William Robinson Tucker correspondence

Tucker was manager for the counting house of John R. Penrose which operated a line of sailing vessels between Liverpool and Philadelphia and was primarily involved in the salt trade. At the same time, Tucker was secretary of the Philadelphia Board of Trade and served in various capacities with the...

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Main Author: Tucker, William Robinson 1845-1930 (Creator)
Collection:William Robinson Tucker Correspondence
Collection Number:1836
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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Physical Description: 2.5 Linear feet 2.5 linear feet, 6 boxes (1500 items)
Summary: Tucker was manager for the counting house of John R. Penrose which operated a line of sailing vessels between Liverpool and Philadelphia and was primarily involved in the salt trade. At the same time, Tucker was secretary of the Philadelphia Board of Trade and served in various capacities with the Board of Port Wardens, Joint Executive Committee for the Improvement of the Harbor, the National Board of Trade, and the Philadelphia Bourse. Major business correspondents are C.A. McDowell and W.S. McDowell of Nicholas Ashton and Sons, Liverpool, salt proprietors; William A. Hazard of Francis D. Moulton and Company, New York, salt merchants; and Samuel Thompson's Nephew and Company, New York, importers of burlaps, bagging, yarns. The correspondence is also reflective of his involvement in the development of Philadelphia's harbor and commerce. Many letters to Tucker, an avid sportsman, concern various club activities, particularly the League of American Wheelmen and other bicycling associations. There is scattered material from family of routine nature including many notes from his sister Irene H. Clark.