Processed by: Allison Marston ('93), June, 1992
Total Volume: 12 boxes, 2 bound volumes : 6 lin. ft.
Provenance: The Hopkins Family Papers are a re-organization of two previous collections (the Hopkins Letters, Acc.No.#0-266 and the Hopkins Papers, Acc.No.#0-082), thought to have been given by members of the Hopkins Family. At the time of re-organization, several smaller collections (Acc.No.#90-011, #0-307, #0-269, #0-353, #91-010, #0-355.1) were also incorporated. Furthermore, individual manuscripts written by members of the Hopkins family were pulled from various locations throughout the Archives and added to MC 23. Much of the correspondence written by Mark Hopkins consists of photocopies of manuscripts held by other repositories. Copies of the previous accession records of the collection and correspondence relating to donations to the collection are located in the accession file.
Conservation: The letters were housed in acid-free folders and boxes. When necessary, they were repaired or encapsulated. Newspaper clippings were photocopied onto acid-free paper.
Copyright: Williams College Archives
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