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Collection Details


Collection Name: James Hossinger Papers
Repository Name: University of Delaware. Library. Special Collections Department [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Newark, Delaware, United States
URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/hossingr.htm
Description: The James Hossinger Papers consist of correspondence, legal documents, estate papers, receipts, and bills of this prominent resident of late nineteenth-century Newark, Delaware. Hossinger was either a signatory or a witness for the majority of legal documents included in the collection. The earliest document in the collection is a 1790 indenture between John Stockton and David Clark for a parcel of land located in White Clay Creek Hundred. The estates represented in the collection were either held in trust by Hossinger or ones in which he acted as executor, including the estate of his father Joseph. Other prominent Newark businessmen and residents represented in the papers include John Choate, William Dean, Frederick Curtis, Samuel Donnell, and Samuel Wilson. The collection also contains receipts, bills, and other papers for the Academy of Newark, Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company, Elliott and Hossinger, Newark Real Estate Company, Hires Milk Company, and personal and household receipts. Also included in the collection is a scrapbook containing news clippings, published poems, obituaries, and wedding announcements.
Broad Subjects: Rural Life; Agriculture
ASP Subjects: Agriculture; Delaware; Farm life; Farmers; Letters; Newark, DE; United States
Collection Code: OHC0004812