Guide to the Carrington Family Papers1807-1927MG 1461

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Restrictions

Access Points

Related Material

Administrative Information

Series Descriptions and Container List

Series 1: Correspondence, 1855-1864, 1823-1895, 1900-1927, with gaps.

Series 2: Literary Productions, 1807 and n.d.

Series 3: Legal Documents, 1810-1922 (bulk 1810-1853).

Series 4: Financial Records, 1821-1901 (bulk 1845-1856)

Series 5: Printed Materials, 1890-1908, 1883-1929, with gaps.

Series 6: Maps and Diagrams, 1888-1906, n.d.

Series 7: Photographic/Assorted Materials, n.d.

Guide to the Carrington Family Papers1807-1927MG 1461Inventory prepared by Veronic Pena as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Guide to the Carrington Family Papers
1807-1927

MG 1461



The New Jersey Historical Society
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Inventory prepared by Veronic Pena 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. October 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: Carrington family
Title: Carrington Family Papers
Dates:1807-1927
Abstract: Consists of papers belonging to the Carrington Family, a prominent founding family of Newark, dating from 1807-1927.
Quantity: 2.0 linear ft.
Collection Number: MG 1461

Biographical Note

The Carrington family were members of a pioneer Newark Family, descendants of three of the founders of Newark who came here with Robert Treat in 1666. One descendant, Roger Sherman, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. More than ten generations of the Carrington family have resided in the city of Newark.

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Scope and Content Note

The Carrington Family Papers spans the lives of a prominent family in the Newark community. The collection dates from 1807-1927. The papers are divided by individual family members and further arranged in chronological order. Papers are organized in seven series: Correspondence, Literary Productions, Legal Documents, Financial Records, Printed Materials, Maps and Diagrams and Photographic Materials.

Document types include letters, a commonplace book, legal documents, property-related deeds, records and mortgages, genealogy notes, maps, sketches and blueprints, photographs, tintypes, newspaper clippings, visiting cards, invitations, bills and receipts. The collection also includes awards of merit (3) and commemorative sashes (2).

The bulk of the papers consist of documents owned by James M. Carrington, who possessed real estate property in Newark. The documents include bonds, deeds, and records of his mortgage properties (1834-1860). Papers also include a Last Will and Testament of Jabez G. Goble, a prominent physician and brother-in-law of James M. Carrington, and son of Luther Goble. Also included are deeds between James M. Carrington, the husband of Sarah Goble, and his father-in-law Luther Goble. In addition: some papers relating to Edward M. Carrington, a Newark attorney, and his wife Emma T. Carrington; their daughters, Ethel S. and Mabel H.; and son, Paul R. Carrington , a treasurer of the Fairly and Wilson Coal Company for over thirty years.

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Arrangement

This collection is organized into seven series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1855-1864, 1823-1895, 1900-1927, with gaps. Arranged alphabetically by name.

Series 2: Literary Productions, 1807 and n.d. Arranged alphabetically.

Series 3: Legal Documents, 1810-1922 (bulk 1810-1853). Arranged alphabetically by name and subject.

Series 4: Financial Records, 1821-1901 (bulk 1845-1856). Arranged alphabetically by name and chronologically.

Series 5: Printed Materials, 1890-1908, 1883-1929, with gaps. Arranged alphabetically.

Series 6: Maps and Diagrams 1888-1906 and n.d. Arranged alphabetically.

Series 7: Photographic Materials (n.d.). Arranged alphabetically.

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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:
Banjo, Jack.
Carrington, Edward Morton, d. 1897.
Carrington, Emma, d. 1911.
Carrington, Ethel S., 1878-1954.
Carrington, James Morton, 1790-1860.
Carrington, James Noble.
Carrington, Mabel H.,1870-1936.
Carrington, Paul Ray, 1872-1926.
Carrington Family.
Goble, Jabez G., b. 1799.
Goble, Luther, 1770-1832.
Subject Organizations:
College of New Jersey (Princeton, N.J.)
Crazy Jane Society (Newark N.J.)
Trinity Cathedral in Newark, N.J.
Subject Topics:
Genealogy--New Jersey.
Prominent families--New Jersey.
Slaves--New Jersey.
Subject Places:
Newark (N.J.)
Document Types:
Bills of sale.
Brochures.
Calling cards.
Certificates.
Clippings.
Correspondence.
Deeds.
Maps.
Notes.
Photographs.
Receipts.
Wills.

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Related Material

Manuscript Group 1366, New Jersey Subject Photographs

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1461, Carrington Family Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Donated by the estate of Elinor Carrington Butterfield, May 20, 1988.

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Series Descriptions and Container List

 

Series 1: Correspondence, 1855-1864, 1823-1895, 1900-1927, with gaps.

Scope and Content:

The correspondence includes: notice letters to Edward Carrington from the College of New Jersey; personal letters of Ethel and Paul Carrington; invitations to weddings and special events at the Assembly Ball, Bachelors Cotillion and Fortnightly Dances; and miscellaneous letters.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Edward M. Carrington: notice letters from College of NJ (Princeton) 1855-1858, 1864
12 Ethel Carrington 1922, 1952
13Paul Carrington 1840-1925
14Correspondence 1823-1895
15Invitations 1900-1907,1927

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Series 2: Literary Productions, 1807 and n.d.

Scope and Content:

Arranged alphabetically. Literary productions include primarily genealogy notes and newspaper clippings consisting of weddings and obituaries regarding the Carrington family, as well as a small commonplace book (1807) and additional newspaper clippings.

BoxFolderTitleDate
16Commonplace book 1807
17Newspaper clippingsn.d.
18Newspaper clippings: Carrington familyn.d.
19Newspaper: Greenleaf’s New Daily Advertiser published in New York (with some notations)1795 May 25
110Research notes: Genealogy n.d.

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Series 3: Legal Documents, 1810-1922 (bulk 1810-1853).

Scope and Content:

These documents mainly include bonds, mortgages and warranty deeds, as well as agreement letters and leases concerning James M. Carrington properties. Also included in the series are inventory lists, insurance policies, last wills and testaments, and a certificate of Executrixship. Of note is a bill of sale for a slave, Jack Banjo, between Smith & Wright and Luther Goble (1824).

BoxFolderTitleDate
111Edward M. Carrington: Abstract of the title, bonds, mortgages 1868-1888
112Edward M. Carrington: Bond and notary public 1875; 1896
113Emma Carrington: Assignment of mortgage 1899
114Emma Carrington: Certificate of Executrixship 1897
115Emma Carrington: Last Will and Testament 1911
116James M. Carrington: Bonds 1826-1842
117James M. Carrington: Deeds issued to 1824-1847
118James M. Carrington: Inventory 1835
119James M. Carrington: Inventory 1862
120James M. Carrington: Mortgages 1826-1852
121James N. Carrington: Bonds, mortgages, and warranty deeds 1847-1858
122Paul R. Carrington: Agreements of estate letters 1906, 1922
123Dr. Jabez G. Goble: Last Will and Testament (copy) 1855
124Luther Goble: Deeds to James M. Carrington 1818-1834
BoxFolderTitleDate
21Banjo, Jack: Bill of sale for slave 1824
22Discharge of mortgage, release and deeds 1816-1893
23Fire insurance policies 1836-1863
24House leases and agreements 1810-1853
25Mortgage and deeds 1816-1872
26Stock on Keely Motor Company and NJ Gold & Silver Mining Company 1866; 1881

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Series 4: Financial Records, 1821-1901 (bulk 1845-1856)

Scope and Content:

Arranged alphabetically by name and chronologically. Cosists primarily of records of payments made to and from James M. Carrington which are related to personal and real estate transactions. Also includes his rent and account book. Also included are some receipts of Emma and Paul R. Carrington.

BoxFolderTitleDate
27Emma Carrington: Cashed checks 1899-1901
28James M. Carrington: Account book of annuity collected 1831-1833
29Received payment slips1845
210Received payment slips1846
211Received payment slips1847
212Received payment slips1848
213Received payment slips1849
214Received payment slips1850
215Received payment slips1851
216Received payment slips1852
217Received payment slips1853
218Received payment slips1854
219Received payment slips1855
220Received payment slips1856
221Received payment slips1857-1860
222Received payment slips and bills 1823-1842
223Received payment slips for ward tax 1855-1859
224Record of Payments (Mortgages/Rent) 1837-1842
225Rent book 1835-1838
226Stock slips 1825-1862
227Mabel Carrington: Guarantee Certificate for the Mead-Suydam American Monoleum1936
228Paul R. Carrington: Receipts 1890-1926
229Receipts 1821-1841

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Series 5: Printed Materials, 1890-1908, 1883-1929, with gaps.

Scope and Content:

Arranged alphabetically. Includes a Trinity Church Commemorative brochure (Newark, NJ), a school certificate, calling cards, and envelopes with postmarked stamps. Also, the Crazy Jane Society Annual Reports (2) for which Ethel Carrington was a member.

BoxFolderTitleDate
31Calling cards n.d.
32Crazy Jane Society, Annual reports (2) v
33Envelopes (with postmarked stamps) 1883-1929
34School certificates 1890-1909
35Trinity Church Commemorative brochure (Newark, NJ) 1896

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Series 6: Maps and Diagrams, 1888-1906, n.d.

Scope and Content:

Arranged alphabetically. Includes maps, diagrams, blueprints and sketches of streets in Newark, in particular, Broad Street blocks between Walnut and Kinney Streets, where the Carringtons had established a homestead.

BoxFolderTitleDate
36Blueprint: Broad Street blocks between Walnut and Kinney Streetsn.d.
37Diagrams and sketches n.d.
38Diagram: Broad Street blocks between Walnut and Kinney Streetsn.d.
39Maps: Streets of Newark 1888-1906

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Series 7: Photographic/Assorted Materials, n.d.

Scope and Content:

Arranged alphabetically. Tintypes (5) and black and white photographs of men, women and children in groups and portrait settings. Includes several photographs of St. Paul’s Church and the interior of a home.

BoxFolderTitleDate
310Photographs, interior home (18) (“Taken by Paul”)n.d.
311Photographs, men and children n.d.
312Photographs, St. Paul’s Church n.d.
313Photographs, women n.d.
314Tintypes (5) n.d.
BoxFolderTitleDate
41Awards of Merit: Metropolitan Century Run 1892 July
42Second Annual M.A.C.C. Century Run 1893 June
43Second Annual Century Run Associated Cycling Clubs of New Jersey (Newark to Asbury Park)1895 July
BoxFolderTitleDate
51Black and orange sash (2 stripes) n.d.
52 Black and orange sash (9 stripes) n.d.

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