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Library Summary

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Type: Real
Size: Huge (1001+)

Alexander Stedman

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Library date
1766-11-18
Location
Library size (titles)
Library size (volumes)
"near Two Thousand Volumes"
Sources
Newspaper advertisement for sale: The Pennsylvania Gazette, 4 December 1766, p. 4; 5 February 1767, p. 4; 9 April 1767, Supplement, p. 1; 7 May 1767, Supplement, p. 1; 21 May 1767, p. 4; several later advertisements for sale of various properties (8 October 1767, p. 3, for example) do not mention the library
Library notes
Advertisement text: "Philadelphia, November 18, 1766. AS the Subscriber intends to leave this Province in Six Months from the Date hereof, he will therefore dispose of the following Estate. [Long list of land tracts and parcels] ... A valuable Collection of Books, of new Two Thousand Volumes, consisting of Divinity, Law, Physick, History, &c. &c. ... Any Person inclining to purchase the above Estate, or any Part thereof, may enquire for further Particulars of the Subscriber, at his House, in Market-street.    tbe3M
ALEXANDER STEDMAN."
Stedman's estates were seized by the government of Pennsylvania; it is unclear whether this included the library
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Provenance marks
Bookplate printed by Franklin & Hall, 1762; image. Daybook entry for 26 August 1762 indicates that Stedman paid 7 shillings, sixpence "For printing 200 Names to put on Books" (see Miller, 416-417)
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Date of birth
1703
Date of death
1794
Gender
male
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