Author Topic: 1820s Medical receipts Hopper, Hackensack, opium for black man  (Read 1386 times)

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Two seperate manuscript medical bills from the Hopper family of Hackensack, New Jersey, 1821. John Hopper to Dr. Abraham Hopper, "  . . .extracting tooth for Eliza . . . .to opium for black man . . . . to visit bleeding black woman".

Document # 1 reads)   on the hill    John Hopper to AH  Dr.    To medical attendance and medicine in family from April 4th 1821 to Feby. 2n 1826    - - - - - - - - - - $31  C 45   Received payment of the above bill       Abm. Hopper

Measurements & condition: Approximately 3-1/4" by 7-7/8". Document is laid down (glued) on matboard with document # 2. Age-toning, was previously torn on left from top to bottom - no loss of paper. Ink is strong & readable.

Document # 2 reads  (this is a summary or highlights)  John Hopper to AH Dr.  to medical attendance or  Viz  1819   to 5 oz sweet oil   C (cents) 25 . . . . to Pink Root   13 . . . to Magnesia  12 . . . to Box ointment  25 . . . to opium for black man  6 . . .   extracting tooth for Eliza  13 . . . . to visit bleeding black woman , Catharite & alkaline preparations   75 . . . . .buy 12 lbs of butter at 15, buy 1 load of hickory wood  2  ( apparently the doctor bought these from John Hopper and deducted them from his bill).  March 21st 1821 Received Payment in full  Abraham Hopper.

Measurements & condition : Approximately 8-1/4" by 13". Very similar to the above document, laid down, though no previous tears. Ink is lighter, though very readable - see pictures. Was folded in quarters before being laid down. The script is written in a beautiful, flowing hand.

It is likely that Dr. Abraham Hopper and John Hopper were related - I have done no research in that regard. These are from the same group of Hopper family documents that I currently have on Ebay. This item is in a simple frame with what appears to be UV protective glass. It can sent with or without the frame. I would have to charge a bit more for shipping if you want me to send it in the frame. The matboard that the documents are mounted on measures about 10-1/2" by 19-1/2".



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