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Orrick, Grubbs & Parker records

1837-1846
 Collection
Accession: 0343-II

Abstract

The firm of Orrick, Grubbs & Parker, iron merchants, was formed in Philadelphia around 1839, succeeding the firm of Samuel D. Orrick & Co. The records consist of 26 letters addressed to Orrick & Fox, Samuel D. Orrick & Co., Orrick, Grubbs & Parker and E. B. & C. B. Grubb concerning shipments of iron from the Grubb furnaces and its resale to manufacturers along the east coast.

Dates

  • 1837-1846

Creator

Extent

26 item(s)

Historical Note

The firm of Orrick, Grubbs & Parker, iron merchants, was formed in Philadelphia around 1839, succeeding the firm of Samuel D. Orrick & Co. The firm was composed of Samuel D. Orrick (1795-1850), Edward B. Grubb (1810-1867) and William B. Parker and acted as the selling agent for the many forges and furnaces operated by members of the Grubb family in Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York Counties. The partnership was apparently dissolved around 1843, when it was replaced by Orrick & Campbell and Edward B. Grubb & Co. The latter firm became E. B. & C. B. Grubb in the following year.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content

The records consist of 26 letters addressed to Orrick & Fox, Samuel D. Orrick & Co., Orrick, Grubbs & Parker and E. B. & C. B. Grubb. They are primarily concerned with shipments of iron from the Grubb furnaces and its resale to manufacturers along the east coast. Among the Grubb Furnaces mentioned are Mananda in Dauphin County and Mt. Hope in Lancaster County. Other correspondence includes the famous Tredegar Iron Company in Richmond, Va., the Troy Iron & Nail Factory and George Gillingham in Baltimore.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Related Material

Grubb family business records (Accession 1948), Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Orrick, Grubbs & Parker records
Status:
Date:
2019.
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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