MG 237 - Ogelsby, George Collection

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Scope and Content

The collection contains the business and personal papers of George Ogelsby, merchant, and consists mainly of bills and receipts.

It contains a stock inventory of the property of George Ogelsby and Samuel Pool dated January, 1826 which appears to be the stock of a hardware store.

The other business papers are mostly bills and receipts, 1827 to 1844, with one letter placing an order and a printed communication from the Land Agency and Registry Office in Meadville.

The personal items are also mostly bills and receipts from 1826 to 1844, but include a release as executor of his father's estate, 1826.

The remaining receipts are for his contributions to community organizations such as the Dauphin Guards and the Harrisburg Grays, and pew rental in the Presbyterian Church of Harrisburg, with a copy of the "Constitution and By-Laws of the Total Abstinence Beneficial Society of Harrisburg," 1841.


George Ogelsby was a merchant in Harrisburg in the early 1800's. He and Jacob Poole purchased the hardware business from Frederick Kelker in 1823.

Date(s): 1826-1844

Extent: 1 box, 4 folders, 58 enclosures