A Guide to the Hiram Pitts Family Papers, 1849-1865, 1886-1889
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.
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.
This collection is open for research use.
Hiram Pitts Family Papers, 1849-1865, 1886-1889, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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