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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.519
From Archive Folder American Judaica documents relating to Jewish colonists and patriots 
Title Account book of Abraham Heydrick
Date 22 October 1772 - 7 November 1788
Author Heydrick, Abraham (1742-1826)  
Additional authors Phillips, Jonas (1736-1803)
Document Type Business and financial document
Content Description Log of purchases made by Heydrick. Lists goods purchased from countless persons. Goods paid for include fabrics, oil, and liquor. The book and these items most likely were used for Heydrick's store. Each entry lists how much Heydrick paid the recipient, and most entries list what he received in return. Heydrick never signs, instead each entry is in the sellers own hand, and signed by them. The book contains hundreds of different handwritings and signatures. Jonas Phillips signs for purchases on 17 January 1774 and 3 October 1774. Very few entries for 1776. No entries between 10 February 1777 and 14 March 1787. Name is misspelled in countless ways including, Hidrick, Hydrick, Haidrick, Hiderick, Hyderick, Hydrink, Heiderick.
Subjects Judaism  Finance  Merchants and Trade  Textile  Alcohol  
People Heydrick, Abraham (1742-1826)  Phillips, Jonas (1736-1803)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme Merchants & Commerce; Religion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Abraham Heydrick was a store owner and farmer from Springfield township, on the outskirts of Philadelphia. Jonas Phillips was a Jewish businessman who fought in the American Revolution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859