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Hobart Family Collection


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

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Hobart, John Henry, 1775-1830

John Henry Hobart was born in Philadelphia, Pa. He graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1793, returned there in 1795 as a tutor, studied for the ministry, and received an A.M. degree in 1796. In 1801 he was ordained as a priest in New York. His abilities, energy, and devotion to Episcopalianism made him a leader of the church. Through his personal influence and his writings he did much to awaken loyalty and a sense of responsibility in clergy and laity and to strenghthen the church which had suffered greatly during the American Revolution.

The collection consists primarily of correspondence of John Henry Hobart and members of his extended family. There are several transcribed letters by Hobart to his mother, Hannah Hobart. Other correspondents include Marabella Story, Hobart's nephews Nathanael Potts Hobart and W. A. Smith, and his brother Robert E. Hobart. Also included are several draft letters from Mrs. Hannah Hobart to her sons and four poems written by different members of Hobart's family.

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

Correspondence between Hobart and his mother including transcribed letters, and letters and drafts to his nephew were purchased from Emily Driscoll in December 1952.

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Collection Inventory

Hobart, Hannah: Draft Letters to Her Sons, 1792-1793. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hobart, John Henry: Miscellaneous Poems and Correspondence from Different Family Members, 1821-1837. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hobart, John Henry: Correspondence with His Mother, Hannah Hobart and Marabella Story, 1784-1799. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Hobart, John Henry: Correspondence with His Brother Robert E. Hobart and His Nephew Nathaniel Potts Hobart, 1804-1830. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Unidentified Draft of a Letter, 15 January 1813. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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