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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Hitchcock Family Papers 1834-1876

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Hitchcock Family. Papers

Dates:

1834-1876

Size:

1834-1876

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

This collection is made up of the correspondence, business papers, and assorted miscellany of Dexter and Sheldon Hitchcock, and their families between 1834 and 1878. Of interest to the economic historian will be the shipping receipts and bills of lading in the business papers of Dexter Hitchcock, 1834-1835, and the various personal account books for the post Civil War period in Folder 6. There are also two interesting letters dealing with western lands in the correspondence of Sheldon Hitchcock, and a group of letters written by soldiers in the Union Army to family and friends in Aurora, Illinois.

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Hitchcock Family. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Scope Note

This collection is made up of the correspondence, business papers, and assorted miscellany of Dexter and Sheldon Hitchcock, and their families between 1834 and 1878. Of interest to the economic historian will be the shipping receipts and bills of lading in the business papers of Dexter Hitchcock, 1834-1835, and the various personal account books for the post Civil War period in Folder 6. There are also two interesting letters dealing with western lands in the correspondence of Sheldon Hitchcock, and a group of letters written by soldiers in the Union Army to family and friends in Aurora, Illinois.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Correspondence of Dexter Hitchcock, Mobile, Alabama, 1834-1835

  • (1) A pencil copy of a letter to his sister informing her of his determination to go to Mobile
  • (2) 15 letters to or from P. S. Gerald, G. C. Knight, C. M. Rogers, and his brother, Warren Hitchcock in Ireland, 1834-1835
  • (3) Letter from H. W. Russell addressed to Hitchcock in Baltimore
Box 1   Folder 2

Business Papers of Dexter Hitchcock, 1834-1835

  • (1) 9 items; shipping receipts, bills of lading, memos of sales
  • (2) 9 items; Bills and records of personal expenses
  • (3) Miscellaneous; Poetry, possibly of Dexter Hitchcock, but more probably that of P. S. Gerald
Box 1   Folder 3

Correspondence of Sheldon Hitchcock, Suffield, Connecticut and Aurora, Illinois, 1839-1861

  • 16 letters, business and personal, two of them undated
Box 1   Folder 4

Business papers of Sheldon Hitchcock

  • (1) 9 items: bills and public notices pursuant to affairs of the Suffield, Connecticut District School, 1842-1845
  • (2) 15 items; bills and business memoranda of Sheldon Hitchcock, 1835-1860
Box 1   Folder 5

Correspondence of Union soldiers with friends in Aurora, Illinois

  • 11 letters, 1861-1864, one undated
Box 1   Folder 6

Miscellaneous

  • (1) 4 miscellaneous letters
  • (2) 2 school compositions of Clara Hitchcock
  • (3) Account book of Sheldon Hitchcock, Aurora, Illinois, with entries dated 1857, 1861
  • (4) Account of Year's Expenses, 1869; Alice C. Hitchcock
  • (5) Expense Account of E. K. and Alice C. Isbell, 1873-1878
  • (6) Pamphlet; Catalogue of Shults, Wiley, & Wickes, Fruit and Produce Commission Merchants, New York, 1860