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MS Am 1993

Hopkins, Jerome, 1836-1898. Journals: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1993
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Hopkins, Jerome, 1836-1898.
Title: Journals,
Date(s): 1855-1898.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 boxes (1 linear ft.).)
Abstract: Journals and manuscripts of the American musician and composer Jerome Hopkins.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*78M-50
Gift of Mrs. Harwood Ellis, 92 Jericho Rd. Weston, Mass. 02193 and Mrs. Sylvia Wright Mitarachi, 509 Franklin Street, Cambridge, Mass. 02139; received: 1979 Jun.

Conditions Governing Use:

Permission to quote from these manuscripts must be obtained from Sylvia Wright Mitarachi, who reserves the right to publish all or large parts of the journals.
If no publication plans have been made, this right will be reviewed in June 1984.

Biographical / Historical

Charles Jerome Hopkins (1836-1898) was the eleventh child of John Henry Hopkins and Melusina Müller Hopkins. His father was an Episcopal minister and the first Episcopal bishop of Vermont. Charles Jerome, later known as Jerome Hopkins, and erroneously listed in some sources as Edward Jerome, was born on April 4, 1836 in Burlington, Vermont, and died on November 4, 1898 in Athenia, New Jersey. He was an American composer and musician who wrote for musical and other papers under his own name and those of Timothy Trill and Joseph Swift.

Scope and Contents

Includes 22 volumes of journals, 1855-1867, covering Hopkins' musical and social life in New York as church organist, pianist, composer, and organizer of music festivals as well as journalist; and 4 manuscripts: Dreams at Clover Hill, 1873-1898; Thoughts and Mem[oranda], 1894-1898, Diary Once a Week, 1878, 1883; and Notes and Incidents, 1878 and 1896. See the Houghton internal file for further information concerning the names of the Hopkins family members whose names appear in the journals.

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