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Estate of Mrs. V. S. Shyrock Ledger and Cash Books

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Collection Summary

Estate of Mrs. V. S. Shyrock Ledger and Cash Books


Collection ID

Shyrock, V. S., Mrs.

4 volumes

Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Materials in English.       

Detailed Collection Information

Biographical Note

It appears from materials in the collection that Mrs. V. S. Shyrock was the widow of William Knight Shryock, a lawyer with offices at 21 North Seventh Street, Philadelphia, who died in approximately 1907. Mrs. Shryock died in approximately 1920 and her estate was overseen by a son, William A. Shryock, who maintained offices at 225 South Sixth Street.

Description of Collection

The four volumes in this collection are a record of income and expenditures for the estate of Mrs. V. S. Shyrock from 1924 through July 1957. The estate held a variety of stocks and mortgages and owned an extensive list of rental properties in the city of Philadelphia.  Of particular interest is the payment of commissions by the estate to the Octavia Hill Association during the 1930s.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged by volume.

Patron Information

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Estate of Mrs. V. S. Shyrock Ledger and Cash Books are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Estate of Mrs. V. S. Shyrock Ledger and Cash Books, URB 3, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Carmen Valentino, August 1992.    

Processing Information

Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in June 2015.             

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Personal/Family Names:
Shyrock, V. S., Mrs.
Shyrock, William Knight

Corporate Names:
Octavia Hill Association

Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types:
Financial records


Volume 1          Ledger          1924-September 1939

Volume 2          Ledger          December 1939-June 30, 1957

Volume 3          Cash Book          September 1939-April 1949

Volume 4          Cash Book          May 1949-July 1957