

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.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Angela Manella in August 2007.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of this collection are available online.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Account books
  • Legal correspondence

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pittston (Pa. : Township) -- History

Personal Name(s)

  • Smith, Eliphalet

Subject(s)

  • Business and Industry
  • Court records -- Pennsylvania -- Pittston (Township)
  • Courts -- Pennsylvania -- Pittston (Township) -- Officials and employees
  • Government

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Previous Citation

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

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Collection Inventory

  BoxFolder
Eliphalet Smith Account Book, 1807-1824 11
Online

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