Thomas Tucker and Tucker family papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.tuckthom
Creators:
Tucker, Thomas
Dates:
1823-1877
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
2 Items
partial microfilm reels
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Thomas Tucker's pattern books, 1832-1838, including designs, receipes for colors and porcelain; price books, 1826-1846; 20th century clippings; letters from descendents; and letterbooks of Benjamin Tucker, 1823-1831, relating to the manufacture of porcelain by his son, William Ellis Tucker.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Porcelain designers and manufactures; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Benjamin Tucker was a merchant who imported plain china. His son, William Ellis Tucker, painted it. In 1828, William and his brother, Thomas, began their own porcelain manufacturing company. In 1832, they were joined by Judge Hamphill, an established Philadelphia manufacturer. The business closed in 1838.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels P16 (fr. 738-865) & P17 (fr. 1-86) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Lent for microfilming, 1954, by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Porcelain -- 19th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Porcelain industry -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Decorative arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ceramicists -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manufacturers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tucker, William Ellis, d. 1832 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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