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Joseph T. Hopping Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MG Hopping-(Main)

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, 2 small hymn books, account books (1846-1847), bills, receipts, tax records, statements, business cards, etc. Newark-related items include the following: bills from Newark businesses, including clothiers, a stonemason, glass and paint dealers, a wallpaper dealer, a dealer in gardening supplies, and "The Newark Advertiser" (1850s-1860s); and packets of blank checks from the Newark Banking and Insurance Co. (1850s), the Mechanics National Bank of Newark, and National Newark Banking Co. (ca. 1860s).

NOTE: a number of tightly bound packets of bills (mostly fron the 1840s) have not been opened for this survey.


  • 1846 - 1869


Conditions Governing Use

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff. Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

Biographical / Historical

Joseph T. Hopping was a member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Essex County, 1855-1856. He resided in Caldwell, NJ; his business records indicate large purchases of building materials and payment of workmen doing construction and decorating work, haying, woodcutting, etc.. The bulk of the collection relates to Caldwell, but there are also letters and business records relating to New York, New Brunswick, and a number of nearby communities, including Newark.


.42 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box)

Language of Materials


No finding aid, text from catalog entry and the Newark Archives Project
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Charles F. Cummings New Jersey Information Center, Newark Public Library Repository

3rd Floor
Newark Public Library
5 Washington St.
Newark NJ 07102 United States