Scope and Content Note


This collection consists primarily of correspondence Graham Hood generated during his 1965 to 1970 research of America's first porcelain manufactory, and during and after the publication of his book regarding the same. The work, entitled "Bonnin and Morris of Philadelphia: the first American porcelain factory, 1770-1772," was published in 1972. The collection also contains photographs, which include those used in the book, reports and other writings. Many of the letters pertain to two significant aspects of Hood's research; namely, his travel to England to study related ceramics and the archaeological excavation of the factory site conducted in the fall of 1967 by Paul R. Huey and Garry Wheeler Stone. A bound volume of their reports and drawings is included as well as a report of an investigation project conducted the following summer by Dr. John Cotter and his archaeology students at the University of Pennsylvania. The folder-level inventory included with the collection was created in 2002.