Guide to the Myra Mockridge Papers 1876-1882 MG 1573

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Descriptive Summary
Biographical Note
Scope and Content Note
Access PointsAdministrative Information

Container List

Correspondence and other documents


Guide to the Myra Mockridge Papers
1876-1882
MG 1573
The New Jersey Historical Society
52 Park Place
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Contact: NJHS Library
Phone: (973) 596-8500 x249
Email: library@jerseyhistory.org
URL: http://www.jerseyhistory.org
© 2005 All rights reserved.
The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by Joyce Hull.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. January 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 writtenbin English.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Myra Mockridge
Title: Myra Mockridge Papers,
Dates 1876-1882
Abstract: Consists mostly of a collection of letters, mainly addressed to Myra Mockridge during 1876-1882, from classmates, friends, suitors and her husband.
Quantity: 0.5 linear feet/ 1 box
Collection Number: MG 1573

Biographical Note

Myra Mockridge is a woman who grew up and lived in the New Jersey and New York area. Myra apparently lived part of the time in Pequannock, NJ and vacationed in Lake George, NY. It is unclear from the letters what her maiden name may have been, but her married name was Mockridge. Her husband William Mockridge was a salesman for Mockridge & Thurber a manufacturer of plated jewelry in Newark, NJ.

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Scope and Content Note

A collection of letters mainly addressed to Myra Mockridge during 1876-1882, from such people as classmates, friends, suitors and her husband. The letters touch on a variety of topics of everyday family life, such as school, dating, skating, Scarlet fever, While most letters are written from people in Pequannock, there are a variety of letters from Metuchen, Crawford, East Princeton, Newark, and Rockaway, New Jersey; New York City and Brooklyn, New York; Baltimore, Maryland; and Union City, Pennsylvania. The letters written from Myra’s husband William Mockridge peertain mostly to the business he is working for in Newark, New Jersey. He is a salesman at Mockridge & Thurber, Manufactures of Fine Plated Jewelry, traveling around the New Jersey and New York area. Some of the letters from her suitor George W. Van Cleef are written using the mirror writing process. There are some pressed flowers and small newspaper clippings of poems as well that were sent in the letters to Myra.

There are a small number of letters written to Frankie Clarkson by an Ed. H. Malloy from September 8 through November 5, 1879 mentioning such things as Malloy’s application to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, riding horses, and Frankie’s friendship with Marmie Stuarch.
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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Argall, Jenni.
Mockridge, Myra.
Stuarch, Marmie
Van Cleef, Bill G.
Van Cleef, George W.
Subject Places:
Newark (N.J.)
Pequannock (N.J.)
Document Types:
Clippings.
Letters (Correspondence).

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1573, Myra Mockridge Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

The collection was purchased by The New Jersey Historical Society in 2002.

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Container List

Correspondence and other documents

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Correspondence from Ed. H. Malloy
to Frankie Clarkson
1879 Sept. 8-Nov. 5
1 2 Correspondence from Charlie H. B? to Myra Mockridge 1878 June 4-June 28
1 3 Correspondence from Johnnie Chamberlin to Myra Mockridge 1878 Jan. 25-1879 Sept. 30
1 4 Correspondence from Bill G. Van Cleef to Myra Mockridge 1877 Nov. 27-1878 April 17
1 5 Correspondence and poems from George Van Cleef to Myra Mockridge 1877 Aug. 13-1879 Oct. 27
1 6 Correspondence from William Mockridge to Myra Mockridge 1878 July 16-1882 Aug.. 20
1 7 Correspondence from Marmie Stuarch to Myra Mockridge 1876 July 9-1881 June 12
1 8 Correspondence from A.R.A, Jenni Argall, C. Bush, Flora (?), Louise Harring, Roy (?), J.V. Ryenson, Derich Sauer, H.W. Steiners, E.W. Trescott, and L.W. Wingate to Myra Mockridge 1877 Aug. 8-1880 July 1
1 9 Undated newspaper clippings and dated note written by Myra Mockridge (including pressed flowers from George Hill) May 18, 1879

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