Guide to the Hornblower Family Collection1760-1900MG 10

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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Restrictions

Access Points

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Correspondence and Legal Papers

Guide to the Hornblower Family Collection1760-1900MG 10Inventory prepared by Kim Bedetti as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Guide to the Hornblower Family Collection
1760-1900

MG 10



The New Jersey Historical Society
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by Kim Bedetti as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. June 2005.Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hornblower Family
Title: Hornblower Family Collection
Dates: 1760-1900
Abstract: Consists of correspondence, legal papers, court records, sermons, and genealogical data pertaining to the Hornblower family and dating from the years 1760-1900.
Quantity: 5 linear feet
Collection Number: MG 10

Biographical Note

Josiah Hornblower (1729-1809) was a British engineer who constructed the first steam-engine in America at John Schuyler's copper mine in Belleville; he also served as a member of the New Jersey Legislature, 1779-1780, and the New Jersey Council, 1781-1784. Joseph C. Hornblower (1777-1864) was a Newark lawyer who served as Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, 1832-1846. He was also active in home and foreign missionary societies, and was the first president of The New Jersey Historical Society. His son, William H. Hornblower (1820-1883), was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Paterson, 1844-1871, and professor of Sacred Rhetoric, Pastoral Theology, and Church Government in the Western Theological Seminary of the Presbyterian Church at Allegheny, Pennsylvania, 1871-1883.

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Scope and Content Note

Included in this collection are legal papers, court records, sermons, genealogical data and correspondence. Included are letters of: D.S. Baldwin, John Beatty, John L. Blake, Joseph P. Bradley, Peter Carter, Salmon P. Chase, Samuel H. Cox, William L. Dayton, Benjamin Drew, Richard Stockton Field, Charles Hodge, Charles Hodge, C. W. Hornblower, Jonathan Hornblower, William Churchill Houston, Thomas D. Hoxsey, John Kinney, Jr., Charles Kip, Nicholas Longworth (1869-1931), Joseph Mico, James S. Nevius, William C. Noyes, David Bayard Ogden, William Pennington, Henry W. Pickering, Caleb S. Riggs, Sylvester D. Russell, Gerrit Smith, Henry I. Van Dyke, Jr., L. A. Ward, Ira C. Whitehead, William A. Whitehead, and Philip William.

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged by format and chronologically therein. The materials in the scrapbook have been maintained in their original order.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.

Use Restrictions

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

The New Jersey Historical Society complies with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, and forms documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Hornblower family.
Hornblower, Joseph C., 1777-1864.
Hornblower, Josiah, 1729-1809.
Hornblower, William H., 1820-1883.
Ogilvie, Ann, 1759-1813.
Subject Organizations:
First Presbyterian Church (Paterson, N.J.)
New Jersey Historical Society (Newark, N.J.)
New Jersey. --Legislature.
New Jersey. --Supreme Court.
Subject Topics:
Acquisition of property--New Jersey.
Land titles--New Jersey.
Lawyers--New Jersey
Legislators--New Jersey.
Document Types:
Civil court records.
Clippings.
Correspondence
Deeds.
Mortgage deeds.
Receipts.
Surveys.

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Related Material

For collections related to the Hornblower Family Collection at the New Jersey Historical Society, see:

Manuscript Group 651, Schuyler Family (New Barbados Neck, NJ) Papers

Manuscript Group 1000, Ann Ogilvie (1759-1813) Account book

Manuscript Group 1025, Estate of James W. Burnett

Manuscript Group 1508, Stoudinger-Alofsen-Fulton Drawings

Separated material: Broadside 151, Protestant Episcopal Church of America. At a Convention...1784.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

Donated to the New Jersey Historical Society by William B. Hornblower, 1949.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 10, Hornblower Family Collection, The New Jersey Historical Society.

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Container List

 

Correspondence and Legal Papers

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Josiah Hornblower. Correspondence 1753-1785
1 2 Josiah Hornblower. Correspondence 1786-1807
1 3 Josiah Hornblower. Indenture, leasing mine property of John Schuyler 1766 Oct. 30
1 4 Josiah Hornblower. Docket, kept as a justice of the peace for Essex County 1791-1792
1 5 Letter to Peggy Hornblower. 1775 Aug. 31
1 6 Josiah Hornblower. Poem. n.d.
1 7 Elizabeth (?) Hornblower letter; Receipt, (John) Hornblower for bay horse 1796 June 30; 1800
1 8 Surveys regarding Housestead of Second River n.d.
1 9 Deeds, indentures, legal documents 1762-1809
1 10 Deeds, indentures, legal documents 1762-1809
1 11 Deeds, indentures, legal documents 1762-1809
1 12 Deeds and indentures related to the title of Homestead at Second River n.d.
1 13 “Historical Review of Improvements in the Steam-Engine in the Eighteenth Century,” by Jabez Carter Hornblower 1880
1 14 Josiah Hornblower. Silhouette n.d.
1 15 Joseph C. Hornblower. Letters sent ca. 1812-1863
1 16 Joseph C. Hornblower. Letters Received. ca. 1805-1839
1 17 Joseph C. Hornblower. Letters Received. ca. 1843-1846
Box Folder Title Date
2 1 Joseph C. Hornblower. Letters Received. 1847-1860
2 2 Correspondence and Communications 1906-1950, undated
2 3 Financial Documents: Treasurer's Reports and Financial Solicitations 1885-1942
2 4 Joseph C. Hornblower. News clippings 1846
2 5 Joseph C. Hornblower. Land & financial records n.d.
2 6 Joseph C. Hornblower. Printed material n.d.
2 7 Joseph C. Hornblower. Clippings regarding the death of Hornblowers & miscellaneous printed material n.d.
2 8 Joseph C. Hornblower. Certificates & awards, diploma (?) 1803
2 9 Joseph C. Hornblower. Papers re: his death n.d.
2 10 Joseph C. Hornblower. Commissions, certificates, etc. n.d.
2 11 William H. Hornblower. Family data, Cincinnati Society/Burnett n.d.
2 12 William H. Hornblower. Miscellany & clippings on 2 anonymous books n.d.
2 13 William H. Hornblower. Family data n.d.
Box Folder Title Date
3 1 William H. Hornblower. Memorial biographical scrapbook n.d.
3 2 William H. Hornblower. Miscellany/funeral-related obituaries n.d.
3 3 William H. Hornblower. First Presbyterian Church of Paterson n.d.
3 4 William H. Hornblower. Correspondence 1845-1856
3 5 William H. Hornblower. Correspondence 1858-1876
3 6 William H. Hornblower. Manuscript writings n.d.
3 7 William H. Hornblower. Sermons n.d.
3 8 William H. Hornblower. Sermon “Debate the Divine” n.d.
3 9 William Burnet, letter to his daughter Polly 1872 1872
3 10 Miscellany concerning history of steam engine n.d.
3 11 Miscellaneous correspondence/writings: Jemima Hornblower, and four captions 1789
3 12 Family histories/Data n.d.
3 13 Genealogical data concerning Hornblower family n.d.
3 14 Genealogical data concerning Hornblower family n.d.
3 15 Hornblower and allied families genealogical data n.d.
3 16 “Data concerning the Ancestry of Josiah Hornblower and Concerning the Hornblowers in England. Collected by P. Wharton Dickinson,” from Herald and Genealogist 1915-1917
3 17 “Copy of Page from Notebook of Jonathan Hornblower” n.d.
3 18 Photo: Richard Mc Cormick, great great grandson of Josiah Hornblower, at Hornblower’s grave 1953 Sept. 9
Box Folder Title Date
4 1 Joseph C. Hornblower. Letters received 1803-1827
4 2 D. B. Ogden to Joseph C. Hornblower 1804
4 3 Joseph C. Hornblower. Letters received concerning legal matters 1804
4 4 Joseph C. Hornblower. Letters received concerning legal matters 1805
4 5 Joseph C. Hornblower. Correspondence / legal matters 1806
4 6 Joseph C. Hornblower. Correspondence concerning legal matters 1806
4 7 Joseph C. Hornblower. Correspondence concerning legal matters 1807 Jan.-July
4 8 Joseph C. Hornblower. Correspondence concerning legal matters 1807 Aug.-Dec.
4 9 Joseph C. Hornblower. Correspondence concerning legal matters 1807 Jan.-July
4 10 Joseph C. Hornblower. Correspondence concerning legal matters 1809
4 11 Joseph C. Hornblower. Correspondence concerning legal matters 1810
4 12 Joseph C. Hornblower. Letter from Natchez, from G. Tichenor referring to the Aaron Burr expedition 1807
4 13 Description of Newark home belonging to... n.d.
4 14 Joseph C. Hornblower. Correspondence 1800-1806
4 15 Joseph C. Hornblower. Correspondence 1806-1808
Box Folder Title Date
5 1 Joseph C. Hornblower. Correspondence 1809
5 2 Joseph C. Hornblower. Correspondence 1810 Jan.-Aug.
5 3 Joseph C. Hornblower. Correspondence 1810-1811 Sept.
5 4 Joseph C. Hornblower. Correspondence 1832-1854
5 5 Joseph C. Hornblower. Correspondence 1855-1856
5 6 Essex Orphans Court: Ref. probation of the will of Dr. Philemon Ogden n.d.
5 7 Joseph C. Hornblower. Prerogative court Chancery, NJ court opinions/records n.d.
5 8 Joseph C. Hornblower. Prerogative court Chancery, NJ court opinions/records n.d.
5 9 Joseph C. Hornblower. Supreme Court n.d.
5 10 Joseph C. Hornblower. Law notes n.d.
5 11 Joseph C. Hornblower. Law notes n.d.
5 12 Joseph C. Hornblower. Court of appeals n.d.
Box Folder Title Date
6 1 Wills n.d.
6 2 Wills n.d.
6 3 Papers regarding the will of Thomas Gibbons n.d.
6 4 Joseph C. Hornblower. Drawing of lot of property (L. Baldwin, owner) n.d.
6 5 Joseph C. Hornblower. Opinions 1824-1826
6 6 Joseph C. Hornblower. Circuit Court, opinions 1830-1839.
6 7 Joseph C. Hornblower. Circuit Court, opinions 1840-1844
6 8 Joseph C. Hornblower. Circuit Court, opinions 1845
6 9 Joseph C. Hornblower. Circuit Court, decisions 1845
6 10 Joseph C. Hornblower. Circuit Court, decisions 1846
6 11 Joseph C. Hornblower. Circuit Court, opinions n.d.
6 12 Court records & legal documents n.d.
Box Folder Title Date
7 1 Joseph C. Hornblower. Mortgage records n.d.
7 2 Joseph C. Hornblower. Mortgage records n.d.
7 3 Miscellaneous n.d.
7 4 Plan/manuscript drawing of mechanical device, possibly a water pump, (Josiah or Jonathan Hornblower) n.d.
7 5 Joseph C. Hornblower. Letter to Lewis B. Woodruff 1848 Mar. 3
7 6 William Churchill Houston. Correspondence to Josiah Hornblower 1780-1781
7 7 Joseph Jackson. Letter to Joseph C. Hornblower 1853 June 2
7 8 William H. Hornblower. letter to M. Krebs 1851 June 30
7 9 Joseph C. Hornblower. leases and releases n.d.
7 10 Joseph C. Hornblower. Bail collection (cases on the subject of holding to a bail a second time) n.d.
7 11 Joseph C. Hornblower & James W. Burnett. Receipts and deeds. (#1-21) 1816-1829
7 12 Joseph C. Hornblower & James W. Burnett. Receipts and deeds. (#1-107) 1808-1831
7 13 Joseph C. Hornblower & James Burnett. Receipts (#48-100) n.d.
7 14 Will, Mo. Burnett (father of James Burnett) 1807 Mar. 10
Box Folder Title Date
8 1 Ann Ogilvie. Papers (collected by Joseph C. Hornblower in connection with Rev. Alexander Mac Whorter’s Estate 1797-1841
8 2 Ann Ogilvie. Papers, documents & receipts (collected by Joseph Hornblower) 1808-1810
8 3 Ann Ogilvie. Papers, correspondence and legal documents 1797-1841
8 4 Ann Ogilvie. Papers, correspondence and legal documents 1797-1841
8 5 Ann Ogilvie. Papers, correspondence and legal documents 1797-1841

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