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Collection Details


Collection Name: John C. Hull Letters to John Thomson
Repository Name: University of Delaware. Library. Special Collections Department [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Newark, Delaware, United States
URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/hull.htm
Dates Spanned: 1825-1845
Description: This group of twenty-four lengthy autograph letters, 1825-1845, from John C. Hull at various locations in Maryland, (West) Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, are addressed to his father-in-law John Thomson in Newark, Delaware, and are full of business and family news. (Three letters from Jane Thomson Hull to her father are also included in this small collection.) Documenting varied business ventures and the westward migration of his family, John Thomson’s letters contain a wealth of information on a variety of nineteenth-century topics. Originally acquired by Dr. Henry Clay Reed from a Swann auction (Sale no.107, lot 65, 1945), they comprised a portion of the gift of papers given to the University of Delaware Library by Mrs. Reed in 1976.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 24
Broad Subjects: Biography; Industry and Labor; Economics
ASP Subjects: Biography; Delaware; Employees; Letters; Maryland; Ohio; Pennsylvania; United States; West Virginia
Collection Code: OHC0004814