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Poole, J. Morton, 1812-1879.

J. Morton Poole letter to James Canby

[1857] January 23


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 098, F185


Creator: Poole, J. Morton, 1812-1879.


Title: J. Morton Poole letter to James Canby


Inclusive Dates: [1857] January 23


Extent: 1 item (1 p.)


Abstract: This brief note, written by Delaware businessman J. Morton Poole to his cousin James Canby, accompanied a copy of the 1857 edition of The Ordinances of the City of Wilmington.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 098, F185, J. Morton Poole letter to James Canby, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Box 7, F185: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0098 manuscript boxes

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Originally laid in an 1857 edition of The Ordinances of the City of Wilmington (Del KFX2548 .A35 1857).

Processing

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, May 2011.


The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Notes

J. Morton Poole

Nineteenth-century Wilmington (Delaware) businessman J. Morton Poole was the founder of the J. Morton Poole Company, manufacturer of chilled iron rolls and calendars.

Born on July 10, 1812, in Brandywine Village, which is now a part of the city of Wilmington, Poole was highly respected in the community, being selected several times to serve on City Council. In 1852 he was one of the organizers of the city's School Board, on which he served for seventeen years. He died on November 23, 1879.

James Canby

James Canby (1781-1858) was the son of Samuel Canby (1751-1832), whose milling business he continued. Canby was an originator of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad and served as its president. Canby was also a president of the Union National Bank and a cousin of J. Morton Poole.

Sources:

Scharf, J. Thomas. History of Delaware 1609-1888. Lewes, Delaware: Delmarva Roots, 2001. pp. 634, 780-782.

Some information derived from the collection.


Scope and Content Note

This brief note, written by Delaware businessman J. Morton Poole to his cousin James Canby, accompanied a copy of the 1857 edition of The Ordinances of the City of Wilmington.

Addressing Canby as "Dear cousin," Poole noted that this copy of the ordinances was sent on behalf of the City of Wilmington.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Poole, J. Morton, 1812-1879--Correspondence.
Canby, James, 1781-1858--Correspondence.
Geographic Names
Wilmington (Del.)--History--19th century--Sources.
Form/Genre Terms
Correspondence.
Personal Contributors
Canby, James, 1781-1858, correspondent.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 098 Delaware Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.


Detailed Contents List

J. Morton Poole letter to James Canby, [1857] January 23   [Box 7 F185]