Thomas C. Garrett correspondence
1834-1854 (bulk 1834-1846)
Thomas C. Garrett was born in Philadelphia on March 30, 1805, to Philip C. and Rebecca Garrett. He worked with the machine manufacturing firm Garrett, Eastwick & Harrison before establishing a jewelry business with his father. He married Frances Biddle (1803-1873) on October 18, 1827, and they had seven children: Elizabeth, Rebecca, Frances, Philip, John, Martha, and Hetty. Philip and John founded P. C. & J. B. Garrett, a manufacturing firm, in 1873. Thomas C. Garrett died on November 18, 1888.