Collection Title: John C. Hull letters

Collection Number: 117

Dates of Collection: 1831

Box Numbers: 2 folders, 16 letters w/ transcriptions

RepositoryChester County Historical Society


Letters of John C. Hull to his brother William Hull of Lancaster County.  John C. Hull worked at the Octorara Iron Forge and eventually became involved in a shipping and passenger line of stage coaches that ran between the Baltimore/Washington DC area and the southeastern quadrant of Pennsylvania.

Collections Scope:

Letters deal with the competitive transportation business.  Also includes extensive discussion concerning the sale and purchase of horses as well as other related equipment. 

Collection Arrangement:

There are two folders, one has the original letters and the other has transcriptions of the letters.  It is located at the end of the Phillips collection.

Collections Contents:

Folder 1
Hull, John C., 16 letters, 1831
To: William C. Hull
From: Octorara Iron Forge,[Lancaster County, PA]; Baltimore, MD
Topics include: trade; buying and selling of horses; financial transactions; securing lines [stage coach routes]; transportation business; coach service between Lancaster County and Baltimore

Folder 2
Typed transcriptions of the above