Henry A. and Kenneth L. Toppin papers,

Title
Henry A. and Kenneth L. Toppin papers, 1946-1978.
Author
Toppin, Henry A. (Henry Allan), 1884-1965.
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.4 lin. ft. (1 archival box)
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  • Photographs transferred to Photographs and Prints Division.
Source (note)
  • Toppin Family
Biography (note)
  • Henry A. Toppin (1884-1965) born in Barbados, immigrated to the U.S. in 1906. He became a licensed undertaker and established a funeral parlor in Harlem in 1934; his son, Alvin joined the firm sometime later. Toppin was active in political and civic affairs; he was a member of the N.Y. State Democratic Committee, and a delegate to the National Democratic Convention in 1952. He was a Prince Hall Mason and a Shriner and held various offices in both fraternal organizations. Henry Toppin's other son, Kenneth (1917-1993) was a graduate of the Howard University College of Medicine, 1944 and served as attending physician at Harlem Hospital from 1952-1976. He was also associated with other New York City hospitals.
Call Number
Sc MG 459
Author
Toppin, Henry A. (Henry Allan), 1884-1965.
Title
Henry A. and Kenneth L. Toppin papers, 1946-1978.
Summary
Henry A. Toppin's papers consist of personal letters from relatives and friends, including letters from his wife while he visited Barbados in 1946 and letters from a cousin in Barbados regarding property there; mortgages, leases, receipts and correspondence for property owned in Barbados and in New York City; letters and other documents concerning his activities with the Democratic Party and his role in the 1952 National Convention; and a few documents related to his membership in the Prince Hall Masonic lodge, M.W. Hiram Grand Lodge. Kenneth L. Toppin's papers consist of personal and professional correspondence (the latter deals primarily with appointments to hospital positions);and material related to his membership in the Guardsmen, a fraternal organization.
Biography
Henry A. Toppin (1884-1965) born in Barbados, immigrated to the U.S. in 1906. He became a licensed undertaker and established a funeral parlor in Harlem in 1934; his son, Alvin joined the firm sometime later. Toppin was active in political and civic affairs; he was a member of the N.Y. State Democratic Committee, and a delegate to the National Democratic Convention in 1952. He was a Prince Hall Mason and a Shriner and held various offices in both fraternal organizations. Henry Toppin's other son, Kenneth (1917-1993) was a graduate of the Howard University College of Medicine, 1944 and served as attending physician at Harlem Hospital from 1952-1976. He was also associated with other New York City hospitals.
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Sc MG 459
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