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Abram B. Hopper stock certificate

 Collection — Folder: S1867
Identifier: S1867

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a stock certificate for two shares in the Middletown and Range Line Turnpike Company purchased by Abram B. Hopper. The certificate is dated July 10, 1880 and signed by Milton Franklin and Josiah Cromer.


  • 1880/07/10


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical / Historical

Abraham "Abram" B. Hopper was born on December 24, 1844 in Mount Hetty, Ohio to Garrett and Anna (Wood) Hopper. He served in Company G, 39th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the U.S. Civil War. Hopper moved to Henry County, Indiana in 1865 and there met and married Arbenia R. Dipboye. The Hoppers had four children and lived in Middletown for a number of years before moving to Anderson, Indiana. A brick mason by trade, Hopper died of heart disease on December 23, 1892.


"Abe Hopper Dead." Middletown News (Ind.), December 30, 1892. "Abram Hopper." 1850 United States Federal Census. Accessed May 10, 2021. "Abraham 'Abram' Hopper." Find a Grave Memorial no. 74832974. Accessed May 10, 2021.

Harden, Samuel. Those I Have Met, or Boys in blue. Greenfield, Ind.: William Mitchell, printer, 1888.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Indiana State Museum.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/05/11 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/05/11 by Laura Eliason.
Abram B. Hopper stock certificate
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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