The nineteenth-century saw the rise of a prosperous merchant class
in Philadelphia. We are offering biographies of two of these
successful business men, as well as a study of the sociological
factors that influenced them.
Cope, Thomas P. Philadelphia Merchant:
The Diary of Thomas P. Cope, 1800-1851.
South Bend, IN: Gateway Editions, 1978,
Very good in chipped jacket.
Cope was a shipowner, merchant and
philanthropist. In his diaries, he commented on
society, democracy, wealth, the status of women,
and countless other subjects.
$16.00 including media rate shipping.
Tooker, Elva. Nathan Trotter: Philadelphia Merchant, 1787-1853.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1955, 1st ed., 276 pages.
Moderately worn, good in tattered jacket.
He began business as an importer of English gold,
turned to specialization in metals, and eventually
invested much of his capital in commercial paper.
He continued to live simply and unostentatiously as
befitted a fifth generation of Quaker Trotters.
$16.00 including media rate shiping.
Baltzell, E. Digby. Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia.
Boston: Beacon Press, 1982, 2nd paperback edition,
Near very good paperback with scuffed covers and remainder mark.
The author traces the lives of fifty families,
comparing the dramatic differences in lifestyles,
public achievements, and cultural contributions
of the wealthy and elite of these two cities.
$9.00 including media rate shipping.