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M-375: Second National Bank of Philadelphia Account Book

Repository: St. Louis Mercantile Library Special Collections

Title: M-375: Second National Bank of Philadelphia Account Book

Date: 1871

Extent: 1 bound manuscript

Location note: Vertical Files

Language: English 

Abstract: Bank account book denoting the Second Bank of Philadelphia's daily resources and liabilities for the year 1871

Scope and Content note: This collection consists of one account book measuring 676 pages, with four printed circulars, dated 1871, each one page, tipped into the front matter of the book. The circulars are regarding the "Notice. Redemption of 5-20 Bonds in 1862." Three of the circulars are from the United States Treasury Department, while one is from the banking establishment Jay Cooke & Co.

The account book lists the bank's daily resources and liabilities for the entire year of 1871. To the pre-printed categories such as "Loans," "Funds," "Real Estate," "Stockholders," and "Demand," an extra handwritten category of "City Warrants" as well as the occasional entries "Taxes" and "U. S. Taxes" have been added. A separate section at the end of the account book provides the daily totals and averages for each month of the year for loans, expenses, deposits, etc. Two additional pages report "Averages for six months ending June 30th" and "...December 31st" for the years 1864-1871.

Controlled Access Headings:

Geographic Name(s)

  • Philadelphia (Pa.)


  • Banking

Conditions Governing Access note: This collection is open for research. 

Conditions Governing Use note: Some of the material in this collection may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition and the judgment of Library staff.  Library staff members reserve the right to deny reproduction services for any reason at any time.

Copyright Information: The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

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General Physical Description note: One partly printed, manuscript Account Book, Half calf, pebbled cloth; large ornamental red morocco label to front cover. Backstrip worn and separated from binding.

Preferred Citation note: The preferred citation for this collection is "From the collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at UM - St. Louis."