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Hutchison Family papers

Identifier: SCL-MS-11057


  • 1773-1970, undated


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All rights reside with creator. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact The South Caroliniana Library.


731 items


Consisting of correspondence, land and legal papers, and photographs documenting the lives of four generations of this York County family; including such materials as lease agreements signed by Catawba tribal representatives, commissioners reports, minutes of meetings of Indian landholders, and correspondence reflecting Indian affairs along the North Carolina-South Carolina boundary; and letters, 1810-1827, from James Moore, onetime resident of York District who removed to the old southwest and eventually settled near Natchez, first working as an overseer but later owning a plantation.

Includes Moore's letters to his brother-in-law, David Hutchison, discussing military problems facing planters in the Mississippi delta during the War of 1812 and comment re the difference in agricultural prospects between Mississippi and South Carolina; correspondence and legal documents reflecting the mercantile and banking interests and investments of Hiram Hutchison (ca. 1790-1856), son of David Hutchison, including letters, 1853-1854, between Hiram Hutchison, John L. Manning, and James H. Thornwell re the establishment of a scholarship at South Carolina College.

Also includes materials re the settlement of the estate of Hiram Hutchison and the marking of his grave at Greenwood Cemetery, New York; correspondence and miscellaneous documents re the work of Adolphus Eugene Hutchison (1827- 1905) with the Indian Land Chronicle, a York County newspaper, and the establishment in 1880 of the Rock Hill Cotton Factory, the state's first steam-powered cotton mill, which A.E. Hutchison served as president; and World War I letters from Hiram Hutchison (1895-1950) written from Camp Sevier, Ft. Sill, Ft. Bliss, and various locations in France and England, relating details of his military service in the 118th Infantry, his wounding and hospitalization, and return to South Carolina in 1919.

Biographical / Historical

The Hutchisons were residents of York County, S.C.

Physical Location

This collection is held by the South Carolinina Library. Contact the library at 803-777-3132 or to inquire about scan-and-deliver options or to set up a research appointment. Please provide at least three business days’ notice for in-person appointments.

Abbreviations / Legend ADS = autographed document signed

ALS = autographed letter signed

ALS(T) = typed copy of autographed letter signed

DS = document signed

LS = letter signed

MP = printed manuscript

MS = manuscript signed

n.d. = undated

Repository Details

Part of the South Caroliniana Library Repository

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University of South Carolina
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