University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Hiram Pitts Family Papers, 1849-1865, 1886-1889



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Pitts, Hiram
Title: Pitts, Hiram, Family Papers
Dates: 1849-1865, 1886-1889
Abstract: Composed of correspondence and legal documents, the Hiram Pitts Family Papers, 1849-1865, 1886-1889, document the business activities of Hiram Pitts and his lumber mill as well as town lot sales in Moline, Illinois.
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Hiram Pitts operated a lumber mill in Illinois in the mid-19th century who was also active in the sale of town lots in Moline, Illinois, after the Civil War.


Scope and Contents

Composed of correspondence and legal documents, the Hiram Pitts Family Papers, 1849-1865, 1886-1889, document the business activities of Hiram Pitts and his lumber mill as well as town lot sales in Moline, Illinois. Familial affairs are also chronicled in letters between family members.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Pitts, Hiram -- Archives
Subjects
Lumber trade -- Illinois
Deeds -- Illinois
Places
Moline (Ill.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Hiram Pitts Family Papers, 1849-1865, 1886-1889, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2F319 Hiram Pitts Family Papers, 1849-1865, 1886-1889