John C. Hull letters - Chester County History Center

JOHN C. HULL LETTERS

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

Biography:

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