Manuscript Group 1461, The Carrington Family Papers
Archives Documents, Manuscripts, Maps, & Photographs
Carrington Family Papers
Jersey Historical Society
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.
Family Papers were donated on May 20, 1988 as a gift of the estate of Elinor Carrington
Butterfield. The Societys museum collection also has
objects from the same estate.
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
Edward Morton (d. 1897)
Carrington, Mabel H. (1870-1936)
Carrington, Paul Ray (1872-1926)
Ethel S. (1878-1954)
Goble, Luther (1770-1832)
James Morton (1790-1860)
Goble, Jabez G. (b. 1799)
and Content Note
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.
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.
I: Correspondence, 1855-1864, 1823-1895, 1900-1927, with
gaps. Arranged alphabetically by name.
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
II: Literary Productions, 1807 and n.d. Arranged
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.
III: Legal Documents, 1810-1922 (bulk 1810-1853). Arranged
alphabetically by name and subject.
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).
IV: Financial Records, 1821-1901 (bulk 1845-1856). Arranged
alphabetically by name and chronologically.
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.
V: Printed Materials, 1890-1908, 1883-1929, with
gaps. Arranged alphabetically.
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.
VI: Maps and Diagrams 1888-1906 and n.d. Arranged
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.
VII: Photographic Materials (n.d.). Arranged
(5) and black and white photographs of men, women and children in
groups and portrait settings. Includes several photographs of St.
Pauls Church and the interior of a home.
Jersey Historical Society
Series 1: Correspondence
1 Edward M.
letters from College of NJ (Princeton)
2 Ethel Carrington 1922, 1952
5 Invitations 1900-07,1927
Series 2: Literary Productions
Commonplace book 1807
Newspaper clippings: Carrington family
Greenleafs New Daily Advertiser May 25, 1795
published in New York (with some
10 Research notes:
Series 3: Legal Documents
Edward M. Carrington:
Abstract of the title, bonds, mortgages
Bond and notary public
13 Assignment of
14 Certificate of
15 Last Will and
Deeds issued to
Bonds, mortgages, and warranty deeds
Paul R. Carrington:
Agreements of estate letters 1906, 1922
Dr. Jabez G. Goble:
Last Will and Testament (copy)
Deeds to James M. Carrington
Jack: Bill of sale for slave
Discharge of mortgage, release and deeds
Fire insurance policies
House leases and agreements
Mortgage and deeds
Stock on Keely Motor Company
and NJ Gold & Silver Mining Company
Series 4: Financial Records
James M. Carrington:
book of annuity collected
Received payment slips
Received payment slips and bills
Received payment slips for ward tax
Record of Payments (Mortgages/Rent)
Guarantee Certificate for the Mead-Suydam
Paul R. Carrington:
Series 5: Printed Materials
Crazy Jane Society, Annual reports (2)
Envelopes (with postmarked stamps)
Trinity Church Commemorative brochure (Newark,
Series 6: Maps and Diagrams
Blueprint: Broad Street blocks between
and Kinney Streets
Diagram: Broad Street blocks between
and Kinney Streets
Streets of Newark
Series 7: Photographic Materials
Photographs, interior home (18)
(Taken by Paul)
11 Photographs, men and
Photographs, St. Pauls Church
14 Tintypes (5)
Awards of Merit:
Second Annual M.A.C.C. Century Run
Annual Century Run Associated Cycling Clubs
of New Jersey (Newark to Asbury Park)
1 Black and
orange sash (2 stripes)
Black and orange sash (9 stripes)