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Abby Hopper Gibbons letter to James Sloan Gibbons and Sarah Hopper Gibbons Emerson, 1879-07-21

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 30
Identifier: A00180808
Scope and Contents

2 pages. In Ocean Grove with some family members and the Hepworths. Discusses recent events concerning family/friends.

Subjects: Gibbons, Abby Hopper, 1801-1893

Relevant locations: Ocean Grove (N.J.)

Dates: 1879-07-21

Abby Hopper Gibbons and James Sloan Gibbons letters to Julia Gibbons, 1852-11-27

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 31
Identifier: A00180809
Scope and Contents 4 pages. Julia is away at school. Advises her about her school lessons and handwriting. Discusses Christmas presents. Discusses recent events concerning friends/family, including her teacher Mrs. Elizabeth Buckminster Dwight Sedgwick (Mrs. Charles Sedgwick), and Lydia Maria Child, who is writing a biography of Isaac T. Hopper.Subjects: Child, Lydia Maria, 1802-1880; Sedgwick, Charles, Mrs., 1801-1864; Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852Relevant locations: New...
Dates: 1852-11-27

Abby Hopper Gibbons and Sarah Hopper Gibbons Emerson letter to William Gibbons, approximately 1850-1855

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 39
Identifier: A00180911
Scope and Contents

1 page. Abby and Sally are worried something has happened to Willie and are waiting to receive a telegram with news. Likely written in December 1855 immediately before Willie's death.

Subjects: Gibbons, William, 1834-1855

Relevant locations: New York (N.Y.)

Dates: approximately 1850-1855

Abby Hopper Gibbons letter to Edward Hopper, 1891-08-22

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 42
Identifier: A00180918
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Addressed to "My dear brother and his daughter." Will be leaving Connecticut soon. Mentions a recent accident that she had but says no bones were broken. Says she is a "staunch Republican" and is fond of the Tribune, which she reads daily, and has objections about other journals, including the Post.

Subjects: Gibbons, Abby Hopper, 1801-1893; New York tribune (New York, N.Y. : 1841)

Relevant locations: Canaan (Conn.)

Dates: 1891-08-22

Abby Hopper Gibbons and Isaac T. Hopper letter to Sarah Hopper Palmer, 1811-07-19

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 46
Identifier: A00180932
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Addressed "Dear Sister." Abby writes that their brother Edward has been sick but is doing better, and briefly mentions their other siblings. Isaac T. Hopper writes that the family is well.

Subjects: Gibbons, Abby Hopper, 1801-1893; Hopper, Isaac T. (Isaac Tatem), 1771-1852

Relevant locations: Philadelphia (Pa.)

Dates: 1811-07-19

Abby Hopper Gibbons letter to Sarah Hopper Palmer and Jonathan Palmer, 1820-11-03

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 47
Identifier: A00180933
Scope and Contents 4 pages. Discusses recent events concerning family/friends. Mentions several people who have been disowned by their Monthly Meeting. Recounts telling Thomas Legget that she feels "too independent to be under the direction of 12 men" at the school where she was working. Also states, "if I have a husband, I will not be ruled by him."Subjects: Gibbons, Abby Hopper, 1801-1893; Hicks, Elias, 1748-1830; Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880; Quakers; Society of Friends; Leggett, Thomas Haight,...
Dates: 1820-11-03

Abby Hopper Gibbons letter to Catharine Maria Sedgwick, 1863-10-30

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 50
Identifier: A00180949
Scope and Contents 3 pages. Writes on behalf of the Women's Prison Association Committee of the Isaac T. Hopper Home, a shelter for women ex-convicts, to acknowledge Catharine Maria Sedgwick's resignation from the position of First Director. Her resignation letter was read at the special meeting and the members expressed their respect for her.Subjects: Sedgwick, Catharine Maria, 1789-1867; Women--Services for; Charity organization; Housing rehabilitation--Social aspects; Women ex-convicts...
Dates: 1863-10-30

Letter to E. M. Stanton, approximately 1860-1865

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 57
Identifier: A00180977
Scope and Contents

2 pages. Likely written by Abby Hopper Gibbons to Edwin McMasters Stanton (1814-1869), who was Secretary of War during most of the Civil War. Complains about the chaplain John A. Spooner at the hospital in Point Lookout, Maryland, who has been neglecting his duties.

Subjects: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; War work; Hammond General Hospital (Point Lookout, Md.)

Relevant locations: Point Lookout (Md.)

Dates: approximately 1860-1865

Abby Hopper Gibbons letter to Dr. James Walker, 1863-09-04

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 59
Identifier: A00180983
Scope and Contents 4 pages. Thanks him for offering to shelter her family after the destruction of her house in the draft riots in New York. Details the destruction and looting of her house. Mentions that her father Isaac T. Hopper's personal papers were burned. Her daughters with the help of John Choate were able to save some valuable items by carrying them over the rooftops to safety. They have since been staying in her brother's home, but hope to move into a new house by the autumn. Says "because this...
Dates: 1863-09-04

Abby Hopper Gibbons letter to Mrs. Smillie, 1890-06-22

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 61
Identifier: A00180986
Scope and Contents

4 pages. Describes difficulties setting up a diet kitchen; asks Smillie [sp] to reprimand a janitor who would not let them use a space.

Subjects: New York Diet Kitchen Association; Social service

Relevant locations: New York (N.Y.)

Dates: 1890-06-22