William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan
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Rhoads and Wildes Account Book, 1796-1799
Meg Hixon, July 2011
Rhoads and Wildes account book
Rhoads and Wildes
Rhoads and Wildes was a shopkeeping establishment on North 2nd Street in Phildalphia during the late 1790s. This day book contains financial accounts for fabrics sold in their store.
The material is in English
William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
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Rhoads and Wildes Account Book, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan
Rhoads and Wildes were shopkeepers on North 2nd Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the late 1790s. The shop sold fabrics, clothing patterns, buttons, and other clothing-related items.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The Rhoads and Wildes account book contains accounts for clothing and fabric sold in their store in Philadelphia during the late 1790s. The inside of the front cover of the book was inscribed, "Rhoads & Wildes's Day Book 1796," and the book's accounts date from July 11, 1796-November 28, 1799. Individual entries provided a buyer's name, the items they purchased and in what amounts, and the total cost owed to the firm. Though most customers were male, a few women also purchased items. Some goods traded by the firm included cashmere, velvet, satin, silk, patterns, buttons, and suspenders.
- Clothing trade--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.
- Philadelphia (Pa.)--Commerce--History--18th century.
- Textile fabrics--United States.