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CARLTON FAMILY COLLECTION

Gift of Martha and Mary Jane Adams, 5/84 

1 document storage box, .25 cubic feet; 2 document storage boxes of .25 cubic feet each with diaries and other memorabilia. 

Prepared by Joanne Sawyer, 1994

H. D. Carlton Family

 

Several members of the Rudolph family attended the Western Reserve
Eclectic Institute, including Lucretia Rudolph, wife of James A.
Garfield. Lucretia Garfield's niece, Adelaide Rudolph, attended Hiram
College and graduated in 1879. A small collection of her personal
correspondence and photographs are also part of this collection.

The family became connected with the Carltons when Lucretia's
cousin, Martha Rudolph, married Hampton Carlton. The collection consists
of family css., memorabilia, papers from student days at the Western
Reserve Eclectic Institute, photographs, and genealogical material.

Memorabilia: 

--Declaration of Independence written on fabric
--tinted portrait of Martha Rudolph, framed, c. 1858
--sampler of Cleone Atwater Rudolph, pre-1822
--class ring of Elizabeth Carlton, 1896
--4 sterling silver teaspoons with monogram MRC
--2 gold brooches with cross pendants
--photographs on leather of 3 men
--ambrotype of Peter Carlton in painted and inlaid case
--ambrotype of Mary Dunlap Carlton
--ambrotype of students of W.R.E.I. in costume for dramatic production
--daguerreotype or ambrotype of faculty and students of W.R.E.I.
--daguerreotype or ambrotype of Hampton Carlton
--ambrotype of students of W.R.E.I.

Manuscripts: 

--last will and testament of Francis Carlton, 1813
--letter of recommendation for Hampton Carlton, written by J.H. Rhodes, Hiram, 1856
--grade report of Martha Rudolph, 1857
--untitled poem written by Hampton Carlton at Hiram, 1858
--“Inter Nubes,” by Mary Jane Richards and Martha Rudolph
--letter or debate notes of Hampton Carlton, Hiram, 1859
--“The Literary Basket,” by Martha Rudolph, 1860
--“The Olive-Leaf,” by Martha Rudolph, n.d.
--license to solemnize marriage in the state of Ohio, granted to Hampton Carlton, 1866
--U.S. land grant to Hampton Carlton, 1869
--brief Carlton genealogy by Hampton Carlton, 1880
--memorials to Zeb Rudolph and Arabella Mason, 1879 and 1897
--clippings regarding Elizabeth C. Adams as Hiram College trustee, 1920
--“Early Life and Civil War Reminiscences of Captain Joseph Rudolph,” 1941
--copies of Rudolph, Carlton and Garfield documents (originals in Garfield collection)
--undated letter signed “Bessie”

RUDOLPH-CARLTON COLLECTION –Gift of Mary Jane Adams, 5/88

Genealogies: 

7 copies of A Brief Record of Francis Carlton and His Descendants.  Prepared by H.D. Carlton of Warren, Ohio.  Warren, Ohio:  Press of Western Reserve Chronicle, 1880.  (One copy contains notes by Cleona Carlton.) 

Photographs: 

-James Rudolph, brother of Martha Rudolph Carlton
-female students at Hiram College, c. 1896
-Amzi Rudolph, brother of Martha Rudolph Carlton
-Hampton D. Carlton Family

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MARY JANE ADAMS 		sisters		     MARTHA RUDOLPH ADAMS
						                    (deceased)

				daughters of

ELIZABETH CARLTON		and		     EDGAR ADAMS
Class of 1896					     (a judge, I believe)
Trustee, 1920-38

      				daughter of

MARTHA RUDOLPH		and 		     HAMPTON DUNLAP CARLTON

				daughter of

JOHN RUDOLPH, JR.		and		     CLEONIA ATWATER
(brother of ZEB RUDOLPH,
 one of the founders of the WREI
 and father-in-law of JAMES A. GARFIELD)




WREI = Western Reserve Eclectic Institute




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