HOLMES HUTCHINSON FAMILY PAPERS

(Mss. 751, 802, 889)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2010

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
COLLECTION DESCRIPTION .................................................................................................... 5
INDEX TERMS .............................................................................................................................. 7
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 8

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SUMMARY

Size.

20 items and 1 volume

Geographic locations.

Utica, N.Y.; Iberville Parish, La.

Inclusive dates.

1844-1904, undated

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

English

Summary.

Resident of Utica, New York, landowner in Iberville Parish, La., and tutor to Franklin A. Hudson, son of Silas F. Hudson, Bayou Goula, La. Papers include letters concerning management and revenue of cypress swampland; cash expenses for trips between Utica and Bayou Goula; a stock certificate; and an account book.

Organization.

Arranged chronologically.

Restrictions on access.

If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

Edwin Hutchinson Family Papers, Mss. 751

Charles W. Hutchinson Family Papers, Mss. 1865

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

Holmes Hutchinson Family Papers, Mss. 751, 802, 881, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack location(s).

Misc:H; H:14

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Holmes Hutchinson of Utica, New York, was a tutor for Franklin A. Hudson, son of Silas F. Hudson. Hutchinson travelled annually to the Hudson's sugar plantation at Bayou Goula, Louisiana, to teach young Franklin. In 1855 Hutchinson purchased some cypress swampland in Iberville Parish with John H. Randolph.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Letters, 1885-1904, from M. L. Randolph of Blythewood Plantation, Iberville Parish, to Hutchinson's wife and daughter (Mrs. F. H. Lintner) concern the management of, taxes paid on, and revenue received from the cypress swampland. A stock certificate issued in 1829 by the Fort-Plain Bridge Company to Holmes Hutchinson and transferred in 1847 to Charles Hutchinson is present. Hutchinson's cash expenses for trips, 1844-1851, made from Utica to Bayou Goula and return are recorded in the account book, as are expenses for trips made to Washington, D. C., and St. Louis, Missouri. Information regarding the estate of Silas F. Hudson, the Oswego and Syracuse Railroad, and accounts with Franklin A. Hudson and Robert Sewall is also available in the account book.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Date

Contents

1847

Statement in regard to Lot no. 1, Bayou Goula, Louisiana Name on front, Franklin A. Hudson.

Oct. 22, 1847

Stock certificate issued, in 1829, by the Fort-Plain Bridge Co. to Holmes Hutchinson and transferred, in 1847, to Charles Hutchinson.

Jan. 24, 1848, endorsed May 12, 1848

Memorandum of agreement made between George Briggs, Robert Felaty, and Holmes Hutchinson.

1869

Tax receipt of Mrs. M. A. Hutchinson from M. L. Randolph.

Dec. 30, 1872

Contract for release of rights on property by John H. Randolph and his wife, Emily Jane Liddell, to the heirs of Holmes Hutchinson. Joseph Amedee (Landry).

Nov. 22, 1885

Letter to Mrs. Holmes Hutchinson from M. L. Randolph, in regard to plantation affairs.

Oct. 17, 1885

Letter to Mrs. Lintner from M. L. Randolph regarding money matters.

Feb. 1, 1885

Receipt for sale of wood cut from land belonging to H. Hutchinson.

May 14, 1889

Three envelopes to Mrs. F. H. Lintner; post marked Albany, N. Y.

188_

Copy of Civil Code of Louisiana Art. 1589. (State of N. Y. Assembly chamber stationery).

Feb. 3, 1890

Letter to Mrs. Lintner from M. L. Randolph regarding her property.

Feb. 12, 1890

Letter to Mrs. Lintner from M. L. Randolph regarding her property.

Mar. 12, 1890

Certified copy of agreement between John Randolph and Holmes Hutchinson in regard to land bought between them. Agreement took place May 28, 1855.

May 14, 1890

Letter to Mrs. Lintner from M. L. Randolph in regard to whether she may sell or not.

Jan. 29, 1898

Letter to Mrs. Lintner from M. L. Randolph regarding money to be lent her.

Dec. 18, 1901

Letter to Mrs. Lintner from W. R. Randolph regarding taxes.

Date

Contents

June 18, 1902

Letter to Mr. Hall from Mrs. F. H. Lintner in regard to land she owns in Louisiana.

Dec. 7, 1902

Letter to Mrs. Lintner in England from W. R. Randolph regarding taxes.

Feb. 15, 1904

Tax receipt, state of Louisiana, to Mrs. Holmes Hutchinson, Parish of Iberville.

undated

Printed brochure: price list of electric fixtures manufactured by W. S. Edwards, Mfg. Co.

1844-1853

Holmes Hutchinson account book

Hutchinson's cash expenses for trips made from Utica to Bayou Goula and return are recorded, as are expenses for trips made to Washington, D. C., and St. Louis, Missouri. Information regarding the estate of Silas F. Hudson, the Oswego and Syracuse Railroad, and accounts with Franklin A. Hudson and Robert Sewall is also available in the account book.

INDEX TERMS

Cypress--Louisiana.

Hudson, Franklin A.

Hudson, Silas F.

Hutchinson, Holmes, d. 1865.

Iberville Parish (La.)--History--19th century.

Oswego and Syracuse Railroad.

Railroad travel--United States.

Tutors and tutoring--Louisiana.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folder(s)

Contents (with dates)

Misc:H

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1

1847-1904, undated

H:14

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Holmes Hutchinson account book, 1844-1853