Tappan, John, 1781-1871
- Existence: 1781 - 1871
John Tappan was born on July 26, 1781 in Northampton, Massachusetts. n early life he entered upon a mercantile career, obtaining employment in one of the large Boston houses.Later in life Mr Tappan became a prominent and wealthy Boston merchant and was distinguished for his active benevolence. For more than twenty years he was president of the American Tract Society and was an officer of the Foreign Missionary Society. Like his brothers, Arthur and Lewis, he was a promoter of the anti-slavery reform. In 1843 he was sent to London by the US government as delegate to the International Convention of Peace.
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Letter from John Tappan in Philadelphia to Asa Dodge Smith, telling him that he has loanbed $7000 to a friend to be paid to Dartmouth College. If he gets the money back, part shall be applied to the Choate professorship.
Letter from John Tappan in Philadelphia to Asa Dodge Smith, telling him that he will make subscriptions payable when the rest of the goal has been subscribed to.