William Henry Hoffmann letters and certificates
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William Henry Hoffmann letters and certificates

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Hoffmann, William Henry, (Wilhelm Heinrich), 1860-approximately 1924.
Title: William Henry Hoffmann letters and certificates
Dates: 1860-1901
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1026

Biographical/Historical Note

Wilhelm Heinrich Hoffmann (1860-ca. 1924) was born in Nentershausen, Germany. He emigrated to the United States and lived in Pennsylvania when he became a naturalized American citizen in 1885. He eventually settled in Savannah, Georgia, where he had a photography business. It subsequently became Dixie Engraving Company. Hoffman's name became Anglicized as William Henry.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of correspondence and certificates, including a copy of Hoffmann's birth certificate from Germany, his citizenship papers, a teacher's certificate for Minnie Dipper, and a certificate of W.H. Hoffmann's membership in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1901. The correspondence concerns Hoffmann's photography business.


Index Terms

Birth certificates.
Business enterprises--Georgia--Savannah.
Certificates.
Citizenship.
Hoffmann, William Henry, (Wilhelm Heinrich), 1860-approximately 1924.
Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Letters (correspondence)
Photographers.
Photography.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from creator's son.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], William Henry Hoffmann letters and certificates, MS 1026, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of George Hoffmann, 1975, 1979.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 
Item 1: Copy of Wilhelm Heinrich Hoffmann birth certificate, 1860 March 9
Wilhelm Hoffmann was born in Nentershausen, Germany.
 
Item 2: W.H. Hoffmann citizenship paper, 1885 September 26
 
Item 3: Minnie Dipper teacher's certificate, 1833 June 4
Eligible to teach in the state of Pennsylvania.
 
Item 4: Carl L. Brandt letter to W.H. Hoffmann, 1898 April 12 ( 1.0 p. )
Sent from Savannah. Thanking Mr. Hoffmann for photographs. Mr. Brandt was the Director of the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences.
 
Item 5: W.I. Scandlin letter to W.H. Hoffmann, 1898 July 26 ( 1.0 p. )
Sent from New York, New York. Requests for photos to be reprinted.
 
Item 6: C.E.L. Wingate letter to W.H. Hoffmann, 1898 July 29 ( 1.0 p. )
Sent from Boston, Mass. Signed by secretary. Requests for photos to be reprinted in the New England Home Magazine.
 
Item 7: Hiram Corson letter to Mr. Hoffmann, 1898 November 1 ( 2.0 p. )
Sent from Ithaca, New York. Regarding copies of Corson's book and price of some photographs.
 
Item 8: George W. Jones letter to Mr. Hofmann, 1899 May 2 ( 1.0 p. )
Sent from Ithaca, New York. Note of thanks for photos received.
 
Item 9: W.H. Hoffmann's certificate of membership in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Savannah, 1901 January 15 ( 1.0 p. )