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Charles Hopkin founded the company "Charles E. Hopkin, contractor" in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, circa 1888. The company installed stoves, furnaces, and heaters. James Henderson, a soda jerk who worked next door at the Whittem Apothecary, bought the business. His son, Joseph Henderson, Jr. ran the business until he retired and solid it to Ted Rittenhouse in 1981. Edith Watson, the daughter of James Henderson, was born on June 15, 1916 and died in October, 1998. She worked at Hopkin for 65 years and lived in the company building. Charles Hopkin lived at 111 Bethlehem Pike.
This collection consists of eighteen volumes of ledgers (1888-1936), one payroll register, and one book of correspondence (1917-1918). There are also five invoices with Hopkin letterhead (one blank), and photocopies of receipts (originals owned by Ted Rittenhouse).
Gift of Gary Henderson, 1999.
Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2011-2012 as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR), using data provided by the Chestnut Hill Historical Society. The HCI-PSAR project was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was done in the HCI-PSAR project.
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- Finding aid prepared by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories using data provided by the Chestnut Hill Historical Society.
- This preliminary finding aid was created by staff of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) using data provided by the Chestnut Hill Historical Society. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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