Alfred C. and Cordelia Arnold papers
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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.