Michael and Andreas Billmeyer's Account Book, 1774-1783 with Turner, Bookseller and Personal Entries

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Michael and Andreas Billmeyer's Account Book, 1774-1783 with Turner, Bookseller and Personal Entries

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Item No: frkm113000
Title: Michael and Andreas Billmeyer's Account Book, 1774-1783 with Turner, Bookseller and Personal Entries
Scripts/Text: German script; Roman script
Language: German; English
Physical Description: 82 leaves
Material: Laid paper; ink
Watermark: Vryheyt, and Crowned GR, Adriaan Rogge, center of page, 67/68, 69/70; W (fleur-de-lis), William Hoffman,fragment insert, bottom right
Category: Account book (Kontobuch)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes:

Binding:
Quarter bound over marbled paper boards.

Watermarks:

  • 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] 

Associated Names: Will, Johannes
Provenance: Billmeyer, Michael, 1752-1837
Borneman, Henry Stauffer, 1870-1955

Bibliography:

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

Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:York
City/Town/Township:York
State/Province:Pennsylvania
Creation Place Note:Per cover page entry of manuscript

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1783
Image Dimensions Width: 33 cm
ShelfMark: FLP Borneman Ms. 113
Creator Name: Billmeyer, Michael, 1752-1837 - Author
Billmeyer, Michael, 1752-1837 - Scrivener
Billmeyer, Andrew, d. 1835 - Author
Billmeyer, Andrew, d. 1835 - Scrivener

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