Guide to the Lydia Bailey account statement, April 2, 1823
Lydia Bailey was a prominent 19th century Philadelphia printer. The Lydia Bailey account statement itemizes a printing job commissioned by John Steele of the Port of Philadelphia. The job consisted of labels for imported liquor, wine and tea for use on the cargo of commercial ships.
- Collection Number
- Lydia Bailey account statement
- April 2, 1823
- 1 items, 1 Folder
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Materials in English
Manuscript document signed by Lydia Bailey, listing 65 itemized expenditures dated March 8-29, 1823, totaling $141.50 for "Printing certificates of spirits, wines & teas imported in the first quarter of 1823." It begins "Genl. John Steele, Collector of the Port of Philadelphia/To Lydia R. Bailey," and concludes with a certifying statement, and a receipt for payment in full signed by Bailey. Each entry specifies the quantity of certificates printed and the name of the ship for which each lot is destined. There is also a single entry for "1000 copies blanks for inspectors."
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[Identification of item], Lydia Bailey account statement, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
Lydia Bailey was a prominent printer active in Philadelphia from 1808 to 1861. She was appointed the City Printer of Philadelphia from 1810-1850 and was the only woman to ever hold that position. She trained many employees who went on to establish careers in their own right.
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The Lydia Bailey account statement was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2015.
Processed by Megan Lewis, February, 2017
Accessions described in this collection guide: 2015-0050-MSS111