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Jedediah Hotchkiss Papers [manuscript] 1846-1912 (Bulk 1883-1899)]

Hotchkiss, Jedediah; Boswell, James Keith; Johnston, J. Stoddard; Lewis, Thomas; McCullough, Samuel Thomas; Confederate Monument Association of Staunton; Gauley Coal Land Association; Grottoes; Trans-Flat Top Land Association; Winslow and Wetherell
Format
Manuscript/Archive
Language
English
Finding Aid Note
Guide available.
Related Resources
GUIDE TO THE COLLECTION AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Summary
Chiefly business papers, including surveys, 1883-1899, relating to land development in Virginia and West Virginia, especially mineral resources and timber in the Shenandoah Valley, and four volumes of map making notes, including a report on Buffalo Creek, Fayette County, W. Va. and maps of Augusta County, Va. There is much correspondence of the Gauley Coal Land Association, the Trans-Flat Top Land Association, as well as Hotchkiss's mining company "The Grottoes." Other buisness topics include trips to England, a journal published by Hotchkiss "The Virginias," and the settlement of Hotchkiss's estate.
In addition, there is material on Hotchkiss' period of service under Stonewall Jackson as a scout and map-maker during the Civil War. Items of interest include a letter describing the battle of Fredericksburg, another from Stonewall Jackson on his map-making commissions, and a copy of J. K. Boswell's Chancellorsville field notes. Post war items include three letters from Robert E. Lee on Hotchkiss's maps, Civil War reminiscences, a letter to Anna Jackson re a biography of her husband, correspondence with Hunter McGuire, 1893-1898, concerning publications about Jackson and his battles, and miscellaneous Civil War essays and speeches by Hotchkiss and McGuire.
Correspondence also describes his teaching career at Mossy Creek Academy in Augusta County, the Augusta Female Seminary, and Loch Willow school in Churchville, and post-war business trips to England. There are letters to Hotchkiss from family in Windsor, N.Y. and letters between Hotchkiss, his wife and daughters as well as a few poems by Hotchkiss, class lecture notes for Mossy Creek and Loch Willow, and school records for Hotchkiss at Windsor Academy and his wife at the Wyoming Seminary. Twentieth century papers concern the settling of his estate and the Confederate Monument Association of Staunton and Augusta County.
The collection also includes letters of Hotchkiss's son-in-law Samuel T. McCullough, of the 1st Maryland Infantry, regarding his service and time as prisoner of war on Johnson's Island. There are also notes on a postwar battlefield tour. [McCullough's diaries are cataloged separately as MSS 2907.]
The collection also includes a typed transcript entitled "Running the line from the head of the Rappahannock to the head of the Potomac" of the 1746 diary of Thomas Lewis concerning the establishment of the Fairfax line. There is a note by Hotchkiss signed an dated Oct. 1889 that states the transcription was "copied and verified from original."
In addition, the collection includes a letter from William Cabell Rives, 1883 April 27, to Hotchkiss discussing Thomas Walker's journal. There is also a document [in Rives' hand?] summarizing Walker's journal from March 16 though July 12, 1750, and a typescript of a speech by Col. Stoddard Johnston on Walker's journal read before the Filson Club November 3, 1893.
Miscellaneous items include diaries, news clippings, scrapbooks of his wife and daughter containing clippings and embroidery patterns; photographs of family and Confederate statues and monuments; and broadsides. Of interest are blueprints and architectural drawings by Winslow and Wetherell for his home "The Oaks." Memorabilia include Confederate souvenir ribbons and coins, a watercolor paint box, a souvenir spoon from the birthplace of Stonewall Jackson, a pocket knife, and a Confederate belt-buckle and spur from a soldier killed at Fisher's Hill
Correspondents include: Edward W. Clark, John Esten Cooke, Azel Ford, Stonewall Jackson, Bradley Tyler Johnson, George Washington Custis Lee, Robert E. Lee, John C. Maben, E. C. Machen, Hunter Holmes McGuire, M. Erskine Miller, Joseph T. Richards, William Cabell Rives, and Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart.
Description
1550 items.
Cite as
Jedediah Hotchkiss Papers, 1845-1905, Accession #2822, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
Other Forms
McCullough diaries also available on microfilm as Manuscripts Division reel #M2373.
Technical Details
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    a| Chiefly business papers, including surveys, 1883-1899, relating to land development in Virginia and West Virginia, especially mineral resources and timber in the Shenandoah Valley, and four volumes of map making notes, including a report on Buffalo Creek, Fayette County, W. Va. and maps of Augusta County, Va. There is much correspondence of the Gauley Coal Land Association, the Trans-Flat Top Land Association, as well as Hotchkiss's mining company "The Grottoes." Other buisness topics include trips to England, a journal published by Hotchkiss "The Virginias," and the settlement of Hotchkiss's estate.
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    a| In addition, there is material on Hotchkiss' period of service under Stonewall Jackson as a scout and map-maker during the Civil War. Items of interest include a letter describing the battle of Fredericksburg, another from Stonewall Jackson on his map-making commissions, and a copy of J. K. Boswell's Chancellorsville field notes. Post war items include three letters from Robert E. Lee on Hotchkiss's maps, Civil War reminiscences, a letter to Anna Jackson re a biography of her husband, correspondence with Hunter McGuire, 1893-1898, concerning publications about Jackson and his battles, and miscellaneous Civil War essays and speeches by Hotchkiss and McGuire.
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    a| Correspondence also describes his teaching career at Mossy Creek Academy in Augusta County, the Augusta Female Seminary, and Loch Willow school in Churchville, and post-war business trips to England. There are letters to Hotchkiss from family in Windsor, N.Y. and letters between Hotchkiss, his wife and daughters as well as a few poems by Hotchkiss, class lecture notes for Mossy Creek and Loch Willow, and school records for Hotchkiss at Windsor Academy and his wife at the Wyoming Seminary. Twentieth century papers concern the settling of his estate and the Confederate Monument Association of Staunton and Augusta County.
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    a| The collection also includes letters of Hotchkiss's son-in-law Samuel T. McCullough, of the 1st Maryland Infantry, regarding his service and time as prisoner of war on Johnson's Island. There are also notes on a postwar battlefield tour. [McCullough's diaries are cataloged separately as MSS 2907.]
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    a| The collection also includes a typed transcript entitled "Running the line from the head of the Rappahannock to the head of the Potomac" of the 1746 diary of Thomas Lewis concerning the establishment of the Fairfax line. There is a note by Hotchkiss signed an dated Oct. 1889 that states the transcription was "copied and verified from original."
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    a| In addition, the collection includes a letter from William Cabell Rives, 1883 April 27, to Hotchkiss discussing Thomas Walker's journal. There is also a document [in Rives' hand?] summarizing Walker's journal from March 16 though July 12, 1750, and a typescript of a speech by Col. Stoddard Johnston on Walker's journal read before the Filson Club November 3, 1893.
    520
      
      
    a| Miscellaneous items include diaries, news clippings, scrapbooks of his wife and daughter containing clippings and embroidery patterns; photographs of family and Confederate statues and monuments; and broadsides. Of interest are blueprints and architectural drawings by Winslow and Wetherell for his home "The Oaks." Memorabilia include Confederate souvenir ribbons and coins, a watercolor paint box, a souvenir spoon from the birthplace of Stonewall Jackson, a pocket knife, and a Confederate belt-buckle and spur from a soldier killed at Fisher's Hill
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    a| Correspondents include: Edward W. Clark, John Esten Cooke, Azel Ford, Stonewall Jackson, Bradley Tyler Johnson, George Washington Custis Lee, Robert E. Lee, John C. Maben, E. C. Machen, Hunter Holmes McGuire, M. Erskine Miller, Joseph T. Richards, William Cabell Rives, and Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart.
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    a| Jedediah Hotchkiss Papers, 1845-1905, Accession #2822, Special Collections, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.
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    a| Holmes, Ellen May Hotchkiss McCullough, d| 1855-1947, e| recipient.
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    a| Johnson, Bradley T. q| (Bradley Tyler), d| 1829-1903, e| correspondent.
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    a| Johnston, J. Stoddard q| (Josiah Stoddard), d| 1833-1913
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    a| Lee, George Washington Custis, d| 1832-1913, e| correspondent.
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    a| Lewis, Thomas, d| 1718-1790. t| Running the line from the head of the Rappahannock to the head of the Potomac.
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