Randall, Aaron F.

A.F. Randall business papers, 1837–1890.
1 box (0.2 linear feet).
About Aaron F. Randall

Aaron F. Randall was a special agent for the United States Treasury Department in the late 1860s, and later worked for an insurance company.

About the collection

Letterbook of A.F. Randall as Special Treasury Agent from April to September of 1868 and as a member of an insurance company between January and June 1871. The Treasury letters relate to charges against Randall concerning his handling of events during the rebuilding of customs facilities in Texas; some relate to problems in the Philadelphia Customs House; and others relate to smuggling of whiskey from Canada. The insurance company letters relate to claims and governmental insurance policies. Miscellaneous papers of A.F. Randall, 1859-1880 include: certificates and letters of appointment; memoranda and letters related to Treasury Department operations in various cities; and expense accounts of A.F. Randall, 1868-1869. The collection also includes an 1837 letter from John Plane & Co. to Messrs J.S. and M. Peckham concerning Charter Oak stoves. It is not clear that this is related to A.F. Randall.

Subjects
  • Customs administration–Pennsylvania–Philadelphia
  • Smuggling
Types of material
  • Correspondence
  • Letterbooks
Reference files
  • Port of Philadelphia
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