Abby Hopper Gibbons Papers, 1824-1992 [bulk 1850-1892]

(5 boxes; 2.5 linear ft.)

RG 5/ 174


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Abstract
Abby Hopper Gibbons (1801-1893), daughter of Isaac T. Hopper (1771-1852), was an important figure in many of the reform movements of the mid- and late nineteenth centuries, especially abolition and her work with the Women's Prison Association and Isaac T. Hopper Home. In 1833, she married fellow Hicksite Quaker, James Sloan Gibbons (1810-1892), a member of the New York Yearly Meeting of Friends. Her daughter, Sarah Hopper Emerson, used some of this material as a basis for her 1897 biography of Abby Hopper Gibbons. The collection contains about 1,680 ALsS and related materials. Of particular note is the correspondence sent and received by Abby Hopper Gibbons, including family letters and and related to her work to assist Union Soldiers during the Civil War. Also includes letters from Union soldiers, prominent Americans such as Theodore Roosevelt, Joseph Choate, and Lydia Maria Child, and correspondence reflecting Quaker family life and concerns.

Background note:
BIOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL Abigail Hopper Gibbons (1801-1893) was an important figure in many of the reform movements in the middle and late nineteenth century. Like her father, Isaac T. Hopper (1771-1852), "Abby" Gibbons was an ardent abolitionist and dedicated to prison reform. She served as a Civil War nurse and visited army camps in that period and also was a welfare worker. After the War, she established a "Labor and Aid Society" to provide work for returning veterans. Abby Hopper Gibbons was one of the founders of the Women's Prison Association and The Isaac T. Hopper Home in New York City, which was established to aid former prisoners' return to society. Many of the leading reformers of the day were entertained in her New York City home; the house was destroyed by a mob during the 1863 draft riots.

Abigail Hopper Gibbons was born in Philadelphia in 1801, the third of ten children. In 1833, she married fellow Quaker, James Sloan Gibbons, in New York City. Both before and after her marriage, she directed Quaker schools. Like her father and her husband, she was deeply committed to anti-slavery concerns. After they were disowned by the New York Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) in 1841 for their writing and testimonies against slavery, the following year she resigned her membership, along with her four minor children. Nonetheless, the family remained "Quakerly" in worship and life-style.

Abigail and James Gibbons had six children. Two boys died in infancy, and a third son died suddenly after an accident while a student at Harvard. Many of the letters in the collection reflect the concerns of family life. Abigail Hopper Gibbons remained active in reform concerns into old age, and in her later years dressed dolls in Quaker dress to present to quarantined and hospitalized children.

Some of the correspondence in this collection were published in abbreviated form in 1897 for a biography, The Life of Abby Hopper Gibbons, Told Chiefly through her Correspondence, edited by her daughter, Sarah Hopper Emerson. T The bulk of the correspondence concerns the Civil War years, and Abigail Hopper Gibbons's work to assist Union officers. The collection consists of about 1,680 letters and related material, primarily letters to and from Abigail Hopper Gibbons, but also including correspondence of her husband and other family members. From the Civil War years, there are many letters from Union soldiers. The collection offers a valuable resource to scholars of nineteenth century reform movements. Included are letters from prominent figures including Theodore Roosevelt, Lydia Maria Child, and Joseph H. Choate.

Scope and content
SCOPE AND CONTENT The collection contains about 1,680 ALsS and related materials. Of particular note is the correspondence sent and received by Abby Hopper Gibbons, including family letters and and related to her work to assist Union Soldiers during the Civil War. Also includes letters from Union soldiers, prominent Americans such as Theodore Roosevelt, Joseph Choate, and Lydia Maria Child, and correspondence reflecting Quaker family life and concerns.

Arrangement
Arrangement The collection is divided by primary correspondent into eight series:


Added entries

Subjects
  • Downing family.
  • Emerson family.
  • Gibbons family.
  • Hopper family.
  • Isaac T. Hopper Home.
  • Quakers -- Civil War, -- 1861-1865
  • Quakers -- New York (N.Y.)
  • Quakers -- Social life and customs.
Additional Authors and Contributors
  • Child, Lydia Maria Francis, 1802-1880.
  • Choate, Joseph Hodges, 1832-1917.
  • Emerson, Sarah Hopper, b. 1835.
  • Gibbons, James Sloan, 1810-1892.
  • Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852.
  • New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Hicksite: 1829-1955)
  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
  • Women's Prison Association of New York.
Credits
Processed by: FHL staff
Date: 1996
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Inventory

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE RECORDS
Notes
Note to Researchers: To request materials, please note both the location and box numbers shown below:

Ser. 1. Abigail Hopper Gibbons (1801-1893) correspondence, 1811-1893

Correspondence Sent:

to: Hon. John Bigelow 1876 2mo.-9mo. (2 ALsS) Box 1: 1

Dr. Douglas n.d. (ALS) Box 1: 2

Sally Hopper Gibbons Emerson, 1856-1891

Sally Hopper Gibbons Emerson 1853 (8 ALsS) Box 1: 3

Sally Hopper Gibbons Emerson; also includes ALS from Lucy Gibbons to S. H. E. 1853 6mo. (ALS) Box 1: 4

Sally Hopper Gibbons Emerson 1856 (4 ALsS) Box 1: 5

Sally Hopper Gibbons Emerson 1863-64 (15 ALsS) Box 1: 6

Sally Hopper Gibbons Emerson 1865 (15 ALsS) Box 1: 7

Sally Hopper Gibbons Emerson
See also Edward Hopper, Corr. sent, Sally G. Emerson.
1865, 7 mo. (ALS)

Sally Hopper Gibbons Emerson 1866-70 (15 ALsS) Box 1: 8

Sally Hopper Gibbons Emerson 1873-74 (26 ALsS) Box 1: 9

Sally Hopper Gibbons Emerson 1878-79 (15 ALsS) Box 1: 10

Sally Hopper Gibbons Emerson 1879 (ALS)

Sally Hopper Gibbons Emerson 1880-81 (17 ALsS) Box 1: 11

Sally Hopper Gibbons Emerson 1882-83 (18 ALsS) Box 1: 12

Sally Hopper Gibbons Emerson 1885-87 (15 AlsS) Box 1: 13

Sally Hopper Gibbons Emerson 1888-91 and n.d. (19 ALsS) Box 1: 14

William Emerson (ALS) 1855 1mo. 14 (ALS) Box 1: 15

Family:

Children
8 letters addressed to "my dear children", 1 to "my precious children", 1 to "my daughters dear" 2 to "dear ones all", and 1 to "my dear daughter", 1 to "dear Julia & Lucy".
1851-1861 (14 ALsS) Box 1: 16

Children and family
1 letter addressed to "my dearest all", 3 to "my dear children", 1 to "all my dear ones", 4 to "dear ones all", 7 to "my dear daughter"
1862-1865 (16 ALsS) Box 1: 17

Children and family
5 letters addressed to "My dear daughter", 1 to "dear Sally & dear Julia", 3 to "dear ones at home", 1 to "my own dear child", 3 to "dear family", 1 to "family near & dear", 1 to "dear ones all", 1 fragment to a child
1867-79 & n.d. (16 ALsS) Box 1: 18

Children
Addressed to "My dear children." Also includes (1) ALS from Lucy Gibbons to Sally Gibbons
1859 8mo. (ALS) Box 1: 19

Children and family
2 addressed to "My dear children," 1 to "Dear ones at home."
1864 5mo.-6mo. (4 copied ALsS) Box 1: 20

Fragments 1862 and n.d. (9 ALsS.) Box 1: 21

Various friends
1 letter addressed to "dear William", 1 to "dear Mary", 1 to "dear Mary and George", 1 to "dear Phoebe", 2 to "my dear friend" and 2 to "my dear friends".
1857-76 & n.d. (8 ALsS) Box 1: 22

"To Florence, my dear friend." 1893 1 mo. (ALS) Box 1: 23

James Sloan Gibbons, 1850-1879James Sloan Gibbons 1850 7mo. 10 (1 ALS) Box 1: 24

James Sloan Gibbons
Includes 1 ALS from Lucy Gibbons.
1859 8 mo. (ALS) Box 1: 25

James Sloan Gibbons
Written while AHG was a Civil War nurse.
1862-63. (21 ALsS, mostly copies.) Box 1: 26

James Sloan Gibbons
Written from Cambridge and Boston, MA.
1869 3mo. 24- 4mo. 12 (3 ALsS) Box 1: 27

James Sloan Gibbons
Written to JSG while he was abroad.
1869 6mo. 18-10 mo. 24 (23 ALsS.) Box 1: 28

James Sloan Gibbons 1872 8mo.-1884 12 mo. (4 ALsS) Box 1: 29

James Sloan Gibbons
Also includes ALS to Sally Gibbons
1879 7 mo. (ALS) Box 1: 30

Julia Gibbons, 1852-1864

Julia Gibbons
With letters by both AHG and JSG
1852 11mo. 27 (ALS) Box 1: 31

Julia Gibbons 1852-1857 (10 ALsS) Box 1: 32

Julia Gibbons 1862-64 (18 ALsS) Box 1: 33

Julia Gibbons 1867-89 & n.d. (27 ALsS) Box 1: 34

Julia Gibbons 1864 1mo.-6mo. (2 copied ALsS) Box 1: 35

Lucy Gibbons, 1858-64 & n.d. (16 ALsS) Box 1: 36

William Gibbons

William Gibbons 1847-51 (4 ALsS) Box 1: 37

William Gibbons
Written to Willie while he was at Harvard.
1854-55 & n.d. (22 ALsS) Box 1: 38

William Gibbons
Letter by both AHG and Sally H. Gibbons.
n.d. (ALS) Box 1: 39

Mr. Hale 1853 11mo.-12mo. (2 ALsS) Box 1: 40

Edward Hopper and his wife Anna Mott Hopper

Edward Hopper and his wife Anna Mott Hopper 1855-1874 and n.d. (4 ALsS) Box 1: 41

Edward Hopper and his wife Anna Mott Hopper
Addressed to "My dear brother and his daughter."
1891 8 mo. 22 (ALS) Box 1: 42

John Hopper 1862-63 (2 ALsS) Box 1: 43

Josiah Hopper 1832-34 (2 ALsS) Box 1: 44

Miscellaneous (mostly letters to local government officials) 1879 4mo.-1889 11mo. and n.d. (7 copied ALsS) Box 1: 45

Sarah Hopper Palmer and Jonathan Palmer

Sarah Hopper Palmer and Jonathan Palmer
Addressed "Dear Sister." Also includes ALS to Sarah from father Isaac T. Hopper.
1811 7mo. (ALS) Box 1: 46

Sarah Hopper Palmer and Jonathan Palmer 1820 11mo. 3 (ALS) Box 1: 47

Sarah Hopper Palmer and Jonathan Palmer 1830-32 (10 ALsS) Box 1: 48

Sarah Hopper Palmer and Jonathan Palmer
Includes 1 6mo 1842 letter describing AHG's withdrawal from membership in New York Monthly Meeting. Also includes 1 5mo 1847 letter describing the death of her son.
1837-47 & n.d. (5 ALsS) Box 1: 49

C. M. Sedgwick
re: CMS's resignation from the Women's Prison Association
1863 10mo. (ALS) Box 1: 50

Siblings:

Siblings
1 addressed to "my dear brother", and 1 to "my dear sister".
1824-32 (2 ALsS) Box 1: 51

Siblings
1 addressed to "my dear brother", 2 to "my dear brother & sister", 1 to "brothers & sisters", 2 to "my dear sister", 1 to "dear ones".
1851-59 (7 ALsS) Box 1: 52

Siblings
6 ALsS3 addressed to "my dear brother", 1 to "my dearest brother", 1 to my dear brother, sister", 1 to "my own dear brother".
1862-63 (6 ALsS) Box 1: 53

Siblings 1867 2mo. 3& n.d. (5 ALsS) Box 1: 54

Siblings
to sister Mary, including 1 "Private" letter regarding Sally (her daughter) and William Emerson.
1870 10mo. and n.d. (2 ALsS) Box 1: 55

Siblings
4 addressed to "my dear brother", and 1 to "my dear sister"
1872-92 (6 ALsS) Box 1: 56

E. M. [Stanton?] n.d. (1 AL) Box 1: 57

Sarah S. Thayer
from AHG, Sally and Julia. Also includes a newspaper obituary for A. W. Thayer
1868 1mo.-1890 4 mo. (4 ALsS) Box 1: 58

Dr. Walker
re: the mob attack on her house.
1863 9 mo. (ALS) Box 1: 59

William Wharton 1831-32 (2 ALsS) Box 1: 60

[Indecipherable] 1890 6mo. (ALS) Box 1: 61

Correspondence received:

from Lieut. Enoch Adams
Includes 8 handwritten sonnets.
1863 12mo.-1864 7 mo. (3 ALsS) Box 2: 62

Charlotte Albright
Addressed to "My dear Friend."
1866 4mo.-8mo. (3 ALsS) Box 2: 63

Baker family 1863 7mo.-1871 3mo. (7 ALsS) Box 2: 64

Jon. M. Barnard, 1863 4mo.1864 8mo. (5 ALsS) Box 2: 65

Frank H. Bigelow 1868 8mo.-1870 11mo. (2 ALsS) Box 2: 66

Jenny P. Bigelow 1863 7mo.-1866 5mo. & n.d. (4 ALsS) Box 2: 67

Jeremy Bigelow 1865 8mo. (ALS) Box 2: 68

John Bigelow 1877 4mo. (ALS) Box 2: 69

Julia Billings 1864 1mo.-1866 9mo. (4 ALsS) Box 2: 70

Alfred [J. Bloor?] 1863 7mo.-1865 6mo. (2 ALsS) Box 2: 71

Briggs family 1867 11mo. & n.d. (3 ALsS) Box 2: 72

Ella Burke 1864 2mo.-1866 3mo. (2 ALsS and 3 copies of Ls.) Box 2: 73

James C. Carter 1884 12mo.-1892 12mo. (4 ALsS) Box 2: 74

D. S. Child
to A. H. G. and husband James Gibbons, regarding the death of their son.
1847 4mo. (ALS) Box 2: 75

Lydia Maria Child 1842 11mo. & n.d. (2 ALsS) Box 2: 76

Joseph H. Choate 1889 4mo.-1892 1mo. & n.d. (4 ALsS) Box 2: 77

Ellen Collins 1864 9mo (2 ALsS) Box 2: 78

Ann Comely 1832 7mo. (ALS) Box 2: 79

E. J. Cutler 1860 4mo.-1867 8mo. (3 ALsS) Box 2: 80

[Thesia?] Dana and Dana family 1864 7mo.-1868 7mo. & n.d. (29 ALsS) Box 2: 81

Mary A. Donaldson 1864 9mo.-1867 7mo. (2 ALsS) Box 2: 82

Dr. Douglas 1863 3mo.-4mo. (4 ALsS) Box 2: 83

S. H. Ely 1864 7mo. & n.d. (2 ALsS) Box 2: 84

Corporal George Everitt, 1863 8mo.-1864 8mo. (4 ALsS) Box 2: 85

[Fay?] 1864 4mo.-7mo. (2 ALsS) Box 2: 86

Fragments of unknown authorship 1862 3mo.-1864 6mo. & n.d. (17 ALS) Box 2: 87

Emily Gardner 1863 3mo.-1867 7mo. (5 ALsS) Box 2: 88

Elizabeth Gibbons (sister-in-law)
One letter addressed to nieces and AHG.
1866 & n.d. (2 ALsS) Box 2: 89

Henry Gibbons n.d. [before 1833] (1 typed poem) Box 2: 90

Rebecca Donaldson Gibbons (mother-in-law) 1868 11mo. (ALS) Box 2: 91

Dr. R.J.P. Goodwin 1864 8mo. & n.d. (2 ALsS) Box 2: 92

Elizabeth Grimes,
Includes an abolitionist pamphlet
1863 2mo.-1864 3mo. (4 ALsS) Box 2: 93

Col. A. S. Hartwell, 1856 6mo.-1871 1mo. (9 ALsS) Box 2: 94

Robert W. Haynes, 1868 3mo.-8mo. (2 ALsS) Box 2: 95

Adaline Hepworth 1865 4mo.-1879 8mo. (5 ALsS) Box 2: 96

Jane C. [Hoge?] 1867 9mo.-1870 1mo. (3 ALsS) Box 2: 97

M. M. Holbrooke 1867 8mo. (3 ALs) Box 2: 98

Anna Mott Hopper (AHG's sister in law; Edward's wife) 1856-1874 (4 ALsS) Box 2: 99

Elizabeth Hopper (sister) to AHG and Sally. 1865-1871 & n.d. (9 ALsS) Box 2: 100

Maria Hopper,
Addressed to "My dear Aunt."
1862-1892 and n.d. (5 ALsS) Box 2: 101

Mary Hopper (sister) 1863-1868 (3 ALsS) Box 2: 102

Rosalie De Wolf Hopper(sister-in-law) 1863-1864 and n.d. (10 ALsS) Box 2: 103

C. A. Howard 4mo-11mo 1863 4mo.-11mo. (2 ALsS) Box 2: 104

Emily Howland 1863 3mo.-1865 2mo. (8 ALsS) Box 2: 105

Elizabeth Hunt 1868 5mo-11mo. (8 ALsS) Box 2: 106

C. Huntsman 1856 2mo.-1865 5mo. (3 ALsS) Box 2: 107

Dr. J. Foster Jenkins 1863 3mo.-1864 8mo. (2 ALsS) Box 2: 108

N. M. Johnson 1864 3mo-9mo. (3 ALsS) Box 2: 109

C. Keese 1858 6mo. (ALS) Box 2: 110

Elizabeth Kirkland 1867 3mo.-1871 3mo. (2 ALsS) Box 2: 111

Ellen Lebbetts n.d. (2 ALsS) Box 2: 112

Theodore Lebbetts 1859 12mo. (ALS) Box 2: 113

Dr. C. C. Lee and family 1864 6mo.-1868 2mo. & n.d. (9 ALsS) Box 2: 114

Augusta Luis 1863 3mo.-1867 4mo. (6 ALsS) Box 2: 115

Maria R. Mann 1864 9mo.-1868 7mo. (3 ALsS) Box 2: 116

M. Marshall 1864 7mo-8mo. (2 ALsS) Box 2: 117

Miscellaneous
Friends, acquaintances and former patients. Arranged alphabetically by author.

[A-K] 1863 2mo.-1888 3mo. & n.d. (58 ALsS) Box 2: 118

[L-Z] 1862 11mo.-7mo 1868 7mo. & n.d. (39 ALsS) Box 2: 119

M. M. Morgan and others,
re: supply shipments to the hospital
1863 3mo.-1864 4mo. & n.d. (13 ALsS and 2 copied Ls) Box 2: 120

James H. Morse (son-in-law)
Poem "To Mother on her Eightieth Birthday," with clipping, Gibbons genealogical note.
1881 12mo. (ALS) Box 2: 121

Anna Nevins 1868 4mo.-10mo. & n.d. (5) ALsS) Box 2: 122

Frank Nichols 1863 7mo.-12mo. & n.d. (4 ALsS) Box 2: 123

H. J. Norris 1863 4mo.-8mo. & n.d. (3 ALsS) Box 2: 124

George O'Meally 1863 8mo.-1866 3mo. (8 ALsS) Box 2: 125

Hattie Palmer 1867 7mo.-1871 1mo. (2 ALsS) Box 2: 126

Sarah Hopper Palmer (AHG's sister) 1831-1885 (32 ALsS) Box 2: 127

Sarah Hopper Palmer
to AHG and other family members
1832-1885 (8 ALsS) Box 2: 128

Mary Parkman 1862 10mo. & n.d. (2 ALsS) Box 2: 129

Susan Parkman 1863 6mo.-1864 1mo. (2 ALsS) Box 2: 130

Dillwyn Parrish, 1831 3mo. (ALS) Box 3: 131

Mary [Poor?] 1864 6mo.-866 7mo. (2 ALsS) Box 3: 132

Dr. W. Prince
Also includes ALS to John Hopper from same, 2mo 1864.
1864 1mo. (ALS) Box 3: 133

Bessie Rackemann, 1863 5mo.-1867 8mo. & n.d. (3 ALsS) Box 3: 134

Robert and Harriet Rantoul 1864 8mo.-1871 8mo. & n.d. (12 ALsS) Box 3: 135

Theodore Roosevelt 1883 2mo. (ALS) Box 3: 136

H. N. Rust, 1864 4mo. & n.d. (2 ALsS) Box 3: 137

Sedgwick family 1863 10mo.-1866 7mo. (9 ALsS) Box 3: 138

Edward Stabler 1831 11mo. (ALS) Box 3: 139

J. Nicholas Stansbury 1864 5mo. (2 ALsS) Box 3: 140

J. Stearns, Jr. 1863 3mo.-1868 7mo. & n.d. (23 ALsS and 4 copies of Ls.) Box 3: 141

Frank R. Stockton 1890 9mo. (ALS) Box 3: 142

M. B. T. 1830 7mo. (ALS) Box 3: 143

L. L. Thaxter 1865 3mo. & n.d. (3 ALsS) Box 3: 144

James and Sophy Thayer 1864 5mo.-1884 12mo. (8 ALsS) Box 3: 145

Sarah/Sally S. Thayer 1865 4mo.-1868 10mo. & n.d. (11 ALsS) Box 3: 146

William S. Thayer, n.d. (ALS) Box 3: 147

[S. E. Thomson?]
Addressed to "my dear sister."
1871 4mo. (ALS) Box 3: 148

Edward Townsend,
Addressed "Rachel and Abigail Hopper."
1831 5mo. (ALS) Box 3: 149

Hannah Townsend
See Series 1, "Precious relics.."
1835 2mo. (ALS) Box 3: 162

Dr. C. Wagner 1863 1mo.-1865 8mo. (21 ALsS) Box 3: 150

Rose Wagner 1864 4mo.-7mo. (3 ALsS) Box 3: 151

Dr. James Walker (president of Harvard Univ.) 1863 9mo.-1874 5mo. (3 ALsS) Box 3: 152

P. H. Watson 1863 2mo.-3mo. (3 ALsS) Box 3: 153

Deborah Wharton, 1863 3mo.-1865 6mo. (2 ALsS) Box 3: 154

Anne Whitney 1855 12mo.-1856 4mo. (2 ALsS) Box 3: 155

A. H. Woolsey 1863 4mo.-1868 4mo. & n.d. (19 ALsS) Box 3: 156

Miscellaneous Correspondence and Memos

Correspondence re: the death of their son
Including ALS to A. H. Gibbons and husband James S. Gibbons from Rebecca Gibbons, ALS to AHG and JSG from Mr. and Mrs. Wells, ALS in response to Mr. and Mrs. Wells, and ALS to JSG from Edward [Brighurst?]
12mo 1844. (4 ALsS) Box 3: 157

Memos
Lists of the contents of supply shipments sent to AHG at Point Lookout, MD. Includes ALS from Henry Dickinson.
4mo 1863 & n.d. (5 memos) Box 3: 158

Clippings, memos and letters
Correspondence between AHG and her military superiors regarding the treatment of African-Americans Sandy and Charlotte Dorsey. Also includes ALS from "Many Soldiers" to AHG, a hate letter demanding her departure.
1862 8mo.-1863 7mo. & n.d. (11 ALsS, 3 copied Ls, 1 newspaper article, 2 memos.) Box 3: 159

Army correspondence
1 memo titled "Orders of the Rebel League," 1 titled "Translation of Orders," 2 Memorandum in protest of the Army discharge of AHG's Protestant nurse crew, and 4 copies of Dr. Heger's correspondence regarding the discharge of her nursing crew.
1863 9mo. 23-10mo. 7 & n.d. (2 ALsS, 6 memos) Box 3: 160

Correspondence re: Isaac T. Hopper Home
Correspondence with Joshua Phillips of the Commissioners of Public Charities and Correction, regarding the Isaac T. Hopper Home.
1867 6mo (2 ALsS) Box 3: 161

Miscellaneous
Correspondence in envelope labeled "Precious Relics from under the feet of the mob that sacked our house July 14, 1863." Includes ALS from Isaac T. Hopper to Lydia Maria Child, testimony dated 1845 3mo. 3 from Isaac T. Hopper, 2 ALsS from Willie to Sally, and ALS from Hannah Townsend to Abby Gibbons.
Box 3: 162

Ser. 2. James Sloan Gibbons (1810-1892) correspondence, 1834-1886

Correspondence Sent:

to: "Baker" 1863 7mo. (ALS) Box 3: 163

Sally Gibbons Emerson 1851 12mo.-1885 12mo. (26 ALsS and 1 copied ALS) Box 3: 164

Sally Gibbons Emerson
Addressed to "My dear Sarah"
1886 1mo. (1 ALS) Box 3: 165

Family

Addressed "My dear children" 1851 11mo. (ALS) Box 3: 166

Addressed "My dear wife and children" 1855 8mo. (ALS) Box 3: 167

Addressed to "sister"
Written while he was in London.
1869 7mo. (ALS) Box 3: 168

Addressed to "Aunt Lucretia" 1876 5mo. (ALS) Box 3: 169

Addressed "Dear Home" 1883 8mo. (ALS) Box 3: 170

Addressed to "My dear family" n.d. (ALS) Box 3: 171

Abigail H. Gibbons

Abigail H. Gibbons 1834 7mo.-1889 9mo. & n.d. (22 ALsS) Box 3: 172

Abigal H. Gibbons
Travel letters.
1862 8mo.-1869 12mo. (17 ALsS) Box 3: 173

Abigail H. Gibbons
Addressed to AHG and daughter Sally.
1863 2mo.-7mo. (8 ALsS) Box 3: 174

Abigail H. Gibbons
Addressed to "My dearest."
1874 10mo. (ALS) Box 3: 175

Isaac T. H. Gibbons (son) 1848 8mo. (ALS) Box 3: 176

Julia Gibbons 1870 1mo.-3mo. (10 ALsS) Box 3: 177

William Gibbons [1846?] 8mo.-1854 3mo. & n.d. (4 ALsS) Box 3: 178

Mr. Hale 3mo 1860 3mo. (ALS) Box 3: 179

Anna M. Hopper 1857 5mo. (ALS) Box 3: 180

Edward Hopper 1856 6mo.-1872 9mo. (ALsS) Box 3: 181

Includes ALS from Edward Hopper to Sally G. Emerson
1863 5mo. (ALS) Box 3: 182

Sarah Hopper Palmer
re: the Monthly Meeting, and "emancipation."
n.d. (ALS) Box 3: 183

Correspondence Received:

from: George E. Baker
Addressed "My dear brother."
1867 10mo. (ALS) Box 3: 184

Admiral Du Pont
Addressed "My dear sir."
1864 7mo. (ALS) Box 3: 185

Henry Gibbons 1871 4mo. (1 ALS) Box 3: 186

J. P. Hale 9mo 1865 9mo. (ALS) Box 3: 187

Sarah Hopper Palmer (sister-in-law) to JSG and others in household
1881 9mo ALS to "niece," 1885 ALS
1863-1881 (3 ALsS) Box 3: 188

James H. Morse (son-in-law)
Includes ALS to "father"
1876 7mo. Box 3: 189

William Wharton 1846 11mo. (ALS) Box 3: 190

Miscellaneous:

Poem, "Three Hundred Thousand More" 1862 7mo. (TMs) Box 3: 191

Poem to Edward Hopper 1829 10mo. (AMs) Box 3: 192

Ser. 3. Sarah (Sally) Hopper Gibbons Emerson (1835-1918) correspondence, 1850-1903

Correspondence sent:

to: Dr. William Bailey Dunning 1901 10mo.-1902 2mo. (3 ALsS) Box 4: 193

Family

Addressed to "My dear family" 1862 7mo. (ALS) Box 4: 194

Addressed to "Dear Home" 1863 9mo.-1864 3mo. (3 ALsS) Box 4: 195

Abigail H. Gibbons

Abigail H. Gibbons 1863 3mo.-1865 7mo. (26 ALsS) Box 4: 196

Abigail H. Gibbons 1866 5mo.-1868 7mo. (13 ALsS) Box 4: 197

Abigail H. Gibbons 1873 11mo.-1879 7mo. (11 ALsS) Box 4: 198

James S. Gibbons 1860 9mo.-1874 12mo. (23 ALsS and 3 copied ALsS.) Box 4: 199

Julia Gibbons 1862 7mo.-1866 6mo. (7 ALsS and copied ALS) Box 4: 200

Julia Gibbons 1873 10mo.-1874 3mo. (8 ALsS) Box 4: 201

Lucy Gibbons 1862 8mo.-1863 8mo. (4 ALsS and 3 copied ALsS.) Box 4: 202

Mr. [John P.] Hale 1865 7mo. (ALS) Box 4: 203

"Miss Haven" 3mo-5mo 1863 3mo.-5mo. (3 ALS fragments) Box 4: 204

"Will" [Hopper?] (cousin)
1 letter addressed to "My dear little cousin Will," 1 addressed to "My dear little Willie."
1862 4mo.-1863 3mo. (2 ALsS) Box 4: 205

[Sarah Thayer?]
Addressed to "Sally" and signed "S. H. E."
1893 1mo. (ALS) Box 4: 206

Miscellaneous fragments
Written mainly from Paris.
n.d. Box 4: 207

Correspondence received:

from: G. Woolsey Bacon 1899 1mo. (ALS) Box 4: 208

Addison Brown 1897 3mo.-1904 12mo. (2 ALsS) Box 4: 209

James C. Carter 1903 5mo.-1904 3mo. (3 ALsS) Box 4: 210

Joseph H. Choate 1895 5mo.-1911 1mo. (4 ALsS) Box 4: 211

P. B. [Cobb?] 1874 5mo. (1 ALS) Box 4: 212

Leonard Daggett
Signed "Your loving cousin." Also includes a typed statement by Daggett regarding the will of Sarah E. G. Thompson (Daggett was Executor to her estate).
1898 7mo. (2 ALsS) Box 4: 213

Charles W. Eliot 1883 11mo. (ALS) Box 4: 214

Charley Emerson 1864 11mo. (ALS) Box 4: 215

Rebecca Donaldson Gibbons (grandmother) 1863-1864 (3 ALsS) Box 4: 216

John P. Hale 1865 7mo. (ALS) Box 4: 217

Anna Mott Hopper 1863-1866 & n.d. (4 ALsS) Box 4: 218

Josiah Hopper
Addressed to "My dear Niece"
1850 5mo. (ALS) Box 4: 219

Maria Hopper (Edward Hopper's daughter) n.d. (7 ALsS) Box 4: 220

Rosalie Hopper (aunt) 1863 3mo. (ALS) Box 4: 221

Sarah Hopper Palmer (aunt) 1851-1883 (4 ALsS) Box 4: 222

Robert S. Rowntree 1893 1mo. (ALS) Box 4: 223

"Invalid Dairy" by Robert S. Rowntree 1860 11mo. (1 p.)

James B. Thayer 1896 8mo. (ALS) Box 4: 224

Other family correspondence:

Henry James, Jr. to Edward Waldo Emerson 1897 6mo.-1914 8mo. (3 typescript copies of Ls.) Box 4: 225

J. Haven Emerson (Sally's son) to Sally Gibbons Emerson 1864 11mo. (2 ALsS) Box 4: 226

J. Haven Emerson (Sally's son) to William Emerson 1860 9mo. (2 ALsS)

William Emerson, Jr. (Sally's son), correspondence sent:

to: Susan Emerson

Susan Emerson
from W. E., Jr., J. Haven Emerson, and his father, William Emerson.
1848 5mo. (ALS) Box 4: 227

Susan Emerson
From W. E., Jr., and William Emerson.
1848 12mo.-850 8mo. (2 ALsS)

Susan Emerson 1857 6mo.-1862 8mo. & n.d. (14 ALsS) Box 4: 228

William Emerson (father)

William Emerson (father) 1853-1860 & n.d. (26 ALsS) Box 4: 229

William Emerson (father) 1861. (31 ALsS) Box 4: 230

William Emerson (father) 1862-63 (15 ALsS) Box 4: 231

Family,

Addressed to [parents?] from W.E., Jr., and Charles Emerson 1860 12mo. (ALS) Box 4: 232

Addressed "Dear Father and Mother 1861 6mo. (ALS) Box 4: 232

Abigail H. Gibbons 1859 1mo. (ALS) Box 4: 233

Miscellaneous

"Invalid Diary" mo 1860 11mo. (1 p.)

Map of Curacao (sketched by W. E., Jr.) 1861 6mo. Box 4: 234

Ser. 4. Julia Gibbons (1837-1889) correspondence, 1840-1885

Correspondence sent:

to: Sally Gibbons Emerson 1853 11mo.-1864 12mo. (20 ALsS) Box 4: 235

Sally Gibbons Emerson 1865 2mo.-1877 8mo. & n.d. (15 ALsS and 1 fragment.) Box 4: 236

William Emerson 1863 8mo. (1 ALS) Box 4: 237

Parents
1 letter addressed to "My dear mother and father," 1 addressed to "Dear parents."
1856 12mo.-1859 7mo. (2 ALsS) Box 4: 238

Family
Addressed "Dear Family."
1856 12mo.-1870 9mo. (2 ALsS)

Abigail H. Gibbons

Abigail H. Gibbons 1862-1863 (10 ALsS) Box 4: 239

Abigail H. Gibbons
Includes ALS from Carrie Choate.
7mo 1863. (ALS) Box 4: 240

Abigail H. Gibbons 1864 (20 ALsS) Box 4: 241

Abigail H. Gibbons 1865-[1889?] & n.d. (24 ALsS) Box 4: 242

James S. Gibbons 1864 4mo.-1885 8mo. (17 ALsS) Box 4: 243

Lucy Gibbons 1864 2mo. (ALS) Box 4: 244

William Gibbons 1850 7mo. (ALS) Box 4: 245

William S. Thayer 1840 2mo. Box 4: 246

Correspondence received:

from: Sally P. [Cushing?] 1864 4mo. (ALS) Box 4: 247

Sarah Hopper Palmer (aunt)
To Sally and Julia Gibbons.
1851 4mo. (ALS) Box 4: 248

Sarah Hopper Palmer (aunt) 1885 5mo. (ALS)

E. B. Sedgwick 1864 4mo. (ALS) Box 4: 249

Miscellaneous: Poem 1869 9mo. Box 4: 250

Ser. 5. Lucy Gibbons Morse (1839-1936) correspondence, 1889-1929

Correspondence sent:

to: Rose Morse Dunning 1929 8mo. (ALS) Box 5: 251

Sally Gibbons Emerson 7mo 1862 7mo.-4mo 1865 4mo. (3 ALsS)

Family
Addressed to "My dear mother and sister."
1862 8mo.-1864 7mo. (5 ALsS)

Abigail H. Gibbons 1862 2mo.-1868 9mo. & n.d. (26 ALsS) Box 5: 252

James S. Gibbons 1860 9mo.-1867 9mo. (9 ALsS) Box 5: 253

Julia Gibbons 1862 7mo. (ALS) Box 5: 254

William Bailey Dunning (1874-1959), LGM's son-in-law, Rose 's husband

Correspondence sent:

to: Edwin Dunning (father) 7mo 1885 7mo. (ALS) Box 5: 255

Frances Dunning (mother) 1885 (ALS)

Correspondence received:

from: Frank Lee Bounty 1892 5mo. (ALS) Box 5: 256

"Aunt Carrie" 1890 7mo.-1894 11mo. & n.d. (6 ALsS)

Amy Dunning (sister) 1889 6mo.-1893 8mo. (3 ALsS)

Emily Dunning (sister) 1890 8mo.-1892 6mo. (2 ALsS)

Frances Dunning (mother) 7mo-8mo [1890?] 7mo.-8mo. & n.d. (5 ALsS)

Ned Dunning (brother) n.d. (ALS)

Ruth Hale 1889 7mo. (ALS)

"Harry"
Signed "Ever your friend."
1891 6mo. (ALS)

Marie LePrince
Includes a formal invitation to an art showing.
1894 10mo. (ALS)

William F. Martin 1891 7mo. (ALS)

Henry [Satenlu??] n.d. (ALS)

[Indecipherable]
Addressed "dear old Bill."
n.d. (ALS)

Miscellaneous memorabilia

Invitation to his marriage to Rose Morse 1903 12mo. Box 5: 257

Miscellaneous materials accumulated by WBD[?] 1889 & n.d.

School writing assignments and signature 1885 11mo.-1891 10mo. & n.d. (2 AMs)

Rose Morse's sketchbook
Kept during a trip to Italy.
1901 12mo.-1902 1mo. Box 5: 258

Dunning family correspondence

Emily Dunning to her father 1889 10mo. (ALS) Box 5: 259

From "your loving little daughter 'Brown-Eyes' to 'Papa.'" 1892 5mo. (ALS) Box 5: 260

from "Mother" to "My Precious Daughter" 1925 4mo. (ALS)

[Rose Morse Dunning to Sally Dunning (Schear)?] 1925 4mo. Box 5: 261

Ser. 6. William Gibbons (1834-1855) correspondence, 1850-1855

Correspondence sent:

to: Family

Family
Addressed "My dear father and sister," and noted as "Willie's first letter from Cambridge... picked up after the Riot. See Series 1, "Precious relics..."
1854 3mo. (ALS) Box 3: 162

Family
Copy, addressed "My dear father and sister," and noted as "Willie's first letter from Cambridge... picked up after the Riot."
1854 3mo. Box 5: 262

Family
See Series 1, "Precious relics.."
1855 11mo. (ALS) Box 3: 162

Family
Addressed "My dear cousin." Written while he was at Cambridge.
n.d. (ALS) Box 5: 262

Sally Gibbons
See Series 1, "Precious relics.."
1852 1mo. (ALS) Box 3: 162

Mr. and Mrs. Hale 1854 2mo.-7mo. (3 ALsS) Box 5: 262

Correspondence received:

from: Josiah Hopper
Addressed to "My dear nephew."
1850 3mo. (ALS) Folder 263

Mrs. S. B. Sedgwick. 1854 3mo. (ALS) Folder 263

Miscellaneous: Memorial on William Gibbons by his uncle, Edward Hopper n.d. Folder 264

Ser. 7. Isaac Tatem Hopper (1771-1852) correspondence, 1831-1904

Correspondence sent:

to: Lydia Maria Child
See Series 1, "Precious relics.."
1848 8mo. (ALS) Box 3: 162

Abigail H. Gibbons, 1833 7mo.-1844 8mo. (5 ALsS) Box 5: 265

William Gibbons, 1841 12mo.-1851 8mo. (3 ALsS) Folder 266

Edward Hopper 1851 8mo. (ALS) Folder 267

Josiah Hopper 1831 2mo.-1832 3mo. (2 ALsS) Folder 268

Susan? (daughter) 1842 7mo.-847 12mo. (12 ALsS) Folder 269

Correspondence received:

from: Executive Committee of the Prison Association
re: his resignation. See also: Edward Hopper, Correspondence received.
1852 3mo. (ALS) Folder 270

Sarah Hopper Palmer (daughter) 1839 3mo. (ALS) Folder 271

Prison Association [Geo. MacAdam?] 1841 11mo. (ALS) Folder 272

Several children 1841 6mo. (ALS) Folder 273

Memo
See Series 1, "Precious relics."
1845 3mo. (AMs) Box 3: 162

Correspondence sent "To Hopper, Mr. Hopper, Mrs. Hopper"

"Hopper" from Algernon Merryweather 9mo 1835. (ALS) Box 5: 274

"Mr. Hopper"
Includes 1 letter from James Haviland, 1 from Ellen Lebbets, 1 from J. B. Thayer, and 1 from Lizzie Wellington
3mo 1863-4mo 1864. (4 ALsS) Box 5: 275

Unidentified
re: information on A. H. Gibbons for her book.
1866 8mo. (ALS) Box 5: 275

"Mrs. Hopper"[in envelope addressed to Sally H. Emerson from James Curter?] [1904?] Box 5: 276

Edward Hopper (AHG's brother) correspondence:

Correspondence sent:

to: Sally Gibbons Emerson 1863 11mo.-1889 8mo. (5 ALsS) Box 5: 277

Sally Gibbons Emerson
Includes ALS from Abigail H. Gibbons.
1865 7mo. (ALS) Box 5: 277

"Gentlemen"
re: the publication of The Life of Isaac T. Hopper.
1853 7mo. (ALS) Box 5: 278

Abigail H. Gibbons,

Abigail H. Gibbons
Also includes ALS from Dillwyn Parrish.
1831 7mo. (ALS) Box 5: 279

Abigail H. Gibbons 1831 8mo.-1892 4mo. & n.d. (50 ALsS) Box 5: 280

Abigail G. Hopper and others
to "My Dears" AHG, Josiah, and Rachel. Also includes ALS to Watson from [?], signed Edward Hopper and Sarah H. Palmer.
1832 1mo 21. (ALS) Box 5: 281

Abigail G. Hopper from Edward and Anna Hopper 1865 2mo. (ALS) Box 5: 282

Abigail G. Hopper from Edward and Anna Hopper 1868 7mo. (ALS)

Julia Gibbons, 1864 9mo.-1865 11mo. (ALS) Box 5: 283

Edward Hopper, Correspondence received:

from: Executive Committee of the Prison Association
re: Isaac Hopper's resignation from the Committee. See also Isaac T. Hopper, Correspondence received.
1852 2mo. (ALS) Box 5: 284

John Hopper (AHG's brother)

Correspondence sent:

to: Edward Hopper n.d. (2 ALsS) Box 5: 285

"Sister" 1862 4mo. (ALS) Box 5: 285

Correspondence received:

from: C. C. Blake 1863 4mo. (ALS) Box 5: 286

Miss Haines 4mo 1863 4mo. (Copied letter.)

J. B. Thayer 1863 3mo. (ALS)

Miscellaneous: Transcript of Court of Appeals trial
John Hopper acted as administrator to the estate of Ann Jane Barrett in this trial.
n.d. (1 TD) Box 5: 287

Josiah Hopper (AHG's brother) from Sarah Hopper Palmer. 1831 5mo. (ALS) Box 5: 288

Susan Hopper (AHG's sister Susanna?) from Lydia Maria Child 1844-1851 (5 ALsS) Box 5: 289

[Isaac T. Hopper Home?]
Addressed "Ladies comprising the Board of Managers of the Home."
1864 11mo. (ALS) Box 5: 290

Ser. 8. Miscellaneous, 1864-1992

Miscellaneous correspondence:

E. H. Luddington from Jane Swisshelm and E.M. Stanton
re: the National Association for the relief of destitute colored women and children.
1864 10mo. (ALS) Box 5: 291

Mary Vaughan to "Sir"
re: information on A. H. Gibbons for her book on Famous Women.
1866 8mo. (ALS) Box 5: 292

Fragments

Fragments
Includes 1 letter to "Edward", 1 from Grace Lewis to "My dear friend", 1 to Jenny Capron regarding the late Jacob Capron, 1 memo regarding the death of A. H. Gibbons and the "Bill for the establishment of a Reformatory for Women", 1 expressing gratitude for the care of the author's son, and various memos.
1864 10mo.-1891 6mo. & n.d. (8 ALsS) Folder 293

"The Colored Home at Washington," newspaper article n.d. Box 5: 294

"New York Women's Infirmary," printed article 1864 3mo. Box 5: 295

William F. Hultgren to Sarah Dunning Schear
re: Liberty ship "Abigail Gibbons." Letter concerns the only surviving negative and print of the ship. Also, information on the ship.
1992 4mo. (ALS) Folder 296

Our Famous Women: An Authorized Record of the Lives and Deeds of Distinguished Women of Our Time.
A. D. Worthington & Co., Publishers
1884

Papers removed from the book Our Famous Women.
Given the nature and date of the material, it is possible that they were placed in the book by Sarah Dunning Schear. Includes a short biography of Abigail Gibbons, compiled by S. Schear; an invitation to a meeting of the Women's Prison Association;some papers from the book The House of God, by Desider Holisher; a pamphlet for the Hopper Home; 1 ALS to Sally Gibbons; a photograph of Miss Francis Willard, and other papers.
n.d. Box 5: 297

3 poems
Poems unsigned. Includes 1 titled "Plum Pudding" and 1 titled "The Red Closet."
n.d. Box 5: 298