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MS Am 980-986

Hoppin, William J. (William Jones), 1813-1895. William Jones Hoppin papers, 1833-1890: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Am 980-986
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Hoppin, William J. (William Jones), 1813-1895.
Title: William Jones Hoppin papers,
Date(s): 1833-1890.
Quantity: 1 collection (4.66 linear feet (25 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters, records, diaires, and scrapbooks of European tours, and London residency of William J. Hoppin, first secretary of the American legation in London.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Gift of Mrs. John Jay Whitehead, Jr., New York, in memory of Joseph Clark Hoppin, Class of 1893; received: 1932 December 14.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William Jones Hoppin Papers, 1833-1890 (MS Am 980-986). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Hoppin was a lawyer, diplomat and writer, who received a LL.B. degree from Harvard University in 1835. He became first secretary of the American legation in London, serving from 1876-1886 during the ministry of James Russell Lowell. He was also one of the founders of the Century Club of New York in 1846.


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Scope and Contents

Consists chiefly of letters, journals, theater programs, invitations, clippings, and other printed ephemera. Includes letters written from Europe to his parents, 1836-1837; records of tours in Europe, 1836-1837, 1867, 1870-1875; and records of Hoppins residency in London, 1876-1887. There are numerous letters from James Russell Lowell.
This material is all bound into volumes, and there is no complete descriptive finding aid for these volumes. Below are incomplete indexes to some of the volumes.

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