Guide to the Enoch Wright Ledger, 1829-1845 DAR.1937.34

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Enoch Wright Ledger
Creator
Wright, Enoch
Collection Number
DAR.1937.34
Date [inclusive]
1829-1845
Extent
0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract
The ledger was used to record real estate transactions between Enoch Wright and his son, Joseph, with renters of their property in southwest Pennsylvania. The texts of the original leases are included, as are receipts for payments made by renters. Entries in the ledger range in date from 1829 to 1845. Digital reproductions of this collection are available online.

Preferred Citation

Enoch Wright Ledger, 1829-1845, DAR.1937.34, Darlington Collection, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Scope and Content Notes

Enoch Wright lived in Washington County, Pennsylvania. He and his son, Joseph, leased land to property renters in Washington and Allegheny counties. The rentals included both real estate and tools used for business purposes. The collection consists of a ledger recording the leases made between the Wrights and various renters of their property. Entries are made between 1829 and 1845. The ledger entries are in chronological order. Some entries have later dates on the back of them due to the Wrights writing the receipts of payments on the back of the lease. Receipts of payments made by tenants renting the various properties are included. Several of the pages have receipts and other records pinned to the back of them.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, June 2008

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
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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

Gift to the Darlington Memorial Library in 1937.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Shaun Hayes in May 2008.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of the collection are available online.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Ledgers (Account books)

Geographic Name(s)

  • Allegheny County (Pa.)
  • Washington County (Pa.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Wright, Enoch
  • Wright, Joseph

Subject(s)

  • Leases -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Leases -- Pennsylvania -- Washington County
  • Real estate business -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Real estate business -- Pennsylvania -- Washington County
  • Rent charges -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County
  • Rent charges -- Pennsylvania -- Washington County

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Previous Citation

Enoch Wright Ledger, 1829-1845, DAR.1937.34, Darlington Collection, Special Collections Department, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

  BoxVolume
Enoch Wright Ledger, 1829-1845 11
("Enoch Wright Ledger," online pending)

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