Ernest B. and Ruth G. Hosking Family Photographs
Scope and Contents
- 19th/20th century
Conditions Governing Access
Hosking family brief history
Mr. Hosking is descended from his father, Benjamin T. Hosking who emigrated from England, and his mother, Carrie J., who was a native of Ohio. They lived in Cook County, Chicago, when Ernest was born around 1878. (From the 1880 U.S. Census)
The name Hosking is a variant of Hoskin.
Ernest Hosking died in 1956 and his wife in August of 1959. According to her will, Mrs. Hosking left a bequest to Chapman College with the provision that income from the funds was to be used for scholarships for students with economic need. The college received about $450,000 in cash and securities from her estate.
1 Linear Feet (1 box)
1. One framed, b & w photograph, Ernest B. Hosking as a young man, in a black wooden frame, 8" x 7"
2. One framed, b & w, photograph of Ernest B. Hosking in his early 20's, in a floral, oval, ornate frame, 5 1/2"
3. One framed sepia photograph, Ruth G. Hosking in her early 20's, in an oval plastic frame, 3 3/4 x 2 7/7"
4. One b & w photograph, Ruth G. and Ernest B. Hosking in their 30's, in an oval black filigreed metal frame, 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
5. One tinted tintype, possibly Ernest B. Hosking as a child of six in a hat, coat, and gloves standing next to a pedestal, 4" x 2 1/2"
6. One tinted tintype, subject unknown, a young man, seated next to a round table, late 19th century, 8" x 6 1/2"
7. One sepia photograph, in a matte, "Edgar Hill" in pencil on verso of photo. Engraved on matte, "Radnor Coover [photographer]Schiller Bldg. Chicago", 7 1/4" x 5 1/8"
8. One tinted b & w photograph, in a matte, probably Ruth G. Hosking, Engraved on matte, "Root Studio, 243 Wabash Ave., Chicago", 9" x 6"
9. One b & w photograph postcard, tourists on two elephants, with native people, in India, early 20th century. On verso, "One place we visited in India, the ...ruined and deserted city of Amber, the road was so steep, elephants only could go up it. So we had the novelty of riding on an elephant. The motion was distressing and I was glad when the journey was over. Can you find me in the picture?" 3 1/2 x 5 1/2"
10. One leather photograph album, hand painted with flowers and a butterfly, with "Carrie J. Hosking" embossed in gold on front cover, with a metal latch, family photographs inserted in insets in pages, 11" x 9"
11. Memorandum, From Mary Reeder to Alice Flint (Director of the Thurmond Clarke Memorial Library), July 23, 1969, explaining the Hosking photo collection and providing details on the Ruth G. Hosking Memorial Hosking Scholarship fund at Chapman University for deserving students.
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