Manuscript Group 1461, The Carrington Family Papers

 

Archives Documents, Manuscripts, Maps, & Photographs

 

The
Carrington Family Papers

 

MG#1461

 

New
Jersey Historical Society

 

 Manuscript
Collection

 

 

 

Introduction

 

The Carrington
Family Papers span from 1807-1927 and total  2.0 linear
feet. They were processed as part of a Rutgers University Public
History Internship Program, New Brunswick, New Jersey.    

 

 

 

Provenance 

 
The Carrington
Family Papers were donated on May 20, 1988 as a gift of the estate of Elinor Carrington
Butterfield.  The Society’s museum collection also has
objects from the same estate.

 

 

 

Biographical
Sketch
 

 

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.  Members of the Carrington family mentioned in the
collection include:

 

 

Carrington,
Edward Morton (d. 1897)
Carrington, Mabel H. (1870-1936)

 

Carrington, Emma
(d. 1911)

Carrington, Paul Ray (1872-1926)

 

Carrington,
Ethel S. (1878-1954)

Goble, Luther (1770-1832)

 

Carrington,
James Morton (1790-1860)
Goble, Jabez G. (b. 1799)

 

Carrington,
James Noble

 

 

 

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.

 

 

Series
Descriptions

 

Series
I:  Correspondence, 1855-1864, 1823-1895, 1900-1927, with
gaps. Arranged alphabetically by name.

 

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.

 

Series
II:  Literary Productions, 1807 and n.d.  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.

 

Series
III:  Legal Documents, 1810-1922 (bulk 1810-1853). Arranged
alphabetically by name and subject.

 

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 Baijo, between Smith & Wright
and Luther Goble (1824).

 

Series
IV:  Financial Records, 1821-1901 (bulk 1845-1856).  Arranged
alphabetically by name and chronologically.

 

Cosists
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.

 

Series
V:  Printed Materials,  1890-1908, 1883-1929, with
gaps.  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.

 

Series
VI:  Maps and  Diagrams 1888-1906 and n.d.  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.

 

Series
VII:  Photographic Materials (n.d.).  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.

 

 

 

MG
1461

 

CARRINGTON
FAMILY

 

PAPERS,
1807-1927

 

2.0
linear feet

 

 

 

New
Jersey Historical Society

 

Manuscript
Collection
 

 

Processed
by: Veronica
Pena,
November, 1998

 

MG
1461

 

Carrington
Family

 

Papers,
1807-1911

 

 

 

Container
List

 

Box     Folder
Title
Dates

 

Series 1:  Correspondence

 

1

 
1          Edward M.
Carrington:

 

notice
letters from College of NJ (Princeton)
1855-58, 1864

 

2    Ethel Carrington                                                                  1922, 1952

 

3          Paul
Carrington
1840-1925

 

4
Correspondence
1823-1895

 

5          Invitations                                                                      1900-07,1927

 

 

Series 2:  Literary Productions

 

6
Commonplace book                                                          1807

 

7          Newspaper
clippings

 

8
Newspaper clippings: Carrington family

 

9          Newspaper:
Greenleaf’s New Daily Advertiser                  May 25, 1795

 
published in New York (with some
notations)

 

10        Research notes:
Genealogy

 

 

 

Series 3:  Legal Documents

 
Edward M. Carrington:

 

11
Abstract of the title, bonds, mortgages
1868-1888

 

12
Bond and notary public
1875; 1896

 

 

Emma
Carrington:

 

13        Assignment of
mortgage
1899

 

14        Certificate of
Executrixship
1897

 

15        Last Will and
Testament
1911

 

 

 

James
M. Carrington:

 

16
Bonds
1826-1842

 

17
Deeds issued to
1824-1847

 

18
Inventory
1835

 

19
Inventory
1862

 

20
Mortgages
1826-1852

 

Box     Folder
Title
Dates

 

 

James
N. Carrington:

 

21
Bonds, mortgages, and warranty deeds
1847-1858

 

 

 
Paul R. Carrington:

 

22
Agreements of estate letters                                             1906, 1922

 

 

 
Dr. Jabez G. Goble:

 

23
Last Will and Testament (copy)
1855

 

 
Luther Goble:

 

24
Deeds to James M. Carrington
1818-1834

 

 

 

1          Baijo,
Jack: Bill of sale for slave
1824

 

2
Discharge of mortgage, release and deeds
1816-1893

 

3
Fire insurance policies
1836-1863

 

4
House leases and agreements
1810-1853

 

5
Mortgage and deeds
1816-1872

 

6
Stock on Keely Motor Company
1866; 1881

 
and NJ Gold & Silver Mining Company

 

 

Series 4:  Financial  Records

 
Emma Carrington:

 

7
Cashed checks
1899-1901

 

 
James M. Carrington:

 

8          Account
book of annuity collected
1831-1833

 

9
Received payment slips
1845

 

10
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1846

 

11
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1847

 

12
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1848

 

13
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1849

 

14
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1850

 

15
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1851

 

16
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1852

 

17
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1853

 

18
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1854

 

19
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1855

 

20
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1856

 

21
“
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1857-1860

 

22
Received payment slips and bills

1823-1842

 

23
Received payment slips for ward tax
1855-1859

 

 

Box     Folder
Title
Dates

 

24
Record of Payments (Mortgages/Rent)
1837-1842

 

25
Rent book
1835-1838

 

26
Stock slips
1825-1862

 

 
Mabel Carrington:

 

27
Guarantee Certificate for the Mead-Suydam
1936

 
American Monoleum

 

 

28
Paul R. Carrington:

 

Receipts
1890-1926

 

 

29
Receipts
1821-1841

 

 

 

Series 5:  Printed Materials

 

 

1          Calling
cards

 

2
Crazy Jane Society, Annual reports (2)
1901;1908

 

3
Envelopes (with postmarked stamps)
1883-1929

 

4
School certificates
1890-1909

 

5
Trinity Church   Commemorative brochure  (Newark,
NJ)         1896

 

 

 

 

Series 6:  Maps and Diagrams

 

6
Blueprint:  Broad Street blocks between
n.d.

 

Walnut
and Kinney Streets

 

7          Diagrams
and sketches

n.d.

 

8
Diagram:  Broad Street blocks between
n.d.

 

Walnut
and Kinney Streets

 
9          Maps:
Streets of Newark
1888-1906

 

 

 

Series 7:  Photographic Materials

 

10
Photographs, interior home (18)
n.d.

 
(“Taken by Paul”)

 
11        Photographs, men and
children
n.d.

 

12
Photographs, St. Paul’s Church
n.d.

 

13
Photographs, women
n.d.

 

14        Tintypes (5)
n.d.

 

 

 

Box     Folder
Title
Dates

 

Awards of Merit:

 

4

 
1          Metropolitan
Century Run
July 1892

 

2
Second Annual M.A.C.C. Century Run

June 1893

 
3          Second
Annual Century Run Associated Cycling Clubs

 
of New Jersey (Newark to Asbury Park)
July 1895

 

 

Commemorative Sashes:

 

 

1          Black and
orange sash (2 stripes)
n.d.

 

2
Black and orange sash (9 stripes)
n.d.

 

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