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1802-1840
Creator:
Parker, John R., (John Rowe), 1777-1844
Extent: 9 boxes
The majority of the letters are addressed to John Rowe Parker or one of his firms. Letters from 1802-1817 are primarily concerned with Parker’s work as a dry goods merchant. Letters from 1817-1823 contain most of the music-related material in the collection, including letters from music publishers, composers, and performers, and requests for information about pianos and organs. Musicians, publishers, and musical instrument makers represented in the collection include George E. Blake, George Willig, Bacon and Hart, Benjamin Carr, Edward Riley, William DuBois, Joseph Willson, J.A. and W. Geib, John Cole, Anthony Philip Heinrich, Christopher Meinecke, Richard Willis, James Finlayson, Samuel Dyer, Oliver Shaw, Thomas Philipps, Samuel P. Taylor, James Hewitt, James H. Swindells, John Loud, John Mackay, and Gibson and Davis. Letters from 1823-1840 are principally concerned with Parker’s work on a system of semaphoric signals, with extensive letters to James M. Elford and Son of Charleston, S.C. The collection also includes personal letters from family members and friends.
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John Rowe Parker Correspondence
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Parker, John R., (John Rowe), 1777-1844
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PUSp.Ms. Coll. 186
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University of Pennsylvania Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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9 boxes
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1802-1840
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The majority of the letters are addressed to John Rowe Parker or one of his firms. Letters from 1802-1817 are primarily concerned with Parker’s work as a dry goods merchant. Letters from 1817-1823 contain most of the music-related material in the collection, including letters from music publishers, composers, and performers, and requests for information about pianos and organs. Musicians, publishers, and musical instrument makers represented in the collection include George E. Blake, George Willig, Bacon and Hart, Benjamin Carr, Edward Riley, William DuBois, Joseph Willson, J.A. and W. Geib, John Cole, Anthony Philip Heinrich, Christopher Meinecke, Richard Willis, James Finlayson, Samuel Dyer, Oliver Shaw, Thomas Philipps, Samuel P. Taylor, James Hewitt, James H. Swindells, John Loud, John Mackay, and Gibson and Davis. Letters from 1823-1840 are principally concerned with Parker’s work on a system of semaphoric signals, with extensive letters to James M. Elford and Son of Charleston, S.C. The collection also includes personal letters from family members and friends.
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Parker, John R., (John Rowe), 1777-1844
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