Guide to the Jacob Setley Papers and Daybook

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0190
Creators:
Setley, Jacob (storekeeper)
Dates:
1832-1848.
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Included are papers, 1832-1848, found in the daybook concerning the operation of a brick kiln, receipts, a property lease, notes about construction work, and accounts of merchandise bought and sold. The daybook, 1832-1840, records the buying and selling of general merchandise such as butter, sugar, molasses, thread, potatoes, and coffee. It also records payments made for "woork."

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Jacob Setley, author of these papers and daybook, was perhaps a German immigrant who settled in Reading, Pennsylvania. He apparently made his livelihood by operating a brick kiln and later branched into construction work and storekeeping. He also owned and leased property in Reading around 1846. John, Adam, and Samuel Setley, perhaps family members or relatives, are mentioned in the daybook.
Biographical / Historical
Jacob Setley, author and recipient of these papers and daybook, was perhaps a German immigrant who settled in Reading, Pennsylvania. He apparently made his livelihood by operating a brick kiln and later branched into construction work and storekeeping. He also owned and leased property in Reading around 1846. John, Adam, and Samuel Setley, perhaps family members or relatives, are mentioned in the daybook.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Jane Odom, 1986
Author
Jane H. Odom
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection purchased from Augusta Warshaw, widow of Isadore Warshaw, in 1971.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Jacob Setley Papers and Daybook, 1832-1848, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred from the Isadore Warshaw Collection, December 1985.

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives