Item No: frkm113000
Title: Michael and Andreas Billmeyer's Account Book, 1774-1783 with Turner, Bookseller and Personal Entries
German script; Roman script
Laid paper; ink
Vryheyt, and Crowned GR, Adriaan Rogge, center of page, 67/68, 69/70; W (fleur-de-lis), William Hoffman,fragment insert, bottom right
Account book (Kontobuch)
Rare Book Department
Quarter bound over marbled paper boards.
- Paper was made in Holland, France, and other countries for the British Market, with British Royal ciphers as countermarks.
- Dutch lion and Vryheyt watermark, and crowned GR countermark in William Algernon Churchill’s Watermarks in Paper in Holland…Fig. 95, LXIV and 69, Churchill Collection: monogram of Adriaan Rogge; Year 1785
- W (fleur-de-lis) H in Thomas Gravel’s, American Watermarks, Fig. 995, DLC-Force 9D (24); William Atlee; Yr. 1778; Willam Hoffman Papermill [Today’s 6th District, Baltimore County, Maryland]
Billmeyer, Michael, 1752-1837
Borneman, Henry Stauffer, 1870-1955
William Algernon Churchill, Watermarks in Paper in Holland, England, France, etc. in the XVII and XVIII Centuries (Amsterdam: M. Hertzberger, 1935), Repr. 1967, 1985, and 1990), Fig. 95, LXIV, 69.
Thomas L. Gravell, and George Miller, A Catalogue of Foreign Watermaks Found on Paper Used in America, 1700-1835 (New York: Garland, 1979).
Thomas L. Gravell, and George Miller, American Watermarks 1690-1835 (New Castle, De: Oak Knoll Press, 2002), Fig. 995, 217; Papermill 99, 272.
Dard Hunter, Papermaking In Pioneer America (Philadelphia, Pa: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1952).
Secondary Place Town/Township:
Geographic Coverage Region/County:Philadelphia
Geographic Coverage City/Town/Township:Germantown
Geographic Coverage Note:Based on manuscript entries and location of print shop
Geographic Coverage State/Province:Philadelphia
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Creation Place Note:Per cover page entry of manuscript
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FLP Borneman Ms. 113
Billmeyer, Michael, 1752-1837 - Author
Billmeyer, Michael, 1752-1837 - Scrivener
Billmeyer, Andrew, d. 1835 - Author
Billmeyer, Andrew, d. 1835 - Scrivener