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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Charles Linnaeus Hostetter Papers 1860-1937

© 2002 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Hostetter, Charles Linnaeus. Papers

Dates:

1860-1937(inclusive)

Size:

.25 linear ft. (1 box)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center,University of Chicago Library,

1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Abstract:

Charles Linnaeus Hostetter, student. The Charles Linnaeus Hostetter Papers consist of a photocopy of a typescript copy of Hostetter's diary (1860-1864; 1882). The diary provides an account of his experiences at the Old University of Chicago and as a Union soldier in the Civil War. Also included in this collection is a letter from Hostetter's son to his grandson, "Junior," dated Christmas 1937.

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is:

Charles Linnaeus Hostetter. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Charles Linnaeus Hostetter was born on November 18, 1842. He graduated from the Old University of Chicago in 1865. He lived in Grouseland, Carroll County, Illinois.

His diaries contain references to the weather, farming, attending school, working at a bank, voting for "Old Abe," serving in the Civil War, and traveling to Yellowstone in May and June of 1882.

Scope Note

The Charles Linnaeus Hostetter Papers consist of a photocopy of a typescript copy of Hostetter's diary (1860-1864; 1882). The diary provides an account of his experiences at the Old University of Chicago and as a Union soldier in the Civil War. Also included in this collection is a letter from Hostetter's son to his grandson, "Junior," dated Christmas 1937.

Related Resources

The following resources are located in the Special Collections Research Center:

See http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/found.html

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Cover letter, Christmas, 1937, from "Father" to "Junior, " who is H.P. Hostetter, Jr.

Box 1   Folder 2

Diary, 1860, photocopy

Box 1   Folder 3

Diary, 1861, photocopy

Box 1   Folder 4

Diary, 1862, photocopy

Box 1   Folder 5

Diary, 1863, photocopy

Box 1   Folder 6

Diary, 1864, photocopy

Box 1   Folder 7

Diary, 1882, photocopy