Guide to the Timothy Hopkins Papers

Pat White
Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
March 2011
Copyright © 2015 The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: SC1027
Creator: Hopkins, Timothy, 1859-1937.
Title: Timothy Hopkins papers
Dates: 1804-1942
Bulk Dates: 1870-1935
Physical Description: 2.5 Linear feet
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

Biographical note

Timothy Hopkins was a businessman, member of the original Stanford University Board of Trustees (1885-1937), and served as president of the board (1908-1914).

Scope and Contents note

Collection includes correspondence (1804-1805, 1885-1935), daybook (1889-1928), newsclippings, and miscellaneous publications regarding the Hopkins family (1885-1935). Correspondence focuses on family matters, including the Hopkins-Searles Probate Case, Hopkins' retirement and death, and gifts to Stanford. There is also some correspondence about University matters (1896-1910). Collection also contains photographs, diplomas, memorial resolutions, published genealogies for John Hopkins and the Kellogg family, and a scrapbook kept by Hopkins of clippings on general topics, 1870-1883.

Access Terms

Clark, George T., 1862-1940.
Fairchild, David.
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
Jordon, David Starr, 1851-1931
Leib, Samuel Franklin, 1848-1924.
Searles, Mary F. S.
Stanford University. Board of Trustees.
William P. Wreden Books & Manuscripts (Firm)
Eucalyptus--California


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Correspondence, incoming from various correspondents 1874-1935

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence, outgoing to various correspondents 1896-1918

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence, outgoing to George T. Clark 1925 Apr

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence, Stanford University Board of Trustees re Hopkins' letter of March 4, 1896 sugggesting a celebration to congratulate Jane Stanford upon successful Stanford Estate litigation 1896 Mar

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence with reports, articles and research notes on Stanford University eucalyptus trees 1910

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence re gifts from Timothy Hopkins to Stanford University, with lists [photocopies] 1893-1919

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence, incoming to Elizabeth Hopkins 1804-1805

Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence, outgoing from Mary Frances (Sherwood Hopkins) Searles 1890

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence re Searles case 1889-1939

Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence, E. J. Van Lennep to Nathan Van Patten re Hopkins Transportation Library 1938-1941

Box 1, Folder 11

Book of excerpts: handwritten volume, possibly by Tim Hopkins, from multiple published sources regarding visions of mankind undated

Box 1, Folder 12

Datebook, incomplete record of events, compiled possibly Tim Hopkins 1889-1928

Box 1, Folder 13

Commonplace Book: E. K. Sherwood 1849 Mar

Box 1, Folder 14

Lectures on English Literature: by Professor H. P. Tappan, Volume 1, compiled by Lydia Ann Sherwood

Box 2, Folder 1

A Sketch of the Life of Mark Hopkins, by B. B. Redding, A. L. Brancropt and Co., publishers 1881

Box 2, Folder 2

Exhibition and Auction Catalogs, Estate of Mary K. Hopkins: Sherwood Hall, San Francisco Residence, and collection of Diamonds and Jewelry circa 1942

Box 2, Folder 3

U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Appellants and Appellee Briefs: Norman Lee Freeman vs. Timothy Hopkins, 2 editions 1929 Mar

Box 2, Folder 4

Articles - Lydia Hopkins

Box 2, Folder 5

Articles - Timothy Hopkins

Box 2, Folder 6

Articles - Searles case

Box 2, Folder 7

Memorial Resolution - Timothy Hopkins, Wells Fargo Bank and United Trust Company

Box 2, Folder 8

In Memoriam - Timothy Hopkins, Stanford Convalescent Home (bound in leather with embellishments)

Box 2, Folder 9

Financial appraisal of Timothy Hopkins estate 1937 Mar

Box 3, Folder 1

Great Barrington Book: photographs and handwritten text on Hopkins’ childhood and extended family in Great Barrington, MA

Box 3, Folder 2

Great Barrington Book, original notebook

Box 3, Folder 3

Scrapbook with genealogy information and family obituaries

Box 3, Folder 4

Map of Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Box 3, Folder 5

Miscellaneous personal papers - public school certificates, programs, invitations, tickets, passes, membership cards, passport, illustration of fish named by Dr. Jordan "Lompochites Hopkinsi"

Box 4, Folder 1

Scrapbook of clippings on general topics 1870-1883

Box 4, Folder 2

Certificates from Sacramento Public Schools 1869-1873

Box 5

In the Matter of the Probate of the Last Will and Testament of Mary F. S. Searls, Linotype Reporting and Printing Co. 1882

Box 5

John Hopkins and Some of His Descendants, by Timothy Hopkins, Stanford University Press 1932

Box 5

The Kelloggs in the Old World and the New, by Timothy Hopkins, Volumes I-III, Sunset Press and Photo Engraving Co. 1903