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Collection Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: Speech, Correspondence and General Documents, 1852-1864

Series II: Newsclippings and Legal Documents, 1856-1903

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the John William Hutcheson papers, 1852-1903 (bulk dates 1852-1862)



Collection Summary

Creator: Hutcheson, John William
Title: John William Hutcheson papers
Dates: 1852-1903 (bulk dates 1852-1862)
Abstract: The John W. Hutcheson papers include correspondence to and from Texas attorney and soldier Hutcheson before and during the U.S. Civil War, a text of a speech on immigration (1852), documents relating to the Masonic Order, a license to practice law in Texas, and several newspaper issues (1862, 1863, 1898, 1903) describing Hutcheson's life and his military career with the 4th Texas Regiment.
Identification: MS 037
Quantity: 3 folders
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Biographical Note

John W. Hutcheson was born in Virginia in 1829; he moved to Anderson, Texas (in Grimes County) in 1853, where he practiced law. He was a member of the Texas state convention that passed the secession ordiance, fought with the 4th Texas Regiment in Virginia, and was killed during the Seven Days' Battle on June 27, 1862.

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Scope and Contents

The John W. Hutcheson papers include correspondence to and from Hutcheson before and during the U.S. Civil War, a text of a speech on immigration (1852), documents relating to the Masonic Order, a license to practice law in Texas, and several newspaper issues (1862, 1863, 1898, 1903) describing Hutcheson's life and his military career with the 4th Texas Regiment.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This material is open for research. Patrons are asked to use photocopies of materials in order to reduce handling of fragile originals.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from the John William Hutcheson papers, MS 037, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hutcheson, John William
Hutcheson, Laura
Places
United States—History—Civil War, 1861-1865.
Texas—History—Civil War, 1861-1865 - 4th Texas Regiment.
Formats
Correspondence
Photocopies
Speeches
Legal documents

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Related Material

See also Joseph C. Hutcheson and allied families papers, MS 496, Woodson Research Center.

See additional Civil War collections in the Woodson Research Center.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John William Hutcheson papers, 1852-1903, MS 037, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Andrew Schwartz, 1972.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Speech, Correspondence and General Documents, 1852-1864

Patrons are asked to use photocopies of these original materials (found in Folder 2) unless access to originals is required.
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1 Speech "Immigration as Affecting the Destinies of our Country, " as delivered by John W. Hutcheson, January 3, 1852
Letter from Hutcheson to parents, March 29, 1852
Letter from Hutcheson to parents (typed copy), Dec. 30, 1853
Letter from Hutcheson to parents (typed copy), Dec. 30, 1853
Letter from Hutcheson to parents, Apr. 21, 1854
Letter from Hutcheson to parents, Dec. 2, 1858
Letter from Hutcheson to parents, Apr. 7, 1859
Letter from Hutcheson to parents, May 18, 1859
Handwritten list of quartermaster stores transferred to J.W. Hutcheson, Aug. 12, 1861
Letter from Laura Hutcheson (wife of J.W.?) to "Pa" (father-in-law), April 27, 1862
Letter from unknown (cousin of J.W. Hutcheson) to Hutcheson ("Cousin William"), June 1, 1862
Letter from unknown to Hutcheson, June 5, 1862
Letter from unknown to Hutcheson ("Billy"), June 7, 1862
Last Will and Testament of unidentified person, certified by Elisha Floyd, March 9, 1864
Text of speech or essay by unidentified author, n.d. (1 of 2)
Text of speech or essay by unidentified author, n.d. (2 of 2)
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2 Photocopies of Folder 1 contents, for use by patrons.

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Series II: Newsclippings and Legal Documents, 1856-1903

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Map folder Masonic document admitting John William Hutcheson to Master Rank, January 21, 1856
Masonic document admitting John William Hutcheson to Royal Arch Rank, May 24, 1858
License to practice law in Texas, February 10, 1858
Obituary, J. W. Hutcheson, in Richmond Christian Advocate, August 21, 1862
Newsclipping notice of new book, "The History of the 4th Texas Regiment," Sept. 23, 1863, Tri-Weekly Telegraph
Newsclipping regarding the 4th Texas Regiment, including J. W. Hutcheson, Feb. 6, 1898, Galveston Daily News
Newsclipping listing members of Company G, the 4th Texas Regiment, Apr. 30, 1903, Navasota Weekly Review

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