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Collection Scope and Content Note

Correpondence, letter books, order books, accounts, sales catalogs, and other business records of the Ninevah carriage factory established in 1844 by Joseph W. Hobbs and operated by his two sons, George and Charles; daybook of George W. Hobbs (1908-1909); personal accounts and diaries kept by Joseph W. Hobbs (1875-1903) and George W. Hobbs (1868-1894); papers pertaining to Joseph W. Hobbs' law practice, his local political activities (ca. 1868-1900), and his investments, and to the Hobbs brothers' later activities as area real estate brokers and general insurance agents (ca. 1910-1929); and family correspondence. Other papers consist of records of the Afton School District No. 15 (ca. 1850-1930), the Ninevah Sons of Temperance (ca. 1867), the New York Road Hone Company (ca. 1910-1917), the Susquehanna Valley Telephone Company (ca. 1905-1917); and personal, financial, and business papers of Mrs. S.F. Humphreys, who was associated with the Hobbs brothers in their insurance service and other local enterprises.

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