Frank Snowden Hopkins Notes Finding Aid MS270

Frank Snowden Hopkins Notes Finding Aid MS270


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Local History and Special Collections Branch, Alexandria Library

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Alexandria, VA 22314
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Repository
Local History and Special Collections Branch, Alexandria Library
Identification
MS270
Title
Frank Snowden Hopkins Notes (MS270)1968-1974
Quantity
.16 Linear Feet 1 box
Language
English

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Frank Snowden Hopkins Notes, MS270, Alexandria Library, Local History/Special Collections, Alexandria, VA.


Biographical / Historical

Frank Snowden Hopkins (Journalist, author, and philosopher) was born in Gloucester county, Virginia, to Selina Lloyd Hepburn and Nicholas Snowden Hopkins in 1908. A Neiman Fellow at Harvard, Frank went on to become a reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Baltimore Sun. From 1945-1951, he served as the Deputy Director of the Foreign Service Institute. From 1951-1975, he worked as a foreign service agent. From 1975 to his death, he served as vice president of the World Future Society.

Content Description

This collection contains the family history research notes and manuscripts of Frank Snowden Hopkins. The focus is on his mother's (Selina Lloyd Hepburn Hopkins) family.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by manuscript, to which there are 2, plus a single folder of miscellaneous notes by the author.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Baker, Nina Hopkins, 1900-1999
  • Hammer, Rebecca Powell Hopkins, 1913-1996
  • Hopkins, Frank Snowden, 1908-1994
  • Hopkins, Selina Lloyd Hepburn, 1878-1970
  • Hopkins, Sewell Hepburn, 1906-1984

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Alexandria (Va.) -- Genealogy.
  • Gloucester County (Va.) -- Genealogy.

Container List

Text box: 1 folder: 1
Manuscript for "The 92 Years of Selena L. Hopkins"
Hopkins, Frank Snowden, 1908-1994Baker, Nina Hopkins, 1900-1999Hammer, Rebecca Powell Hopkins, 1913-1996Hopkins, Sewell Hepburn, 1906-1984
Scope and Contents

This folder contains a manuscript titled "The Ninety-Two Years of Selina L. Hopkins 1878-1970: A Family Memoir" as well as notes, letters, and receipts surrounding the writing of the memoir, collected and arranged by her children Nina, Sewell, Frank, and Rebecca.

Text box: 1 folder: 2
Powell and Lloyd Families of Alexandria
Hopkins, Frank Snowden, 1908-19941988
Scope and Contents

This folder contains a manuscript of the genealogy of Powell and Lloyd families as told by Frank Snowden Hopkins, focusing on the genealogy of his mother, Selina Lloyd Hepburn Hopkins.

Text box: 1 folder: 3
Family History Notes: Powell, Lloyd, Sewell, Maslin, Harper
Hopkins, Frank Snowden, 1908-1994
Scope and Contents

This folder contains a variety of notes on the genealogy of the Powell, Lloyd, Sewell, Maslin, and Harper families, as written by Frank Snowden Hopkins.