The Winterthur Library

The Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera

Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE 19735

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OVERVIEW OF THE COLLECTION

 

Creator: Shields, Thomas

Title: Daybook

Dates: 1775-1791

Call No.: Fol. 27

Acc. No.: 81x474

Quantity: 1 vol. (101 p.)

Location: 5 A

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHICAL STATEMENT

 

Thomas Shields is in List of Philadelphia Silversmiths and Allied Artificers, by Maurice Brix, as a goldsmith who advertised in newspapers from 1769 to 1776, and appeared in city directories 1785-1794.

 

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

 

Contains daily entries of credits and debits for making and repairing a wide variety of silver and goldwork items. A majority of entries are for work done on buckles, scabbards, knives ("cuttoes") and buttons, though entries such as "To 1 Quart Silver Tankard," "To Mounting Miniture Picture in Gold," and "To 6 Silver table Spoons with Shoulders on the Handles" also appear. One steady customer was Dr. Benjamin Rush. The first page and a half of accounts are repeated (by mistake?) at the back of the volume.

 

Two letters (dated 1781 and 1845; and both addressed to "Mr. Thomas Shields" in Philadelphia, Penn.) are laid in at front. The former is a religious exhortation against universalism from four absent members of his church. The latter (from his nephew in Louisville, Ky.) refers to the graduation exercises at Georgetown College and describes the efforts of one graduate, Mr. Clarke King, to answer the call into the ministry.

 

 

ORGANIZATION

 

Entries are in chronological order.

 

 

LANGUAGE OF MATERIALS

 

The materials are in English.

 

 

RESTRICTIONS ON ACCESS

 

Collection is open to the public. Copyright restrictions may apply.

 

PROVENANCE

Gift of Eric N. Shrubsole.

 

 

ACCESS POINTS

 

People:

Rush, Benjamin, 1746-1813.

King, Clarke.

 

Topics:

Silverwork - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia.

Silverwork, Colonial - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia.

Goldwork - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia.

Goldwork, Colonial - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia.

Buckles - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia.

Scabbards - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia.

Business records - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia.

Daybooks.

Letters.

Silversmiths.

Goldsmiths.

 

NAME INDEX TO THE VOLUME

 

Location: 5 A

 

 


Fol. 27 Thomas Shields daybook

 

Name index with page numbers

 

Alexander & Rudderford 63

Alibone (or Allibone), Capt. William 20, 24-25, 41, 44, 47, 77, 97

Allen, Capt. 84, 99

Armit, Richard 97

 

Baily, Samuel 96

Baird, Joseph 101

Baptist Church 60, 65, 67, 70, 74, 77, 80, 94, 96

Barkly (or Barclay), Thomas 5, 9, 14, 49, 91, 102

Barnaby, John (at head of Elk) 27

Barnill, Robert 30

Barrow, Samuel 4, 22-23, 28, 30, 38, 43, 48-49, 55, 58, 65

Bayly, John Jr. 13, 15-16, 23, 25, 31, 70, 72, 74, 81

Bayly, John Sr. 66, 82, 94, 96

Bedford, William 17, 71, 74, 77

Bennett, Thomas 2, 5, 7, 26, 28, 32, 35, 40, 62

Beveridge, David 48

Biddle, James 6, 41

Bittle, George (brewer) 6-7, 17, 30, 38, 55, 101

Blackistone, Preisly 1

Blewer, Capt. Joseph 26, 48, 64, 67, 72, 78, 99-100

Bond, Dr. Thomas Sr. 69, 100

Boyl (or Boyle), John 1, 34

Bradford, Maj. William 59, 61-62, 72, 99

Bright, Jacob 36, 44

Bringhurst, James 42

Bringhurst, John 97

Britton, John 23, 53

Britton, Thomas 58, 95

Brown, Capt. Wm. 11

Brown, Gilbert 100

Brown, John (wheat merchant) 1, 29, 32, 47, 52, 97

Brown, William 9

Bulloch, George 1

Byard, Jonathan 18

 

Calbrinah, Christian 27

Caldwell, Samuel 19, 61, 66, 75, 83-86

Carey, John 43

Carnan, John 13, 34, 41, 48, 53, 57, 63, 70. 75, 77-79, 83-84, 101-103

Carson, John 102

Chambers, David 80

Charter, John 2

Clarkson, Dr. Geradus 18, 38, 91, 99

Clay, Curtis (brother Robert) 42, 48

Cliffton (or Clifton), Thomas 33, 35, 38-43, 49, 53, 55-56, 58, 61, 73, 82-83

Clymer, George 28, 33

Coleman, Joseph 10, 63

Collins, Ralph 68

Conner (or Connor), Michael 6, 9, 36

Coombs, Thomas 13, 18, 20, 44, 102

Cooper, Robert 66

Courson, Cornelius 103

Cox, Capt. Isaac 4, 28, 30, 38, 56, 62, 65-66, 68, 78, 80, 87, 93, 95, 98

Cox, Rev. Nicholas 12, 98

Craig, Thomas 98

Cropper, Molton 3

 

Daft, Thomas 10, 19-20, 24, 27-28, 32, 40, 43, 45, 47-48, 64, 67

David, Enoch 45

David, John 2, 4, 18, 33, 41, 45, 51, 55-56, 60, 74, 80, 83

David, Widow Hugh 5, 18, 20

Davidson (or Davison), John (saddler) 21-25, 38, 46, 97

Davis, Benjamin (upholsterer) 69, 71, 98

Davis, Thomas 66, 75, 100

Davis, William 101

Dawson, William (blacksmith) 18, 92, 94, 99, 101, 103

Debois (or Deboys or Dubois), Abraham 2-4, 10, 13, 15, 20-22, 25, 27, 29, 32, 34, 38,

41, 46, 49-50, 54-57, 60, 75, 94

Dewees, William (iron master) 61, 100

Dibly (or Dibley), William 27, 29, 35, 37, 59, 64, 72, 81-82

Dix, Joseph 1, 15, 20, 26-27, 38, 41, 43, 47-48, 64, 81

Donnaldson, John 90

Donohue 7

Dougan, John 20, 40

Douglas, George 33

Doweg (or Dowheg or Dowig), George 2, 33, 40, 42, 47

Doz, Andrew 35, 48

 

Eakin, Samuel 15, 98

Edwards, Morgan 64, 68, 71, 81, 96

Emblen (or Emlen), George 15, 64, 67, 71

Emlen, George & Caleb 33-34

Evans, Benjamin 34

Evans, Edward 7

Evans, Jonathan (son Ben) 68, 101

Evans, Thomas 9

 

Ferguson, Capt. 11

Feriss (or Fariss), Capt. Francis 37, 44, 63

Fishburn, William 61-62, 64, 98

Fisher, Joshua (daughter Sally) 41, 54, 68, 72, 89, 91, 94-95, 97, 100

Fisher, Miers (or Myers) 43, 51, 53, 56, 62, 64, 71, 80, 83, 101

Fisher, Samuel 42, 100

Fisher, Thomas 29, 42, 100

Fitch, John 3-4, 14, 34, 69

Fitzgerald, Robert 49, 56

Fitzsimmons, Thomas 25, 31

Fleeson, Plunkett (son Thomas) 46, 68

Fleeson, Thomas 1

Flemming, Thomas 96

Flower, Benjamin 2, 10

Flower, John 98

Foster, Alexander 98

Friggin, Samuel 33

Fritch, Capt. 101

Fuller, Benjamin 14, 20, 32, 38, 84, 98, 100

Fullerton, Alex 63

 

Galloway, John 1, 8, 10-11, 32, 69, 76

Gee, Joseph 43, 47, 49-50, 83-84, 100

Gilpin, Thomas 12, 42, 62, 64, 76, 97

Gordin, Isaac (Baltimore) 4-5

Gorton, Daniel 39

Graff, George 14, 25, 29, 32, 47, 100

Griffin, Samuel 16-17, 19, 30, 39, 45, 47, 54-56

Griffith, Rev. Abel 90-91, 99

 

Hale, Thomas 58, 79

Hamilton, Capt. Thomas 78

Hamilton, William 23, 25, 52, 62

Hanson, Thomas 24, 32-33, 78

Hardy, William 18, 28, 44

Harland, Abigail 97

Harland, Joel 10, 42, 101

Harland, Sarah (daughter Abigail) 97

Harminson, John 37

Hart, John 43

Hart, Joseph (son Josiah) 45-46, 48

Harvey, William 16

Hawkins, William 101

Hayes (or Hays), Michael 2, 35, 38

Heal, Thomas 69

Hibbard, Joseph 101

Hollingworth & Mulland 32, 34

Hollingsworth, Levy 35, 61, 97

Hollingsworth, Thomas 6, 8, 31, 34, 37-38, 51-52, 59, 61, 98, 102

Hoogland (or Hogeland or Hoogling), Benjamin 6, 12

Hoops, David 5, 95, 98

Hoops, Robert 95

Howard, Peter 11

Howell, mary 99

Hubley, Adam 1, 24-25, 73

Hughes, Christopher 94

Humphreys (or Humphrys), Joshua (daughter Hannah) 8, 11, 90, 97, 99

Humphrys, Ashton 35, 97

Hutton, John (goldsmith) 96

 

Irwin, James 33

Irwin, Mathew 40-42, 57, 60, 96-97

 

Jackson, William 7, 14, 16, 86, 97, 99, 101

James, John 2, 11

January, Benjamin (bookbinder) 45, 56, 58, 61, 100, 102

January, Peter 7

Jenkins, William 93, 100, 102

Johnson (or Johnston), Francis (Chester) 21-22, 31, 42

Johnson (or Johnston), Robert (Rapanach, VA) 21, 53-54, 66, 77

Jones, Isaac (carpenter) 23, 26, 66, 86-87, 89-93, 96-102

Jones, Owen Jr. 32, 57-58, 67

Jones, Robert Strettle 41

 

Keasby, Edward 2, 12, 14

Keating, John 39, 96

Kenady, Robert 3, 81

Kennedy, Andrew 98

Kennedy, George 39, 51, 61, 81

King, Daniel 9, 18, 45, 52, 61, 65, 92, 95

 

Lawrence, Ann 38

Lawrence, Caleb 19, 32, 58

Lawrence, John 1, 3, 5, 7-8, 12-14

Leadly & Nelson 44, 46-47, 53, 55, 60, 74

Leggit (Leggate, Liggit, Ligget, Liggate), John 54, 68, 99, 102

Lemmon (or Lemon), Richard (Graham & Lemmon) 10, 18

Letcher, John 60

Letelier (Le Te Lier, Littlyea, Littleyear), John 19, 33, 99

Letts, Ezekial 12, 26, 41-42

Lewis, Capt. Abraham 78

Lewis, Ellis 3, 63

Lewis, Nathaniel (father Robert) 6, 16, 29, 39, 54, 93, 101-102

Lewis, Robert (son Nathaniel) 39

Lisle, John 98

Logan, Charles 12, 16, 18, 43-45

Long, Capt. Peter 8, 98

Lownes, William 97

Lyon, Barry 9

 

Magill 59, 85

Mall, James 56

Marsh, Joseph 38, 61

Martin, Capt. 101

Maxfield, Widow 6

McCarty, Capt. 101

McCormuch, Samuel 34

McCoy, Daniel 3, 5, 7, 16, 37, 40, 63

McDaniel, Daniel 81

McGlone, Andrew 34

McLaughlin, Alexander 101

McLean, John (merchant, New Castle) 7, 63

Mead (or Meade), George & Co. 10, 15, 22, 24, 26-29, 31, 51, 55-56, 63, 73

Mead (or Meade), George 14, 22, 28, 73, 79, 96

Mease, James 13, 45, 47, 66, 69, 72, 76-77, 82, 85-86, 97

Mease, John 12, 19, 25, 38, 45, 50, 75, 80, 92, 94, 96, 98

Meredith & Clymer 16, 19, 27, 82, 101

Meredith, Reese 63-64, 67, 79, 83

Meryam, Ezl 49

Mezir, Jesse 10

Mifflin, Widow Sarah (son John) 4, 15-16

Miffline & Irwin 26

Miller, John 38, 55, 71

Miller, John Hart (Chester) 23

Millnor, Edward 50, 73

Millnor (or Milnor or Milner), John 62, 65, 68, 97

Milnar, William 7

Milnor, Howard 17

Ming, Woolry 40-43, 49, 56, 58-59, 64, 71

Mitchell, John 9, 14, 23, 39, 42-43, 46, 48, 63, 70, 86, 101

Montgomery, Capt. 2

Montgomery, Rev. John 59

Moore, Capt. William 5

Moores, Joseph 9-10

Moore, Joshua 32, 46, 48, 62, 76

Moore, William 28, 100

Morris, Anthony Cad 11-12

Morris, Israel 85

Morris, John (lawyer) 12

Morris, Luke 15, 20, 31, 48, 50, 55, 64, 67-68, 74, 78, 83-85, 87-88, 96, 101

Morris, Robert 33, 47, 53, 101

Morris, Thomas 33, 102-103

Morton, Widow Phebe 18-19, 22, 34

Moulder, John 39, 46

Moulder, Joseph 48, 54, 69, 77, 80, 82, 89, 91, 93, 97-98, 102

Mulland, Robert 22, 65

Murdoch, John 5, 18, 56, 74

Musgrave, Joseph 68, 74, 96

Musgrove, Israel 15, 31, 33, 39, 43, 98

Musgrove, Thomas 100

 

Nail, Henry 7

Neal, Henry 32, 39, 55

Neamon, Zachariah 30-31

Nesbitt, Alexander 5-8, 12, 56, 58, 65, 75-76

Nuttle, Capt. Samuel 8, 97

 

Oliver, Joseph Jr. 11

Ord, Cap. 6, 32, 68

 

Paden, William 30

Paterson, Dietrick 11

Paterson, John 12

Patton, Major John 50, 53, 68, 73, 98

Paydon, William 51, 81, 99, 101-102

Pemberton, James 1-2, 34, 44, 47, 49, 92, 97

Penrose, Isaac 18, 54-55, 62, 78

Penrose, Jonathan 2, 5-6, 18, 20, 22, 29-30, 55

Peterson, Derrick 101

Popham, James 18, 25, 62, 73, 75

Porter, David 72

Porter, Robert 15-16, 21-22, 25, 38

Poupard, James 3-4, 16

Proctor, Col. Thomas 84-85, 101

Purviance, Andrew 8, 40, 55, 74

Purviance (or Purveyance), John 1, 13, 15, 17, 20, 33, 41, 67, 70, 74

 

Read, James 41, 48

Reed, Thomas 97

Rees, Daniel 1

Rhea, Thomas 101

Rigby, Joseph 3, 5, 15, 19-20, 26, 42

Rigden, William 39, 58, 72, 76, 90

Roach, Isaac (pilot) 51, 55

Roberdeau, Daniel 70, 91

Roberts, Robert 8, 14

Robertson, Abraham 100

Robinson, Daniel 33

Ross, Capt. I. 97

Rowen, Thomas 7

Run, John 40

Rush, Benjamin 3, 5-6, 26, 31, 37, 41, 48, 51, 60, 66, 83, 87-91, 95, 98-101

Rutherford, Alex 66, 95

 

Scott, James 1-4, 6, 9, 11-12, 14, 18, 21, 24-25, 27, 32, 34, 38, 41, 45, 47-49, 51, 53, 58,

66, 69, 73

Shaw, John 58, 98

Shewell, Capt. Robert 30

Shewell, Clement 12-13, 102

Shewell, Stephen 39

Shields & Mattison 55, 63-65, 70, 82, 100

Shields (Arch.) & Sturgis 32, 37, 52, 61, 70-81

Shields, Archibald 40, 71, 73-74, 77, 96, 98

Shields, Caleb 24, 73, 76, 79, 88, 103

Shields, Edmond 9, 24, 37, 47, 66

Shields, James 77, 86, 89-90, 103

Shields, Robert 11, 23-24, 27-29, 35-37, 39, 50, 53, 55-59, 62, 65, 67, 83-84, 86-89,

100, 103

Shields, Thomas (Cecil Co., MD) 65, 75

Shields, Thomas (carpenter) 77, 88-89, 95

Shoemaker, Isaac (blacksmith) 69

Shreer, Israel 18

Shreve, Col. Israel 34, 84

Shrieve, Samuel 35

Shuter, Peter 43, 48

Sims, Joseph 85, 98

Sims, William 97

Sipple, John 101

Smith, Jonathan Baird 35, 46

Sparks, Henry 1, 9

Spring, Capt. 13, 81

Stamper, Joseph 53

Steel, Capt. 41

Steel, Peter 56, 87, 96

Stenmatz (or Stenmeitz or Stonemitz), John 34, 62, 71

Stevenson, Capt. Robert 13

Stewart, Capt. Walter 32, 41, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52-54, 70, 75, 86, 94

Stewart, John 54, 82

Stiles 101

Stillman, Rev. Samuel 4, 60

Stocker, Anthony 32-33, 49, 63, 67, 77

Stockton, Richard (Princeton) 62-63, 65, 93, 101

Stout, Samuel Jr. 11

Stow, John 15, 18-20, 39, 62, 70, 76, 78, 80, 100

Stuart, James 4

Sturgis & Shields 18, 28, 30, 69

Sturgis, John 70

Sturgis, Joseph 87, 99

Sutton, Rev. James 101

Syms, Joseph 24, 44, 69, 71, 75

 

Talbert, James 17, 62, 97

Tatnell, Robert 4

Taylor, William 1, 30, 34, 38, 51, 59-60, 80, 98

Tew, David 22, 28-30, 53, 62, 66-67, 2, 81, 84, 88, 96

Thompson, Alexander 9, 52-53, 68

Thompson, William 46

Todd, William 55, 57, 59-60, 79-80, 82, 88, 91-92, 101, 103

Trumble, Lewis 53

 

Van Read, Jacob 18, 96

Van Vooris, Daniel 2, 11, 13, 15, 25-28

Vandike, Widow Letitia 16, 33-34, 37-38

Vannost (or Vanost), Isaac 19, 49, 65, 99, 102

Vicara, John 44

 

Waiscoat, George 10

Walker, Thomas (son-in-law to Daniel Hoops) 8, 15

Warden, Capt. 58, 60

Wardner, John 11

Warner, John 4, 6-8, 13, 64, 70, 72, 76

Watt, Robert 65, 78

Wayne, Anthony 13, 20, 102

Wear (or Wair), David 28, 31, 50, 67, 79

Webster, John 81

Webster, Palatiah 49, 95, 97

Weed, Elijah 10, 12, 30, 58, 65

Wert, George 30, 43

West, Joseph 5, 37, 57

West, William Jr. 35, 39, 45, 52, 54-55

West, William Sr. 16-17, 44, 49, 54, 62, 68, 71, 75, 78-79

Westmore, George 95

Wharton, Carpenter 27, 44, 99

Wharton, Isaac 24, 33

Wharton, Joseph Jr. (lawyer) 77, 92-93, 98

Wharton, Samuel 73

Wharton, Thomas 5

Whiley, Thomas 10

White, James 11

White, John 83-84

White, Robert 60

Whittle, Benjamin 13

Whittle (or Whitall or Whitehill), Joseph 7-8, 11, 29-30, 40, 55, 81

Wiliamson, John 30

Wilkin, Robert 28, 41, 45, 54

Williams, James (Annapolis) 22, 27, 63

Williams, Thomas (Annapolis) 17, 81

Williamson, John 28, 44

Willing & Morris & Co. 1-3, 33

Wilson, Capt. John 73, 80, 82, 97

Winters, Elisha 46, 49, 59, 62

Wood, Jno (Gloucester Co.) 15, 100

Woodland, John 40, 60, 70

Wynkoop, Benjamin 1, 17, 25, 98, 103

 

Yeldall, Dr. Anthony 1, 14, 33, 39, 55, 92

Young, John 16

Young, Robert 61-62, 67-68, 94