Ogden & Cuthbert family

Ogden & Cuthbert family papers, 1750–1906.
1 box, 17 volumes (2 linear feet).
About the Ogden & Cuthbert families

Joseph Ogden (d. 1805) worked at various times as a merchant, a tavern keeper, and a ferryman in Philadelphia. In the 1750s-1760s he had a shop on Chestnut Street, between Strawberry Alley and Second Street, and imported dry goods from Great Britain and the West Indies. From 1767-1771 he managed the One Tun Tavern at Third and Chestnut Streets (account books for this time period are held at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania). He later owned the Middle Ferry on the Schuylkill River. His daughter Mary married Anthony Cuthbert, mast and spar maker.

About the collection

The Ogden and Cuthbert family papers consist largely of financial records (receipt, invoice, and account books) of Joseph Ogden, his son George, and his son-in-law Anthony Cuthbert. Also included in the collection are account books of Anthony’s father Thomas, brother Samuel, and sons Joseph and Allen Cuthbert; letters, insurance policies, and property maps pertaining to descendants of Anthony Cuthbert, a diary kept by Joseph Cuthbert’s son, Henry C. Cuthbert, and several bills and receipts from the early 1900s.

  • Property — Pennsylvania — Philadelphia
  • Drygoods
  • Philadelphia (Pa.) — Commerce — 18th century
  • Ships — Cargo
  • Kendall, Benjamin
  • Elizabeth (Sloop)
  • Neate and Neave
  • Ogden and Hewes
Types of material
  • Receipts
  • Invoices
  • Account books
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries
Related collections
  • HSP: Joseph Ogden invoice book, ledger, and account books.
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