Finding aid for the George H. Hopper Papers

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Hopper, George H.
Title: George H. Hopper Papers
Dates: 1875-1895
Extent: 0.20 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: George H. Hopper was a Cleveland, Ohio, paint mill operator for Standard Oil of Ohio who also owned barrel plants near Standard Oil's refineries. He sold the plants to New York Standard Oil in 1882 and became head of its barrel preparing department. He and Mark L. Deering invented hoop-driving and barrel-trussing machines and the apparatus for gluing barrels. The collection consists of income and expense book for Hopper's plants, a letter to John D. Rockefeller, a farm sale contract between Hopper and Silas Bigelow, miscellaneous receipts, and a recipe.
MS Number MS 3713
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English