Josiah Cope Papers

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Collection Title: Josiah Cope Papers

Collection Number: Ms. Coll. 131

Repositiory: Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, PA 19380

Language: English

Project Archivist: Joseph L. Weber

Biography:

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Biography: 

Josiah Cope (1844-1906), was born in East Bradford, ChesterCounty, the son of John and Hannah Cope. Cope was educated in the district public school and the StateNormal School at Mansfield.  Although the family belonged to the Society of Friends, Cope served in the Civil War as a member of the 192nd PA Regt.  After the war, Josiah moved to Oxford in 1868, and in 1869 he married Josephine Sharpless, daughter of Joel and Sarah Ann Sharpless of Middletown, Delaware County. They had no children.

Josiah’s first business venture was a grocery and general merchandise business in Oxford.  After about two years, he would enter the fertilizer business with his cousins, Henry Cope at Lincoln (see Business Timeline below.) Cope was a successful businessman and was active in local affairs in Oxford. He was influential in the Republican Party and received numerous request to use his influence to secure positions for people. Cope was considered a benevolent person (referenced in letter on Johnstown flood of 1889).  Josiah was a member of the board of directors of the Oxford Land Improvement Co. on which board his cousin and former business partner, Henry, was a Vice President.  Evidence of Josiah’s attitude towards business shows through in his papers (See notes from his primary attorney, William Doxen and also notes from a cousin, Sallie T. Pyle on behalf of her husband Joseph M. Pyle).

Josiah was involved in numerous real estate transactions; buying, selling and renting both commercial and non-commercial properties. During his business career he also was know to have sold apples, cattle, dogs, hay, hogs, honey, horses and hunting rifles.

Josiah and his brothers were avid fishermen and his brother John apparently organized numerous fishing outings (see July 1895 article in Clippings File.)

Business Timeline:

1862 -  Fertilizer business was started by Henry (Josiah’s cousin). Henry has been called the Father of Lincoln University Village.  The business address was Lincoln Station

1870 – Josiah  joined Henry in the Fertilizer business..

1875 -  Josiah purchased the business from Henry.

Business partners of Josiah were Eli H. Cope (brother) and Samuel Iveson, Jr. (who later became the “Recorder” for West Chester.)

1875 -  Josiah Cope and Joel Sharpless entered into a partnership to sell coal and lumber 

 at Lincoln Station.  This business relationship was dissolved in 1876. The business was sold to J. Thornton Fox.

Josiah had a grain, hay and stone business in Oxford.

1879 - 1881 saw the fertilizer works operating at full capacity.

1881 - There was a boiler problem at the fertilizer works necessitating replacement.

1884 - Records show growth of business in terms of numbers of banks, agents, suppliers and customers. There is some discussion of crop yields in 1884 .

1884 (October) – 1885 (June) shows a growing number of notes due with  customers not able to pay, agents not able to collect and the primary lawyer (Doxen) not able to collect on the notes. The apparent reason for the debts was the weather during the wheat growing season of 1884. It apparently was a cool and dry growing season (leading to an abundance of wheat on the market). It is possible that the explosion and destruction of the Volcano Krakatoa on Aug 27, 1883 had some effect on the wheat harvest in ChesterCounty in 1884. There is an indication that local banks were failing.

1884 (October) – 1885 (June) Debt and bank failures are described by customers, agents, suppliers and attorneys.

1885 – Records show the growth of the business in terms of both size of manufacture and geography.  Weather in early 1885 was quite cool and damp leading to mention of many colds and illnesses (leading to debt) and inability to collect payment for product sold.  The later part of 1885 shows that farmers were reselling their fertilizer inventory in order to settle accounts. Delivery problems were also growing. Agents now extend to Maryland, Virginia, NorthernNew YorkState and Ohio.

1887 - Railroad cars in short supply (business brisk.)

1893 - It was discussed that business might grow if they company had a Democratic Party affiliation. It was mentioned in a letter that Sam Iveson might join the Democratic Party to affect this end. Geography covered by agents appears to be largely PA.

1887 (January –March) Correspondence shows that business appears to be improving.  Notes are being paid.

1888 -  Farmers were seeking other forms of fertilizer as crops other then wheat were being grown. Tobacco, corn, potatoes required specialized fertilizers or fertilizer blends. Kainite was becoming popular. Guano from a  variety of sources was being requested.

1888 - Business  was good but raw bone, much of it previously purchased by Josiah from Baugh & Sons of Philadelphia was becoming scarce.

Josiah established a business relationship for tankage and raw bone with both the Armour and Swift companies in Chicago.

A relationship was established in South Carolina for the purchase of rock.

Josiah manufactured the acid necessary to process the rock for fertilizer.

There is correspondence mentioning the construction of an acid tank.

As the business grew Josiah began purchasing acid directly from a manufacturer and shipping it in rail cars to the LincolnUniversity plant.

1890 - There appeared to be a shortage of supplies of rock and the acid to process it.

1890 - There appeared to be a slowdown in business due to weather  early in the year.

Wet weather created conditions that prevented the transport of materials and crops.

Railroads provided fast and reliable transportation of both products and raw materials.

They were also an efficient carrier of the US Mail.

1891- Railroad cars appear to be suddenly in short supply.

1893 - Two occurrences created interesting business conditions.

A hurricane known as the “Sea Islands Hurricane” hit South Carolina and disrupted rock supplies.

One of the worst depressions in America occurred. This affected the fruit growing industry in Maryland.

Reading Railroad, a major eastern line, went into receivership. That collapse was soon magnified by the failures of hundreds of banks and businesses dependent upon the Reading and other railroads.

The stock market reacted with a dramatic plunge. Fearing further collapse, European investors pulled their funds from the United States, but depression soon gripped the other side of the Atlantic as well.

1877 – 08/10 Henry formed a business partnership with Mr. Passmore and continued in the fertilizer  business in competition with Josiah (From Edward Jones note in newspaper clippings  collection).

1887 - 1895 there is ample evidence in the correspondence of Henry competing with Josiah in  fertilizer sales.

1896 -  Henry was in the business of selling Carriages, Buggies and Spindle Wagons.

Collection Scope:

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Collection Scope: 

This collection consists of (primarily) inbound business and personal correspondence.

There are also business ledgers, or daybooks of both Josiah Cope and Henry Cope.

The collection consists of twenty (20) boxes of correspondence and seven (7) boxes containing ledgers. 

Collection Arrangement:

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Collection Arrangement: 

The correspondence in the collection is organized in a spreadsheet by type of business or personal relationship.

A database is also available that contains listings of the correspondence.

Every piece of correspondence was read.

Categories were established based on the type of relationship that existed between Josiah Cope and the business entity or individual.

Non-Business relationship/correspondence were categorized as “Personal”

Categories that exist in the spreadsheet and database:

Banks           Banks  that Josiah or his companies did business with

Railroad       Railroads that Josiah did business with

Telegraph    Communications companies

Post office   Post office communication

Board of Agriculture, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania      Correspondence from the PA Board of AG

Newspaper   Newspaper correspondence

Attorney       Attorneys that Josiah had a relationship with

Insurance      Insurance company communication

Supplier        Suppliers of goods and services to Josiah

Customer     Direct customer relationships  

Agent           Sales agents for Josiah

Personal       Non-Business correspondence

Once a business or personal relationship was established, further correspondence is not listed in detail, unless;

 a. A change in the relationship occurred or

 b. A trend of some sort was determined by querying the database

One of the trends that was examined by queries of the database for example was that which describes the apparent weather related overabundance in the wheat crop of 1884 which lead to many bank failures and debt related situations.

There is numerous correspondence requesting information regarding becoming a sales agent for Josiah.

In describing this correspondence I have used the phrase “Terms and Conditions of Agent Program” (or T’s & C’s).

We have no knowledge if a formalized set of rules existed in terms of sales agents, however we can tell from the correspondence that there was a rather larger network ofsuch sales agents and therefore some guidelines must have existed... 

The correspondence is arranged in folders by month contained in boxes by year as follows:

BOX              FOLDER       Year/Month

1

1

1887 01

1

2

1882 08

1

3

1883 01

1

4

1883 03

1

5

1883 04

1

6

1883 07

1

7

1883 08

1

8

1883 09

1

10

1884 01

1

11

1884 03

1

12

1884 04

1

13

1884 08

1

14

1884 09

1

15

1884 10

1

16

1884 12

2

1

1885 01

2

2

1885 01

2

3

1885 02

   

BOX             

 

             FOLDER      

 

                     Year/Month

 

   

2

5

1885 03

2

6

1885 03

2

7

1884 04

2

8

1884 04

2

9

1884 05

2

10

1885 06

2

11

1885 06

3

1

1885 07

3

2

1885 07

3

3

1885 08

3

4

1885 08

3

5

1885 09

3

6

1885 09

4

1

1886 01

4

2

1886 04

4

3

1886 07

4

4

1886 11

4

5

1886 12

5

1

1887 01

5

2

1887 02

5

3

1887 03

5

4

1887 04

5

5

1887 05

5

6

1887 06

5

7

1887 07

5

8

1887 08

 

  

BOX              

 

             FOLDER      

 

                     Year/Month

 

   

5

9

1887 09

5

10

1887 10

5

10

1887 11

5

12

1887 12

6

1

1888 01

6

2

1888 02

6

3

1888 03

6

4

1888 04

6

5

1888 04

6

5

1888 05

6

7

1888 05

6

8

1888 06

6

9

1888 07

6

10

1888 07

6

11

1888 08

6

12

1888 09

6

13

1888 11

6

14

1888 12

7

1

1889 01

7

2

1889 01

7

3

1889 02

7

4

1889 02

7

5

1889 03

7

6

1889 03

7

7

1889 04

7

8

1889 04

7

9

1889 05

   

BOX             

 

FOLDER                    

 

Year/Month

 

 

 

 

8

1

1889 06

8

2

1889 07

8

3

1889 08

8

4

1889 09

8

5

1889 05

8

5

1889 10

9

1

1890 01

9

3

1890 02

9

4

1890 03

9

5

1890 03

9

6

1890 04

9

7

1890 04

9

8

1890 05

9

9

1890 06

10

1

1890 07

10

2

1890 08

10

3

1890 09

10

4

1890 10

10

5

1890 11

10

6

1890 12

11

1

1891 01

11

2

1891 01

11

3

1891 02

11

4

1891 03

11

5

1891 03

11

6

1891 04

11

7

1891 04

   

BOX             

 

              FOLDER      

 

Year/Month

 

11

8

1891 05

11

9

1891 05

12

1

1891 06

12

2

1891 06

12

3

1891 07

12

4

1891 08

12

5

1891 08

12

6

1891 09

12

7

1891 09

12

8

1891 12

13

1

1892 01

13

2

1892 02

13

3

1892 03

13

4

1892 03

13

5

1892 04

13

6

1892 04

13

6

1892 04

13

7

1892 05

13

8

1892 05

14

1

1892 06

14

2

1892 07

14

3

1892 08

14

4

1892 09

14

5

1892 10

14

6

1892 11

14

7

1892 12

   

BOX             

 

              FOLDER      

 

Year/Month

 

15

1

1893 01

15

2

1893 01

15

3

1893 02

15

4

1893 02

15

5

1893 03

15

6

1893 03

15

7

1893 04

15

8

1893 04

15

9

1893 05

15

10

1893 05

16

1

1893 06

16

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1893 06

16

3

1893 07

16

5

1893 09

16

6

1893 09

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7

1893 09

16

8

1893 10

16

9

1893 10

16

9

1893 11

16

10

1893 12

17

1

1894 01

17

2

1894 02

17

3

1894 02

17

4

1893 03

17

6

1893 04

17

7

1893 04

17

8

1894 05

17

9

1894 06

   

BOX             

 

              FOLDER      

 

Year/Month

 

18

1

1894 07

18

2

1894 08

18

2

1894 08

18

3

1894 10

18

4

1894 11

18

5

1894 12

19

1

1895 01

19

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1895 01

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3

1895 02

19

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1895 03

19

5

1895 03

19

6

1895 04

19

7

1895 04

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1895 05

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1895 05

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1895 06

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1895 06

20

5

1895 07

20

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1895 08

20

7

1895 10

20

8

1895 10

20

9

1895 11

 

  

The ledgers are arranged in boxes by year as follows:

 

BOX                             YEAR

 

21

 

Henry Cope 1872-1874

 

 

Henry Cope 1874-1875

 

 

Josiah Cope 1875-76 (2)

22

 

Henry Cope 1874-1875

 

 

Josiah Cope 1879

 

 

 

Josiah Cope 1882-1885

23

 

Henry Cope 1871-1872

 

 

Josiah Cope 1877

 

 

 

Josiah Cope 1877-1878

24

 

Henry Cope 1871-1872

 

 

Josiah Cope 1878-1879

25

 

Josiah Cope 1882-1885

 

 

Josiah Cope 1886- 1887

26

 

Josiah Cope 1889-1892

 

 

Josiah Cope 1892-1895

27

 

Josiah Cope 1877-1880

 

 

Josiah Cope 1888- 1906

 

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Collection Contents:

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Collection Contents: 
             
   FINAL AS OF 10-11-2005         
   LOWER OXFORD BUSINESS HOUSES  BUSINESS HOUSESJOSIAH COPE  COLLECTION # 131 
             
             
BOX FOLDERYear/MonthType of business entity  Name of Business or Note  Product, Service or Note   
             
             
111887 01BANK  National Bank of West Chester  Josiah Cope Account Bank Drafts (3)   
141883 03BANK  National Bank of West Chester  Josiah Cope Account Bank Drafts (3)   
211885 01BANK  National Bank of West Chester  Josiah Cope Account  Stmt   
211885 01BANK  First National Bank of Havre de Grace  J. Pritchard  Note due (debt)   
211885 01BANK  First National Bank of Havre de Grace  J.D. Cole Note Due (debt)   
211885 01BANK  National Bank of Rising Sun  J.D. Haines Many Notes due (debt)   
211885 01BANK  Columbian Bank  ref: Insurance   
211885 01BANK  National Bank of West Chester  Josiah Cope Account  Stmt   
211885 01BANK  Downingtown National Bank  Josiah Cope Account  Stmt   
211885 01BANK  First National Bank of Havre de Grace  Josiah Cope Account  Stmt   
211885 01BANK  National Bank of West Chester  Josiah Cope Account  request for certified checks   
211885 01BANK  Columbian Bank  ref: Insurance   
221885 01BANK  National Bank of Oxford  ref: Funds in hand & ability to   
  1885 01      discount   
251885 03BANK  Harford National Bank  note in protest   
441886 11BANK  Harford National Bank  notes paid   
261885 03BANK  National Bank of Oxford  list of notes due (debt)   
271885 04BANK  Farmers National of Oxford  ref: deed to Alexander property   
271885 04BANK  Cecil National Bank-Port Deposit  stmt of account   
331885 08BANK  National Bank of Port Deposit  stmt of account - notes due (debt)   
521887 02BANK  Farmers National of Oxford      
911890 01BANK  First National Bank of Delta PA  stmt of account   
951890 03BANK  First National Bank of Delta PA  stock dividend   
991890 06BANK  National Bank of Rising SUN  rumors of bank trouble   
991890 06BANK  National Bank of Rising SUN  notice of failure of the Waring Manufacturing Co.   
991890 06BANK  National Bank of Rising SUN  Failure of Clendenen Manuf. Co.   
991890 06BANK  National Bank of Rising Sun  auction of properties of Waring Manuf. Co.   
1111891 01BANK  First National Bank of Delta, PA  question re stock offering   
1621893 06BANK  First National Bank of Delta, PA  ref: stock transfer   
             
211885 01PERSONAL  M. Connor to Josiah  ref: Advertisement for Girl?   
  1885 01      Membership in Horse Company   
211885 01PERSONAL  Woodward  Store property for rent   
231885 02PERSONAL  Madison Lovett & Co. "Big Elk Dairies" Oxford  purchase of calf from Josiah   
241885 02PERSONAL  R.H. Passmore Real Estate & Loan agent  selling house in Oxford to Josiah   
251885 03PERSONAL  J.L & D.C. Carhart  ref: commercial exchange dues   
261885 03PERSONAL  Dr. D.A. Stubbs physician & surgeon- Oxford  ref: desires to purchase Josiah's "Alexander   
  1885 03      House"   
271885 04PERSONAL  W.S.Quay  request of Josiah for support of candidacy for   
  1885 04      State Treasurer Republican   
2101885 06PERSONAL  Strawbridge & Clothier  unable to finish "Waist" on time   
2101885 06PERSONAL  John Ingram - WC  organizing annual fishing trip to Barnegat   
2111885 06PERSONAL  R.B. Kniffen- Rochester NY  ref: Alfred May apparently former employee of   
  1885 06      Josiah. Applied for position as salesman   
  1885 06      apparently swindled R.B. Kniffen   
2111885 06PERSONAL  Waring Fertilizer Co.  Wilson Waring RSVP of fishing trip   
2111885 06PERSONAL  George Hoopes  ref: political correspondence   
321885 07PERSONAL  John M. Ingram  ref: fishing trip   
341885 08PERSONAL  John Baugh  son (Harry) visiting with Josiah for summer   
441886 11PERSONAL  G.S. Powley  has rifle to sell to Josiah   
441886 11PERSONAL  J.M. Miller  sale of dogs to Josiah   
511887 01PERSONAL  Charles Reese  renting room   
511887 01PERSONAL  W.W. Stott  ref: election   
511887 01PERSONAL  D. Farland  ref: Property sale   
511887 01PERSONAL  Misses Ring and Good  ref: renting room   
511887 01PERSONAL  L.B. Mercer  ref: election   
521887 02PERSONAL  Thomas P. Conrad - West Grove  ref: excavation work   
521887 02PERSONAL  John A. Ross Post No 358 G.A.R.  rent of meeting room   
521887 02PERSONAL  National Bank of Rising Sun  ref: stock purchase   
521887 02PERSONAL  S.C. Hatton - Paoli  ref: death in the family   
531887 03PERSONAL  Theodore K. Stubbs - Oxford  ref: parcel of land for sale   
531887 03PERSONAL  Sallie T. Pyle (cousin)  ref: death of her husband Joseph M. Pyle   
581887 08PERSONAL  F.G. Hendrickson  ref: warehouse for sale   
631888 03PERSONAL  C.R. Baugh  purchase of horses from Josiah   
651888 04PERSONAL  John T. McIntire no 358 G.A.R.  ref: room   
661888 05PERSONAL  Richard Darlington -"The Darlington Seminary for  Solicitation for Josiah's Support in Senatorial   
661888 05PERSONAL  Young Ladies"  election   
661888 05PERSONAL  Thomas S. Cope  ref: Allen and illness   
661888 05PERSONAL  Sam Ivison to Eli Cope  ref: hay sales   
691888 07PERSONAL  Baker & Morgan to  Josiah  re: solicitation of contributions to Masonic   
  1888 07      temple construction   
691888 07PERSONAL  Andrew Irwin  check for rent GAR post 358   
6111888 08PERSONAL  J. Hunter Wills - Downingtown  senatorial election   
6111888 08PERSONAL  D. Smith Talbot (Attorney) - West Chester  ref: election to legislature. Please use your   
  1888 08      influence   
6111888 08PERSONAL  B. D. Walton  ref: boiler   
6121888 09PERSONAL  Samuel J. Dunn - Atglen  ref: meeting of Republicans   
6121888 09PERSONAL  Moore to Cope  ref: birth of daughter   
6131888 11PERSONAL  D C Walsh  ref: excursion   
6131888 11PERSONAL  Capt. S.T Moore  ref: hunting together   
6131888 11PERSONAL  Mark Hughes  ref: houses to purchase   
6131888 11PERSONAL  Allen Cope  ref: hunting, elections, cattle etc.   
6131888 11PERSONAL  Harper and Black  ref: houses for sale   
6141888 12PERSONAL  Harper and Black  ref: sale of houses to cover account   
6141888 12PERSONAL  Allen Cope  hunting etc.   
6141888 12PERSONAL  George Cope (cousin)  ref: farm for sale   
6141888 12PERSONAL  W. & J. Sharpless  ref: creamery for sale   
6141888 12PERSONAL  Mercer Nut & Lock Co. - West Chester  notice to stock holders - going out of business   
711889 01PERSONAL  G.A.R. Post 358  rent check   
711889 01PERSONAL  C.H.Peat  ref: requirements for fertilizer sales in Ohio   
721889 01PERSONAL  R.H. Hepburn - Avondale  ref: purchase of Toughkenamon Wheel Works   
771889 04PERSONAL  John Cope (brother)  ref: fishing trip   
781889 04PERSONAL  John Cope (brother)  ref: fishing trip   
781889 04PERSONAL  S. Cope  ref: honey purchased from  Josiah   
791889 05PERSONAL  Thomas Cope (brother)  ref: fishing trip   
811889 06PERSONAL  J. Cope (cousin)  prices of product and competition   
811889 06PERSONAL  H.W.Mcurdy - Lewistown, PA  thank you to Josiah for assistance after    
  1889 06      Lewistown, PA flood (June 1-2,1889)   
  1889 06      Johnstown flood.   
821889 07PERSONAL  C.T. Wiley  request favor of Josiah re: position applied for   
  1889 07      in "Customs House"   
831889 08PERSONAL  C. A. Andrew - Darlington, MD. - Berkely Dairy Farms  selling dairy   
831889 08PERSONAL  J.G. Cope (brother)  ref: kainite and fishing trip   
841889 09PERSONAL  Sam Iveson   ref: Capt. Gilligan & desire to borrow saddle etc   
841889 09PERSONAL  John W. Cope  ref: judgment against him   
841889 09PERSONAL  Wilson John -Londerry, PA  request for letter of recommendation from Josiah   
  1889 09      for position with Railroad   
841889 09PERSONAL  Elwood Webster  conditions for sale   
851889 10PERSONAL  R. French  wants some of Josiah's apples   
911890 01PERSONAL  Frank Harkness  ref: job opportunity on Josiah's farm   
931890 02PERSONAL  Robert Roney  ref: his appointment? In Washington - indebted   
  1890 02      to both Josiah and Mr. Darlington   
941890 03PERSONAL  Samuel W. Hawley  wishes to purchase a horse from Josiah   
941890 03PERSONAL  National Bank of Rising Sun, Md  ref: stock offering   
951890 03PERSONAL  H.D. Ingram  request of Josiah to write letter of recommendation   
  1890 03      for job opening   
951890 03PERSONAL  John Cope  ref: schools, vacation & fishing   
951890 03PERSONAL  J. Strawbridge  ref: sale of horses   
951890 03PERSONAL  Samuel W. Hawley  purchase of house from Josiah   
961890 04PERSONAL  John Cope (brother)  re: trout fishing   
961890 04PERSONAL  R. Andrews - Roseland  relating to Josiah   
         1. poor condition of wheat crop   
         2. potential competition from "Virginia Mining   
         and Manufacturing Co.   
         3. Virginia (state) is experiencing a boom.   
971890 04PERSONAL  Thomas Cope  re: trout fishing   
971890 04PERSONAL  Thomas Cope  re: trout fishing   
971890 04PERSONAL  Thomas Sloan  re: arbitration of disagreement   
971890 04PERSONAL  George Nieweg  re: his condition   
981890 05PERSONAL  Thomas Cope  re: trout fishing   
981890 05PERSONAL  H.G. Tyson - Salisbury, NC  requests information on A.S. Davis   
981890 05PERSONAL  H.G. Tyson - Salisbury, NC  solicitation to Josiah to open fertilizer plant in NC   
981890 05PERSONAL  Baugh & Sons  information on horses   
981890 05PERSONAL  J. Burrett - Wayne  ref: Saddle horse   
991890 06PERSONAL  S. Ivison to Josiah  ref: arbitration case   
1011890 07PERSONAL  W.J. Pusey - Avondale  ref: election & position of candidates   
1011890 07PERSONAL  Baugh & Sons  ref: Shirts for Josiah   
  1890 07      failure of Tygert   
1011890 07PERSONAL  Alex Ingram  ref: candidacy for sheriff of Chester County   
1021890 08PERSONAL  Arron V. Figh  ref: agent in territory not selling   
1021890 08PERSONAL  Sam D. White - Downingtown  solicitation for support in election   
1021890 08PERSONAL  L.B. Evans  ref: "Soldiers Orphan School", placement of boy   
1021890 08PERSONAL  E.D. Bingham - West Chester - Attorney  solicitation for support in election   
1021890 08PERSONAL  Thomas S. Butler - West Chester - Attorney  ref: election   
1041890 10PERSONAL  R. French  ref: pheasant hunt   
1041890 10PERSONAL  William P. Snyder - Spring City  political solicitation   
1051890 11PERSONAL  James Biddison  seeking employment   
1111891 01PERSONAL  H.A. Osborn - Havre deGrace, MD  ref: prices   
1111891 01PERSONAL  Allen Cope  ref: stock   
1131891 02PERSONAL  G.W. Beerhoover - Philadelphia  ref: potato harvest   
1141891 03PERSONAL  R. French  ref: potatoes, employee needed, trout fishing   
1171891 04PERSONAL  R. French  trout fishing   
1191891 05PERSONAL  L.H. Cope (nephew)  attempting to find new job   
1211891 06PERSONAL  L. Maddock (proprietor of the ACME) - Cape May, N.J.  description of the hotel he owns   
1211891 06PERSONAL  J.S. Cope  ref: fishing trip   
1231891 07PERSONAL  Plummer E. Jefferis - West Chester  solicitation for support for candidacy to state    
  1891 07      convention   
1241891 08PERSONAL  Richard Darlington - West Chester  request for support for state Senate election   
1241891 08PERSONAL  Baugh & Sons  ref: to good harvest coming    
  1891 08      rail cars in short supply   
1281891 12PERSONAL  Elwood Webster  ref: Boy to work for Josiah   
1281891 12PERSONAL  L. Madock  ref: boardinghouse in Washington DC.   
1281891 12PERSONAL  "Charles" - Milroy, PA  ref: Turkey hunting   
1311892 01PERSONAL  Harry E. Dale (Dr.) - Philadelphia   ref: antique coin   
  1892 01   Gentlemen's Boarding Stables      
1311892 01PERSONAL  C.N. Bradley - West Chester  ref: sale of hay   
1311892 01PERSONAL  Barrett - Wayne  ref: visit to Josiah   
1311892 01PERSONAL  O.C. Michael - Aberdeen  ref: not accepting offer to become agent    
1311892 01PERSONAL  B. Webb  ref: not accepting offer to become agent    
1331892 03PERSONAL  Hooker & Glover Co. - Chicago  ref: supply of tankage   
1331892 03PERSONAL  Richard French - Philadelphia  Re: trout fishing, deer & wildcat hunt   
1331892 03PERSONAL  Allan Cope  re: fishing   
1341892 03PERSONAL  J. Cope  re: fishing   
1341892 03PERSONAL  J. Cope  re: fishing   
1341892 03PERSONAL  Harkness & Dunwoody - West Chester  re: order   
  1892 03   clothiers and tailors      
1341892 03PERSONAL  Charles Chambers - Greencastle, PA  horses for sale   
1341892 03PERSONAL  Ralston R. Hoopes - West Chester  desires to rent his warehouse   
1371892 05PERSONAL  "Frank"  ref: wire fence   
1381892 05PERSONAL  Charles Chambers - Greencastle, PA  selling horses   
1431892 08PERSONAL  Richard Darlington - West Chester - principal of  ref: election  & canvassing   
  1892 08   "The Darlington Seminary for Young Ladies" -       
1471892 12PERSONAL  Harkness & Dunwoody - West Chester  ref: registration of horses   
1511893 01PERSONAL  Thompson & Edwards Fertilizer Co. - Chicago  ref: warehouse for rent   
1511893 01PERSONAL  Th. D. Hamilton MD - Kennett  requests for references & support re: surgeon on RR   
1511893 01PERSONAL  W.S. Will - Rowlandville  re: grape vines   
1511893 01PERSONAL  Young Men' Republican Club  dues due   
1521893 01PERSONAL  J.E. Humes - Toughkenamon - Miller Lippincott & Co.  re: Terms and Conditions of agent program   
1521893 01PERSONAL  Oxford Land & Improvement CO.  re: annual meeting   
1521893 01PERSONAL  C.A. Andrew - Darlington MD  re: change of position   
1571893 04PERSONAL  Robert Simmons - Phoenixville, PA  re: candidacy for commissioner   
1591893 05PERSONAL  S.T. Moore - Milroy, PA  re: fishing   
1621893 06PERSONAL  J.L. Carpenter - Senate Chamber Columbus, Oh.  re: G.R. Bradford, Democratic Party etc.   
1631893 07PERSONAL  Ralston R. Hoopes - West Chester  re: sale of hickory wood   
1651893 09PERSONAL  J. Windle - Guthresville  re: appointment to clerk of court   
1651893 09PERSONAL  Recorder's office - West Chester - A.B. Roecker  request for support for candidate in election   
1681893 10PERSONAL  Oxford Land & Improvement CO.  ref: meeting of BOD - Henry Cope, VP -Josiah on BOD   
1691893 10PERSONAL  Polar Star Drug Co. Ltd.  ref: stock dividend   
1711894 01PERSONAL  Attorney Butler & Windle - West Chester  ref: hospital and directions   
1711894 01PERSONAL  Sheriff's Office - West Chester  ref: donation   
1731894 02PERSONAL  C.D. Keene MD - Collamer, PA  solicitation for support for candidacy to PA Convention   
1741894 03PERSONAL  W.R. Pitts of Harrison Bros & Co. - Philadelphia  to Eli Cope - ref: health issue & Dr. Charles Burnett   
1771893 04PERSONAL  W. & J. Sharpless - Darling, PA  ref: to Josiah's wife = Josephine   
1771893 04PERSONAL  Richard French - Philadelphia  ref: trout fishing   
1771893 04PERSONAL  A. Woodward - Cripple Creek Colorado  ref: stock in gold mine   
1791894 06PERSONAL  Cynthia Goodwin - Meigs County, Ohio  ref: seeking a position for her husband John Goodwin   
1791894 06PERSONAL  Philips - Atglen  ref: Josiah's assistance in securing a seat in legislature   
1811894 07PERSONAL  David Cope (cousin)  request for author of fishing publication   
1821894 08PERSONAL  Charles Moore - Milroy, PA  request of Josiah to support him in effort to become   
  1894 08      part of "Canal Survey"   
  1894 08      also mention of new baby in family   
1821894 08PERSONAL  G.M. Thomson - Philadelphia  request for Josiah to use his influence to obtain position   
  1894 08      with Pennsylvania Railroad   
1831894 10PERSONAL  Joel Cope Jr. (cousin)  ref: sale of property   
1831894 10PERSONAL  Rhodes & Willcox - Chester Heights & Cheyney  reply to Josiah's note   
1831894 10PERSONAL  Charles Moore  ref: hunting   
1851894 12PERSONAL  John H. Marshall  ref: Pusey Harvey & Henry Cope (competition)   
1851894 12PERSONAL  J. Pyle (cousin)  ref: Pusey Harvey and becoming an agent for Josiah   
1931895 02PERSONAL  I.E. French  ref: owner of Bullion Mine property in North Carolina   
1931895 02PERSONAL  H.G.Tyson  ref: Bullion Mine   
1931895 02PERSONAL  Walton B. Cooke - Omaha Nebraska  Bad conditions both personal and business in Nebraska   
  1895 02      (Wilson Tariff Bill) - looking for position in PA   
  1895 02      Asking Josiah for help   
1951895 03PERSONAL  S.T.Moore - Milroy, PA - surveyor  seeking Josiah's recommendation (as Republican)   
  1895 03      for position with state land office   
2011895 05PERSONAL  A.B. Roecker - Deputy Recorder - West Chester  Appeal for support of Josiah for appt to recorder   
2011895 05PERSONAL  William Beattie - Glenroy  ref: court case - Josiah subpoenaed   
2011895 05PERSONAL  Thomas Cope (brother)  ref: price of potatoes   
2011895 05PERSONAL  J.G. Cope (brother) - State Normal School - Bloomsburg  check received - describes joy of bicycling   
  1895 05      ref to Josiah's wife Josephine    
2021895 05PERSONAL  Joel Sharpless - Darling, Delaware County, PA  ref: sale of pigs   
2061895 08PERSONAL  Joel Sharpless - Darling, Delaware County, PA  ref: lawsuit re hogs   
2071895 10PERSONAL  Mrs. T.B. Mercer      ref: husband Taylor suffering from Typhoid Fever   
2081895 10PERSONAL  Mrs. T.B. Mercer      ref: condition of husband Taylor improving   
             
211885 01RAILROAD  Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore  ticket books   
221885 01RAILROAD  Pennsylvania Railroad  ref: Payment of note due (debt)   
251885 03RAILROAD  Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore  ref: arrangement for free return empty carboys   
251885 03RAILROAD  Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore  reducing shipping rate   
451886 12RAILROAD  Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore  payment   
2101885 06RAILROAD  Little Rock & Fort Smith Railway  ref: contract for handling acid   
511887 01RAILROAD  Arkansas Valley Route      
961890 04RAILROAD  Maryland Central Railway Co.  ref: invoice for 200 bags of fertilizer   
981890 05RAILROAD  Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore  ref: to RR work in Oxford   
991890 06RAILROAD  Pennsylvania Railroad      
991890 06RAILROAD  Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore  ref: accident investigation   
1661893 09RAILROAD  Columbus Hocking Valley & Toledo RR Co.  ref: delay in receiving shipment of fertilizers   
             
211885 01TELEGRAPH  Western Union  note due (debt)   
1811894 07TELEGRAPH  Postal Telegraph - Cable Company  bags received-rotten- Armour & Co - Chicago   
             
1021890 08Post Office - Philadelphia  post office error in handling mail to Lee, Ohio      
             
921890 01Commercial Exchange of Philadelphia  official inspection certificate  red winter wheat  rejected - badly bleached   
             
1021890 08Philadelphia Bond & Investment Co. - Philadelphia     ref: receipt for premium   
             
1471892 12Oxford Electric Light and Power Co.  pamphlet describing electric service to be provided to  Oxford Borough   
             
1571893 04Analytical & Consulting Chemist - Baltimore  Dr. W.J. Gascoyne  ref: certificate of analysis of products   
             
251885 03Board of Agriculture, Commonwealth of PA     ref: falling fertilizer prices   
331885 08Board of Agriculture, Commonwealth of PA     ref: license fee for new brand of fertilizer   
341885 08Board of Agriculture, Commonwealth of PA     request for analysis of all brands sold   
511887 01Board of Agriculture, Commonwealth of PA     ref: license fees & branding   
661888 05Board of Agriculture, Commonwealth of PA  F.A. Genth  ref: analysis of core product   
791889 05Board of Agriculture, Commonwealth of PA     ref: analysis of core product   
971890 04Board of Agriculture, Commonwealth of PA     fertilizer valuation schedule   
1031890 09Board of Agriculture, Commonwealth of PA  unable to issue license to sell fertilizer  analysis not on file   
1031890 09Board of Agriculture, Commonwealth of PA  ref: license to sell fertilizer and analysis of product      
1131891 02Board of Agriculture, Commonwealth of PA  statements re: analysis & Licensing of fertilizer      
1271891 09Board of Agriculture, Commonwealth of PA  ref: License fees      
1281891 12Board of Agriculture, Commonwealth of PA  copy of analysis of product of American Phosphate  & Chemical Company   
1651893 09Board of Agriculture, Commonwealth of PA  request for analysis of fertilizer by brand      
1911895 01Board of Agriculture, Commonwealth of PA  reply to note from Josiah re: objections to analysis      
             
251885 03NEWSPAPER  Kennett News & Advertiser  solicitation to advertise   
341885 08NEWSPAPER  Kennett News & Advertiser  solicitation to advertise   
531887 03NEWSPAPER  Havre de Grace Republican  solicitation to advertise   
811889 06NEWSPAPER CLIPPING     fire at Delaware River Chemical Co.   
2051895 07NEWSPAPER CLIPPING     ref: Josiah & 5 brothers & their prowess at fishing   
911890 01NEWSPAPER  West Grove Independent  solicitation to advertise   
931890 02NEWSPAPER  Daily Local News - West Chester  ref: advertising   
1131891 02NEWSPAPER  West Grove Independent  solicitation to advertise   
1281891 12NEWSPAPER  A.N. Kellogg Newspaper Co. - New York  ref: advertising   
1471892 12NEWSPAPER  A.N. Kellogg Newspaper Co. - New York  solicitation to advertise   
1511893 01NEWSPAPER  Pennsylvania Farmer - Meadville, PA  solicitation to advertise   
1531893 02NEWSPAPER  West Grove Independent  solicitation for Josiah to Advertise   
1551893 03NEWSPAPER  Kennett Republican  solicitation to advertise   
1821894 08NEWSPAPER  Village Record - West Chester  solicitation to place advertising for Josiah   
             
211885 01ATTORNEY  William Doxen  ref: Notary Certificate required   
221885 01ATTORNEY  William Doxen  ref: collection from estate   
251885 03ATTORNEY  William Doxen  notes that can not be paid (debt)   
251885 03ATTORNEY  William Doxen  ref: note due Pritchard (debt)   
2101885 06ATTORNEY  William Doxen  ref: J. Maxwell out of business due to horses   
  1885 06      carriages, whiskey and neglect   
311885 07ATTORNEY  William Doxen  ref: worthless notes (debt)   
321885 07ATTORNEY  William Doxen  ref: notes due (debt)   
331885 08ATTORNEY  William Doxen  ref: many notes due (debt) prices DOWN   
441886 11ATTORNEY  William Doxen  notes paid   
441886 11ATTORNEY  William Doxen  notes due (debt)   
441886 11ATTORNEY  William Doxen  payment of note   
451886 12ATTORNEY  William Doxen  notes due (debt)   
671888 05ATTORNEY  William Doxen  re: relationship   
6111888 08 ATTORNEY  William Doxen  very upset at accounts in arrears   
341885 08ATTORNEY  J.M. McNabb- Dublin MD  ref: insolvency of G.W. Andrews (debt)   
521887 02ATTORNEY  McPherson & Jordon - Washington D.C.  ref: bearer bonds   
561887 06ATTORNEY  Samuel D. Ramsey - West Chester  ref: collection on note   
781889 04ATTORNEY  Samuel D. Ramsey - West Chester  ref: deed - Thomas Savory Cope   
851889 05ATTORNEY  Herman Stump - Belaire, MD  settlement of account   
1131891 02ATTORNEY  J.W. Johnson - Lancaster  ref: personal situation   
1311892 01ATTORNEY  C. Wesley Talbot - West Chester  ref: payment of dues to "Pioneer Corp"   
1321892 02ATTORNEY  J.W. Johnson - Lancaster  customer - note due (debt)   
1371892 05ATTORNEY  Theodore K. Stubbs - Oxford  ref: entertainment for Oxford   
1411892 06ATTORNEY  Samuel D. Ramsey - West Chester  ref: "Oxford Case"   
1421892 07ATTORNEY  Samuel D. Ramsey - West Chester  "Oxford Case" postponed   
1691893 11ATTORNEY  Thomas H. Robinson - MD  re: Property of Finney Bros. intact   
1791894 06ATTORNEY  Gilbert S. Hawkins - BelAire, MD  ref: W.H. Doxen & debt - W.H. Doxen moved from area   
1811894 07ATTORNEY  Theodore K. Stubbs - Oxford  ref: payment of claim   
1841894 11ATTORNEY  Thomas H. Robinson - MD  ref: Finney property   
1841894 11ATTORNEY  James P. Wingherter & Francis Bush  Walton & Whann being sold under foreclosure   
  1894 11   receivers for Walton & Whann Co.      
1961895 04ATTORNEY  Horace P. Green - Media  ref: settlement of claim against Rhodes and Wilcox   
             
211885 01INSURANCE  S.L. Martindale, Oxford  Real Estate & General Insurance   
  1885 01INSURANCE     Request for various types   
221885 01INSURANCE  Paul Turner  Real Estate & General Insurance   
  1885 01INSURANCE     Pricing from Aetna &   
  1885 01INSURANCE     American W.H.   
  1885 01INSURANCE     renewals & inability to place   
221885 01INSURANCE  S.L. Martindale, Oxford  sold policies to Josiah   
221885 01INSURANCE  Allan Hoffman  Agent for Sun of London   
241885 02INSURANCE  Commerce Insurance Co. of Albany, NY  ref: policies   
621888 02INSURANCE  American Fire Insurance Co. - Philadelphia  ref: policies   
6101888 07INSURANCE  Phoenix Mutual Insurance Co. - Phoenixville  Assessment note   
711889 01INSURANCE  American Fire Insurance Co. - Philadelphia  policy on farm tenant house due   
711889 01INSURANCE Hartford Steam Boiler  ref: policies and rates   
731889 02INSURANCE  W.T.Shackelford - Baltimore  ref: solicitation   
851889 10INSURANCE  E.B. DuVal & Co. - Baltimore  ref: to shutting down a building   
851889 10INSURANCE  W.T.Shackelford - Baltimore  shutting down a building   
1021890 08INSURANCE  S.L. Martindale, Oxford  Phoenix Mutual Policy expiring   
1021890 08INSURANCE  Provident Life & Trust Co. - Philadelphia  ref: receipt for premium   
1151891 03INSURANCE  Hartford Steam Boiler  ref: policy   
1311892 01INSURANCE  Phenix Insurance Co. - Oxford, PA  ref: policy renewal   
1311892 01INSURANCE  Penn Mutual - Philadelphia  ref: fire claim at Josiah's house   
1321892 02INSURANCE  Queen Insurance Co. - Oxford  ref: policy renewal   
1821894 08INSURANCE  United States Mutual Fire Insurance Co.- Philadelphia  solicitation to provide Josiah with Insurance   
1931895 02INSURANCE  Royal Insurance of Liverpool England  ref: policy   
             
621888 02DEALER  W. McAlister - Laurel PA  sold tobacco grown by Josiah   
621888 02DEALER  Wm Hughes  solicitation to become dealer in fertilizers   
             
1161884 12COURT DOCUMENT  Circuit Court of Baltimore County  Insolvent Debtor   
             
1011890 07Pennsylvania State College  fertilizer analysis      
1111891 01Michigan Agricultural College  ref: analysis of bone meal      
1241891 08Clerk of the Courts - Chester County  ref: position of foreman for Grand jury      
1371892 05Pennsylvania State College  analysis of Carolina rock      
1471892 12District Attorney of Mifflen Co. - Lewistown, PA  M.M. McLaughlin - attorney at law  ref: case against the sheriff   
1571893 04District Attorney of Mifflen Co. - Lewistown, PA     ref: phosphate case   
             
211885 01County Commissioners of Harford County     Note due (debt)   
221885 01County Commissioners of Chester County     request of Josiah to attend meeting   
981890 05Oxford Agricultural Society     request payment for spring fair   
1221891 06Oxford Agricultural Society     solicitation to advertise in August issue of catalog   
1231891 07Commissioners Office Mifflen County - Lewiston, PA  ref: claim against W.C. Bratton      
1261891 09Office of State Chemist - Newark Delaware  request of Josiah for analysis of product sold in De.  also name of all agents in De.   
1361892 04Oxford Agricultural Society  re: spring catalog      
1471892 12Office of Borough Treasurer - West Chester  ref: Gerhard Reeder - donation      
1541893 02General Assembly of Ohio  ref: agent program in Ohio      
1541893 02Office of State Chemist - Newark Delaware  re: analysis of samples      
1561893 03Ohio State Board of Agriculture  ref: license expiration notice      
1781894 05Ohio State Board of Agriculture  ref: license fees      
             
1161884 12FERTILIZER MANUFACTURE & SALE  JOSIAH COPE  Outstanding Debt Listing   
211885 01FERTILIZER MANUFACTURE & SALE  Henry Iveson to Josiah  Ref: Doing business in Bullion   
231885 02FERTILIZER MANUFACTURE & SALE  Josiah Cope to  E.B. Evans  signature note known at bank   
             
1101884 01SUPPLIER  Emil Wahl, Philadelphia  Supplies J. Cope with Raw Bone   
1101884 01SUPPLIER  Manufacturer of Bone Buttons, Afgan      
1101884 01SUPPLIER  & Crochet needles, collar & Sleeve buttons      
211885 01SUPPLIER  Baugh & Sons, Delaware River   Request of Josiah for empty bags so they    
211885 01SUPPLIER  Chemical Works  can fill with bone meal   
211885 01SUPPLIER  Philadelphia Bag Factory  Quote on fertilizer bags   
211885 01SUPPLIER  Baugh & Sons   shipment of 17 tons of Bone Meal consigned   
  1885 01      to Milton Keech of Oxford   
211885 01SUPPLIER  Baugh & Sons  re: Shipment of 200 bags Bone Meal   
211885 01SUPPLIER  Emil Wahl  need reply to earlier letter   
211885 01SUPPLIER  Baugh & Sons  ref: Shipping instructions for bone meal   
  1885 01      also request for payment   
211885 01SUPPLIER  Baugh & Sons  note due (debt)   
221885 01SUPPLIER  Baugh & Sons  A. Stubles ref: check payment   
221885 01SUPPLIER  Waring Fertilizer Co. of Cecil County      
221885 01SUPPLIER  Suppliers of Acid      
221885 01SUPPLIER  Hilles & Jones  ref: "Forge Box" shipped to Josiah   
221885 01SUPPLIER  John T. Bailey & Co.      
221885 01SUPPLIER  Corn exchange, Bags, Rope & Twine   ref: Custom bags for Josiah   
221885 01SUPPLIER  Miller & Anderson, Avondale Machine Works  ref: Hilles & Jones repair of boiler   
221885 01SUPPLIER  John G. Hachtel, Baltimore  offer to Josiah   
221885 01SUPPLIER  manufacturers of fertilizers & chemicals      
231885 02SUPPLIER  J.L. & D.C. Carhart, Philadelphia  need weight of bag of seed sold to Josiah   
231885 02SUPPLIER  General Commission & Shipping Merchants  comment on declining wheat prices (debt)   
451886 12SUPPLIER  J.L. & D.C. Carhart, Philadelphia  payment received   
241885 02SUPPLIER  Maryland Bag Co.  Bags to Josiah   
251885 03SUPPLIER  Farrel & Co.-Champion Safe-Philadelphia  solicitation for purchase of safe for warehouse   
441886 11SUPPLIER  Farrel & Co.-Champion Safe-Philadelphia  request payment for safe   
251885 03SUPPLIER  Baugh & Sons  request payment ASAP (debt)   
5101887 10SUPPLIER  Baugh & Sons  suspicion of quality of fertilizer   
261885 03SUPPLIER  Richmond Bone Works  stock ready for shipment   
261885 03SUPPLIER  manufacturer fallow & grease, pure ground      
261885 03SUPPLIER  bone etc.      
261885 03SUPPLIER  Rhoads & McComb - Wilmington      
261885 03SUPPLIER  Manufacturer of leather goods & Belting  solicitation to sell to Josiah   
281884 04SUPPLIER  Continental Guano Co.- Baltimore  solicitation to sell to Josiah   
281884 04SUPPLIER  J. Frank Keech-Sign Painter  solicitation to paint sign for Oxford Warehouse   
291884 05SUPPLIER  Miller & Anderson, Avondale Machine Works  order for pipe and fittings   
291884 05SUPPLIER  J.L. Cooper- Wilmington       
291884 05SUPPLIER  S.S. Myers - Philadelphia  offer to sell ground oyster shells   
291884 05SUPPLIER  James Robertson- Baltimore Lead Merchants  sale to Josiah of sheet lead   
291884 05SUPPLIER  Waring Fertilizer Co. of Cecil County  ref: design & construction of acid tank   
291884 05SUPPLIER  S. Schutte & Co, Philadelphia  building tank   
291884 05SUPPLIER  engineers and machinists      
291884 05SUPPLIER  Waring Fertilizer Co. of Cecil County  ref: valves for tank   
441886 11SUPPLIER  Waring Fertilizer Co. of Cecil County  ref: supply of acid   
1151891 03SUPPLIER  Woodward & Dickerson - Philadelphia  ref: acid prices & purchase by Josiah   
2101885 06SUPPLIER  Waring Fertilizer Co. of Cecil County  ref: shipment of acid and handling instructions   
2101885 06SUPPLIER  Waring Fertilizer Co. of Cecil County  ref: shipment of tank & instructions re acid spills   
2101885 06SUPPLIER  Waring Fertilizer Co. of Cecil County  ref: quantity of acid that Josiah will require   
2101885 06SUPPLIER  Waring Fertilizer Co. of Cecil County  confusion as to strength of acid shipped   
  1885 06      apparent mix up with another customer   
2111885 06SUPPLIER  Baugh & Sons  complaint of receipt of poor quality bags & Rock   
681888 06SUPPLIER  Baugh & Sons  ref: refusal of Josiah to purchase Kainite   
2111885 06SUPPLIER  Waring Fertilizer Co  receipt of acid rock   
5101887 11SUPPLIER  Waring Fertilizer Co  Sulpher prices high & supply short   
2111885 06SUPPLIER  Swift & Company - Kansas City  ref: draft on incorrect account   
311885 07SUPPLIER  Heller Hersch & Co. - Baltimore  ref: Tankage   
  1885 07   Fertilizer materials      
311885 07SUPPLIER  Richmond Bone Works - Philadelphia  ref: supply of raw and boiled bone   
311885 07SUPPLIER  Thomas H. White & Co.  ref: tankage   
311885 07SUPPLIER  Dr. F.A. Genth University of PA  ref: Terms & conditions   
311885 07SUPPLIER  Consulting & Analytical Chemist      
331885 08SUPPLIER  F.M. & H. Brook - Philadelphia  terms and conditions of relationship   
331885 08SUPPLIER  Grain Merchant      
341885 08SUPPLIER  Alex W. Carlile - Wilmington  solicitation of business   
341885 08SUPPLIER  Analytical & Consulting Chemist      
441886 11SUPPLIER  G.W. Grafflin - Baltimore  ref: supply of ground rock   
441886 11SUPPLIER  Lazaretto Chemical & Fertilizer Works      
441886 11SUPPLIER  G.W. Grafflin - Baltimore  stmt paid   
441886 11SUPPLIER  Manufacturer & Dealers in OIL      
441886 11SUPPLIER  Eddystone Manufacturing Co. Ltd. - Philadelphia  ref: mortgage payment   
521887 02SUPPLIER  Thomas P. Conrad - West Grove  ref: excavation work   
521887 02SUPPLIER  J.E. Tygert & Co. - Philadelphia - Fertilizer  ref: order   
671888 05SUPPLIER  J.E. Tygert & Co. - Philadelphia - Fertilizer  ref: Kainite   
551887 05SUPPLIER  Shelmire & Ralston - Oxford - Machinists  ref: boiler work   
591887 09SUPPLIER  Alex Ken & Bros Co. - Baltimore - Dealers  ref: order   
  1887 09   Liverpool & Turks Island Salt, German Potash      
  1887 09   Salt, or Kainite      
591887 09SUPPLIER  Ensline & Zurn - Philadelphia - Manufacturers  Purchase of Oil   
  1887 09   & dealers in Oils      
661888 05SUPPLIER  Waring Fertilizer Co  leaking tank   
661888 05SUPPLIER  Waring Fertilizer Co  Bill for tankage   
661888 05SUPPLIER  Lazaretto Chemical & Fertilizer Works  arrangements for shipment   
661888 05SUPPLIER  Baugh & Sons  D. Baugh leaving on trip   
681888 06SUPPLIER  Carib Guano Co. - Baltimore  ref: supply on hand   
681888 06SUPPLIER  Sharpless & Carpenter - Philadelphia  ref: kainite shipment in port   
6111888 08SUPPLIER  Sharpless & Carpenter - Philadelphia  ref: Kainite     
691888 07SUPPLIER  Hartford Steam Boiler Co. - Hartford Conn.  boiler inspection   
691888 07SUPPLIER  Waring Fertilizer Co  price of rock escalating   
691888 07SUPPLIER  Tygert  solicitation to sell fertilizer products to Josiah   
691888 07SUPPLIER  Emil Wahl  bone dust supply low   
6141888 12SUPPLIER  Baugh & Sons  reducing price to Josiah   
6141888 12SUPPLIER  Thompson & Edwards - Chicago - Fertilizer Co.  ref: bone   
711889 01SUPPLIER  Waring Fertilizer Co  discussion of merger with Josiah   
711889 01SUPPLIER  Delaware River Chemical Works (Baugh & Sons)  discussion of arrangements for Josiah to pay   
  1889 01      for bone meal with shares of stock   
711889 01SUPPLIER  H.J. Baker - New York  importance of various bone & fertilizer products   
  1889 01      solicitation to sell to Josiah   
721889 01SUPPLIER  Waring Fertilizer  ref: Henry Cope (cousin) & merger discussion   
731889 02SUPPLIER  Herendeen Manufacturing Co. Geneva, N.Y.  solicitation for advertising   
  1889 02   Steam Boilers      
731889 02SUPPLIER  Cayuga Plastic Company  ref: sale of "Land Plaster" to Josiah   
741889 02SUPPLIER  Whitall, Tatum & Co. - Philadelphia - glassware etc.  ref: bottles purchased by Josiah   
761889 03SUPPLIER  Victor Cushwa & Sons - Williamsport, MD -shippers  re: rates   
771889 04SUPPLIER  A.L. Taveau & Co. - Baltimore  solicitation to Josiah to purchase acid phosphate   
771889 04SUPPLIER  Susquehanna & Tidewater Canal  ref: Shipment   
771889 04SUPPLIER  Charles Kaufman - Philadelphia - dealer in fertilizer  ref: sale of hemlock ashes to Josiah   
781889 04SUPPLIER  Baugh & Sons  ref: canal boat and misshipment   
791889 05SUPPLIER  Waring Fertilizer  Acid business growing   
811889 06SUPPLIER  Merchant & Co. - Philadelphia - manufacturers of  ref: order from Josiah   
  1889 06   Babbit Friction motors      
811889 06SUPPLIER  George Woodward  ref: price of tankage   
811889 06SUPPLIER  Baugh & Sons  ref: Fire and bone supply   
821889 07SUPPLIER  Merchant & Co.     ref: iron order to Josiah   
821889 07SUPPLIER  Baugh & Sons  ref: kainite supply   
821889 07SUPPLIER  W.J. Gascoyne - Baltimore - Analytical Chemist  description of "Concentrated tankage"   
821889 07SUPPLIER  Heller, Hirsh & Co.  ref: Gascoyne letter   
821889 07SUPPLIER  John T. Bailey & Co. -Philadelphia - bags, twine etc.  ref: Josiah terminating business relationship   
831889 08SUPPLIER  Baugh & Sons  kainite supply   
831889 08SUPPLIER  Acme Lime Co. - Avondale, PA  ref: business relationship   
841889 09SUPPLIER  Baugh & Sons  horses for sale by Josiah   
841889 09SUPPLIER  Alex Kerr & Bros - Baltimore  kainite prices   
841889 09SUPPLIER  Maryland Fertilizing & Manuf. Co. - Baltimore  South Carolina rock phosphate for sale   
911890 01SUPPLIER  Glendenin Manufacturing Co. - Colora, Cecil Co. Md  ref: tank   
911890 01SUPPLIER  Eureka Fertilizer Co. Perryville, Md.  ref: tankage   
911890 01SUPPLIER  C.H. Tiers - Chemicals and Fertilizers  ref: kainite supply   
911890 01SUPPLIER  G.M. Woodward - Philadelphia  ref: Armours tankage - Chicago   
921890 01SUPPLIER  Lindsay, Mines & Co. - iron, steel, scrap  solicitation to purchase scrap from Josiah   
921890 01SUPPLIER  Swift & Co. - Chicago  solicitation - offer of tankage etc.   
931890 02SUPPLIER  Maryland Fertilizing & Manuf. Co. - Baltimore  solicitation to sell phosphate to Josiah   
941890 03SUPPLIER  Baltimore Pulverizing Co. - raw oyster shells  solicitation to sell "carbonate of lime"   
941890 03SUPPLIER  Berg Co. - Philadelphia  solicitation to sell steamed bone to Josiah   
941890 03SUPPLIER  Heller, Hirsh & Co.  solicitation to sell "garbage tankage" to Josiah   
951890 03SUPPLIER  Baugh & Sons  ref: Josiah having difficulty accepting shipment   
951890 03SUPPLIER  Baugh & Sons  Henry Cope is competing with Josiah   
951890 03SUPPLIER  Baltimore Pulverizing Co. - raw oyster shells  ref: product for sale - pulverized raw oyster shells   
951890 03SUPPLIER  Denny Tag Co. - West Chester  ref: shipping tags   
961890 04SUPPLIER  Thomas H. White & Co. - Baltimore  solicitation to sell "Ground Castor Pomace"   
981890 05SUPPLIER  Waring Fertilizer  prices falling and margins down   
981890 05SUPPLIER  Clendenin Manufacturing Co. - Colora Md  ref: repairs needed to acid tank   
981890 05SUPPLIER  Armour & Co. - Chicago  receipt for empty bags shipped to them   
981890 05SUPPLIER  Lazaretto Chemical & Fertilizer Works - Baltimore  ref: shipment of rock and scarcity of same   
981890 05SUPPLIER  Clendenin Manufacturing Co. - Colora Md  ref: tank of acid sent to Henry Cope & Co.   
991890 06SUPPLIER  Emil Wahl  ref: missing bags   
991890 06SUPPLIER  G.M. Woodward - Philadelphia  ref: tankage from Omaha Nebraska   
  1890 06      Swifts - lower grade tankage   
991890 06SUPPLIER  Clendenin Mining Co.  ref: tank repair   
991890 06SUPPLIER  J. Spiegel & Co. - Chicago - horns, hoofs, hair, etc.  ref: tankage   
991890 06SUPPLIER  American Fire Brick & Tile Works - Philadelphia  ref: boiler arch for Josiah   
991890 06SUPPLIER  L. Schute & Co. - Philadelphia  ref: acid cocks   
  1890 06   engineers and Machinists      
991890 06SUPPLIER  Heller, Hirsh & Co. - New York  ref: prices of kainite & sylvinit rising due to shipping   
1011890 07SUPPLIER  Wilbraham Bros - Philadelphia  ref: boiler parts   
1011890 07SUPPLIER  Kennett Foundry & Machine Shop - Kennett Square  ref: castings for Josiah   
1031890 09SUPPLIER  G.W. Graflin - Lazaretto - Baltimore  quotation on rock   
1041890 10SUPPLIER  A.L. Taveau & Co. - Baltimore  ref: supply of tankage   
1061890 12SUPPLIER  Mifflen County Fair Association  ref: fountain pen   
1061890 12SUPPLIER  Henby T. Moss - Philadelphia - Sanitary plumber  ref: stove cock repair   
1111891 01SUPPLIER  John C. Hachtel - Baltimore  ref: tankage   
1111891 01SUPPLIER  Staten Chemical Co. - New York  solicitation to sell acid to Josiah   
1121891 01SUPPLIER  Snyder & Co. - Philadelphia  Sole proprietor of "Quaker Chill Cake"   
1131891 02SUPPLIER  Binney & Smith - New York manufacturers & suppliers  solicitation to use their colors for fertilizer   
  1891 02   of "colors"      
1131891 02SUPPLIER  Clendenin Bros.  ref: competition in Oxford, Chester Co.   
1141891 03SUPPLIER  Baugh & Sons  ref: negotiating prices with Josiah   
1151891 03SUPPLIER  Woodward & Dickerson - Philadelphia  ref: acid prices & purchase by Josiah   
1181891 05SUPPLIER  James Bonday, Jr. & Co. - Baltimore  ref: supply of potash & nitrate of soda   
1191891 05SUPPLIER  Thomas H. White & Co. - Chicago  ref: tankage scarce   
1191891 05SUPPLIER  James Bonday, Jr. & Co. - Baltimore  ref: selling kainite to Josiah   
1191891 05SUPPLIER  G.W. Graflin - Lazerato - Baltimore  discussion of grinding & dissolving rock with acid   
1211891 06SUPPLIER  Patapsco Guano Co. - Baltimore  reply to Josiah's complaints   
1231891 07SUPPLIER  Taylor & McCoy - Baltimore - miners & shippers of  solicitation to sell coal to Josiah   
  1891 07   Gallitzin Bituminous Coal      
1231891 07SUPPLIER  B. Arentz - Ocala Florida - brokers in Florida   solicitation to sell Florida phosphates   
  1891 07   phosphates      
1251891 08SUPPLIER  Brown & Gilman - Philadelphia  solicitation to sell product to Josiah   
  1891 08   manufacturers of fertilizers      
1271891 09SUPPLIER  American Phosphate & Chemical Co. - Baltimore  solicitation to purchase their products   
1281891 12SUPPLIER  Samson Fertilizer & Chemical CO. - North East, PA  solicitation to sell bone black to Josiah   
1311892 01SUPPLIER  Pell & Co. - New York - new & second hand bags  quote on bags to Josiah   
1321892 02SUPPLIER  Adams Express Co.  ref: telegraph charges   
1321892 02SUPPLIER  Woodward & Dickerson - Philadelphia  competition   
1321892 02SUPPLIER  Baugh & Sons  letter re: advertising   
1331892 03SUPPLIER  Emrich Fertilizer Co.  ref: supply of tankage   
1341892 03SUPPLIER  Baltimore & Ohio RR - Baltimore  Solicitation to provide fertilizer analysis to Josiah   
1351892 04SUPPLIER  Walton & Whann - Wilmington  ref: Phosphate   
1361892 04SUPPLIER  Thomas Phillips Co. - Akron, Ohio  Solicitation to supply Josiah   
  1892 04   Sacks for Fertilizer products      
1361892 04SUPPLIER  Walton & Whann - Wilmington  high grade fertilizers   
1371892 05SUPPLIER  Walton & Whann - Wilmington  ref: Henry Cope & Co - competition   
1371892 05SUPPLIER  Thomas H. White & Co. - Chicago  Solicitation - offer to sell products of   
  1892 05      "American Phosphate & Chemical Co."   
1371892 05SUPPLIER  Eureka Fertilizer Co.  ref: Quantity of acid sold to Josiah   
1411892 06SUPPLIER  Powell & Maddock Supplies - Philadelphia  offer to sell bench sheer to Josiah   
  1892 06   Tools, Belting, Machinery      
1411892 06SUPPLIER  Woodward & Dickerson  re: being named sole agents in PA for products   
  1892 06      manufactured by " American Phosphate &    
  1892 06      Chemical Co."   
1411892 06SUPPLIER  Baugh & Sons  Information to control acid fumes   
1411892 06SUPPLIER  Grant Corundum Wheel Manuf. Co. Chester, MA  solicitation - offer to sell grinding wheels to Josiah   
1411892 06SUPPLIER  Joseph Cambell & Co. - New York  solicitation to sell "English Sulphate" to Josiah   
1421892 07SUPPLIER  Allentown Manufacturing Co. - Allentown, PA  selling pure ground bone to Josiah   
1421892 07SUPPLIER  Hopps, Sinton & Co. - Baltimore  ref: purchasing wheat from Josiah   
1451892 10SUPPLIER  Joseph Lukens & Co. - Lincoln University, PA  statement of purchase of lumbet   
  1892 10   grain, lumber, feed etc.      
1461892 11SUPPLIER  Harrison Brothers - Philadelphia  solicitation to sell sulphuric acid to Josiah   
  1892 11   white lead, colors, paints, chemicals      
1461892 11SUPPLIER  Charles F. Garrigues - New York - chemicals etc.  solicitation to sell phosphoric acid to Josiah   
1461892 11SUPPLIER  Henry W. Graeve - New York - chemicals etc.  Solicitation to sell pyrites, brimstone etc to Josiah   
1461892 11SUPPLIER  Latta & Mulconroy - Philadelphia - India rubber goods  Solicitation to sell rubber goods to Josiah   
1461892 11SUPPLIER  Arkell & Smiths - Canajoharie, New York  solicitation to sell paper sacks to Josiah   
1461892 11SUPPLIER  Baltimore Pulverizing Co. - Baltimore  ref: shipment of gray bone ash   
1471892 12SUPPLIER  U.S. Wind Engine & Pump CO. - Batavia Illinois  re: wind parts   
1471892 12SUPPLIER  Philadelphia Bond & Investment Co. - Philadelphia  ref: bond transactions   
1471892 12SUPPLIER  Charles F. Garrigues - New York - chemicals etc.  supply & pricing of potash salts from Germany   
  1892 12      Syndicate controls pricing   
1471892 12SUPPLIER  Livingston & Sellers - Gap, PA  ref: windmill repair work   
1471892 12SUPPLIER  George F. Taylor & Brush - New York  brokers in chemicals & fertilizer materials   
1511893 01SUPPLIER  James Bonday, Jr. & Co. - Baltimore  ref: arrangements with German Co to become   
  1893 01      sole importer of fertilizer products   
1511893 01SUPPLIER  Susquehanna Fertilizer Co. - Baltimore  solicitation to sell ground rock   
1511893 01SUPPLIER  H.K. Baker & Bro. - New York  solicitation, offer to sell various German products   
  1893 01   East India Chemical Works      
1521893 01SUPPLIER  Harrison Bros & Co. - New York - white lead, colors etc  solicitation to sell acid to Josiah   
1531893 02SUPPLIER  Emlen Bros - Conowingo MD  offer to haul fertilizer for Josiah   
  1893 02   Glen Cove Warehouses      
1541893 02SUPPLIER  Sellers & Sweigart - Gap, PA  Quotation on pipe and tanks   
1551893 03SUPPLIER  Fahey & Pfaller - Pittsburgh  tank for sale   
  1893 03   machinists & dealers in second hand machinery      
1571893 04SUPPLIER  E.H. Stafford Co. - Grand Rapids, MI.  solicitation to sell quotation cabinet   
1581893 04SUPPLIER  Geo. F. Taylor & Brush  fish guano for sale   
1581893 04SUPPLIER  Woodward & Dickerson - Philadelphia  ref: unground red blood for sale   
1581893 04SUPPLIER  CH & M Co. -Chicago  solicitation - offer to supply hominy feed   
1591893 05SUPPLIER  James F. Moarsters - Brooklyn  ref: stamps   
1591893 05SUPPLIER  J.J. Allen's Sons - Philadelphia  re: samples of "dissolved black" phosphor of plaster   
  1893 05   manufacturers of phosphorous & other chemicals      
1591893 05SUPPLIER  Taylor Provision Co. - Trenton, NJ  solicitation to sell tankage - ground tobacco stems   
1591893 05SUPPLIER  Newark Chemical Works - Baltimore  re: solicitation - offer to sell animal bone base   
15101893 05SUPPLIER  W.R.Grace - New York  solicitation to sell nitrate to Josiah   
15101893 05SUPPLIER  Thurston & Ravenel - Baltimore  ref: sale of tankage   
  1893 05   Broker in Chemical & Fertilizer Material      
15101893 05SUPPLIER  Academy of Natural Sciences - Philadelphia  ref: Publishing a paper on the mammals of PA   
1611893 06SUPPLIER  Taylor Provision Co. - Trenton, NJ  re: analysis of Belgian phosphate   
1611893 06SUPPLIER  Pennsylvania RR. - Charles A. Chipley  re: general notice 100 related to weight of RR cars   
1631893 07SUPPLIER  Taylor Provision Co. - Trenton, NJ  ref: ground tobacco as fertilizer & analysis   
1631893 07SUPPLIER  Christopher Bailey - Philadelphia - bag manufacturer  re: prices of bags to Josiah   
1631893 07SUPPLIER  M.E. Conard  V.M.D. - West Grove  ref: visit   
1651893 09SUPPLIER  Riverside Acid Works - Warren, PA  solicitation to sell acidulated bone   
1661893 09SUPPLIER  Herendeen Manufacturing Co - Geneva, NY  ref: new catalog   
  1893 09   Hot water and Steam Boilers      
1661893 09SUPPLIER  M.L. Shoemaker & Co Ltd. - Philadelphia  Ref: sample of raw bone   
  1893 09   ammoniate, tallow & animal oils      
1661893 09SUPPLIER  Thorne Fence CO. - Marlborough, PA  solicitation to sell fencing to Josiah   
1671893 09SUPPLIER  G.W. Grafflin & Sons  ref: storm in S.C. affecting mines in S.C. & Fla.   
1681893 10SUPPLIER  Ball & Wood Co. - New York  ref: economic depression - business recovering (debt)   
  1893 10   builders of improved automatic cut off engines  solicitation to send catalog to Josiah   
1681893 10SUPPLIER  Washington Ewing - Landenberg, PA  solicitation to sell product to Josiah   
  1893 10   manufacturer of pure ground bone & superphosphate      
1691893 11SUPPLIER  Crocker Fertilizer &Chemical Co. - Buffalo, NY  solicitation to sell fertilizer to Josiah   
1711894 01SUPPLIER  E. Graham - Conowingo, MD dealer in Telephone  solicitation to Josiah to purchase telephones   
  1894 01   & telegraph equipment      
1711894 01SUPPLIER  Hotaling & Heffron - Baldwinsville, New York  ref: sale of hominy to Josiah   
  1894 01   jobbers in flour, feed, corn etc      
1731894 02SUPPLIER  Gauslin & Starr co. - Philadelphia  solicitation for advertisement in spring fair catalog   
1761893 04SUPPLIER  Geo. F. Taylor & Brush  ref: second hand "Denmead Mill"   
1761893 04SUPPLIER  E.C. Shaw & Co. - Philadelphia  ref: engine & boiler   
  1893 04   boilers, engines and machinery      
1771893 04SUPPLIER  Willodale Nurseries - Willodale, PA  ref: order   
1771893 04SUPPLIER  Woodward & Dickerson - Philadelphia  ref: S.I. (Sam Iveson) joining the Democratic Party   
1781894 05SUPPLIER  Taylor Provision Co. - Trenton, NJ  ref: Land Plaster for exterminating potato bugs   
1781894 05SUPPLIER  Conover & Co. - Minneapolis - Grain Shippers  ref: to Josiah being in the grain business   
1781894 05SUPPLIER  Liebig Manufacturing Co. - Philadelphia  solicitation to sell acid phosphate to Josiah   
  1894 05   manufacturers of high grade fertilizers      
1781894 05SUPPLIER  New York Belting & Packing Co. - Philadelphia  solicitation to sell rubber goods to Josiah   
1781894 05SUPPLIER  Wm. B. Scaife & Sons - Pittsburgh  solicitation to sell conveyors to Josiah   
  1894 05   structural iron works, conveyors etc.      
1791894 06SUPPLIER  Delaware & Atlantic Telephone - Philadelphia  ref: condition of equipment   
1791894 06SUPPLIER  Thurston & Ravenel - Baltimore  solicitation to sell product to Josiah   
1791894 06SUPPLIER  Fairbank Canning Co. - Chicago  solicitation to sell tankage to Josiah   
1811894 07SUPPLIER  E. Graham - Conowingo, MD dealer in Telephone  solicitation to sell telephone equipment to Josiah   
1811894 07SUPPLIER  Fairbank Canning Co. - Chicago  ref: solicitation to sell fertilizer products to Josiah   
1841894 11SUPPLIER  Charles H. Weeks - New York  offer to sell phosphates to Josiah   
  1894 11   Broker in Chemical & Fertilizer Material      
1851894 12SUPPLIER  Swift & Co - Chicago  pricing for current season & reference to "PANIC" of   
  1894 12      1893 which drove prices down in 1893   
1851894 12SUPPLIER  L. Schutte & Co. - Philadelphia  ref: valve seat and prices   
  1894 12   engineers & machinists      
1921895 01SUPPLIER  Swift & Co. - Chicago  ref: Henry & competition   
1921895 01SUPPLIER  Christopher Baily - Philadelphia - Bag manufacturer  ref: Henry & competition   
1911895 01SUPPLIER  Swift & Co. - Chicago  ref: competition of Thomas & Haines - Malvern    
1961895 04SUPPLIER  Loyal Hanna - Philadelphia  solicitation to Josiah to purchase coal   
1971895 04SUPPLIER  Thos. W. Sheedy - Fayetteville, NY  solicitation to Josiah to purchase land plaster   
  1895 04   Sheedy's Onandaga Gypsum or Land Plaster      
2011895 05SUPPLIER  Norman P. MacMullen - Philadelphia  solicitation to sell tankage to Josiah   
  1895 05   merchandise broker and importer      
2011895 05SUPPLIER  C.H. Dempwolf - York, PA  solicitation to sell Denmead mill to Josiah   
  1895 05   manufacturer of fertilizer machinery      
2011895 05SUPPLIER  B.W.Sidwell - Chester, PA  ref: sale of potatoes   
  1895 05   wholesale commission merchant      
2011895 05SUPPLIER  Frank Toomey - Philadelphia  ref: solicitation to sell steam engine to Josiah   
  1895 05   machinery and supplies      
2041895 06SUPPLIER  H.J. Baker & Bros - New York   solicitation to sell superphosphate to Josiah   
  1895 06   East India Chemical Works      
2041895 06SUPPLIER  L. Schutte & Co. - Philadelphia  ref: "Lead Burning"   
2041895 06SUPPLIER  G.G. Hay - Philadelphia - plumber & lead burner  ref: "Lead Burning"   
2041895 06SUPPLIER  Lazaretto Guano Co - Baltimore  ref: lamp black to color fertilizer   
2071895 10SUPPLIER  Hamlin & Morrison - Philadelphia  solicitation to provide analytical services to Josiah   
  1895 10   analytical and consulting chemists      
2071895 10SUPPLIER  J.P. Thomas & Son - Philadelphia  solicitation to sell acid phosphate to Josiah   
  1895 10   manufacturer of fertilizer material      
2071895 10SUPPLIER  Concord Flour Mills - Markham, PA  solicitation to sell winter wheat to Josiah   
             
121882 08CUSTOMER  Joseph M. Pyle  Note Due- Outstanding Debt.   
121882 08CUSTOMER     Description of use and resale of fertilizer   
121882 08CUSTOMER         
131883 01CUSTOMER  George Johnson  Purchase request   
161883 07CUSTOMER  J. Whitiker. HoneyBrook  Purchase request   
161883 07CUSTOMER  G. Emery, HoneyBrook  Purchase request   
441886 11CUSTOMER  G. Emery, HoneyBrook  Note paid   
161883 07CUSTOMER  G. Emery, HoneyBrook  Purchase request   
161883 07CUSTOMER  S. Taylor, Parkerville  Purchase request   
161883 07CUSTOMER  M & J Sharpless, Darlington  Purchase request   
1161884 12CUSTOMER  J. Gregory  Outstanding Debt   
211885 01CUSTOMER  Thomas J, Windle, Guthresville  Outstanding Debt   
211885 01CUSTOMER  Thomas J, Windle, Guthresville  Note due (Debt). Partial payment   
211885 01CUSTOMER  Joseph M. Pyle (cousin) agent is D. Taylor  Note due (Debt). Partial payment   
211885 01CUSTOMER  C. Andrew  Request for samples of product/Terms etc   
211885 01CUSTOMER  G. Stepple  order   
211885 01CUSTOMER  G. McKinsus  Note Due (Debt)    
211885 01CUSTOMER  H.Bradford     Edward Jones (agent)  note due (Debt)   
211885 01CUSTOMER  Sharpless & Carpenter  partial payment (Debt)   
211885 01CUSTOMER  Isaac Hartman  ref: account status   
211885 01CUSTOMER  K. Praney  ref: cash Payment   
221885 01CUSTOMER  Thomas J, Windle, Guthresville  need note extension (debt)   
221885 01CUSTOMER  A. Smithson  Note due (debt)   
221885 01CUSTOMER  A. Smithson  Note due (debt)   
221885 01CUSTOMER  L. Pennock, London Grove  need bone   
221885 01CUSTOMER  Joseph M. Pyle (cousin) agent is D. Taylor  partial payment (Debt)   
221885 01CUSTOMER  J. Pritchard  ref: note not being renewed (debt)   
221885 01CUSTOMER  G. Hoopes  need bone meal and rock   
221885 01CUSTOMER  Sallie T. Pyle (wife of Joseph M. Pyle cousin)  paying off note slowley (debt)   
221885 01CUSTOMER  Joseph was farmer and agent      
231885 02CUSTOMER  G. Emery, HoneyBrook  low tobacco prices, banks drained by   
231885 02CUSTOMER     farmers for cattle money (debt)   
231885 02CUSTOMER  E.B. Hopkins  No cash, Banks drained (debt)   
241885 02CUSTOMER  M.McCann  debt- public sale of property to settle   
241885 02CUSTOMER  E.B. Hopkins  can not pay- business failing (debt)   
241885 02CUSTOMER  E.B. Hopkins  Telegram ref: can not pay (debt)   
241885 02CUSTOMER  Joseph M. Pyle  Can not pay, farming poor, cattle to young to   
241885 02CUSTOMER     market (debt)   
241885 02CUSTOMER  Joseph M. Pyle  Appears to rent property/paying interest only   
241885 02CUSTOMER     farm not yielding   
251885 03CUSTOMER  C.A. Andrew  notes due/ sheriff sale (debt)   
261885 03CUSTOMER  Stanker  can not pay (debt)   
271885 04CUSTOMER  County Commissioners of Chester Co.  order for fertilizer   
271885 04CUSTOMER  G.W. Andrews  Ref: notes due, can not pay (debt)   
281884 04CUSTOMER  Joseph. M. Pyle  partial pay- wheat crop will be failure (debt)   
321885 07CUSTOMER  Joseph. M. Pyle  no money (debt) waiting on harvest   
281884 04CUSTOMER  VARIOUS  letters describing poor weather/crop yields   
281884 04CUSTOMER  G.W. Andrews- Darlington Md Havre de Grace  note due (debt) hard time in county (canning   
281884 04CUSTOMER     business)   
291884 05CUSTOMER  G. Emery  payment of note/needs phosphate for tobacco   
291884 05CUSTOMER     building creamery   
291884 05CUSTOMER  Susquehanna Flint Company  ref: note due (debt)   
2111885 06CUSTOMER  G.M. Murray  ref: note due (debt)   
311885 07CUSTOMER  Edward Jones  ref: note due (debt)   
321885 07CUSTOMER  w.m. Hughes- Avondale  ref: purchasing corn from Josiah   
321885 07CUSTOMER  Flour, Meal & Mill Feed, Grain of all kinds      
321885 07CUSTOMER  Ellsworth Casper - Harford Cnty MD  notes due (debt)   
441886 11CUSTOMER  John Daupman - Petersburg, VA  note due (debt)   
441886 11CUSTOMER  John Daupman - Petersburg, VA  note due (debt)   
441886 11CUSTOMER  J.H. Hall - Havre deGrace, Md  ref: feed purchase & payment   
441886 11CUSTOMER  Mint Restaurant  & Livery Stables      
441886 11CUSTOMER  G. Wehrly - Philadelphia  note due (debt)   
441886 11CUSTOMER  Pennsylvania House, extensive stabling      
451886 12CUSTOMER  Trimble & Howell - Philadelphia  GRAIN  payment   
451886 12CUSTOMER  Joseph Good  payment   
511887 01CUSTOMER  John M. Chalfant - Kennett  Note due (debt)   
511887 01CUSTOMER  Jesse B. Kimes - Philadelphia  ref: fertilizer purchase   
511887 01CUSTOMER  A. Scott * Sons - Ward, PA  ref: fertilizer purchase   
511887 01CUSTOMER  T.L. Husbands - Elam, PA  ref: fertilizer purchase   
511887 01CUSTOMER  Tiers & Rutter - Philadelphia  ref: fertilizer purchase   
511887 01CUSTOMER  J. Windle  ref: note due (debt)   
511887 01CUSTOMER  S. Mcdowell & Co.- Oxford  ref: purchase   
511887 01CUSTOMER  Thomas H. White & Co.- Baltimore, Md  ref: stmt of account   
511887 01CUSTOMER  G.. Emry  ref: sacks   
511887 01CUSTOMER  George Harris - Aberdeen, Md  notes due (debt)   
511887 01CUSTOMER  George F. Terry - Edgewood  ref: notes due (debt)   
521887 02CUSTOMER  John B. Daupmann  ref: note due (debt)   
5101887 10CUSTOMER  John B. Daupmann  Solicitation to advertise in "Reading Herald"   
621888 02CUSTOMER  J.J. Darlington - Darling PA  ref: purchase of hay   
641888 04CUSTOMER  L. Maddock - Elkview PA  competition on fertilizer prices   
641888 04CUSTOMER  Milroy Poultry Yards - Milroy PA  ref: order   
641888 04CUSTOMER  E. Malin Hoopes - West Chester  ref: fertilizer purchase   
651888 05CUSTOMER  John Webb - Rosenviek, PA  ref: order   
651888 05CUSTOMER  D.F. Magee & Co. - Whiterock PA  ref: order   
671888 05CUSTOMER  W. & J. Sharpless - Darling PA - Dairy etc  order for fertilizer   
6111888 08CUSTOMER  Herman Thomas - Calvary, MD  note due (debt)   
6131888 11CUSTOMER  R.L. Hopkins - Edgemond  ref: Josiah loosing a niece   
6131888 11CUSTOMER  R.L. Hopkins - Edgemond  ref: note due can not pay (debt)   
711889 01CUSTOMER  J. Timmons -Magnolia, MD. Orchard owner  stmt of poor fruit crop in 1888 note due debt   
721889 01CUSTOMER  W. Koontz - Berlin  ref: use of phosphate in grain drill   
  1889 01      desires T's & C's of becoming an agent   
761889 03 CUSTOMER  Worth Bros - Coatesville  prices requested   
851889 10CUSTOMER  G.W. Pretsman - Michaelsville - Harford, MD  notes due  (debt) hard times for farmers   
911890 01CUSTOMER  A.M. Howlett - Cottage, New York  ref Samples received   
911890 01CUSTOMER  G.I. Emrey - Honey Brook Creamery  Note due (debt)   
911890 01CUSTOMER  Herman Thomas - Calvaet, MD  ref: 1889 growing season weather poor rainy   
  1890 01CUSTOMER  Herman Thomas - Calvaet, MD  tomatoes, potatoes rotted. Wheat not good   
  1890 01CUSTOMER  Herman Thomas - Calvaet, MD  Note due (debt)   
911890 01CUSTOMER  H.M. Black - Forest Hill, Md  Note due (debt) selling property   
951890 03CUSTOMER  J. W. Johnson - Lancaster  request pricing of fertilizer   
1021890 08CUSTOMER  Baugh & Sons  purchase of hay from Josiah   
1021890 08CUSTOMER  H.W. Ulsh - McClure, Sryden Co. , PA  ref: samples   
1041890 10CUSTOMER  Benjamin Fritz - Bart, Lancaster Co.  ref: note   
1111891 01CUSTOMER  Thomas H. Brinton - Chadds Ford  he is tomato specialist. Wishes to try phosphate   
1141891 03CUSTOMER  C.W. Walker - Havre deGrace, MD  ref: cannot pay (debt)   
1171891 04CUSTOMER  J.W. McGraw - Havre deGrace, MD  ref: purchase of  fertilizer   
1171891 04CUSTOMER  R.W. Brown - Cochranville, PA  ref: fertilizer order   
1181891 05CUSTOMER  Mary A. Taylor - Harford Co, Md.  waiting on shipment   
1181891 05CUSTOMER  G.I. Emry - Honeybrook  has not received shipment   
1191891 05CUSTOMER  Sarah Waterman  ref: delivery problem   
1191891 05CUSTOMER  G.F. Terry  can not pay (debt)   
1191891 05CUSTOMER  Robert A. Mitchell - Havre deGrace, MD  ref: order for fertilizer   
1191891 05CUSTOMER  J.R. Davison - Greencastle, PA  ref: prices   
1221891 06CUSTOMER  HoneyBrook Creamery - G.I. Emry  note due can not pay (debt)   
1231891 07CUSTOMER  A.F. Brown - Havre deGrace, MD  terms and conditions of payment   
  1891 07   Swan Creek Brand of Fruits & Vegetables      
1231891 07CUSTOMER  H.A. Osborn - Havre deGrace, MD  terms and conditions of payment   
  1891 07   "Osborn's Brand" of sugar and corn      
1241891 08CUSTOMER  D.F. Magee - White Rock, PA  order for fertilizer   
1261891 09CUSTOMER  J. Ramsey  order for fertilizer   
1281891 12CUSTOMER  Paxson, Comfort & Co. - West Grove  ref: fertilizer order   
1311892 01CUSTOMER  H.A. Osborn - Havre deGrace, MD  ref: to Henry Cope and competition   
1311892 01CUSTOMER  E. Housekeeper - Edwin, Lancaster Co.  ref: order for fertilizer   
1321892 02CUSTOMER  United States Express Co. - Lenape, PA  ref: order        
1341892 03CUSTOMER  R. Tynes Smith - Baltimore  ref: fertilizer order   
1431892 08CUSTOMER  O.C. Guiney - Philadelphia  ref: note due   
1451892 10CUSTOMER  E.L. Wilson - Lincoln, PA - flour, feed etc.  statement for sale of corn   
1511893 01CUSTOMER  P.E. Sharpless - Ward, PA  ref: Purchase of hay from Josiah   
1621893 06CUSTOMER  Charles A. Beeby - Kennett Square  ref: not due (debt) in protest   
1621893 06CUSTOMER  M.B. Kent - Christiana, PA  payment of invoice for fertilizer   
1721894 02CUSTOMER  Siter & Barrett - Wayne, PA  ref: purchase of phosphate   
1741893 03CUSTOMER  Prospect Greenhouses - Kennett Square, PA  ref: Purchase of bone meal   
1741893 03CUSTOMER  The Patch - Kennett Square, PA florists & gardeners  ref: purchase of phosphate   
  1893 03   boarding, livery & exchange stables      
1781894 05CUSTOMER  Mason, Chapin & Co - Providence R.I.  ref: Wavellite" - phosphate of alumina   
1791894 06CUSTOMER  C.E. Morrison - Londonderry - breeder of  note due (debt)   
  1894 06   high class white swine      
1841894 11CUSTOMER  L.L. Finney & Bros - Aberdeen MD  ref: debt- sold all personal items - attempting to sell farm  
  1894 11      "Canning Business ruined them"   
1971895 04CUSTOMER  Pennsylvania Training School for Feeble Minded Children request pricing   
1971895 04CUSTOMER  J.W. Hickman - Russelville, PA  order for fertilizer   
  1895 04   manufacturer of insecticide and fertilizer      
2031895 06CUSTOMER  War Dept. Gettysburg Battlefield Commission  request pricing for fertilizers   
2071895 10CUSTOMER  War Dept. Gettysburg Battlefield Commission  order for fertilizer   
2071895 10CUSTOMER  Highland Grange - Cochranville  ref: payment for fertilizer   
             
151883 04AGENT  L. Maddock  Elkview, Chester Co. PA  Dealer in Grain, Hay, Coal, Bran Fertilizer   
161883 07AGENT  B. Wilson, Oxford  Purchase request for John Miller   
161883 07AGENT  B. Wilson, Oxford  Purchase request for L.P. Sharpless   
161883 07AGENT  W. Thomas  Purchase request for J. Roney, Howellville   
161883 07AGENT  W. Thomas  Purchase request for E. Eachus, Glen Mills   
161883 07AGENT  W. Thomas  Purchase request for J.R. Menagh   
161883 07AGENT  W. Thomas  Purchase request for David Johnson   
161883 07AGENT  Griffith & Leeke  Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots,    
161883 07AGENT     Shoes, & General Merchandise   
161883 07AGENT     Purchase request for John Kimbell   
171883 08AGENT  M. Commin & Smith, Oxford  Purchase request for John R. McKie   
171883 08AGENT     Purchase request for L. Armstrong   
171883 08AGENT         
171883 08AGENT  W. Thomas  Purchase request for Isaac Forsythe   
171883 08AGENT     W. Russell. Glenriddle   
171883 08AGENT     W. Russell. Glenriddle   
171883 08AGENT     W. Turner, Glenriddle   
171883 08AGENT     W. Yarnall Glen Riddle   
171883 08AGENT     J. Parsons, Glen Riddle   
171883 08AGENT     W. Baker, Glen Riddle   
171883 08AGENT     P. Sharpless   
171883 08AGENT     H. Philly, Elwyn   
171883 08AGENT     W. Miller, Glen Mills   
181883 09AGENT  Baily Wilson, Oxford  J. Niewig   
181883 09AGENT  C. Kerns, NY      
1111884 03AGENT  J. R. Hayes     Samuel Irwin   
1111884 03AGENT     Samuel Irwin   
1121884 04AGENT     A. Ramsey   
1121884 04AGENT     J. Harper   
1121884 04AGENT     D. Grason   
1121884 04AGENT     R. Adams   
1121884 04AGENT     R. Morron   
1131884 08AGENT  W. Thomas  W. Miller, Glen Mills   
1141884 09AGENT  Baily Wilson  W. Woodside   
1141884 09AGENT     A. Hutchinson   
1141884 09AGENT  H. Jackson  (to Bearer)   
1141884 09AGENT  J. R. Hayes  D.D. Grason   
1151884 10AGENT  T. Callahan, Baltimore  Renewal of Note- Outstanding Debt.   
211885 01AGENT  C.A. Andrew, Harford Cnty Md.  Glen Cove Warehouses- Hay, Straw,Grain   
211885 01AGENT  C.A. Andrew, Harford Cnty Md.  Lumber,Coal, Fertilizers, Salt, Seeds etc.   
211885 01AGENT  C.A. Andrew, Harford Cnty Md.  difficulty collecting on notes due Debt.   
211885 01AGENT  W.R. Parker  Note Due   Debt.   
211885 01AGENT  M. Meagher, Philadelphia  Provision Dealer & Market Gardener   
211885 01AGENT     Notes Due, Collection difficult (debt)   
211885 01AGENT  Sharpless & Carpenter  Notes Due, Partial payment (debt)   
211885 01AGENT  Edward Jones (Baltimore)  Collections in Baltimore area   
211885 01AGENT  James Picton  Line of credit (debt)   
211885 01AGENT  A. M. Hancock  Notes Due (debt)   
211885 01AGENT  G. Stephans  Need replacement check for J. Vogel   
211885 01AGENT  Harper H. Black, Harford County Md  Post dated check-funds not available (debt)   
211885 01AGENT  A.M. Hancock  renew note (debt)   
211885 01AGENT  L Maddocks  Ref: Fertilizer supply   
211885 01AGENT  Allan Hoffman  Partial payment and renew note (debt)   
221885 01AGENT  Harper H. Black, Harford County Md  G. Montfort ref: vacation   
221885 01AGENT  Agent for Sale of Reliable Phosphates,       
221885 01AGENT  Bone dust, etc.      
221885 01AGENT  William Hughes, Avondale  payment of note (debt)   
221885 01AGENT     request of 5 tons rock to "Doe Run"   
221885 01AGENT  Samuel Taylor  ref: need of Josiah for Bone   
221885 01AGENT  Allan Hoffman  ref: collections made   
221885 01AGENT  Edward Jones (Baltimore)  Sick clientele (many colds), terrible weather   
221885 01AGENT  Sharpless & Carpenter  Notes Due, need extension (debt)   
221885 01AGENT  Sharpless & Carpenter  difficulty with discounts (debt)   
221885 01AGENT  A. Scott & Son  ref: doing business with Josiah   
221885 01AGENT  Pusey & Wilson  payment of note     
441886 11AGENT  Pusey & Wilson  payment of note   
5101887 10AGENT  Pusey & Wilson  overstock   
221885 01AGENT  Sharpless & Carpenter  ref: collections (debt)   
231885 02AGENT  Pusey & Wilson  purchase req for bone meal   
241885 02AGENT  Allan Hoffman  notes due (debt)   
241885 02AGENT  A.M. Hancock  notes due (debt)   
241885 02AGENT  Allan Hoffman  stmt of fertilizer prices dropping   
251885 03AGENT  Allan Hoffman  various notes due & collection difficult (debt)   
251885 03AGENT  Allan Hoffman  requests reduced prices   
251885 03AGENT  B.J. Williams  ref: Pritchard note due (debt)   
251885 03AGENT  E.B. Hopkins  states he is financially ruined.   
251885 03AGENT     2 yrs not profit from canned goods   
251885 03AGENT     county (MD) in financial trouble   
251885 03AGENT     ref: bank PANIC   
261885 03AGENT  Allan Hoffman  notes due (debt)   
261885 03AGENT  Harper & Black  ref: notes due (debt)   
261885 03AGENT  Harper & Black  notes due in hands of Doxen (debt)   
261885 03AGENT  Allan Hoffman  falling fertilizer prices. Need price reduction   
261885 03AGENT  L. Maddock  notes to be renewed (debt)   
271885 04AGENT  Harper & Black  notes due (debt)   
271885 04AGENT  G.L. Emery  notes due can not pay (debt)   
271885 04AGENT  Allan Hoffman  describes financial condition of John Mckie   
271885 04AGENT     farmer- OK to ship   
341885 08AGENT  Allan Hoffman  notes due, partial pay,(Debt)   
271885 04AGENT  L.B. Mercer-West Chester  order for fertilizer   
271885 04AGENT  Mercer's Reliable Turbine Water Wheel      
271885 04AGENT  W. Maxwell  Needs samples and pricing info   
271885 04AGENT  J. Mitchell- Aberdeen  letter to Josiah stating that he is being put out    
271884 04AGENT     of business by Josiah hiring Edward Jones   
281884 04AGENT  Charles R. Williamson - Media      
281884 04AGENT  Coal, Lumber, Phosphates,Lime, Hair      
281884 04AGENT  A. Scott & Son -Ward P.O. PA- Glen Mills  needs a few bags of phosphate   
281884 04AGENT  Lumber,Coal,Hardware &Feed Merchants      
291884 05AGENT  J.L. Carhart  wheat prices down   
2101885 06AGENT  Various  notes due no money in account (debt)   
2111885 06AGENT  Morris L. Fell - Philadelphia   discussion of poor prices   
2111885 06AGENT  Dealer in Grain,Feed, Baled hay etc.      
341885 08AGENT  Morris L. Fell - Philadelphia   no sales to report, prices down (debt)   
361885 09AGENT  Morris L. Fell - Philadelphia   prices down but selling   
311885 07AGENT  J.L. & D.C. Carhart  ref: falling prices   
321885 07AGENT  J.L. & D.C. Carhart  Commodity MKT decline in prices (debt)   
351885 09AGENT  J.L. & D.C. Carhart  wheat prices still down    
321885 07AGENT  Sharpless & Carpenter  ref: Dr. Genth analysis of samples   
411886 01AGENT  Baker & Morgan - Aberdeen, Md.  ref: supply OK   
441886 11AGENT  Baker & Morgan - Aberdeen, Md.  note paid   
511887 01AGENT  Baker & Morgan - Aberdeen, Md.  ref: orders and stock   
5101887 10AGENT  Baker & Morgan - Aberdeen, Md.  overstock , bags deteriorating   
411886 01AGENT  Merchandise Brokers      
441886 11AGENT  Herman Wishman & Co. - Philadelphia  ref: sale of wheat   
441886 11AGENT  General Commission Merchant      
441886 11AGENT  Edward Mitchel & Sons - Baltimore  ref: payment for fertilizer   
441886 11AGENT  Wholesale Grocers & commission merchants      
441886 11AGENT  Milton Heidlebaugh - Lancaster  ref: payment for fertilizer   
441886 11AGENT  Dry Goods, groceries &General Merchandise      
451886 12AGENT  S.K. Chambers & Bros  payment   
451886 12AGENT  Grain, Lumber, Coal, Feed, Hay, Fertilizer etc      
451886 12AGENT  C.W. Schlogel - Kemblesville, PA  payment   
451886 12AGENT  Franklin Valley Mills      
511887 01AGENT  Miller and Anderson - Avondale Machine Works  ref: parts & repair of truck   
511887 01AGENT  L.T. Logon - Philadelphia, shipper & receiver  note due (debt)   
521887 02AGENT  Allen Hoffman  Stmt of accounts   
521887 02AGENT  C.H. Tiers- Philadelphia - merchandise broker      
521887 02AGENT  Isaac Martin - West Grove  ref: order for bone   
521887 02AGENT  Wm. B. Haslett - Parksburg - Grain Coal etc.      
521887 02AGENT  John T. Bailey & Co. - Philadelphia - rope & twine  ref: freight charges   
531887 03AGENT  Rhodes & Carson - Cheste Heights- coal etc  ref: purchase of Button Bone   
531887 03AGENT  C. A. Andrew & Bros - Darlington, Md  ref: order   
631888 03AGENT  C. A. Andrew & Bros - Darlington, Md  ref: horses purchased from Josiah   
531887 03AGENT  G.F. Jones - Kennett  ref: competition & prices   
531887 03AGENT  Noah Stout - Carpenter, Ohio  ref: order for fertilizer   
531887 03AGENT  McCommon & Smith - Oxford  ref: note due (debt)   
581887 08AGENT  Enoch Moore - Avondale, PA      
581887 08AGENT  H.S. Kent & Sons- Hockessin, De - Lumber etc.      
581887 08AGENT  A.J. Whitaker & Co. - Beartown, PA  ref: overstocked   
581887 08AGENT  Smith & Allen - Conowingo, MD. - fertilizer  ref: order for fertilizer   
591887 09AGENT  James & Handwork - Blue Rock, PA - grain etc.  incorrect order of "Try Me"   
591887 09AGENT  Morris L. Fell & Co. - Philadelphia - Grain etc.  poor quality of Cope Hay   
5101887 10AGENT  J. L. Carpenter - Ohio  quality of fertilizer   
631888 03AGENT  Fairlamb & Scott - Brandywine Summit, PA  ref: business relationship   
631888 03AGENT  H.O. (Harry Powley) - Hot Salesman  dissertation on business, customers & agents   
631888 03AGENT  G.D. King - Chadds' Ford  ref: short order   
631888 03AGENT  Baugh & Sons  ref: G.F. Jones undercutting prices   
641888 04AGENT  Waring Fertilizer Co. - Colora, MD  business statement... GOOD   
641888 04AGENT  F.G. Hendrickson - Nottingham PA  ref: competition   
651888 04AGENT  H.O. Powley  orders taken   
651888 04AGENT  H.O. Powley  ref: farmers acting as agents - overstock   
651888 04AGENT  Thomas S. Cope (brother)  ref: order for fertilizer   
661888 05AGENT  Smith & Allen - Conowingo, MD. - fertilizer  ref: fertilizer sales   
661888 05AGENT  A.J. Whitaker & Co. - Beartown, PA  ref: fertilizer shipment   
661888 05AGENT  D.I. Magee & Co. - WhitRock, PA  ref: Shipment   
681888 06AGENT  N. F. Smalley - Choate  ref: supply on hand   
6101888 07AGENT  H.O. Powley  job opening filled by another   
6101888 07AGENT  H.O. Powley  wage & expense statement   
6111888 08AGENT  Smalley  difficult competition   
6111888 08AGENT  Franklin B. Schock - Shortlesville, PA  ref: desire to become agent in Berks County   
6141888 12AGENT  Koontz - Berlin, Somerset CO. PA  desire to become agent   
711889 01AGENT  Milton Heidlebaugh - Lancaster  new agent   
731889 02AGENT  J.B. Mercer  ref: selling product in Somerset PA   
731889 02AGENT  W. Koontz  discussion of phosphate sales pattern   
  1889 02      "Does not sell well in spring"   
731889 02AGENT  H.H. Kauffman - Mountville PA - tobacco  request for wholesale pricing information   
731889 02AGENT  J.B. Mercer  ref: new agent in Williamsport - James Thomas   
741889 02AGENT  Joseph Martin & Co. - Baltimore - Grain Merchants  solicitation to sell Josiah's Grain   
761889 03AGENT  S.K. Chambers & Bros - West Grove - Grain etc.  ref: shipment   
761889 03AGENT  J. Cope (cousin) - Emmanaville, PA  desire to become agent - refers to Joseph Pyle   
781889 04AGENT  Samuel Carter - Christiana, PA  ref: phosphate shipment   
791889 05AGENT  A. Vorhes & Sons - Lee, Ohio  ref: business relationship   
811889 06AGENT  A. Vorhes & Sons - Lee, Ohio  ref: territory   
811889 06AGENT  John Reiley - Dover, DE  ref: business arrangement   
811889 06AGENT  J. Blim - Sullivan, Ohio  solicitation to become agent   
811889 06AGENT  Berlin Center Mercantile Co. - Berlin Center, Ohio  solicitation to become agent   
821889 07AGENT  A. Vorhes & Sons - Lee, Ohio  pricing too high   
831889 08AGENT  James W. Kilgore - Brogueville, PA  prices   
841889 09AGENT  J.M. Kifer - Piney - Clarion Cnty, PA  solicitation to become agent for sale of S.C.   
  1889 09      rock phosphate   
841889 09AGENT  A. Vorhes & Sons - Lee, Ohio  ref: prices and competition   
851889 10AGENT  Sam Iveson for Magee  need 12 ton of rock immediately   
911890 01AGENT  James L. Carhart - Philadelphia  ref: quality of wheat - damp - poor   
931890 02AGENT  A. Vorhes & Sons - Lee, Ohio  mention of wheat in Ohio - looking good   
931890 02AGENT  Kifer & McClure - Piney, PA  solicitation to become an agent   
941890 03AGENT  Rhodes & Carson - Cano Ground PA  T's &C's of agent program   
941890 03AGENT  Isaac Hartman - Anselma, PA  competition from Lancaster Chemical Co.   
941890 03AGENT  Emlen Bros (successors to Smith & Allen) - conowingo  outlook for selling fertilizers is poor   
951890 03AGENT  FA & JL Pennock  1. can not accept delivery of Baugh Bone   
  1890 03      2. mention of Henry Cope competing with Josiah   
  1890 03      3. purchase of product from Henry (pricing)   
961890 04AGENT  Emlen Bros (successors to Smith & Allen) - conowingo  statement of unfavorable weather in MD   
  1890 04      ref: to payment methods -    
  1890 04      1. long term - Crop Time (when crops harvested   
  1890 04      2. short term - Cash   
961890 04AGENT  James W. Kilgore - York County PA  ref: farmers selling fertilizer - acting as agents   
971890 04AGENT  L. B. Mercer  sales slow   
981890 05AGENT  James W. Kilgore - York County PA  ref: business better in May   
981890 05AGENT  L. B. Mercer  note due can note pay (debt)   
  1890 05      comments about weather - (rain)   
  1890 05      comments about horse he purchased   
981890 05AGENT  Rhodes & Carson - Camp Ground, PA  ref: starting up in the fall   
  1890 05   lumber, coal, fertilizer etc.      
981890 05AGENT  Levi W. Kachel - Beckersville, PA  ref: account balance   
991890 06AGENT  J.T. Daily - Albany, New York  terms and conditions of becoming an agent   
991890 06AGENT  Charles Weeks - broker - New York  solicitation to sell fertilizer and to buy phosphate   
1011890 07AGENT  A. Voorhes & Son - Lee, Ohio  letter regarding status as an agent of Josiah   
1021890 08AGENT  L. B. Mercer  comments on competition   
1021890 08AGENT  H. Powley  comments on competition   
1021890 08AGENT  M.B. Kent - Wilmington - lumber, coal, fertilizer, etc.  order for fertilizer   
1021890 08AGENT  W.B. Moul - East Berlin, PA  desire to become an agent   
1021890 08AGENT  J.M. Kifer - Sligo, PA  desire to become an agent   
1021890 08AGENT  Rhodes & Carson - Camp Ground, PA  ref: competition   
1021890 08AGENT  Pusey & Wilson  ref: competition   
1021890 08AGENT  George M. Thomson - Mendenhall, PA - dealer in flour  ref: order   
  1890 08   feed, fertilizers etc.      
1031890 09AGENT  Emlin Bros (successor to Smith & Allen)  ref: competition   
1061890 12AGENT  W.A. Morton - Wilkersville, Ohio  desires to become an agent   
1111891 01AGENT  Harry B. James - Aberdeen. MD - bran, middlinga, feed  desires to become an agent   
1111891 01AGENT  Smalley  competition affecting business relationship   
1111891 01AGENT  Baker & Morgan  terminating relationship with Josiah - competition   
1121891 01AGENT  E.B. Hopkins  ref: judgment against him by Josiah (debt)   
1121891 01AGENT  Bratton - Lewiston, PA  ref: unable to collect money (debt)   
1131891 02AGENT  Alex Caldwell - Vanderhoof, Ohio  terminating relationship with Josiah - competition   
1141891 03AGENT  James W. Kilgore - York Co.  ref: high freight fees   
1141891 03AGENT  C.A. Andrew - Darlington, MD  Introduction of new agent - Charles Merryman   
1141891 03AGENT  Charles Merryman - Baltimore  ref: position as agent   
1151891 03AGENT  M.B. Kent - Wilmington - lumber, coal, fertilizer, etc.  competition       
1211891 06AGENT  J.W. Kilgore  fertilizer bags   
1231891 07AGENT  J. James - Harford County, MD  ref: Terms & Conditions of agent program   
1231891 07AGENT  J. Thomas Gayle - Avondale, PA  ref: Terms & Conditions of agent program   
1261891 09AGENT  O.C. Michael - Aberdeen, MD  ref: Terms & Conditions of agent program   
  1891 09   dealer in Bituminous & Anthracite Coal      
1271891 09AGENT  A. Scott & Sons - Ward, PA  ref: need product to sell   
1281891 12AGENT  T.W. Stayton - Wilmington, DE  ref: Terms & Conditions of agent program   
1311892 01AGENT  T.B. Mercer  ref: relationship   
1321892 02AGENT  E.A. & J.L. Pennock - Catham, PA  ref: Henry and competition   
  1892 02   Coal, Lumber, Grain, Feed, Hay etc.      
1321892 02AGENT  Campbell & Carter -Sylmar, MD  ref: prices   
1321892 02AGENT  George F. Jones - Kennett Square, PA  letter re: advertising   
1321892 02AGENT  Taylor - Parksville, PA  ref: Henry and competition   
1331892 03AGENT  Charles Chambers - Greencastle, PA  ref: spring orders   
1341892 03AGENT  E.P. Housekeeper - Edwin, Lancaster CO. PA  ref: order for fertilizer   
1371892 05AGENT  A. Scott & Sons - Ward, PA  request for potato phosphate   
1411892 06AGENT  E.E. Finefrock - Piney, PA  ref: settlement of spring sales   
1421892 07AGENT  E.E. Finefrock - Piney, PA  statement of spring sales   
1471892 12AGENT  L.B. Thomson - Salem Center Ohio  ref: order for fertilizer   
1471892 12AGENT  D. Kline - Copslay, PA  ref: Terms & Conditions of agent program   
1511893 01AGENT  Wm. U. Johnson - Woodside, PA  ref: pricing for coming season   
  1893 01   Agricultural Implements & Fertilizers      
1531893 02AGENT  E. Forrest - Carpenter, Ohio  ref: Terms & Conditions of agent program   
1531893 02AGENT  A. Voorhes & Son - Lee, Ohio  re: agent program and relationships   
1531893 02AGENT  L.B. Thomson - Salem Center Ohio  solicitation to become agent   
1531893 02AGENT  Isaac Martin - West Grove  ref: Terms & Conditions of agent program   
1561893 03AGENT  Whitney Faresman - Elmsport, PA  requests samples and prices   
1571893 04AGENT  Passmore & Gillespie - Nottingham  re: shipment   
  1893 04   Dealers in Grain, Hay, Fertilizers etc.      
1581893 04AGENT  Boscobel CO. - Wesleyville, PA  need catalog   
1631893 07AGENT  John J. Williams Co. - Media, PA  ref: prices of button bone   
  1893 07   wholesale & retail dealers in coal, lumber, fertilizers etc      
1631893 07AGENT  Gibbs & Cowan - Zeal, Ohio  re: terms & conditions of agent program   
16101893 12AGENT  J.E. Humes - Toughkenamon, PA  accepting a job with Josiah   
16101893 12AGENT  McCreary & Kirk - Nottingham  ref: Steamed bone   
  1893 12   Dealers in Grain, Hay, Fertilizers etc.      
1711894 01AGENT  Carruthers Commission Co. - St. Louis, Mo  ref: handling grain sales for Josiah   
1711894 01AGENT  George M. Thomson - Mendenhall, PA - dealer in flour  ref: sale of fertilizers   
1711894 01AGENT  J.M. Buckley & Bros - Concord, PA - lumber, coal etc.  ref: button bone   
1721894 02AGENT  J.H. Rathburn & Sons - Portland, Ohio  ref: prices and Terms & Conditions of agent program   
  1894 02   dealers in  general merchandise      
1731894 02AGENT  McCreary & Kirk - Nottingham  ref: stock of fertilizer   
1731894 03AGENT  C.A. Andrew - Darlington, MD  ref: potato phosphate   
1741893 03AGENT  J. Douglass Perkins - Coatesville, PA  ref: fertilizer sales   
  1893 03   wholesale & retail dealers in coal, lumber, fertilizers etc      
1771893 04AGENT  Taylor & Downs, Columbus, Ohio  ref: terms & conditions of agent program   
  1893 04   Buggies, Lumber etc.      
1781894 05AGENT  W.A. Morton - Wilkersville, Ohio  ref: terms & conditions of agent program   
1811894 07AGENT  Ell Forrest - Carpenter, Ohio  ref: agent agreement   
1821894 08AGENT  H. Selders -  Lodi, Ohio  solicitation to become an agent for Josiah   
1841894 11AGENT  Berman & Morgan - Thurman, Ohio- general agents  ref: doing business as an agent   
1851894 12AGENT  Pusey Harvey - Unionville  He is agent for Henry Cope (competition). Desires to    
  1894 12      speak to Josiah at the "Turks Head" possibly to do   
  1894 12      business with Josiah   
1921895 01AGENT  Rhodes & Willcox - Camp Ground, PA  request for pricing   
  1895 01   lumber, coal & phosphates      
1911895 01AGENT  Kennett Hardware - Kennett Square, PA  ref: competition to Josiah   
1941895 03AGENT  Thomas, Haines & Co. - Malvern - coal, lumber  ref: order for steamed bone   
1941895 03AGENT  J. Douglas Perkins - Coatsville, PA -   request for fertilizer samples   
  1895 03   wholesale & retail dealer in flour & feed etc.      
1941895 03AGENT  Herbert W. Owen - Mendenhall, PA  ref : order for fertilizers   
  1895 03   dealer in coal, feed, fertilizers etc      
1941895 03AGENT  Joseph B. Pyle - Cassart, PA  order for fertilizer   
  1895 03   dealer in flour, feed, grain etc.      
1941895 03AGENT  Baldwin & Louis - Embreeville, PA  order for fertilizer   
  1895 03   lumber, coal, grain, fertilizers etc.      
1941895 03AGENT  S.R.Dickey - Oxford, PA  request for pricing of Kainite   
2041895 06AGENT  Joel P. Geiger - Dilbertsville, PA  ref: samples requested   
2061895 08AGENT  W.A. Byler - Barneston, PA  question regarding mixing fertilizer components for   
  1895 08      drilling on wheat   
2081895 10AGENT  B.W. Sidwell - Chester - commission agent  solicitation to sell potatoes for Josiah   
             
             
21  DAYBOOK  Henry Cope 1872-1874      
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   DAYBOOK  Josiah Cope 1875-76 (2)      
22  DAYBOOK  Henry Cope 1874-1875      
   DAYBOOK  Josiah Cope 1879      
   DAYBOOK  Josiah Cope 1882-1885      
23  DAYBOOK  Henry Cope 1871-1872      
   DAYBOOK  Josiah Cope 1877      
   DAYBOOK  Josiah Cope 1877-1878      
24  DAYBOOK  Henry Cope 1871-1872      
   DAYBOOK  Josiah Cope 1878-1879      
25  DAYBOOK  Josiah Cope 1882-1885      
   DAYBOOK  Josiah Cope 1886- 1887      
26  DAYBOOK  Josiah Cope 1889-1892      
   DAYBOOK  Josiah Cope 1892-1895      
27  DAYBOOK  Josiah Cope 1877-1880      
   DAYBOOK  Josiah Cope 1888- 1906