Hobbs Family Papers,[ca. 1850-1935]

Collection Number: 1641

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Hobbs family papers, [ca. 1850-1935]
Collection Number:
1641
Creator:
Hobbs family.
Quantity:
30 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, organizational records, financial and legal documents.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Business records of the Nineveh carriage factory established in 1844 by Joseph W. Hobbs and operated by his two sons, George and Charles; and family correspondence. Other papers consist of records of the Afton School District No. 15, the Nineveh Sons of Temperance, the New York Road Hone Company, the Susquehanna Valley Telephone Company; and personal, financial, and business papers of Mrs. S.F. Humphreys.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Correspondence, letter books, order books, accounts, sales catalogs, and other business records of the Nineveh carriage factory established in 1844 by Joseph W. Hobbs and operated by his two sons, George and Charles; daybook of George W. Hobbs (1908-1909); personal accounts and diaries kept by Joseph W. Hobbs (1875-1903) and George W. Hobbs (1868-1894); papers pertaining to Joseph W. Hobbs' law practice, his local political activities (ca. 1868-1900), and his investments, and to the Hobbs brothers' later activities as area real estate brokers and general insurance agents (ca. 1910-1929); and family correspondence. Other papers consist of records of the Afton School District No. 15 (ca. 1850-1930), the Nineveh Sons of Temperance (ca. 1867), the New York Road Hone Company (ca. 1910-1917), the Susquehanna Valley Telephone Company (ca. 1905-1917); and personal, financial, and business papers of Mrs. S.F. Humphreys, who was associated with the Hobbs brothers in their insurance service and other local enterprises.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Hobbs family.
Hobbs, Charles
Hobbs, George W.
Hobbs, Joseph W.
Humphreys, S. F., Mrs.
Afton School District No. 15 (N.Y.)
New York Road Hone Company.
Nineveh Sons of Temperance (N.Y.)
Susquehanna Valley Telephone Company.

Subjects:
Carriage and wagon making -- New York (State) -- Nineveh.
Insurance agents.
Law.
Temperance -- Societies, etc.
Real estate business.
Schools -- New York (State) -- Afton.
Businessmen.
Lawyers.
Real estate agents.
Businessmen
Carriage and wagon making
Commerce
Political science
Schools

Places:
Nineveh (N.Y.) -- Commerce.
Nineveh (N.Y.) -- Politics and government.
New York (State) -- Afton

Form and Genre Terms:
Accounts.
Daybooks.
Diaries.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Hobbs family papers, #1641. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

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