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Frederick L. Hoffman Papers, 1881-1989

Series I: Correspondence, circa 1884-1946, undated

Much of Hoffman's correspondence is composed of letters to three consecutive presidents of the Prudential Insurance Company reporting on his professional activities, which date from 1892 through 1926. Other correspondents include Hoffman's colleagues in public health and industrial safety research, as well as several other prominent eugenicists. Three boxes of correspondence with his wife, Ella Hay Hoffman, and a folder of letters from his mother are also included in this series. Additional correspondence belonging to Ella Hay Hoffman and other family members is located in Series IV.

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Subseries I.1: Cataloged correspondence



Box 1 Auslander, Joseph


Box 1 Bradford, Gamaliel


Box 1 Creel, George


Box 1 Duffield, Edward D.


Box 1 Du Pont, Irénée


Box 1 Fels, Samuel S.


Box 1 Green, William



Box 12 Folder 1 Hoffman, F. L. to H. R. Graham, 12 March 1926, 1 item; (t.l.s.)



Box 1 Kaempffert, Waldemar B.


Box 1 Low, Benjamin R. C.


Box 1 Oliver, Sir Thomas


Box 1 Rockefeller, Nelson A.

Gift of Ella H. Rigney, 1984.


Box 1 Taft, William Howard


Box 1 Tarbell, Ida Minerva


Subseries I.2: Arranged correspondence, circa 1884-1946, undated


Box 1 Allen, Henry B.



Box 27 Armstrong, Frances Morgan, circa 1894-1946


Box 27 Armstrong, General William, circa 1894-1946


Box 27 Carruthers, Henry, circa 1894-1946


Box 27 Dryden, John F., circa 1894-1946



Box 1 Erskine, L.



Box 27 Fells, Samuel, circa 1894-1946



Box 1 Hartwell, John A.



Box 31 Haekel, Ernst



Box 1 Jones, Harold W.



Box 27 Lane, Sir Arthubut, circa 1894-1946



Box 1 [MacKenzie, J. R. P.?]


Box 1 Matas, Rudolph



Box 27 Matas, Rudolph, circa 1894-1946



Box 1 Meeker, George H.



Box 27 Oliver, Sir Thomas


Box 27 Speyer, James



Box 2 Bound volume of letters to the President, Mr. John F. Dryden, of the Prudential Life Insurance Company of America (Newark, New Jersey) from Frederick L. Hoffman, 1904-1910, 93 items

Topics include: Federal supervision of insurance, Government insurance, Hearings at Albany, N.Y., Insurance Legislation, Industrial Mortality for 1910


Box 2 Letters to President, Mr. John P. Dryden, of the Prudential from Frederick L. Hoffman, 1906, 60 items

General topics.


Box 2 Letters to Dr. Leslie D. Ward, Vice-President of the Prudential from Frederick L. Hoffman, 1907, 61 items

Topics include: Textile investigations; Western Trip - Mining Investigation.



Box 3 Letters to the President, Mr. John P. Dryden, of the Prudential from Frederick L. Hoffman, 1908-1909, 2 Volumes

Topics include: Annual Report, European Trip, Continued insurance investigation, 6th International Actuarial Congress. Includes a copy.


Box 3 Letters to the President, Mr. John P. Dryden, of the Prudential from Frederick L. Hoffman, 1910, 57 items

Topics include: Southern mortality study, Recommendations.


Box 3 Letters to the Vice-president, Mr. John A. Gore, of the Prudential from Frederick L. Hoffman, 1911-1912, 43 items

General topics.



Box 4 Letters to the Presidents of the Prudential, Mr. John P. Dryden and Mr. Forest F. Dryden from Frederick L. Hoffman, 1911-1912, 93 items

Topics include: European Insurance Study, National Insurance Act, English trade unions.


Box 4 Letters to the President, Mr. Forest F. Dryden, of the Prudential fron Frederick L. Hoffman, circa 1911-1912, 67 items

Topics include: European study of insurance, Industrial insurance,Socialist labor party, 7th International Actuarial Congress, Summary of results of investigation. Includes a copy.


Box 4 Letters to the President, Mr. Forest F. Dryden, of the Prudential fron Frederick L. Hoffman, circa 1911-1912, 101 items

Topics include: Annual report, Evolution in industrial policy, First American conference on social insurance, Committee to study the liquor problem.


Box 4 Letters to the President, Mr. Forest F. Dryden, of the Prudential from Frederick L. Hoffman, 1913, 14 items

Topics include: Western Trip.



Box 5 Letters to the Vice-President, Mr. John K. Gore, of the Prudential from Frederick L. Hoffman, 1913-1916, 51 items

Topics include: Social Insurance, National Insurance Act.


Box 5 Letters to the President, Mr. Forest F. Dryden, of the Prudential from Frederick L. Hoffman, 1914, 64 items

Topics include: Federal supervision of insurance.


Box 5 Letters to the President, Mr. Forest F. Dryden, of the Prudential from Frederick L. Hoffman, 1915

Topics include: Second Western trip, mining investigations.


Box 5 Letters to the President, Mr. Forest F. Dryden, of the Prudential from Frederick L. Hoffman, 1915, 48 items

Topics include: Menace of Cancer, Publishes "Mortality of Cancer Throughout the World," Study begins for leprosy control.



Box 6 Letters to the President, Mr. Forest F. Dryden, of the Prudential from Frederick L. Hoffman, 1915, 38 items

Topics include: Trip to Hawaii - Investigation of health conditions, Conclusions and recommendations in regard to insurance.


Box 6 Incomplete duplicate of letters to Forest F. Dryden on second Western trip and mining investigations., 1915


Box 6 Letters to the President, Mr. Forest F. Dryden, of the Prudential from Frederick L. Hoffman, 1916

Topics include: Tropical mortality investigation. 2 copies.



Box 7 Letters to the President, Mr. Forest F. Dryden, of the Prudential from Frederick L. Hoffman, 1917

Topics include: [illegible] insurance, Council of National Defense, Malaria Investigation, Canadian trip.


Box 7 Letters to the President, Mr. Forest F. Dryden, of the Prudential from Frederick L. Hoffman, 1918, 92 items

Topics include: Compulsory health insurance, nationalization of Life Insurance, Southern Trip, Third Western Trip.


Box 7 Letters to the President, Mr. Forest F. Dryden, of the Prudential from Frederick L. Hoffman, 1919, 3 Volumes

Topics include: European study of war insurance.



Box 8 Letters to the President, Mr. Forest F. Dryden, of the Prudential from Frederick L. Hoffman, 1919, 2 Volumes

Topics include: European study of war insurance, failure of German compulsory health insurance.



Box 9 Letters to the President, Mr. Forest F. Dryden, of the Prudential from Frederick L. Hoffman, circa 1919, 121 items

Topics include: Effect of war insurance.


Box 9 Letters to the President, Mr. Forest F. Dryden, of the Prudential from Frederick L. Hoffman, 1920, 2 Volumes

Topics include: South American trip: Mulford Expedition.



Box 10 Letters to the President, Mr. Forest F. Dryden, of the Prudential from Frederick L. Hoffman, 1920, 2 Volumes

Topics include: South American trip: Mulford Expedition.


Box 10 Letters to the President, Mr. Edward D. Duffield, of the Prudential from Frederick L. Hoffman, 1926

Topics include: Tropical disease study in Mexico.



Box 24 Frederick L. Hoffman and Ella Hay Hoffman correspondence, 1888-1937

Some letters to the children are included.

There are a number missing or in part for certain years; they were apparently lost before shipping to the donor, Ella Hoffman Rigney.



Box 25 Frederick L. Hoffman and Ella Hay Hoffman correspondence, 1888-1937

Some letters to the children are included.

There are a number missing or in part for certain years; they were apparently lost before shipping to the donor, Ella Hoffman Rigney.



Box 26 Frederick L. Hoffman and Ella Hay Hoffman correspondence, 1888-1937

Some letters to the children are included.

There are a number missing or in part for certain years; they were apparently lost before shipping to the donor, Ella Hoffman Rigney.



Box 23 Letters from mother, etc., undated

With English translations.



Box 27 Letters from the Unseen Friends in first early years in this country, circa 1884-1888


Box 27 Letters from correspondents not listed, circa 1894-1946