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Letter books

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Philadelphia Custom House records

Identifier: MSS 0781
Abstract The Philadelphia Custom House records consist of materials generated by and related to the United States Customs Service of the Port of Philadelphia from 1779 to 1932. These records illustrate commercial and shipping interests, as well as foreign trade relations, in the United States from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century. The materials also highlight the growth of the U.S. Customs Service as it took on new responsibilities and wielded greater authority over the course of...
Dates: 1779-1934; Majority of material found within 1790-1900

Dugald S. Laidlaw letterbook

Identifier: MSS 0459

This collection consists of one letter book, containing copies of letters written by Dugald S. Laidlaw between 25 November 1844 and 26 June 1846. Laidlaw was an English businessman, charged with overseeing the management of several sugar plantations on the island of Dominica in the British West Indies.

Dates: 1844-1846

Letters written during a South American cruise

Identifier: MSS 0460

This collection consists of one letterbook containing ten long letters from an anonymous Philadelphian to his friend, Ned, written between 1826-1827. The author, a crew member on the frigate Brandywine, vividly and poetically describes life on board the ship and ashore in South America.

Dates: 1826-1827, 1832

David Bigelow Parker letterbook

Identifier: MSS 0385

The letterbook of David Bigelow Parker consists of 494 pages of correspondence with two letters laid in covering the years 1876 to 1879. These letters were written by Parker in his capacity as Chief Special Agent, Division of Mail Depredations at the Post Office Department in Washington, D.C.

Dates: 1876-1879