CARPENTER, Philip 19973



Autograph Letter Signed, to S.Rigby, sending drawings (Loch Katrine and Langdale Pikes) by his sister [Mary Carpenter, founder of the Ragged School movement] purchased by his correspondent “in aid of my fund for the poor operatives”, discussing prices, his “Museum work”, etc. 3 pp. 7 x 4 inches, in good condition, some paper adhering to blank verso. Warrington, 8 June, no year given. Philip Pearsall Carpenter Rev. Dr. (1819 – 1877), Presbyterian minister and conchologist. His field work as a malacologist or conchologist in North America is still well regarded today. A man of many talents, he wrote, published, taught, and was a volunteer explaining the growing study of shells in North America. Carpenter was the Presbyterian minister in Warrington between 1846 and 1862 and he studied the collection of shells in the local museum between 1860 and 1865, before moving to Canada.