Philadelphia Custom House records

Using these materials

Shelving Summary

Boxes 1-12: Shelved in SPEC MSS record center cartons

Box 13: Shelved in MSS 1" box

Removals: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (20 inches)

Removals: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize mapcases

Access Information

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

MSS 0781, Philadelphia Custom House records, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Separated Materials

This collection originally contained materials created by the U.S. Customs District of Maryland, including documents from the ports of Baltimore and Washington, D.C. It is likely that the U.S. Customs District of Maryland housed its records at the Philadelphia Custom House during the 1930s, causing them to be purged at the same time as the Philadelphia records. These materials have been separated and now constitute MSS 0821, United States Customs District of Maryland records, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

This collection also contained a small group of bills of health from ships traveling from ports in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean between 1894 and 1932. These materials have been separated and now constitute MSS 0817 Ships’ bills of health, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Related Materials in this Repository

MSS 0821, United States Customs District of Maryland records, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

MSS 0817 Ships’ bills of health, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Related Materials in other Repositories

Philadelphia Custom House Records, 1796-1802, in Records of custom houses, toll collectors, and the U.S. Treasury Department, 1789-1870, Baker Library Historical Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce isrequired from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library, https://library.udel.edu/static/purl.php?askspec