Biographical sketch: Margaret Mary Hopper, the daughter of Eliza Hopper, was born at Hampton, Kings County, New Brunswick 24 April 1882. In the 1890s, she attended the Hampton Village School. Prior to 1920 she married James Richard Dineen (1879-1939), a native of Norton, Kings County. Their son James O. Dineen (1920-1975) became president of the University of New Brunswick. Maggie Hopper Dineen resided in Saint John, New Brunswick for a number of years prior to her death in 1968.
Custodial history: This fonds came into the possession of James O. Dineen, the son of Margaret Mary Hopper Dineen, sometime during the 20th-century. It passed to Patricia Dineen, his daughter, sometime after his death in 1975.
Scope and content: This fonds documents the academic instruction Maggie Hopper received at the Hampton Village School during the late 19th-century. It consists primarily of her exercise books or notebooks which contain exercises and class notes on various school subjects -- English grammar, Canadian and British history, geography, geometry, algebra, arithmetic, physics, composition, and literature. A few miscellaneous items are also included.
Title based on the name of the creator
Patricia Dineen, the daughter of James O. Dineen and granddaughter of Margaret Mary Hopper Dineen deposited this fonds and the James O. Dineen fonds (UA RG 347) with Archives and Special Collections Department on 24 July 1997.
This fonds is located in box no. 8 of the James
O. Dineen fonds.
1. Exercise book, 1894
Note: Subjects include English grammar, geography, Canadian history
2. Exercise book, 1894
Note: Subjects include English grammar, composition, geography, Canadian history physics
3. Copybook, New Brunswick Writing Books, 1895
4. Exercise book, 1896
Note: Subjects include Latin, Canadian and British history, geography, health, English grammar, literature
5. Exercise book, 1896
Note: Subjects include British history, geometry, algebra, English grammar, literature, physics, arithmetic.
6. Exercise book, 1896
Note: Subjects include English grammar, Canadian and British history, Latin, geography, geometry, literature
7. Exercise book, 1897
Note: Subjects include Canadian history, English grammar, geography, algebra, geometry, chemistry
8. Notebook, [189-?]
Note: Contains short letters and quotations
9. School Geography textbook, [189-]
Note: Contains pencilled notes and sketches probably added by Maggie Hopper and Martin Samuel Hopper
10. School rates and tax bills, Hampton Consolidated School, District
No. 2, 1910-1911
Note: Bills addressed to Margaret Hopper, Eliza Hopper, Mary Ann Hopper
11. Wedding announcement of Edmund Charman and J. E. May Hopper, 1916
12. Passport for Cornelius Denean, 1942