Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791

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Dates:
Birth 1737-09-21
Death 1791-05-09
Americans
Italian, French, English

Biographical notes:

Francis Hopkinson was a judge of the Court of Admiralty of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

From the description of Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1786, n.d. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155885969

Pennsylvania Continental congressman.

From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to Thomas Harwood, 1781 Apr. 28. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122585977

From the description of Order : to Clement Biddle, 1786 July 5. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122541857

Francis Hopkinson, an American author, was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence as a delegate from New Jersey. He later served as a federal judge in Pennsylvania. He played a key role in the design of the first American flag.

From the description of A pretty story, written in the year of our Lord 1774: photocopy of essay, 1774. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 773506276

Francis Hopkinson was an author, musician, and statesman.

From the description of Notebook, 1784-1791. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122489503

From the description of Miscellaneous works, [n.d.]. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122488797

From the description of Poems, [n.d.]. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122523518

From the guide to the Francis Hopkinson notebook, 1784-1791, 1784-1791, (American Philosophical Society)

From the guide to the Francis Hopkinson poems, [n.d.], n.d., (American Philosophical Society)

From the guide to the Miscellaneous works, [n.d.], n.d., (American Philosophical Society)

Born in Philadelphia, Pa.; delegate to the Continental Congress, 1776; judge of admiralty for Pennsylvania, 1780; appointed judge to the U.S. Court for the District of Pennsylvania, 1790.

From the description of Letter, 1788 July 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70975350

Pennsylvania delegate to U.S. Continental Congress, composer, author, lawyer, public official of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and jurist.

From the description of Correspondence and poem of Francis Hopkinson, 1788-1789. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451008

American political leader and writer.

From the description of Papers, 1773 March & 1787 December 5 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647812372

Francis Hopkinson was a Philadelphia judge, author, musician and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He also served as a treasurer of loans in the Continental Loan Office.

From the description of Accounts, 1778-1780. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122625449

At this time, Francis Hopkinson was the Treasurer of Loans for the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. Thomas Harwood was the Commissioner of Loans for Maryland.

From the description of Letter to Thomas Harwood, 1779 March 2. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866412

American politician and author; brother-in-law of politician Thomas McKean and relative by marriage of Parliamentary leader Lord North.

From the description of Correspondence, 1771-1772. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122585800

American statesman, judge, author and musician.

From the description of Order for payment signed : [n.p.], 1780 Dec. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269553832

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Thomas Harewood in Annapolis, 1780 Feb. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269533963

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Subjects:

  • Vocal duets with harpsichord
  • Songs with harpsichord--18th century
  • Litigation
  • Hymns, English--18th century
  • Customs administration--Officials and employees
  • Citizenship
  • Loans, Foreign
  • PRO Hopkinson, Francis
  • PRO Hopkinson, Oliver
  • Music--18th century
  • Psalms (Music)
  • Instrumental music--Scores
  • Harpsichord music
  • Shipping--18th century
  • Bills of exchange
  • Literature, Arts, and Culture
  • Violin music (Violins (2))--Parts
  • Patronage, Political
  • Harpsichord music, Arranged
  • Music--Manuscripts
  • Operas--18th century--Excerpts--Vocal scores
  • Mental illness--18th cent
  • Sacred vocal duets with harpsichord
  • Sacred vocal trios with harpsichord
  • Portraits
  • Vocal music--Scores
  • PRO Hopkinson, Edward Jr. (donor)
  • Diplomatic privileges and immunities
  • Actions and defenses
  • Songs with harpsichord
  • Philadelphia History

Occupations:

  • Public officials--New Jersey
  • Public officials--Pennsylvania
  • Delegates, U.S. Continental Congress--Pennsylvania
  • Statesmen--United States
  • Composers
  • Lawyers
  • Jurists
  • Loan officers
  • Authors

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  • Pennsylvania--Philadelphia (as recorded)
  • America (as recorded)
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  • Manheim (Pa.) (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania--Philadelphia (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.) (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania--Philadelphia (as recorded)
  • New Jersey (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)