Manuscript Group 1461, Guide to the Carrington Family Papers 1807-1927

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 Papers
1807-1927
MG 1461

The New Jersey Historical Society
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
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.

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Edward M. Carrington:
notice letters from College of NJ (Princeton)
1855-1858, 1864
1 2 Ethel Carrington 1922, 1952
1 3 Paul Carrington 1840-1925
1 4 Correspondence 1823-1895
1 5 Invitations 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.

Box Folder Title Date
1 6 Commonplace book 1807
1 7 Newspaper clippings n.d.
1 8 Newspaper clippings: Carrington family n.d.
1 9 Newspaper: Greenleaf’s New Daily Advertiser published in New York (with some notations) 1795 May 25
1 10 Research 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).

Box Folder Title Date
1 11 Edward M. Carrington: Abstract of the title, bonds, mortgages 1868-1888
1 12 Edward M. Carrington: Bond and notary public 1875; 1896
1 13 Emma Carrington: Assignment of mortgage 1899
1 14 Emma Carrington: Certificate of Executrixship 1897
1 15 Emma Carrington: Last Will and Testament 1911
1 16 James M. Carrington: Bonds 1826-1842
1 17 James M. Carrington: Deeds issued to 1824-1847
1 18 James M. Carrington: Inventory 1835
1 19 James M. Carrington: Inventory 1862
1 20 James M. Carrington: Mortgages 1826-1852
1 21 James N. Carrington: Bonds, mortgages, and warranty deeds 1847-1858
1 22 Paul R. Carrington: Agreements of estate letters 1906, 1922
1 23 Dr. Jabez G. Goble: Last Will and Testament (copy) 1855
1 24 Luther Goble: Deeds to James M. Carrington 1818-1834
Box Folder Title Date
2 1 Banjo, Jack: Bill of sale for slave 1824
2 2 Discharge of mortgage, release and deeds 1816-1893
2 3 Fire insurance policies 1836-1863
2 4 House leases and agreements 1810-1853
2 5 Mortgage and deeds 1816-1872
2 6 Stock 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. Consists 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.

Box Folder Title Date
2 7 Emma Carrington: Cashed checks 1899-1901
2 8 James M. Carrington: Account book of annuity collected 1831-1833
2 9 Received payment slips 1845
2 10 Received payment slips 1846
2 11 Received payment slips 1847
2 12 Received payment slips 1848
2 13 Received payment slips 1849
2 14 Received payment slips 1850
2 15 Received payment slips 1851
2 16 Received payment slips 1852
2 17 Received payment slips 1853
2 18 Received payment slips 1854
2 19 Received payment slips 1855
2 20 Received payment slips 1856
2 21 Received payment slips 1857-1860
2 22 Received payment slips and bills 1823-1842
2 23 Received payment slips for ward tax 1855-1859
2 24 Record of Payments (Mortgages/Rent) 1837-1842
2 25 Rent book 1835-1838
2 26 Stock slips 1825-1862
2 27 Mabel Carrington: Guarantee Certificate for the Mead-Suydam American Monoleum 1936
2 28 Paul R. Carrington: Receipts 1890-1926
2 29 Receipts 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.

Box Folder Title Date
3 1 Calling cards n.d.
3 2 Crazy Jane Society, Annual reports (2) v
3 3 Envelopes (with postmarked stamps) 1883-1929
3 4 School certificates 1890-1909
3 5 Trinity 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.

Box Folder Title Date
3 6 Blueprint: Broad Street blocks between Walnut and Kinney Streets n.d.
3 7 Diagrams and sketches n.d.
3 8 Diagram: Broad Street blocks between Walnut and Kinney Streets n.d.
3 9 Maps: 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.

Box Folder Title Date
3 10 Photographs, interior home (18) (“Taken by Paul”) n.d.
3 11 Photographs, men and children n.d.
3 12 Photographs, St. Paul’s Church n.d.
3 13 Photographs, women n.d.
3 14 Tintypes (5) n.d.
Box Folder Title Date
4 1 Awards of Merit:
Metropolitan Century Run
1892 July
4 2 Second Annual M.A.C.C. Century Run 1893 June
4 3 Second Annual Century Run Associated Cycling Clubs of New Jersey (Newark to Asbury Park) 1895 July
Box Folder Title Date
5 1 Black and orange sash (2 stripes) n.d.
5 2 Black and orange sash (9 stripes) n.d.

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