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Northern Liberties Gas Company (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records

Collection ID

Acc. 709

Related Subject(s)

Collecting Area(s)

Description

Collection Summary

Title
Northern Liberties Gas Company (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records

Dates
1852-1900

Collection ID
Acc. 709

Creator
Northern Liberties Gas Company (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Quantity
1.5 linear feet (1 box) 

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English.      

Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note

The Northern Liberties Gas Company was established on March 15, 1838 and was incorporated in 1844. It held offices located at Third and Brown Streets. It served a region bordered by the Delaware River, Sixth Street, Vine, and Thompson Streets. In 1900 it began to provide service to customers using the facilities of the City of Philadelphia and was purchased by the Philadelphia Gas Works in 1955.

Description of Collection

The collection consists of four manuscript volumes, documenting receipts and payments of cash, pay lists of workers, and dividends.

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 Northern Liberties Gas Company (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records 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], Northern Liberties Gas Company (Philadelphia, Pa.) Records, Acc. 709, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Purchased with Paley Endowment Funds, January 26, 1990.

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:

Corporate Names:
Northern Liberties Gas Company (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Subjects:
Commerce -- Pennsylvania – Philadelphia
Gas companies -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Public utilities -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

Places:
Northern Liberties (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)

Material Types:
Financial records
Ledgers (account books)
Manuscripts

Inventory

1          Volume 1: Receipts and Payments of cash. Bills Presented to Committee of Finance          April 1889-July 1895

1          Volume 2: Receipts and Payments of cash. Bills Presented to Committee of Finance          July 1895-1900

1          Volume 3: Pay Lists of Workman Employed at the Northern Liberties Gas Works (Distributions of Amounts – Northern Liberties, Kensington, Richmond - further broken down into categories of works, repairs, services, main, gas and public lamps)          1852-1958         

1          Volume 4: Divided Book No. 3 (Dividend No. 79, 1875-No. 105. Signature for individual dividends received)          1885