The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
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.
Thomas Tucker and Tucker family papers, 1823-1877. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels P16 (fr. 738-865) & P17 (fr. 1-86) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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.
Lent for microfilming, 1954, by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001