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Orrick, Grubbs & Parker records

Accession 0343.II

Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
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[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Orrick, Grubbs & Parker records (Accession 0343.II), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Orrick, Grubbs & Parker records
Dates: 1837-1846
Accession Number: 0343.II
Creator: Orrick, Grubbs & Parker.
Extent: 26 items
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Manuscripts and Archives Department
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.
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Administrative Information


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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, Edward B. Grubb 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.

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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.

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Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

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Series Descriptions and Inventory

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1 Letter to William Jessop & Sons from John R. Neff, Philadelphia, re shipment of English Blister Steel, 1837 November 25
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1 Letter to Orrick & Fox from Thomas Garrett, Wilmington, Del., re pig iron raised from canal boat, 1839 February 28
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1 Letter to S. D. Orrick from Edward B. Grubb re Mt. Hope furnace, 1839 March 23
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1 Invoice, George Gillingham & Son, Baltimore, 1839 May 31
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1 Letter to S. D. Orrick & Co. from William Browning re discrepancy in pig iron delivery, 1839 August 6
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1 Letter to Orrick, Grubbs & Parker from Wm. E. Coffin & Co., Boston, 1840 April 16
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1 Letter to Orrick, Grubbs & Parker from Gillingham & Raborg(?), Baltimore, 1840 May 14
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1 Letter to Edward B. Grubb from M. Robeson, Mananda Furnace, re hot and cold blast pig iron, 1840 May 21
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1 Letter to Orrick, Grubbs & Parker from Derlan & Boyden, Lambertville, N.J., re inquiry for price of boiler iron, 1840 July 18
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1 Letter to Edward B. Grubb from Joseph Lewis, West Chester, Pa., re examination of property, 1840 December 10
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1 Letters to Orrick, Grubbs & Parker from Troy Iron & Nail Factory, Troy, N.Y., 1841 February 10; 1842 April 6; 2.0 letters
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1 Letters to Orrick, Grubbs & Parker from D.(?) Anderson & Co., Richmond, Va., 1841 March 8; 1841 April 2; 2.0 letters
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1 Letters to Orrick, Grubbs & Parker from Francis B. Deane, Jr., Tredegar Iron Company, Richmond, Va., 1841 April-1841 December; 4.0 letters
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1 Letter to Orrick, Grubbs & Parker from Lincoln Drake, Boston, 1841 June 24
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1 Letters to Orrick, Grubbs & Parker from Joseph Reid Anderson, Tredegar Iron Works, Richmond, Va., 1841 September-1842 May; 5.0 letters
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1 Letter to Orrick, Grubbs & Parker from W. R. Burton, New Hope, 1841 December 10
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1 Letter to E. B. & C. B. Grubb from J. H. Mifflin, Columbia, Pa., 1846 March 28