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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 2 Collections and/or Records:

Daniel Webster letter

Webster Mss 826230
Identifier: Mss 826230
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John Tappan letter

Mss 829614
Identifier: Mss 829614
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