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Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers, 1805-1910 (Bulk: 1811-1864)
23 archives boxes, 2 half archives boxes, 3 flat boxes, 2 oversize archives boxes, 1 map case drawer (20 linear ft.)

Abstract:
The Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers contain correspondence, drawings, legal documents, sermons, drafts of published and unpublished works, printed articles, autographs, artwork, and images relating to the professional activities and some of the personal life of Edward Hitchcock, Orra White Hitchcock, and their family. The material spans the years 1804-1910, with the bulk of the material falling into the period 1820-1864. Edward Hitchcock's work as a minister and nationally noted geologist is well documented in the papers. Orra White Hitchcock is less thoroughly represented. The collection contains the diaries she kept when she accompanied her husband on their European trips, along with her ad hoc sketches.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

In general, there is no restriction on access to the Edward Hitchcock Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes. Materials from other institutions which are found in the Hitchcock Papers cannot be duplicated, as indicated.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Papers should be directed to the Archivist of the College. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

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Biographical Note

Eminent 19th-century scientist, educator and minister, Edward Hitchcock (1793-1864) served Amherst College for almost forty years as a member of the faculty and as president. Hitchcock came to Amherst after serving as principal of Deerfield Academy and minister for the Congregational Church in Conway. Appointed Professor of Chemistry and Natural History in 1826, Hitchcock filled that position until 1845 when he was appointed President and Professor of Natural Theology and Geology. He served as President from 1845 until 1854. During that time, Hitchcock was responsible for Amherst's recovery from extreme financial depression. In 1854 Hitchcock retired from the presidency and became Professor of Natural History and Geology, the position which he held until his death in 1864. In addition to saving the College from financial disaster, Hitchcock is credited with providing Amherst with its reputation for scientific teaching and developing its scientific resources in support of the curriculum.

Professionally, Hitchcock was a noted figure in the development of the natural sciences during the 19th century. He was appointed State Geologist of Massachusetts in 1830, Geologist of the first district of New York in 1836, and Geologist of Vermont in 1857. While Hitchcock's most significant work was in geology, in the discipline of ornithichnology (the study of fossil footmarks), he studied botany, chemistry, mineralogy, and zoology, among other natural sciences. Hitchcock published numerous monographs, scientific studies, essays, and articles. He lectured widely and undertook significant scientific expeditions.

A deeply religious man, Hitchcock regularly gave religious lectures. He advocated temperance, and was a defender of evangelical christianity. In his professional writings and activities, Hitchcock sought to reconcile religion and science.

In 1821, Edward Hitchcock married Orra White (1796-1863). They had served together as instructors at Deerfield Academy. A scholar and artist in her own right, Orra accompanied Hitchcock on many of his scientific expeditions. She sketched in the field and illustrated many of his numerous works and lectures. After coming to Amherst Orra was active in both the College and greater town community. Together they had 8 children, two of whom were graduates of Amherst. Orra died in 1863. Both Edward and Orra White Hitchcock are buried in West Cemetery in Amherst.

Note

[Note: only selected and major works by Hitchcock are listed.]

Edward Hitchcock (1793-1864)
1793 May 24
Born in Deerfield, Mass.
Parents: Justin Hitchcock and Mercy Hoyt Hitchcock
1816-1818Principal, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, Mass.
1815Publishes his determination of the longitude of Deerfield, Mass. (based on observations of the solar eclipse of 1811) in Memoirs of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, vol. III, p. 307-9.
1819-1820Studies theology at Yale College
1821 May 31Marriage to Orra White, Amherst, Mass. They have eight children, six of whom survive childhood.
1822A son born; d. March 15, 1824
182?Child born; d. at birth
1824Mary Hitchcock born
1828Edward ("Doc") Hitchcock (AC 1849) born
1825?Catharine Hitchcock born
1833Jane E. Hitchcock born
1836Charles H. Hitchcock (AC 1856) born
1838Emily Hitchcock born
1821-1825Minister, Congregational Church, Conway, Mass.
1825 Oct-1826 JanResidence in New Haven, Conn.; studies chemistry 1826 Jan with Benjamin Silliman of Yale
1826Appointed to the faculty of Amherst College as professor of chemistry and natural history
[1823-1842]Studies in surface geology, especially the origins of deltas, terraces, polished rock surfaces et al. by action of moving waters (later, glacial dispersion)
1822 Dec 11Paper read before the American Geological Society: "Mineralogy and Scenery of the Regions Contiguous to the River Connecticut, with a Geological Map ...."
1830Appointed State Geologist of Massachusetts
1833Report on the Geology, Mineralogy, Botany and Zoology of Massachusetts. In four parts; 700 p. Amherst: Adams
1835Report on the Geology [etc]... of Massachusetts. Second edition revised; 702 p. Amherst: Adams
1836Appointed geologist of the first district of the survey of New York
1840
Elementary Geology, 329 p. Amherst: Adams. Reprinted many times, with major revisions in 1841, 1847, 1854, and 1860
First president of the Association of American Geologists and Naturalists (later, American Association for the Advancement of Science)
1841
First Anniversary Address before the Association of American Geologists. American Journal of Science, with proceedings of the meeting, vol. XLI
Final Report of the Geology of Massachusetts. In four parts; 831 p. Amherst: Adams
[1842-1848]Studies of fossil footprints in Massachusetts and Connecticut (i.e. the valley of the Connecticut River)
1845-1854President of Amherst College
1850 May-OctTravels in Europe
1856Appointed State Geologist of Vermont
1857Illustrations of Surface Geology. Washington: Smithsonian Institution
1861Report on the Geology of Vermont (with his sons and Albert Hager). 2 vols.; 988 p. Claremont, New Hampshire
1863Reminiscences of Amherst College. Northampton: Bridgman & Childs
1864 Feb 27Dies in Amherst, Mass., less than one year after the death on May 26, 1863 of his wife, Orra; burial in West Cemetery
Orra White Hitchcock (1796-1863)
1796 MarBorn in South Amherst, Mass.
Parents: Jarib White Ruth Sherman White
[1800?-1812?]Educated at home by private tutor, then (ca. 1806-1811) at a boarding school in South Hadley, Mass., run by Abigail Wright and Sophia Goodrich; then at a "ladies' school" in Roxbury (Boston), Mass. [possibly Mrs. Haswell's Academy, which existed in Boston at least as early as 1812]
1813Assistant Teacher, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, Mass.
1818
Preceptress, Amherst Academy, Amherst, Mass.
First publication of a colored drawing: "A View of the Falls on the Connecticut River at Gill, Mass.," in Portfolio Magazine (Philadelphia).
1821 May 31Marriage to Edward Hitchcock, Amherst, Mass.
1822A son born, d. March 15, 1824
182?Child born, d. at birth
1824Mary Hitchcock born
1825?Catharine Hitchcock born
1828Edward ("Doc") Hitchcock (AC 1849) born
1833Jane E. Hitchcock born
1836Charles H. Hitchcock (AC 1856) born
1838Emily Hitchcock born
1821-1822Sketches and watercolors of Amherst College; includes the oil painting by her of the first building of Amherst College, shortly after its completion in September 1821
1821-1825Residence in Conway, Mass., where Edward Hitchcock serves as minister of the Congregational Church
1825 Oct-1826 JanResidence in New Haven, Conn., where Edward Hitchcock studies chemistry with Benjamin Silliman at Yale
1826 JanMoves to Amherst, Mass., where Edward Hitchcock joins the faculty of Amherst College; residence in house at corner of South Pleasant and Hitchcock Road. Throughout his years of teaching, Orra provides illustrations for his class lectures and continues to illustrate his books and lectures
1833Plates of eight drawings published in the atlas to the Report on the Geology, Mineralogy, Botany and Zoology of Massachusetts by Edward Hitchcock
1845Edward Hitchcock assumes the presidency of Amherst College; family moves to the President's House on South Pleasant St., next to Morgan Hall
1850 May-OctTravels in Europe
1850-1851Prepares two drawings and tints them by hand for the printed editions of Religious Lectures on Peculiar Phenomena in the Four Seasons by Edward Hitchcock; one of the drawings is "Autumnal Scenery, View in Amherst"
1855Injury from a fall; end of artistic work, due to injuries and to deteriorating eyesight
1863 May 26Dies in Amherst, Mass; burial in West Cemetery

Sources for chronologies:

Foose, Richard M., and John Lancaster, "Edward Hitchcock: News England Geologist, Minister, and Educator," in Northeastern Geology, vol. 3, January, 1981, pp. 13-17.

Worman, Eugene C. Jr., "The Watercolors and Prints of Orra White Hitchcock," in AB Bookman's Weekly, February 13, 1989, vol. 83, no. 7, pp. 646-668.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers document the professional activities and some of the personal life of Edward Hitchcock and Orra White Hitchcock and their family, spanning the years 1804-1910, with the bulk of the material falling into the period 1820-1864. The Papers occupy approximately 20 linear feet of shelf space.

The breadth of Edward Hitchcock's career and professional activities are represented in the Papers and reflect his multiple roles and interests as a scientist, educator, minister, college president, and family man. Hitchcock's career in the natural sciences brought him into the national arena as a noted geologist. His Final Report on the Geology of Massachusetts is well documented in the Papers as is the breadth of his scientific and religious works. His circle of colleagues and associates was extensive and his interests varied. Because of Hitchcock's overlapping professional and personal commitments, a researcher should check all series in the Papers for relevant material.

Although Orra White Hitchcock is less thoroughly represented in the Papers, the material that has survived documents her artistic and scientific activities as well as her family responsibilities. It provides a picture of her diverse roles as artist, scientific illustrator of her husband's works, wife, mother, and member of the College and town community. The diaries she kept when she accompanied her husband on their European trips, along with her ad hoc sketches, reflect the acuity with which she observed the world around her.

Family-related material includes correspondence with Edward and Orra's children, and some material about Edward's parents and siblings.

Materials in the Papers include correspondence, drawings, legal documents, sermons, drafts of published and unpublished works, printed articles, autographs, artwork, and images.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

In general, there is no restriction on access to the Edward Hitchcock Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items are restricted for preservation purposes. Materials from other institutions which are found in the Hitchcock Papers cannot be duplicated, as indicated.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the Papers should be directed to the Archivist of the College. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers [Box #, folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

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History of the Collection

Materials in the Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers were given to the College in the early twentieth century by their sons Edward Hitchcock, Jr. (AC 1849) and Charles H. Hitchcock (AC 1856). Additional materials were collected from members of the Hitchcock family and added by Margaret Hitchcock Emerson, their great-granddaughter, during the 1940s.

Processing Information

Since different parts of the Papers were received at various times, there is no evidence of original order. In 1968, the bulk of the Papers was sorted and material in some sections was put in chronological order. In 1996 and 1997, the Papers were reviewed and arranged and described according to current archival standards. The result is more detailed access to information in all parts of the Papers. Where necessary, documentation about previous handling was maintained.

Processed:1996 July - 1997 May
By:Daria D'Arienzo, Archivist of the College
John Lancaster, Curator of Special Collections
Elaine Trehub, Archives Consultant
Peter Weis, Project Assistant
Finding Aid:August 1997
Prepared by:Daria D'Arienzo, Archivist of the College
John Lancaster, Curator of Special Collections
Donna Skibel, Archives Associate
Elaine Trehub, Archives Consultant
Peter Weis, Project Assistant
Edited by:John Lancaster, Curator of Special Collections
Listed by:Donna Skibel, Archives Associate
Peter Weis, Project Assistant
Carol Trabulsi, Senior Archives Associate
Janet Poirrier, Archives Assistant
Floyd Merritt, Archivist, Friends of the Amherst College Library
John Lancaster, Curator of Special Collections
Format: Donna Skibel, Archives Associate
John Lancaster, Curator of Special Collections

Alphabetical Listing of Edward Hitchcock's Writings
"Abstract of a meteorological journal kept at Deerfield, (Mass.) beginning March 1817, and ending November 1818. North latitude 42 34' 32". West longitude 72 39' from London," The American Journal of Science , vol. 4, no. 2, manuscript journal and printed article 1822Series 6, box 14, folder 17
"An abstract of the course of chemical lectures and recitations in Amherst College" n.d.Series 6, box 17, folder 35
"Account of the discovery of the fossil jaw of an extinct family of sharks, from the coal formation," Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 9th Meeting (1855) , 1856 1856Series 6, box 17, folder 13
"Additional facts respecting the Clathropteris of East Hampton, Massachusetts," Proceedings of The American Association of Science for 1860 , 1861, vol. 14 1861Series 6, box 17, folder 28
"Additional facts respecting the tracks of the Otozoum moodii on the liassic sandstone of the Connecticut Valley," Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 9th Meeting (1855) , 1856 1856Series 6, box 17, folder 14
Address at the dedication of the State Geological Hall, Albany, N.Y., extracted from New York Senate Document 109 1856Series 6, box 17, folder 15
"Address on retiring from the presidency" detached from Discourses and Addresses at the Installation and Inauguration of the Rev. William A. Stearns, D.D., as President of Amherst College, and Pastor of the College Church 1855Series 6, box 17, folder 12
Amherst College series, The Boston Recorder , vol. 17, nos. 15-22, 8 articles 1832 Apr-MaySeries 6, box 15, folder 5
"Analysis of coprolites from the new red sandstone formation of New England; by Samuel L. Dana, M.D.--with remarks by Prof. Hitchcock," The American Journal of Science , vol. 48 1844Series 6, box 16, folder 19
"Analysis of marl from Farmington, Conn.," The American Journal of Science , vol. 36 1839Series 6, box 16, folder 7
"Analysis of wines from Palestine, Syria and Asia Minor, and of specimens of American cider," The American Journal of Science , vol. 46, no. 2; with a reprint of the article in The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal , v. 36, no. 73 1844Series 6, box 16, folder 20
"Answer to the 'Rejoinder' ...," by James Deane 1844, 1859Series 6, box 16, folder 25
"The appeal"; The Franklin Herald 1812 Aug 11Series 6, box 14, folder 1
Argument Against the Manufacture of Ardent Spirits , unsigned review in The Christian Examiner , vol. 14, no. 55 (new series vol. 9, no. 25) 1833 MarSeries 6, box 15, folder 7
Association of Ministers, article on faith, Boston Recorder & Telegraph , vol. 10, no. 28, new series 1825 Jul 8Series 6, box 14, folder 32
Ayer's cherry pectoral endorsement, Liberator (Boston) 1851 Apr 18Series 6, box 16, folder 43
"Basaltic rocks at Mount Holyoke, Mass." Parley's Magazine [ca. 1839?]Series 6, box 16, folder 6
Berkshire County scenery series, The Boston Recorder , vol. 27, nos. 6, 10, 16, 23, 38, 39, 40; vol. 28, no. 2, 8 articles 1842 Feb-1843 Jan.Series 6, box 16, folder 12
"Blessings of temperance in food," The American National Preacher , vol. 9, no. 6; with a reprint in The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine , vol. 59, 1836 1834 NovSeries 6, box 15, folder 11
Blunt's almanac controversy, Hitchcock and Blunt letters in the American Monthly Magazine and Critical Review 1817-1818Series 6, box 14, folder 7
"Case of optical illusion in sickness, with an attempt to explain its psychology," New Englander, 1845, vol. 3; manuscript of Hitchcock's two letters to N.W. Fiske; only the first was published 1845 AprSeries 6, box 16, folder 31-32
"Catalogue of the Massachusetts State Cabinet, under charge of the Secretary of the Board of Agriculture" [rocks, minerals, and fossils] 1859Series 6, box 17, folder 23
"Charge at the installation [of Amherst College President William A. Stearns]," detached from Discourses and Addresses at the Installation and Inauguration of the Rev. William A. Stearns, D.D., as President of Amherst College, and Pastor of the College Church 1855Series 6, box 17, folder 12
"Chlorophoeite [and] Andalusite," The American Journal of Science , vol. 10 1826 FebSeries 6, box 14, folder 35
"The coal field of Bristol County and of Rhode Island," The American Journal of Science , second series, vol 16, no. 48, ; with a reprint in Mining Magazine , vol. 1, no. 6, 1853 Dec 1853 NovSeries 6, box 17, folder 6
"The connection between geology and natural religion," Biblical Repository and Quarterly Observer , vol. 5, no. 17 1835 JanSeries 6, box 15, folder 15
"The connection between geology and natural religion," manuscript ca. 1835Series 6, box 15, folder 14
"The connection between geology and the Mosaic history of the creation," draft, manuscript notebook; manuscript; [Part I-II], The Biblical Repository and Quarterly Observer , vol. 5, no. 18 (with a reprint in The Congregational Magazine , 1836); vol. 6, no. 20 1835 AprSeries 6, box 15, folder 12-13
"Consequences of intemperance in eating," The American National Preacher , vol. 8, no. 12 1834 MaySeries 6, box 15, folder 10
"The country almanack for 1813," manuscript, sewn booklet, 39 pp. ca. 1812Series 6, box 14, folder 4
The Country Almanak 1815 (single clipping) [1815]Series 6, box 14, folder 5
"The cross in nature and nature in the cross," Bibliotheca Sacra , vol. 18, no. 70 1861 AprSeries 6, box 17, folder 29
"Cylinders of snow," The American Journal of Science, vol. 2 1820Series 6, box 14, folder 14
"Description by Captains Cook and Flinders of birds' nests of enormous size on the coast of New Holland," The American Journal of Science, vol. 47, no. 1; with a reprint of the article in The American Magazine of Natural History , vol. 14, 1844 1844 Apr-JunSeries 6, box 16, folder 27
"Description of a brown coal deposit in Brandon, Vermont, with an attempt to determine the geological age of the principal hematite ore beds in the United States," The American Journal of Science, second series, vol. 15, no. 43 1853 JanSeries 6, box 17, folder 3
"Description of a large bowlder in the drift of Amherst, Massachusetts, with parallel striae upon four sides," The American Journal of Science, second series, vol. 22 1857Series 6, box 17, folder 22
"Description of a new species of botrychium; with a drawing," The American Journal of Science, vol. 6 1823Series 6, box 14, folder 19
"Description of a singular case of the dispersion of blocks of stone connected with drift, in Berkshire County, Massachusetts," The American Journal of Science, vol. 49, no. 2 1845 Jul-SepSeries 6, box 16, folder 35
"Description of a slide on Mount Lafayette, at Franconia, New Hampshire," The American Journal of Science , second series, vol. 14, no. 40 1852 JulSeries 6, box 16, folder 45
"Description of five new species of fossil footmarks, from the red sandstone of the valley of Connecticut River," Reports of the First, Second, and Third Meetings of the American Association of Geologists and Naturalists, 1843 , with later typescript copy 1843Series 6, box 16, folder 13
"Description of several sections measured across the sandstone and trap of Connecticut River valley in Massachusetts," Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 9th Meeting (1855) , 1856 1856Series 6, box 17, folder 16
"Description of several species of fossil plants from the new red sandstone formation of Connecticut and Massachusetts," Report of the First, Second, and Third Meetings of the American Association of Geologists and Naturalists, 1843 , with later typescript copy 1843Series 6, box 16, folder 14
"Description of two new species of fossil footmarks found in Massachusetts and Connecticut, or, of the animals that made them," The American Journal of Science , second series, vol. 4, no. 10 1847 JulSeries 6, box 16, folder 38
"Did Christ advance any new moral precept?," signed "Docendus," The Christian Spectator , vol. 1 1819 AugSeries 6, box 14, folder 13
"Discovery of more native copper in the town of Whately in Massachusetts, in the valley of Connecticut River, with remarks upon its origin," read before the Association of American Geologists and Naturalists at Albany, April 1843, The American Journal of Science , vol. 47 1844Series 6, box 16, folder 21
"Discovery of the yttro-cerite in Massachusetts," The American Journal of Science , vol. 47; with a note about Hitchcock's paper on copper and yttro-cerite in The American Journal of Science , 1843 Oct, vol. 45 1844Series 6, box 16, folder 22
"Distorted pebbles," Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History , vol. 7, p. 353, later typescript summary 1860 Oct 3Series 6, box 17, folder 27
The downfall of Bonaparte (unpublished; in Series 7) 1815Series 7, box 18, folder 6
"Dr. Hitchcock and Dr. Deane: who first scientifically investigated and described the fossil footmarks of the Connecticut Valley?" Reprints 2 letters of Edward Hitchcock (1859 Apr 1 to Henry I. Bowditch and 1859 May 10 to the "Springfield Republican") 1844, 1859Series 6, box 16, folder 25
Elementary Anatomy and Physiology , with Edward Hitchcock, Jr. (Series 5) 1859-1869Series 5, box 11, folder 1-2
Elementary Geology (Series 5) 1843-1858Series 5, box 11, folder 3-6
"Exegesis of I Corinthians 15:35-44, as illustrated by natural history and chemistry," Bibliotheca Sacra , 1860 Apr, later transcript 1860 AprSeries 6, box 17, folder 26
"Extract from a farewell discourse," The Christian Spectator 1826 MarSeries 6, box 14, folder 36
"Extract of a letter from Prof. E. Hitchcock, embracing miscellaneous remarks upon fossil footmarks, the lincolnite, etc., and a letter from Professor Richard Owen, on the great birds' nests of New Holland," The American Journal of Science , vol. 48, no. 1 1844 Oct-DecSeries 6, box 16, folder 28
"Extract of a letter from Prof. Hitchcock, respecting the Lincolnite," The American Journal of Science , vol. 47 1844Series 6, box 16, folder 23
Final Report on the Geology of Massachusetts (Series 5) 1830-1844Series 5, box 11, folder 7-22Series 5, box 12, folder 1-8Series 5, box 12, folder 6-9, 18
"First anniversary address before the Association of American Geologists, at their second annual meeting in Philadelphia, April 5, 1841," The American Journal of Science , vol. 41, with a resolution to publish address 1841 OctSeries 6, box 16, folder 9
"Fossil footsteps in sandstone and graywacke," The American Journal of Science , vol. 32 1837Series 6, box 16, folder 1
"The future condition and destiny of the earth," from "The Time of the End:" A Prophetic Period, Developing, as Predicted, an Increase of Knowledge Respecting the Prophecies and Periods that Foretell the End , Boston, 1856 1856Series 6, box 17, folder 17
"A general survey of the works of God," The Christian Spectator, vol. 4, no. 7, 2 copies 1822 July 1Series 6, box 14, folder 18
"Geological Map of Massachusetts ... by Edward Hitchcock" inset in "Topographical Map of Massachusetts ..." 1844 Series , box Shelving, folder #61
"Geological map of Massachusetts made by order of the legislature by Edward Hitchcock 1860," hand colored, annotated "from Wallings edition of Borden's map 1860" 1860Series 5, box 12, folder 12
"Geological map of the United States. Compiled by Professor Edward Hitchcock, L.L.D. 1860," hand colored 1860Series 5, box 12, folder 18
"'Geological map of the United States. Compiled by Professor Edward Hitchcock L.L.D. and C.H. Hitchcock A.M. of Amherst College. 1861' for R. P. Smith's wall map of the United States 1861," hand colored 1861Series 5, box 12, folder 19
Geological questionnaire 1837 Aug 5Series 6, box 16, folder 3
"Geology of the Hoosac Mountain. Testimony of President Edward Hitchcock, before the Legislative Committee," [Commonwealth of Massachusetts, House Documents] ca. 1854Series 6, box 17, folder 7
"Geology [of Western Massachusetts]--theoretical, economical and scenographical," 3 articles in The Springfield Daily Republican 1854 May 8-22Series 6, box 17, folder 8
"German collections of rocks, minerals, etc..," The American Journal of Science , vol. 17, no. 2 1830Series 6, box 15, folder 3
"The highest use of learning," incomplete, later typescript and carbon of inaugural address given in 1845 Apr 1845 AprSeries 6, box 16, folder 33-34
"Hints on the iceberg theory of drift, in a letter from Mr. Peter Dobson to Edward Hitchcock" The American Journal of Science , vol. 46, no. 1 1843 DecSeries 6, box 16, folder 18
"The historical and geological deluges compared," manuscript outline; American Biblical Repository , 3 articles: 1837 Jan, 1837 Oct, 1838 Jan 1837-1838Series 6, box 16, folder 4-5
Ichnology of New England (Series 5) 1858-1862Series 5, box 12, folder 9-20Series , box OS1, folder 19Series 5, box 12, folder 2, 10
Illustrations of Surface Geology (Series 5) 1852-1859Series 5, box 13, folder 9-18Series , box OS1, folder 17Series 5, box 12, folder 5, 11
"Importance of an early consecration to the missionary service," The Christian Spectator, vol. 10 (new series, vol. 2, no. 11) 1828 NovSeries 6, box 14, folder 42
"Inferences from facts respecting the erosions of the earth's surface, especially by rivers," Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 9th Meeting (1855) , 1856 1856Series 6, box 17, folder 18
"Influence of nervous disorders upon religious experience," The Christian Spectator, vol. 9 (new series vol. 1, no. 4) 1827 AprSeries 6, box 14, folder 38
"The law of nature's constancy subordinate to the higher law of change," Bibliotheca Sacra, vol. 20, no. 79 1863 JulSeries 6, box 17, folder 32
Letter on Southampton lead mine, in The North American Review , vol. 1 1815 SepSeries 6, box 14, folder 6
"Letter on the geological survey of Massachusetts," Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Senate Document no. 9 1837 JanSeries 6, box 16, folder 2
Letter to C.B. Adams re: the geology of Vermont, in First Annual Report on the Geology of the State of Vermont , 1845 1845Series 6, box 16, folder 30
Letter to C.B. Adams re: the geology of Vermont, in Second Annual Report on the Geology of the State of Vermont , 1846 1846Series 6, box 16, folder 36
Letter to H.A.S. Dearborn, no. 25 in Report of the Commissioners of the State of Massachusetts, on the routes of canals from Boston Harbour, to Connecticut and Hudson Rivers 1826Series 6, box 14, folder 33
"Miscellaneous notices of mineral localities, with geological remarks," The American Journal of Science , vol. 14 1828 JulSeries 6, box 14, folder 40
"Murders of fathers and murderers of mothers," (published by the American Tract Society, N.Y.), manuscript (sewn and loose pages) 1853Series 6, box 17, folder 1-2
"Nature of intemperance in eating," The American National Preacher , vol. 8, no. 10 1834 MarSeries 6, box 15, folder 9
"New facts and conclusions respecting the fossil footmarks of the Connecticut Valley," The American Journal of Science , second series, vol. 36, no. 106 1863 JulSeries 6, box 17, folder 33
"New mineralogical hammer," The American Journal of Science , vol. 7, no. 1 1824Series 6, box 14, folder 21
"Notes on the geology of several parts of western Asia," Reports of the First, Second, and Third Meetings of the Association of American Geologists and Naturalists , 1843 1843Series 6, box 16, folder 16
"Notice and review of the 'Reliquiae Diluvianae; or observations on the organic remains contained in caves, fissures, and diluvial gravel, and on other geological phenomena, attesting the action of an universal deluge,' by the Rev. William Buckland," The American Journal of Science , vol. 8, no. 2 1824 AugSeries 6, box 14, folder 24
"Notice of 'The new method of determining the longitude by the culmination of the moon and stars: being a paper read before the Astronomical Society of London. To which are now added an Appendix, and a List of Stars, applicable to the purpose for the year 1825. By Francis Baily, Esq. F.R.S. and L.S.'," The American Journal of Science , vol. 9 1825Series 6, box 14, folder 31
"Notice of a singular conglomerate, and of an interesting locality of trap tuff or tufa," The American Journal of Science , vol. 8, no. 2 1824 AugSeries 6, box 14, folder 26
"Notice of several localities of minerals in Massachusetts," The American Journal of Science , vol. 9 1825Series 6, box 14, folder 28
"Notices of the geology of Martha's Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands," The American Journal of Science , vol. 7 1824Series 6, box 14, folder 23
Obituary for Mrs. Harriet W. Fowler, New York Observer , vol. 22, no. 15, 1844 Apr 13Series 6, box 16, folder 26
"On a new fossil fish, and new fossil footmarks," The American Journal of Science , second series, vol. 21 1856Series 6, box 17, folder 19
"On a singular disruption of the ground, apparently by frost," The American Journal of Science , vol. 1 1819Series 6, box 14, folder 10
"On certain causes of geological change now in operation in Massachusetts," Boston Journal of Natural History , vol. 1, no. 2 1835 MaySeries 6, box 15, folder 18
"On certain conglomerated and brecciated trachytic dykes in the lower silurian rocks of Shelburne, in Vermont; with special reference to the degree of heat at the time of their production," Proceedings of The American Association of Science for 1860 , 1861, vol. 14 1861Series 6, box 17, folder 28
"On terraces and ancient sea beaches, especially those on the Connecticut River, and its tributaries in New England," Report of the Twentieth Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (1850) , 1851, and later typescript 1851Series 6, box 16, folder 41
On the Brandon frozen well, The Freeman , copy of letter to the editor, not in Hitchcock's hand, requesting corrections to the note published on 1859 Sep 15 1859 Sep 15Series 6, box 17, folder 25
"On the conversion of certain conglomerates into talcose and micaceous schists and gneiss, by the elongation, flattening and metamorphosis of the pebbles and the cement," The American Journal of Science , second series, vol. 31 1861 MaySeries 6, box 17, folder 30
"On the discovery of fossil footmarks," by James Deane 1844, 1859Series 6, box 16, folder 25
"On the erosions of the Earth's surface, especially by rivers," Report of the Twentieth Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (1850) , 1851, and later typescript 1851Series 6, box 16, folder 42
"On the meteors of Nov. 13, 1833," The American Journal of Science , vol. 25, no. 2 1834Series 6, box 15, folder 8
"On the original discovery of the fossil footmarks of New England," letter to Benjamin Silliman, editor of The American Journal of Science , intended for publication; apparently a precursor to the exchange between Deane and Hitchcock published in vol. 47, no. 2 of the journal [1844?]Series , box OS1, folder 6
"On the river terraces of the Connecticut Valley, and on the erosions of the Earth's surface," Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Second Meeting (1849) , 1850, and later typescript 1850Series 6, box 16, folder 40
"On the terraces and sea beaches that have been formed since the drift period, especially those along the Connecticut River," in Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sixth Meeting (1851) , 1852 1852Series 6, box 16, folder 44
"On the trap tuff, or volcanic grit of the Connecticut Valley, with the bearings of its history upon the age of the trap rock and sandstone generally in that valley," The American Journal of Science , second series, vol. 4, no. 11 1847 SepSeries 6, box 16, folder 39
"Ornithichnites in Connecticut," The American Journal of Science , vol. 29, with a report by a Committee of the Association of American Geologists (1841) 1836Series 6, box 15, folder 21
"Ornithichnology defended," The Knickerbocker , vol. 8; a response to a review of Edward Hitchcock's 1836 "Ornithichnology ..." 1836 SepSeries 6, box 15, folder 23
"Ornithichnology--description of the foot marks of birds, (ornithichnites) on new red sandstone in Massachusetts," The American Journal of Science , vol. 29, and a report on this article by a Committee of the Association of American Geologists (1841) 1836Series 6, box 15, folder 20
"The Pangynaskean Seminary," Mount Holyoke series, The Boston Recorder , vol. 20, nos.9-11, 3 articles 1835 Feb-MarSeries 6, box 15, folder 16
"The phenomena of drift or glacio-aqueous action in North America, between the Tertiary and Alluvial periods" in Reports of the First, Second, and Third Meetings of the American Association of Geologists and Naturalists , 1843 1843Series 6, box 16, folder 15
"Physiology of the Gyropodium coccineum," The American Journal of Science , vol. 9, no. 1 1825Series 6, box 14, folder 29
The Power of Christian Benevolence Illustrated in the Life of Mary Lyon (Series 5) 1849-1857 Series 5, box 13, folder
[The prodigal], signed "S.H.," The Christian Spectator, vol. 1 (poem) 1819 JunSeries 6, box 14, folder 12
"Rarified air balloons," The American Journal of Science , vol. 12 1827 JunSeries 6, box 14, folder 39
Recommendation of an exhibition of submarine diving apparatus, photograph of poster 1854 Oct 28Series 6, box 17, folder 11
"Rejoinder to the preceding article ["On the discovery of fossil footmarks," by James Deane] ...," 1844, 1859Series 6, box 16, folder 25
The Religion of Geology and its Connected Sciences (Series 5) 1851-1860Series 5, box 13, folder 22-30
"The religious bearings of man's creation," (address delivered 1854-56, in various venues, published in Albany, 1856); [incomplete?] manuscript, apparently as delivered to the Theological Society at Dartmouth College, with 3 letters (1856 Sep 11, 1856 Sep 13, 1856 Oct 4) about publishing the sermon 1854-1856Series 6, box 17, folder 20
Religious Lectures on Peculiar Phenomena in the Four Seasons , "Spring," manuscript notes, 2 pp.; with a review of the book from The Christian Examiner , 1850 ca. 1847Series 6, box 16, folder 37
"Remarks additional to the review of Conybeare and Phillips's Geology of England and Wales, (vol. VII no. 2 of this Journal,) with reference to the communication of Professor Eaton in the last no. of this work, p. 261," The American Journal of Science , vol. 9, no. 1; with Eaton's note 1825Series 6, box 14, folder 30
Remarks at 25th anniversary of exercises at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary printed version and manuscript of the remarks, as sent on 1862 Sep 1 1862Series 6, box 17, folder 31
Remarks in response to the presentation of the silver plate by Amherst College faculty and students 1859 Series 6, box 17, folder ??
"Remarks on Professor Stuart's examination of Gen. 1. in reference to geology," Biblical Repository , vol. 7, no. 22 1836 AprSeries 6, box 15, folder 22
"Remarks on the geology and mineralogy of a section of Massachusetts on Connecticut River, with a part of New Hampshire and Vermont," The American Journal of Science , vol. 1, no. 2 1817 OctSeries 6, box 14, folder 8
"Remarks upon certain points in ichnology," Proceedings of The American Association of Science for 1860 , 1861, vol. 14 1861Series 6, box 17, folder 28
"Remarks upon Mr. Murchison's anniversary address before the London Geological Society," The American Journal of Science , vol. 43 1842Series 6, box 16, folder 10
Reminiscences of Amherst College (Series 5) 1862-1864Series 5, box 13, folder 31-34
"A reply to some of the strictures contained in Deacon Hitchcock's journal of Mr. Willard's preaching etc..;" manuscript copy of [Willard's] published reply to Hitchcock's previously published remarks; journal unidentified, copy not in Hitchcock's hand (probably not Edward Hitchcock, who never held or used the title of Deacon) n.d.Series 6, box 17, folder 36
"Report on certain points in the geology of Massachusetts," Commonwealth of Massachusetts, House Document no. 39 1853 MarSeries 6, box 17, folder 4
"Report on ichnolithology, or fossil footmarks, with a description of several new species, and the coprolites of birds, from the valley of Connecticut River, and of a supposed footmark from the valley of Hudson River," The American Journal of Science , vol. 47 1844Series 6, box 16, folder 24
"Report on the coal field of Bristol County and of Rhode Island," Commonwealth of Massachusetts, House Document no. 45 1853 MarSeries 6, box 17, folder 5
"Report on the geology of Massachusetts; examined under the direction of the Government of that State, during the years 1830 and 1831," The American Journal of Science , vol. 22, no. 1 1832 JulSeries 6, box 15, folder 6
"[Report] to the Hunterdon Copper Company," in Report of the Geological Survey and Condition of the Hunterdon Copper Company's Property, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, with Maps and Drawings 1859Series 6, box 17, folder 24
"[Review of] 1. Essai sur la temperature de l'interieur de la terre. Par M.L. Cordier, 2. Essay on the temperature of the interior of the earth. By M.L. Cordier, translated from the French, by the junior class in Amherst College. 3. Considerations on volcanoes, by Poulett Scrope," The North American Review , vol. 28, no. 63 (new series, vol. 19, no. 38) 1829 AprSeries 6, box 14, folder 43
"[Review of] A manual of chemistry, on the basis of Professor Brande's; containing the principal facts of the science, arranged in the order in which they are discussed and illustrated in the lectures at Harvard University, N.E. Compiled from the works of Brande, Henry, Berzelius, Thomson and others. By John Webster," The North American Review , vol. 23, no. 53 (new series, vol. 14, no. 28) 1826 OctSeries 6, box 14, folder 37
"[Review of] A muck manual for farmers, by Samuel L. Dana," The American Journal of Science , vol. 43 1842Series 6, box 16, folder 11
"[Review of] On dinornis, an extinct genus of tridactyle struthious birds, with descriptions of portions of the skeletons of six species, which formerly existed in New Zealand, by Professor Owen," The American Journal of Science , vol. 48, no. 1 1844 Oct-DecSeries 6, box 16, folder 29
"Review of 'Outlines of the geology of England and Wales; with an introductory compendium of the general principles of that science: and comparative views of the structure of foreign countries', by Rev. W.D. Conybeare and William Phillips," The American Journal of Science , vol. 7, no. 22 1824Series 6, box 14, folder 22
"[Review of] Reliquiae Diluvianae; or observations on the organic remains contained in caves, fissures and diluvial gravel, and on other geological phenomena, attesting the action of an universal deluge, by the Rev. William Buckland," Christian Spectator , vol. 6, no. 8 1824 AugSeries 6, box 14, folder 25
"Review of works on the structure of the Earth: Essay on the temperature of the interior of the earth, by M.L. Cordier; Considerations on volcanoes, by Poullet [i.e. Poulett] Sc[r]ope; Outline of the course of geological lectures given in Yale College, by Benjamin Silliman," Christian Spectator , vol. 11 1829 SepSeries 6, box 15, folder 2
"The sandstone bird," The Knickerbocker , vol. 8 1836 DecSeries 6, box 15, folder 24
"Singular case of a man struck by lightening in Conway, Massachusetts," manuscript draft for "Wet or damp clothes, good conductors of lightning" 1822Series 6, box 14, folder 15
"A sister's death-bed," obituary for Emelia Billings, in unidentified newspaper 1854 Oct 2Series 6, box 17, folder 10
"A sketch of the geology, mineralogy and scenery of the regions contiguous to the river Connecticut; with a geological map and drawings of organic remains; and occasional botanical notices. Read before the American Geological Society at their sitting; Sept. 11th, 1822," (in 3 parts), The American Journal of Science , vol. 6-7 1823-24Series 6, box 14, folder 20
"Special divine interpositions in nature," Biblioteca Sacra , vol. 11, no. 44 1854 OctSeries 6, box 17, folder 9
"Specimens of Minerals and Rocks [at Heidelberg]," The American Journal of Science , vol. 39 1840Series 6, box 16, folder 8
Supplement to the Ichnology of New England (Series 5) 1862-1866Series 5, box 13, folder 1-8Series 5, box 12, folder 2
"Supplement to the 'Remarks on the geology and mineralogy of a section of Massachusetts, on Connecticut River, etc.'," The American Journal of Science , vol. 1 1819Series 6, box 14, folder 11
"A synopsis of the genera and species of the lithichnozoa of the Hitchcock Ichnological Museum of Amherst College," printed list n.d.Series 6, box 17, folder 37
Testimonial, dated 1863 Nov 21, in Catalogue of the Academy Series of Casts of Fossils from the Principal Museums of Europe and America , by Henry A. Ward 1870Series 6, box 17, folder 34
"Tin in Massachusetts," The American Journal of Science , vol. 16 1829 JulSeries 6, box 15, folder 1
"To the people of New England," The Franklin Herald [1812 Oct?]Series 6, box 14, folder 2
"Topaz," (with Benjamin Silliman), The American Journal of Science , vol. 10 1826Series 6, box 14, folder 34
"Topaz?" The American Journal of Science , vol. 8 1825Series 6, box 14, folder 27
"Topaz in the White Mountains of New Hampshire," The American Journal of Science , vol. 20 1831Series 6, box 15, folder 4
"Traces of ancient glaciers in New England," Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 9th Meeting (1855) , 1856 1856Series 6, box 17, folder 21
"Two dams in Northampton, Mass." [a section of "On vibrating dams," by Elias Loomis], The American Journal of Science , vol. 45, no. 2 1843 OctSeries 6, box 16, folder 17
"A view of the falls in Connecticut River," The Portfolio , vol. 6 1818 Jul-DecSeries 6, box 14, folder 9
"Wet or damp clothes, good conductors of lightning. Illustrated in the case of John Williams Esq. of Conway, Massachusetts," The American Journal of Science , vol. 5 1822Series 6, box 14, folder 16
"Why do you not exchange with Unitarian ministers?" in 2 parts, The Spirit of the Pilgrims , vol. 1, no. 9-10 1828 Sep-OctSeries 6, box 14, folder 41
"... With what rapid strides ...," The Franklin Herald , 1812 Nov 10, manuscript draft and printed article 1812 Nov 10Series 6, box 14, folder 3

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Contents List
Series 1: EDWARD HITCHCOCK: PERSONAL AFFAIRS
[1811-1864]
1.5 linear feet

Arrangement:

Series 1, EDWARD HITCHCOCK: PERSONAL AFFAIRS is divided into five sub-series, as follows:

  • A: Biographical Materials
  • B: Professional Life
  • C: Awards and Honors
  • D: Death of Edward Hitchcock
  • E: Financial Records
Scope and content:

Biographical Materials (sub-series A) contains miscellaneous items arranged by type. Traditional details are provided by a newspaper notice of his marriage to Orra White in 1821 and by his diploma from Yale (1818). More unusual is the manuscript "phrenological description" of Hitchcock by L.N. Fowler, completed in 1847. Hitchcock is also mentioned in a diary (1824; present in typescript) and five letters written in 1833, 1835, 1846, 1850, and 1854 -- all of which provide insight about how he was perceived by others. The rest of this sub-series relates principally to his possessions, described in lists of books, catalogues of minerals, and listings of items which Hitchcock owned which are now part of the Objects Collection.

Professional Life (sub-series B) is grouped by body of affiliation, including his ministry in Conway, his teaching at Deerfield, his connection with Mount Holyoke Seminary in South Hadley, his multiple roles at Amherst College and his affiliations as state geologist with Massachusetts, New York and Vermont. The material which relates to the Amherst College years provides some insight into Hitchcock's role as an academic administrator and fund-raiser. For additional information about Hitchcock's Amherst College presidency, see the President's Office Records: Edward Hitchcock. The most complete information about his role as a state geologist is found among the Massachusetts materials and relating to the publications of his state surveys in the 1830s and 1850s, in Series 5, PUBLISHED WRITINGS--MAJOR WORKS.

Awards and Honors (sub-series C), is a straightforward presentation of Hitchcock's affiliations with various national and international scientific and educational associations and societies. Included are eight certificates of life membership from religious societies and organizations presented to him as gifts by members of his parish in Conway and by the faculty and students of Amherst College. The certificates and related material are arranged alphabetically by name of organization.

The Death of Edward Hitchcock (in 1864) (sub-series D) contains the funeral sermon by long-time colleague W.S. Tyler; obituaries; 55 letters of condolence addressed to the family as a group or to individual family members and to William A. Stearns, who was President of Amherst College in 1864; and details relating to expenses -- a particular Hitchcock concern. This sub-series is divided into two groups, Obituaries and funeral, and Condolences and memorials.

Financial Records (sub-series E) contains almost 40 years of financial documentation of running a 19th-century household. This sub-series is further broken down into two groups: Expense and Payment Records; and Real Estate Records. Four account books record both expenses and payments, and there is daily documentation of grocery and drygood purchases included in the Bills and Receipts section. Records from Amherst and Williston Academies show the cost of educating younger children, while similar records from Amherst College record tuition, room, and fuel costs for the two Hitchcock sons, Edward, Jr. (AC 1849) and Charles Henry (AC 1856), at that institution. The Real Estate Records section contains legal documents for land exchange transactions between the Hitchcock family and other members of the Amherst community and represents a wide range of formats including mortgages, quitclaims, warranties and "cemetery lots", as well as records of town, county, and state tax expenses.

Sub-series A: Biographical Materials



Biographical materials, general
n.d.

Box 1: folder 1
Yale diploma (photocopy), original in Box OS2, Folder 1
1818

Box 1: folder 1a
Phrenological description of Edward Hitchcock by L.N. Fowler, 2 items
1847 May 13

Box 1: folder 2
References to Edward Hitchcock in a diary and five letters
1824-54 (gaps)

Box 1: folder 3
Photocopies of lists of names (alphabetically arranged) in seven categories (Clergymen and Missionaries; College Presidents; College Professors; Literati; Public Men; Scientists; Miscellaneous) from a scrapbook of autographs, many cut from letters or other sources (original book in Box OS3, restricted for preservation)
n.d.

Box 1: folder 4
Photocopies of prints in scrapbook described in preceding entry (original in Box OS3, restricted for preservation)
n.d.

Box 1: folder 5
Photocopy of list of books owned by Edward Hitchcock. Original list is on pages at back of a notebook of astronomical observations, 1811 (in Series 7: EDWARD HITCHCOCK: UNPUBLISHED WRITINGs, Sub-series B: Commonplace books; Box 18, Folder 5)
1811?

Box 1: folder 6
"Catalogue of a Collection of Simple Minerals - the Property of Edward Hitchcock, December 1848," manuscript, [61] p.
1848 Dec

Box 1: folder 7
Photocopy of catalogue described in preceding entry
1848 Dec

Box 1: folder 8
Documentation (lists and one clipping) of objects belonging to Edward Hitchcock, that are part of the Objects Collection.
n.d.

Box 1: folder 9
Note:

See also: Objects Collection, finding aid

Passport, granted in London, England
1850 Jun 20

Box OS1: folder 1
Sermon preached by an unidentified individual at installation of a minister, also unidentified, (not in Hitchcock's hand), [manuscript owned by Edward Hitchcock?]
n.d.

Box 1: folder 10
Sub-series B: Professional Life (arranged by body of affiliation)



Congregational Church of Christ (Conway, Mass.): Appointment to and resignation from the ministry in Conway
1820-21, 1825

Box 1: folder 11
Deerfield Academy (Deerfield, Mass.): Society of Adelphi membership certificate for George Dickinson, signed by Edward Hitchcock
1818 Apr

Box 1: folder 12
Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, Mass.): Letter in Edward Hitchcock's handwriting unsigned relating to a trustees' meeting
1851 Oct 20

Box 1: folder 13
Note: Note:
Amherst College



Appointment to professorship, letter from Heman Humphrey, President
1825 Aug 20

Box 1: folder 14
Note:

See also: Series 2: EDWARD HITCHCOCK: CORRESPONDENCE, Sub-series A: Incoming, Box 3, Folder 23 and Sub-series B: Outgoing, Box 4, Folder 47

Resignation from presidency: letter by Samuel Williston (May 18); 4 letters by EH (May 4, Jun 26, Jun 28, Sep 1); EH's reasons for resigning, with an undated typed list
1854

Box 1: folder 15
Resignation from presidency: N.Y. Daily Tribune clipping
1854 Aug 12

Box 1: folder 16
Presentation of silver plate from the faculty and students of Amherst College (photocopies; originals in Box OS3, Folder 7, restricted for preservation)
1859

Box 1: folder 17
Amherst College/Administration



General: includes fund-raising and financial materials, some of which may also be found with specific administrative topics listed below
1832

Box 1: folder 18
Administration: geology and natural history activities, includes the Footmark Fund
[1852-62] (gaps)

Box 1: folder 19
Note:
Administration: The Geological Cabinet
1847-56 (gaps)

Box 1: folder 20
Administration "Expenses in Building the Nineveh Gallery," (photocopy; original in a notebook in Series 5, EDWARD HITCHCOCK: PUBLISHED WRITINGS-- MAJOR WORKS, Sub-series F: Illustra-tions of Surface Geology, Box 13, Folder 9)
1857-58

Box 1: folder 21
Administration - Correspondence, (see list of letters in folder)
1831-1860 (gaps)

Box 1: folder 22
Professional Appointments



Note:

Note: Materials in Folders 23-28 are photocopies. All originals are in Box OS2, Folder 2.

Massachusetts



Agricultural Schools Commission including Edward Hitchcock's appointment (2 photocopies)
1850 Jun 6

Box 1: folder 23
Board of Agriculture (photocopies)
1852 Jun 11, Aug 5, 1854 Jan 30

Box 1: folder 24
Geological Survey - appointments to surveys of 1830, 1837, 1852 (photocopies)
1830 Jun 26, 1837 May 25 1852 Apr 3, Apr 23

Box 1: folder 25
Note:
Massachusetts Geological Survey, resolve to publish and distribute 1200 copies of "The Report on the Geological Survey of the Commonwealth," (photocopies)
1833 Mar 2

Box 1: folder 26
Massachusetts Geological Survey, authorization to appropriate $100... (photocopies)
1854 Jul 28

Box 1: folder 27
Massachusetts Geological Survey, resolve to print and distribute 1000 copies of "Professor Hitchcock's Geological Report on the Sandstone of the Connecticut Valley," (photocopies)
1858 Mar 25

Box 1: folder 28
New York State



Geological Survey, appointment by Gov. W[illiam] L. Marcy, (photocopy, original in Box OS2, Folder 3)
1836 Jun 13

Box 1: folder 29
Note:
Vermont



Geological Survey: appointment as state geologist, (photocopy, original in Box OS2, Folder 4)
1857 Mar 10

Box 1: folder 30
Sub-series C: Awards and Honors



Note:

Note: Folders 31-54 are arranged alphabetically by name of institution or organization. Certificates are photocopies with complete information; all originals for Folders 31-42 in Box OS2, Folder 5, and for Folders 43-54 in Box OS2, Folder 6, restricted for preservation.

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, correspondent of the association
1832 Jun 26

Box 1: folder 31
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, elected fellow of the Academy, signed by Nathaniel Bowditch, president; also, notification of his election (with printed regulations), 2 items
1834 May 27

Box 1: folder 32
American and Foreign Christian Union, life membership, gift of Amherst College Class of 1851
1852 Mar 6

Box 1: folder 33
The American Bible Society, life membership, gift of the young ladies of his parish in Conway, Mass.
1823 Jan 8

Box 1: folder 34
The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, honorary life membership, gift of the Monthly Concert, Conway, Mass.
1827 Jan 30

Box 1: folder 35
American Doctrinal Tract Society, life membership, gift of students of Amherst College
1848 May 30

Box 1: folder 36
American Education Society, life membership
1827 May

Box 1: folder 37
Note:
American Home Missionary Society, life membership, gift of a member of Amherst College
1846 Aug 1

Box 1: folder 38
American Philosophical Society at Philadelphia, member of the Society, 2 items
1841 Apr 16

Box 1: folder 39
American Society for Educating Pious Youth for the Gospel Ministry, life membership, gift of the married ladies in his parish in Conway, Mass.
1822 Jan 8

Box 1: folder 40
American Tract Society, life membership, gift of the faculty and students of Amherst College
1852 Aug 4

Box 1: folder 41
The Boston Society of Natural History, elected honorary member of the Society, with regulations attached
1834 Feb 4

Box 1: folder 42
Massachusetts Sabbath School Union, life membership, gift of Amherst College Class of 1829
1828 May 1

Box 1: folder 43
Die Naturforschende Gesellschaft zu Halle, honorary member
1836 Feb 20

Box 1: folder 44
Geological Society of London, elected foreign correspondent
1864 Jan 6

Box 1: folder 45
Hampshire Agricultural Society, life member, by vote of the society
1857 Jan 15

Box 1: folder 46
Harvard University, honorary L.L.D., (Doctor of Laws)
1840

Box 1: folder 47
Kaiserlich-Konigliche Geologische Reichsanstalt, elected member
1859 Dec 17

Box 1: folder 48
Maine Institute of Natural Science, elected an honorary member
1834 Nov 25

Box 1: folder 49
National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, appointed member
1863 Apr 24

Box 1: folder 50
National Institution for the Promotion of Science, elected corresponding member
1840 Aug 22

Box 1: folder 51
New York Historical Society, honorary member
1818 Apr 2

Box 1: folder 52
Royal Society of Northern Antiquaries, elected to the society
1844 May 30

Box 1: folder 53
The [Russian] Mineralogical Society, elected to the society
1842 Dec 13

Box 1: folder 54
Sub-series D: Death of Edward Hitchcock



Obituaries and funeral



William S. Tyler, The Wise Man of the Scriptures...a Discourse Delivered... March 20, 1864... at the Funeral of... Edward Hitchcock, D.D., LL.D. Springfield: Samuel Bowles, 1864, 49 p.
1864 Mar 20

Box 2: folder 1
Notebook (pages unnumbered), in the handwriting of Edward Hitchcock, Jr. (AC 1849), "Copy of the will of Edward Hitchcock" begins on p.[35], earlier pages appear to contains various family accounts
1864, 1865

Box 2: folder 2
Funeral costs, estate taxes
1864, 1869

Box 2: folder 3
Published obituaries, (photocopies with complete information; originals in Map Case 6, Drawer 12, Folder 15, restricted for preservation)
1864 Mar-Apr

Box 2: folder 4
Condolences and memorials



To Charles Henry Hitchcock, (1 letter)
1864 Mar 1

Box 2: folder 5
To Edward Hitchcock (AC 1849), (12 letters)
1864 Feb-Mar, May

Box 2: folder 6
To Jane Elizabeth Hitchcock Putnam, (4 letters), plus one letter which begins "My dear Jenny and Emily..."
1864 Feb-Mar

Box 2: folder 7
To Mary Hitchcock, (1 letter)
1864 Jul 29

Box 2: folder 8
To the Family of Edward Hitchcock, (7 letters)
1864 Feb-Mar, May

Box 2: folder 9
To William A. Stearns, President of Amherst College, (27 letters); to unidentified recipient (probably Stearns)
1864 Feb-Mar

Box 2: folder 10
Tributes to Edward Hitchcock, including minutes passed by the students and the Board of Trustees of Amherst College
1864 Mar-Jul

Box 2: folder 11
Photocopies of and notes about a leaf painting on mica by Eliza Maria Judkins, prepared to commemorate her friendship with Dr. and Mrs. Hitchcock (original in MC6:12:1, restricted for preservation)
1866 Jul 9

Box 2: folder 12
J. P. Lesley, "Biographical Notice of Edward Hitchcock." In: Annual of the National Academy of Sciences for 1866
1866 Jul 9

Box 2: folder 12A
Sub-series E: Financial Records



Note:
Account Books



Records of payments made
1828-1864

Box 2: folder 13
Records of expenses, including expenses of tour of Europe in 1850
1850-1854

Box 2: folder 14
Note:
Expenses
1855-1857

Box 2: folder 15
Expenses
1857-1860

Box 2: folder 16
Bills and Receipts



Household expenses, including medical expenses, 17 receipts, chronologically arranged
1821, 1832-1863 (gaps)

Box 2: folder 17
Food and drygoods, billed by Sweetser and Cutler
1838, 1845-1847, 1852

Box 2: folder 18
Books and periodicals
1838, 1847-1862

Box 2: folder 19
Maps
1853 Dec 10

Box 2: folder 20
Geological specimens, minerals, and fossil footprints
1838-1863 (gaps)

Box 2: folder 21
Note:
Postage for newspapers and journals
1838, 1855-1859 (gaps)

Box 2: folder 22
Shipping records (by rail and boat)
1838-1858 (gaps)

Box 2: folder 23
Loans to his children
1845, 1852-56

Box 2: folder 24
Investments



Stock certificates and related materials
[183?]-1860

Box 2: folder 25
Transactions with John Clarke, Broker, Northampton
1854-1862 (gaps)

Box 2: folder 26
Education of his children



Amherst Academy, receipts for education: Mary (1838); Jane Elizabeth (1845); Charles H. (1848); Emily (1851-1854)
1838-1854 (gaps)

Box 2: folder 27
Amherst College: receipts for education of Edward (AC 1849) and Charles (AC 1856)
1845-1848, 1852-1856

Box 2: folder 28
Williston Seminary: receipts for education of Jane Elizabeth and Charles
1847, 1850-1852

Box 2: folder 29
Real Estate



Account sheet for land purchased from Mrs. F. Thompson
1835 Apr 1

Box 2: folder 30
Land valuations for Deerfield real estate
1847, 1862, 1864

Box 2: folder 31
Deerfield homestead, articles regarding
1898, 1921, 1961

Box 2: folder 32
Tax receipts: town, county and state tax
1838, 1850-1859 (gaps)

Box 2: folder 33
Note:

Note: This folder contains a complete, detailed listing of additional material relating to real estate which is in Box OS1, Folders 7-10, and described in the following 19 entries.

(Mortgage) Warren S. Howland, for Amherst land, witnessed by Eliphalet Strong and Lucius Boltwood
1828 Apr 13

Box OS1: folder 7
(Quitclaim) Mary Sexton, for Amherst land, witnessed by Ralph Watson and Peter Pratt
1828 Apr 15

Box OS1: folder 8
(Quitclaim) Edward Dickinson, for Amherst land witnessed by L.N. Dickinson, Emily [Norcross] Dickinson, and W. A. Dickinson
1861 Nov 26

Box OS1: folder 8
Warranties



Epaphroditus Champion, for Conway land, witnessed by William Billings and John Williams
1824 May 19

Box OS1: folder 9
John and Anna Williams, for Conway land, witnessed by William Billings and Epaphroditus Williams
1824 May 19

Box OS1: folder 9
Ebenezer Sexton, for Amherst land, witnessed by William Billings and Abigail Williams
1828 Apr 15

Box OS1: folder 9
Warren S. Howland, for Amherst land, witnessed by Eliphalet Strong and Lucius Boltwood.
1828 Apr 30

Box OS1: folder 9
N[athan] W. Fiske and D.W.V. Fiske, for Amherst land], witnessed by Emeline E. [?] and H.A. Bowker
1828 Jul 23

Box OS1: folder 9
Enos Baker, for Amherst land, witnessed by George Colt, O. Baker and Lucretia Baker
1830 Nov 3

Box OS1: folder 9
Austin Hawley, for Amherst land, witnessed by [?] Conkey, Harrison Hawley and Betsey Hawley
1834 Nov 25

Box OS1: folder 9
Jerusha Dickinson, for Amherst land, witnessed by John Leland and Fanny D. Thompson.
1835 Apr 6

Box OS1: folder 9
Solomon Eastman, for West Parish Meeting House, Amherst, pew 21, witnessed by Edward Dickinson.
1835 Dec 24

Box OS1: folder 9
Stillman Taylor, for Hadley land, witnessed by Edward Dickinson Rufus Bisbee and Dorothy W. Taylor
1836 Apr 6

Box OS1: folder 9
Samuel C. Morgan, for Amherst land, witnessed by William P. Cleaveland and Henry Strong
1839 Sep 13

Box OS1: folder 9
Jerusha Dickinson, Moses Dickinson and John Dickinson, for Amherst land, witnessed by Edward Dickinson
1840 Mar 28

Box OS1: folder 9
Bela U. Dickinson, for Pelham land, witnessed by Baxter Eastman, Caleb Newell and Pamela Dickinson
1851 Nov 14

Box OS1: folder 9
Mary J. Allen, for Amherst land, witnessed by James Boyden
1858 Sep 11

Box OS1: folder 9
George Baker, for Amherst land, witnessed by Simeon Clark and Nancy Baker
1859 Mar 25

Box OS1: folder 9
Cemetery Lot 7, West Cemetery, Amherst, witnessed by Samuel Carter, Ezra Ingram and Eleazer Kellogg
1841 May 7

Box OS1: folder 10
Series 2: EDWARD HITCHCOCK: CORRESPONDENCE
[1815-1863]
1.25 linear feet

Arrangement:

Series 2, EDWARD HITCHCOCK: CORRESPONDENCE is divided into two sub-series:

  • A: Incoming Correspondence, alphabetically arranged by sender
  • B: Outgoing Correspondence, alphabetically arranged by addressee
Scope and content:

This significant series reveals the breadth of Hitchcock's professional activities, career, and acquaintances. Many of the letters are to and from contemporary scientists, including one from Charles Darwin, 5 from Nevil Maskelyne, 15 from Justin Perkins, and several between Hitchcock and Edmund Blunt regarding errors in Blunt's edition of the Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris for the Year 1816. There is correspondence with James Deane of Greenfield relating to the controversy about the importance of the fossil footmarks discovered along the Connecticut River. While Hitchcock did not claim to be the discoverer of the footmarks, he maintained that he was the first to recognize their significance and age. Twelve letters between Hitchcock and Henry Van Lennep (AC 1837) relate peripherally to Hitchcock's scientific activities, since Van Lennep illustrated some of Hitchcock's published works, including Illustrations of Surface Geology.

Hitchcock's official role as a state geologist is reflected in 18 letters from Massachusetts Governor Edward Everett and 3 letters to New York Governor William L. Marcy.

The most significant group of letters in Series 2 is the correspondence between Hitchcock and Benjamin Silliman, editor of the American Journal of Science, and Hitchcock's professor of chemistry at Yale's Sheffield Scientific School. There are 158 letters from Silliman to Hitchcock ( read transcripts of letters from 1817-1829 here) and 77 letters from Hitchcock to Silliman ( read transcripts of letters from 1817-1829 here), which constitute a rich resource for the study of the history of science and of the nature of scientific collegial relationship at that time. These letters are detailed in the series listing.

(All transcripts were prepared by Robert Herbert in 2010.)

Sub-series A: Incoming Correspondence



Bigelow, [?]
1817 Apr 22

Box 3: folder 1
Bishop, George
1862 Oct 17

Box 3: folder 2
Blunt, Edmund M. re: errors in Blunt's Navigator discovered by Hitchcock
1818 Jul 27, Dec 19

Box 3: folder 3
Note:
[Number not used]


Box 3: folder 4
Child, Lewis
1847 Mar 8

Box 3: folder 5
Clay, Joseph A.
1853 May 20

Box 3: folder 6
Corning, [?]
1851 Aug 18

Box 3: folder 7
Darwin, Charles
1845 Nov 6

Box 3: folder 8
Deane, James (3 letters)
1832, 1845, 1846

Box 3: folder 9
Note:
Deane, James, partial transcript of letters, in Edward Hitchcock's hand, annotated "Letter from Dr. Deane"
1834 Mar 20

Box OS1: folder 12
Deane, James, printed monograph, Illustrations of Fossil Footprints at the Valley of the Connecticut, inscribed to Edward Hitchcock
1849 Aug

Box 3: folder 10
Note:
Eustaphius, Alexis
1815 Aug 22

Box 3: folder 11
Everett, Governor Edward, re: the Massachusetts geological survey (18 letters)
1837-1839

Box 3: folder 12
Geological Society of London
1848 Jan 6

Box 3: folder 13
Gould, Augustus A.
1835 Jan 7

Box 3: folder 14
Haidinger, Wilhelm
1862 Sep 27

Box 3: folder 15
Hallock, Gerard
1837 Nov 16

Box 3: folder 16
Hamilton, William J.,



Note:
Hitchcock, Charissa
1855 Sep 16

Box 3: folder 17
Hitchcock, Charles (AC 1856)
1858 Mar 22

Box 3: folder 18
Hitchcock, Edward, Jr. (AC 1849) (14 letters)
1860-1861

Box 3: folder 19
Note:
Hitchcock, Orra White



Note:
Hopkins, Mark (3 letters)
1848 Jul 25, 1848 Dec 5, 1858 Aug 28

Box 3: folder 20
Horsford, Eben N.
1849 Nov 16

Box 3: folder 21
Hoyt, Epaphras, recommendation
1815 Jan 20

Box 3: folder 22
Humphrey, Heman re: tribute to Professor Fiske
1848 Jan 14

Box 3: folder 23
Humphrey, Heman,


Box 3: folder 23
Note:
Illinois, State of,



Note:
Mantell, Gideon A.
1845 Jul 11

Box 3: folder 24
(no folder 25)


Box 3: folder 25
Matthews, J.M. (photocopy)
1845 Mar 12

Box 3: folder 26
Note:

original at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Medway, John
1851 Nov 25

Box 3: folder 27
Morse, Sidney E.
1851 Jan 18

Box 3: folder 28
Orton, James
1853 Jul 22

Box 3: folder 29
Owen, Richard
1844, 1860

Box 3: folder 30
Parrot, Friedrich, extracts from "Journey to Ararat," 1862, by F. Parrot, copied in letter from S. Wells;



Note:
Perkins, Justin (15 letters) listed by date in folder
1844-1850, 1853-1856

Box 3: folder 31
Riddel, Samuel
1845 Jul 7

Box 3: folder 32
Rogers, [J.S.]
1827 Jul 14

Box 3: folder 33
Sandberger, Guido
1845 Jun 25

Box 3: folder 34
Reverend Schneider
1848 Nov 20

Box 3: folder 35
Shepard, Charles U.: re: specimens, (2 letters)
1859 Jul

Box 3: folder 36
Silliman, Benjamin (16 letters); 1817 Aug 24, Oct 6, Oct 27; 1818 Mar 1, Mar 31, May 22, Jun 22, Sep 25, Dec 11; 1819 Feb 6; 1820 Aug 18; 1821 Feb 24, Apr 21, Jul 27, Aug 11, Sep 20
1817-1821

Box 3: folder 37
Note:

Transcripts prepared by Robert Herbert, 2010

Silliman, Benjamin (18 letters); 1822 Jan 7, May 8, Aug 2 (enclosing a map drawn and colored by Hitchcock, reviewed and corrected by Silliman and James G. Percival; both enclosed in polyethylene sleeve), Oct 2, Oct 27, Nov 18, Nov 25, Dec 5; 1823 Jan 25, Feb 16 [?--postmarked Feb 15], May 5, Dec 4; 1824 Mar 6, Mar 20, Jun 12, Aug 12, Aug 23, Dec 27
1822-1824

Box 3: folder 38
Note:

Transcripts prepared by Robert Herbert, 2010

Silliman, Benjamin (20 letters); 1825 Feb 2, Apr 4, Jul 27, Aug 6; 1826 Feb 19, Feb 25, Mar 20, May 3, May 22, Oct 6 (written on a printed announcement relating to the American Journal of Science and Arts, edited by Silliman); 1827 Jun 1, Jul 28; 1828 Mar 10, May 26, Jun 4, Aug 8 (written on a printed announcement about the dissatisfaction of Yale students with their "board"/ meals, dated August 1, 1828), Aug 11 (completed Aug 18), Aug 20, Aug 27, Sep 13
1825-1828

Box 3: folder 39
Note:

Transcripts prepared by Robert Herbert, 2010

Silliman, Benjamin (19 letters); 1829 Feb 9, Mar 12, Aug 5; 1830 Jan 10, Mar 11, Apr 27, May 9, Jun 21, Oct 5, Nov 19; 1831 Jan 4, Jan 12, Feb 24, Mar 23, May 21, Jun 27, Jul 27, Sep 27, Oct 10
1829-31

Box 3: folder 40
Note:

Transcripts prepared by Robert Herbert, 2010

Silliman, Benjamin (28 letters); 1832 Jan 19, Feb 24, Mar 8, Mar 12, Apr 4, Apr 14, May 7, Jun 5, Jun 14, [Aug]; 1833 Jan 19 ("To Messrs. S. & H.C. Zane"), Jun 6, Jul 18; 1834 [Nov 10? or 16?], 18?? [Aug ? No year or day -- retained in this location]; 1835 Jan 9, Jan 31, Jul 22, Aug 6, Oct 9, Nov 5, Nov 13, Nov 23, Dec 4, Dec 11, Dec 18, Dec 25 (folded sheet), Dec 25 (single sheet, not folded). Also one empty envelope, postmark unclear, not clearly related to any of these letters
1832-1835

Box 4: folder 1
Silliman, Benjamin (23 letters); 1836 Feb 24, Jun 7, Jul 6 (very fragile; do not remove from sleeve), Jul 25, Aug 19, Oct 7, Nov 1, Dec 2, Dec 8, Dec 20 (signature cut out; part of p. 1 missing); 1837 Jan 2, Mar 6, Mar 17, Apr 15, Nov 2, Dec 5; 1838 Mar 17, Apr 14, Aug 18; 1839 Mar 7; 1840 Jan 8, Apr 29, Aug 31, Dec 7. Also one empty envelope, not readily connected with a letter
1836-1840

Box 4: folder 2
Silliman, Benjamin (20 letters); 1841 Jan 12, May 25, Jun 15, Jun 28, Sep 23; 1842 Aug 9, Aug 31; 1843 Sep 13, Sep 14, Oct 30, Nov 16; 1844 Jan 29, Aug 2, Aug 10, Sep 12, Sep 19, Nov 1, Dec 9, Dec 19, Dec 19, p.m. (signature cut out)
1841-1844

Box 4: folder 3
Silliman, Benjamin (13 letters); 1850 Jun 22, Dec 30; 1852 Apr 1, Oct 27; 1854 Jan 24, ?? 26 (illegible, possibly June?), Jun ?? (Brief note on last page of printed brochure relating to the Mineralogical Cabinet at Yale, dated June 1, 1854, with James D. Dana and Benjamin Silliman listed as authors), Jul 29; 1855 Sep 17, Oct 13, (return address: St. Louis, Missouri), Oct 13, (return address: New Haven) [the preceding two letters should be examined closely, since one appears to be dated erroneously]; 1858 Mar 8; 1860 Feb 2 (with envelope). There are 2 additional empty envelopes in the folder, not clearly related to any of the letters; one has pencilled columns of figures (perhaps money?) on the verso
1850-1860

Box 4: folder 4
Smith, Ebenezer
1851 Nov 29

Box 4: folder 5
Smith, Hannah A.
1836 Jun 17

Box 4: folder 6
[Soltan], Henry W.
1857 May 15

Box 4: folder 7
Swett, Charissa,



Note:
Torrey, John
1824 Oct 27

Box 4: folder 8
Van Lennep, Henry J. (AC 1837)
1838-1863

Box 4: folder 9
Webster, J.W. (4 letters)
1825, 1839, n.d.

Box 4: folder 10
Wells, S.
1844 Oct 6

Box 4: folder 11
White, G[eorge]
1828 Apr 9

Box 4: folder 12
White, Orra
1837 Sep 29

Box 4: folder 13
Whittlesey, Charles S.
1846 Nov 27

Box 4: folder 14
Williston, Samuel,



Note:
Unidentified author, on verso of printed notice (see note in folder)
[1853]

Box 4: folder 15
Sub-series B: Outgoing Correspondence



Adams, [?], letter of recommendation
1855 May 14

Box 4: folder 16
American Academy of Natural Sciences (photocopy)
1841 Mar 24

Box 4: folder 17
Note:

original at the American Academy of Natural Sciences

American Association for the Advancement of Science, publishing committee, envelope addressed to "Jeffries Wyman and others"
1849 Oct 30

Box 4: folder 18
American Philosophical Society (photocopy)
1841 Jul 10

Box 4: folder 19
Note:

original at the American Philosophical Society Library

Ames, James G.
1849 May 16

Box 4: folder 20
Association of American Geologists (photocopy)
1843 May 2

Box 4: folder 21
Note:

original at the Academy of Natural Sciences

Bishop, N.W.
1837 Oct 16

Box 4: folder 22
Blunt, Edmund M.: re: errors in Blunt's Navigator discovered by Hitchcock, notes and letters
ca. 1819

Box 4: folder 23
Note:
Bond, G.T.
1855 Aug 1

Box 4: folder 24
Bowditch, Henry J., as printed in Springfield Republican
1859 Apr 1

Box 4: folder 25
Note:
Briggs, George N. (photocopy)
1846 Jul 29

Box 4: folder 26
Note:

original at the American Philosophical Society Library

Brooks, John
1857 Oct 26

Box 4: folder 27
Carpenter, C.C.
1860 May 23

Box 4: folder 28
Cleaveland, Parker (photocopy)
1828 May 13

Box 4: folder 29
Note:

original at the American Philosophical Society Library

Deane, James: re: controversy over footmarks
1844 Nov 10, n.d.

Box 4: folder 30
Note:
Eaton, Amos (photocopy)
1824 Aug 12

Box 4: folder 31
Note:

original at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Edwards, Bela B.
1836 Mar 31

Box 4: folder 32
Elliott, Honorable Samuel A.,(8 letters; photocopies)
1847-1848

Box 4: folder 33
Note:

originals at Harvard University

Eustaphius, Alexis
1815 Aug 8

Box 4: folder 34
Gardner, Henry, Governor of Massachusetts (3 letters)
n.d., ca. 1855

Box 4: folder 35
Grant, Miss P., re: "A female school in the Mt. Pleasant Buildings"
1835 Jul 31

Box 4: folder 36
Greene, Thomas A. (photocopy)
1834 Sep 15

Box 4: folder 37
Note:

original at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Griscom, John (3 letters)
1824, 1828, 1831

Box 4: folder 38
Hale, Ebenezer
1849 May 19

Box 4: folder 39
Hall, Frederick (photocopy)
1826 Apr 13

Box 4: folder 40
Note:

original at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Hallock, W.A.
1857 Oct 24

Box 4: folder 41
Hentz, W.M. (Prof.)



Note:
Hitchcock, Catharine (photocopy of original from file of Hitchcock, Mary)
1844 May 12

Box 4: folder 42
Hitchcock, Edward Jr. (AC 1849) (36 letters)
1841, 1850-1861

Box 4: folder 43
Note:
Hitchcock, Henry
1850 Jul 12

Box 4: folder 44
Hitchcock, Mary (6 letters)
1841-1853 [gaps]

Box 4: folder 45
Hitchcock, Orra White,



Note:
Hovey, Sylvester (2 letters)
1824, 1831

Box 4: folder 46
Humphrey, Heman (addressed "Dr. and Mrs."
1858 Apr 20

Box 4: folder 47
The Independent, editors of
n.d.

Box 4: folder 48
Kendall, George
1858 Feb 23

Box 4: folder 49
Lawrence, Abbott, re: naming the College Observatory in his honor
[1848]

Box 4: folder 50
Low, Joseph
[1857]

Box 4: folder 51
Lyell, Charles (photocopies; original at Edinburgh University Library, Department of Special Collections)
1843, 1860

Box 4: folder 52
Marcy, William L. (Governor of New York), re: New York geological survey (3 letters)
1836 May-Jun

Box 5: folder 1
Markoe, Francis (photocopies)
1844 Aug 27, 1847 Apr 6

Box 5: folder 2
Note:

original at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Meisra, Prince Malek Kasim (Governor of Azerbaijian)



Note:
Miller, Moses
1843 Aug 2

Box 5: folder 3
Morton, Samuel G. (6 letters; photocopies)
1832 Jun 11-Oct 28, 1841 Jan 26

Box 5: folder 4
Note:

originals at the American Philosophical Society Library

Morton, Samuel G. (photocopy, original at the Academy of Natural Sciences)
1833 Nov 30

Box 5: folder 5
Murchision, Roderick I. (Sir), manuscript, not in Edward Hitchcock's hand, long discussion of glacial theory
1842 Sep 5

Box 5: folder 6
Northrop, Henry, letter of recommendation
1862 Jul 17

Box 5: folder 7
Owen, Richard
1861 Jul 4

Box 5: folder 8
Perkins, Justin (photocopy)
1842 Mar 3

Box 5: folder 9
Note:

original at the American Philosophical Society Library

Pierce, Edwin W.
1838 Aug 20

Box 5: folder 10
Salem Lyceum
1840 Jul 29

Box 5: folder 11
Silliman, Benjamin (25 letters); 1817 Sep 1; 1818 Apr 6, Jul 6, Aug 25, Sep 28, Nov 8; 1821 Apr 9, Apr (List of specimens "...Sent Mr. Silliman"), Aug 6; 1822 Jul 23, Sep 22, Oct 17, Nov 6, Dec 1; 1823 Jan 23, Feb 12, Oct 20, Nov 25, Dec 17; 1824 Mar 1, Apr 6, Nov 16, Dec 13
1817-1824

Box 5: folder 12
Note:

Transcripts prepared by Robert Herbert, 2010

Silliman, Benjamin (3 letters; photocopies)
1817 Oct 16, 1824 Mar 17, 1824 May 28

Box 5: folder 13
Note:

originals at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Note:

Transcripts prepared by Robert Herbert, 2010

Silliman, Benjamin (15 letters); 1825 Jan 24, Mar 21, Apr (?); 1826 Apr 18, Jul 8; 1827 Oct 28, Dec 30; 1828 Jan 21, Aug 7; 1829 Jan 8, Apr 1, May 12, Aug 17; 1830 Jan 24, Nov 1
1825-1830

Box 5: folder 14
Note:

Transcripts prepared by Robert Herbert, 2010

Silliman, Benjamin, (6 letters; photocopies)
1825 Oct 4, 1827 Nov 30, 1828 Jun 27, 1828 Aug 16, 1829 Aug 1, 1831 Jan 30

Box 5: folder 15
Note:

originals at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Silliman, Benjamin (17 letters); 1832 Jan 19, Feb 21, Mar 4, May 4, Jun 8, Jul 16; 1833 Dec 30; 1834 Jan 10, Mar 27; 1835 Mar 15, Jul 30, Oct 23; 1836 Mar 1 (photocopy, oversize, with poem and other writing included), Jun 4, Jun 20, Aug 16; 1837 Mar 12
1832-1837

Box 5: folder 16
Silliman, Benjamin, (3 letters; photocopies)
1834 Nov 8, 1835 May 31, 1837 Mar 31

Box 5: folder 17
Note:

originals at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Silliman, Benjamin (22 letters); 1837 Mar 12, Apr 11; 1838 Jan 9, Apr 9; 1839 Jan 8, Jul 20; 1840 Jan 12, Apr 26, Aug 20, Dec 12; 1841 Sep 16; 1843 Nov 13; 1844 Mar 11; 1847 Apr 5; 1853 Nov 3; 1855 Sep 20, Oct 12, Oct 19; 1856 Mar 24; 1863 May 7, Aug 26; [18??] Jul 22
1837-1863

Box 5: folder 18
Silliman, Benjamin (9 letters; photocopies) 1844 Sep 16; 1850 Jan 26; 1852 Oct 16; 1854 Jul 16; 1855 Nov 23; 1858 Feb 15, Feb 20; 1859 Dec 26; 1860 Feb 6
1844-1860

Box 5: folder 19
Note:

originals at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Smith, Hannah
1856 Sep 20

Box 5: folder 20
Sprague, William B. (3 letters)
1828, 1835, 1856

Box 5: folder 21
Tompson, John C. (AC 1829), letter of recommendation (photocopy, original in Tompson's Biographical File)
1832 Nov 17

Box 5: folder 22
Torrey, John, 4 lists of specimens sent to same
n.d., 1820-1822

Box 5: folder 23
Torrey, John (2 letters; photocopies)
1821 Dec 18, 1835 Jun 4

Box 5: folder 24
Note:

originals at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

Torrey, John (16 letters; photocopies)
1819-1836, 1848

Box 5: folder 25
Note:

originals in the Columbia University Library

Tyler, Reverend William
1835 Jun 4

Box 5: folder 26
Van Lennep, Henry J. (4 letters)
1862-1863

Box 5: folder 27
Van Renss[e]laer, Stephen
1828 May 3

Box 5: folder 28
Van Rensselaer, Stephen (photocopy)
1835 Sep 16

Box 5: folder 29
Note:

original at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

White, Hannah
1857 Aug 31

Box 5: folder 30
White [Hitchcock], Orra (3 letters)
n.d., 1821

Box 5: folder 31
White [Hitchcock], Orra (11 letters, 1 card)
1827-1860 (gaps)

Box 5: folder 32
Wyman, Jeffries,



Note:
Unidentified (2 letters): declining to review a work by Silliman (1831); requesting duplicate specimens (1856)


Box 5: folder 33
Hitchcock, Edward, signatures
n.d., 1854

Box 5: folder 34
Note: Note: Note: Note: Note:
Series 3: EDWARD HITCHCOCK: SERMONS
[1819-1861]
2 linear feet

Arrangement:

Series 3, EDWARD HITCHCOCK: SERMONS is divided into five sub-series:

  • A: Numbered Sermons, as numbered by Hitchcock
  • B: Un-numbered sermons, arranged chronologically by first known date preached
  • C: Occasional Sermons, identified by the occasion for which they were prepared
  • D: Sermon Subjects
  • E: Sermon Notes
Scope and content:

Approximately 200 sermons have survived in the Papers. As a group, they illuminate Hitchcock's religious philosophy. Many were delivered on multiple occasions; the dates of delivery are noted on each. Hitchcock's ministry in Conway is well documented by numerous sermons dating from the 1820s.

Numbered Sermons (sub-series A) are arranged by the numbering which Hitchcock assigned to them. They are further identified by title in the listing. Most often, the numbering relates to chronological order, but not always. For example, Sermon #10 (1841) is followed by Sermon #11 (1820); and #119 (1824) is followed by #123 (1822). This may be explained by the fact that sermons were preached at a succession of different locations, on different dates. Sermon #10 could have been first preached as much as 20 years earlier, but the notation added only for a later delivery.

Un-Numbered Sermons (sub-series B) contains 27 sermons arranged in chronological order by the date the sermon was first known to have been preached.

Occasional Sermons (sub-series C) includes sermons preached on the Fourth of July, at ceremonies for naming mountains, including the exercises for Mt. Norwottuck, and at the ordinations and installations of fellow ministers.

Sermon Subjects (sub-series D) are arranged alphabetically by the title assigned to the text and contain notes for sermon topics.

Sermon Notes (sub-series E) are divided into those prepared for Amherst College (sorted by date) and those (unsorted) identified as "texts and subjects for sermons."

Sub-series A: Numbered Sermons



No. 4: "Death," Ecclesiastes 8:8
1820 Feb

Box 6: folder 1
No. 5: "Gospel Marriage," Judges 3:20
1820 Feb

Box 6: folder 1
No. 9: "Deceitfulness of the Heart," Jeremiah 17:9
1820 May

Box 6: folder 1
No. 10: Luke 19:41
1841 June

Box 6: folder 2
No. 11: "Character and Offices of Christ," Luke 24:30-31
1820 Mar 18

Box 6: folder 2
No. 13: "Opposition to Religion," Acts 7:51
1820

Box 6: folder 3
No. 15: "Religious Condition of the United States," II Chronicles 28:10
1820 Apr

Box 6: folder 3
No. 16: "Sins of Omission and Commission," Luke 18:13
1820 Apr

Box 6: folder 3
No. 17: "Deity of Christ," John 1:1
1820 Dec

Box 6: folder 3
No. 20: "Joys of Heaven," Psalms 16:11
1820 Jun

Box 6: folder 4
No. 22: Revelation 3:20
1820 Jun

Box 6: folder 4
No. 23: "Characters That Are Shut Out of Heaven," Matthew 25:10
1820 Jun

Box 6: folder 4
No. 25: "Day of Judgment," II Corinthians 5:10
1820 Jun

Box 6: folder 4
No. 27: Psalms 106:23
1820 Dec

Box 6: folder 5
No. 28: "Neglect of Vows," Ecclesiastes 5:4
1820 Sep

Box 6: folder 5
No. 29: Ezekiel 44:23; Malachi 3:18
1820 Dec

Box 6: folder 5
No. 35: "Reasons Why God Spares the Wicked," Job 21:7
1821 Jan

Box 6: folder 5
No. 38: "Submission to God," James 4:6-7, Job 22:29
1820

Box 6: folder 6
No. 39: "Christ the Searcher of Hearts," Revelation 2:23
1821 Mar

Box 6: folder 6
No. 40: "Godly Sincerity," John 1:47
1821 Mar

Box 6: folder 6
No. 42: "The Final Judgment a Test of Our Conduct," II Peter 3:11-12
1821 Jul

Box 6: folder 6
No. 43: "General View of the Gospel," John 18:38
1821 Mar

Box 6: folder 7
No. 48: "Motives to Reconciliation With God," I Corinthians 5:20
1821 Mar

Box 6: folder 7
No. 49: "Efficacy of the Cross," Ephesians 2:16
1821 Mar

Box 6: folder 7
No. 51: "Preaching the Gospel," II Timothy 4:12
1821 Mar

Box 6: folder 7
No. 52: "A Glance at the Future," Genesis 49:1
1821 Jun

Box 6: folder 8
No. 53: "Proper Mode of Exhibiting Divine Truth," II Corinthians, Ch. 4
1821 Jun

Box 6: folder 8
No. 56: "Example of the Saints," Hebrews 6:12
1821 May

Box 6: folder 8
No. 59: "Connection Between the Moral Character of Parents and Children," Exodus, Ch. 20
1821 Jul

Box 6: folder 8
No. 60: "Consecration of All to God," Isaiah 52:1
1821 Jul

Box 6: folder 9
No. 61: "Men By Nature Deal in Sin," Exodus 12:33
1821 Jul

Box 6: folder 9
No. 63: "Repentance," Luke 13:3
1821 Jul

Box 6: folder 9
No. 64: "Efficacy of Prayer," James 5:16
1821 Apr

Box 6: folder 9
No. 65: "No Rest to the Wicked," Isaiah 57:20
1821 Aug

Box 6: folder 10
No. 66: "Sinner's Plea of Inability," Isaiah 30:7
1821 Aug

Box 6: folder 10
No. 67: "Representatives of a Revival," James 5:16
1821 Sep

Box 6: folder 10
No. 70: "Rights of God," Samuel 3:18
1821 Sep

Box 6: folder 10
No. 71: "Religious Joy," I Thessalonians 5:16
1821 Sep

Box 6: folder 11
No. 73: Job 27:8; Romans 5:5
1821

Box 6: folder 11
No. 74: "No Hope But in Christ," Acts 4:12
1821 Nov

Box 6: folder 11
No. 76: "To the Aged," Genesis 47:29
1821 Oct

Box 6: folder 11
No. 78: "History of Revivals," John 12:8
1821 Nov

Box 6: folder 12
No. 79: "Effects of Revivals," John 12:8
1821 Nov

Box 6: folder 12
No. 82: "Entire Moral Depravity," Ecclesiastes 9:3
1821 Nov

Box 6: folder 12
No. 83: "Entire Moral Depravity," Ecclesiastes 9:3
1821 Nov

Box 6: folder 12
No. 85: Jeremiah 17:5-6
1821 Dec

Box 6: folder 13
No. 86: "Stewardship of Ministers, Teachers and Parents," I Corinthians 4:2
1821 Dec

Box 6: folder 13
No. 87: "Neglect of Precious Opportunities," I Kings 20:40
1822 Jan

Box 6: folder 13
No. 88: "Moral Value of the Services of the Wicked," Proverbs 15:8
1822 Jan

Box 6: folder 13
No. 90: "The Present Moment the Accepted Time," II Corinthians 6:2
1822 Jan

Box 7: folder 1
No. 91: "Marks of Friendship for the World," James 4:4
1822 Jan

Box 7: folder 1
No. 92: "Characters Who Will Finally Perish," Isaiah 33:14
1822 Feb

Box 7: folder 1
No. 94: "Why a Revival Passes," Nehemiah 6:3
1822 Mar

Box 7: folder 1
No. 95: "Works of God," Psalms 104:24
1821 Dec

Box 7: folder 2
No. 96: "Victory Over Death," I Corinthians 15:55
1822 Feb

Box 7: folder 2
No. 98: "All Holy Beings Engaged to Save Sinners," Ezekiel 18:31
1822 Mar

Box 7: folder 2
No. 99: "Sin an Infinite Evil," Job 22:5
1822 Mar

Box 7: folder 2
No. 101: "Convictions Not Followed by Conversion," Luke 17:32
1822 Mar

Box 7: folder 3
No. 103: "Delusions of Satan," Genesis 3:4
1822 Feb

Box 7: folder 3
No. 105: "Morality Not Inconsistent With Entire Depravity," Psalms 58:1-2
1822 Apr

Box 7: folder 3
No. 106: "Universal Obedience Necessary," I John 2:3
1822 Apr

Box 7: folder 3
No. 108: "Unworthy Reception of the Lord's Supper," I Corinthians 11:29
1822 May

Box 7: folder 4
No. 109: "Spring," Song of Solomon 2:11-13
1822 May

Box 7: folder 4
No. 110: "Mourners Directed to Christ," Matthew 14:12
1822 Jun

Box 7: folder 4
No. 111: "Instruction of Children," Proverbs 22:6
1822 Jun

Box 7: folder 4
No. 112: "Christ Our Righteousness," Jeremiah 23:6
1822 Jun

Box 7: folder 5
No. 113: "Righteousness of Christ," Jeremiah 23:6
1822 Jun

Box 7: folder 5
No. 114: "Advantages of Chastity," Proverbs 11:25
1822 May

Box 7: folder 5
No. 116: "Forsaking the Camp of the World for Christ," Hebrews 13:13
1822 Aug

Box 7: folder 5
No. 117: "Grades of Apostasy," Matthew 26:28
1822 Aug

Box 7: folder 6
No. 119: Acts 7:51
1824 Aug

Box 7: folder 6
No. 120: Acts 7:51
1824 Aug

Box 7: folder 6
No. 123: "Evidences of Christian Character," I Peter 3:15
1822 Jul

Box 7: folder 6
No. 125: "Election," Isaiah 64:8
1822 Sep

Box 7: folder 7
No. 128: "Noachian Deluge," II Peter 2:5
1823 Jan

Box 7: folder 7
No. 129: "Way to Zion," Jeremiah 50:5
1822 Dec

Box 7: folder 7
No. 130: "God Warns Men Once," Proverbs 1:30-31
1822 Nov

Box 7: folder 7
No. 133: "Resignation," Hebrews Ch. 12; Romans Ch. 8
1822 Nov

Box 7: folder 8
No. 135: "Preparation for the Lord's Supper," Revelation 19:7
1822 Nov

Box 7: folder 8
No. 136: "Family Government," Psalm 133
1822 Oct

Box 7: folder 8
No. 139: "Coincidence Between Natural Theology and Christianity in Regard to the Fallen State of Man," Romans 1:18-20
1822 Dec

Box 7: folder 8
No. 142: "Inconsistency in Religion," Galatians 5:7
1822 Dec

Box 7: folder 9
No. 143: "Advent of Christ,"Luke 2:10
1823 Jan

Box 7: folder 9
No. 145: "Hungering After Righteousness," Matthew 5:6
1822 Nov

Box 7: folder 9
No. 148: "Power of Music," I Samuel 16:23
1823 Feb

Box 7: folder 9
No. 149: "Forms of Communion with One Another at the Lord's Table," Galatians 5:6
1823 Feb

Box 7: folder 10
No. 150: "Only One True Gospel," Galatians 1:6-9
1823 Feb

Box 7: folder 10
No. 151: "Idolatry," Exodus 20:3
1823 Feb

Box 7: folder 10
No. 152: "Idolatry," Exodus 20:3
1823 Feb

Box 7: folder 10
No. 153: "Consideration," Psalm 4:2
1823 Mar

Box 7: folder 11
No. 155: "Divine Teaching Necessary to Induce Men to Receive Christ in His True Character," Matthew 16:17
1823 Mar

Box 7: folder 11
No. 156: "Divine Influence and Free Agency," Philippians 2:12-13
1823 Mar

Box 7: folder 11
No. 158: "Christ Crucified," I Corinthians 2:2
1823 Mar

Box 7: folder 11
No. 160: "Secret Prayer," Matthew 6:6
1823 Mar

Box 7: folder 12
No. 161: "Examination of the Scriptures," John 5:34
1823 Apr

Box 7: folder 12
No. 163: "God's Wisdom Different From Man's," Isaiah 55:8-9
1823 Jun

Box 7: folder 12
No. 165: Matthew 22:1-14
1823 May

Box 7: folder 12
No. 166: "Future Punishment," Job 31:3
1823 Apr

Box 7: folder 13
No. 170: "Perpetuity of the Sabbath," Numbers 15:32-36
1823 May

Box 7: folder 13
No. 171: "Concert in Benevolent Efforts," Isaiah 41:6-7
1823 Jun

Box 7: folder 13
No. 172: "Wars," James 4:1-3
1823 [Jun]

Box 7: folder 13
No. 175: "Intention of the Lord's Supper"
1823 Jul

Box 7: folder 14
No. 177: "Nature of Confessing and Forsaking Sin," Proverbs 28:13
1823 Sep

Box 7: folder 14
No. 178: "Meditation," Psalms 39:3
1823 Jul

Box 7: folder 14
No. 179: "Meditation," Psalms 39:3
1823 Jul

Box 7: folder 14
No. 181: "Christian Members of Christ" Ephesians 1:23
1823 Nov

Box 8: folder 1
No. 182: "Utility of Natural History", I Kings 4:33
1823 Sep

Box 8: folder 1
No. 183: "Sinners Dreaming," Psalms 73:20; Job 20:8
1823 Aug

Box 8: folder 1
No. 184: "Heavenly Rest," Hebrews 4:9
1823 Jul

Box 8: folder 1
No. 186: "Attendance Upon Public Worship," Nehemiah 13:11
1823 Sep

Box 8: folder 2
No. 188: "Duties of Parents," I John 2:13
1823 Oct

Box 8: folder 2
No. 189: "Duties of Children," Proverbs, Ch. 4
1823 Oct

Box 8: folder 2
No. 190: "No Sacrifice Too Great for Christ," Philippians 3:8
1823 Sep

Box 8: folder 2
No. 191: "Indecision in Religion," Joshua 24:15
1823 Aug

Box 8: folder 3
No. 192: "Destruction of Jerusalem," Matthew 24:34-35
1823 Aug

Box 8: folder 3
No. 195: "Correspondence Between the Character of Men and the God They Worship," Micah 4:5
1823 Nov

Box 8: folder 3
No. 196: "Correspondence Between the Character of Men and the God They Worship," Micah 4:5
1823 Nov

Box 8: folder 3
No. 200: "Existence of God," Deuteronomy 4:39
1823 Dec

Box 8: folder 4
No. 201: "Men's Character Differently Estimated by God and Man," I Samuel 16:7
1823 Dec

Box 8: folder 4
No. 202: "Omnipresence of God," Jeremiah 23:24
1823 Dec

Box 8: folder 4
No. 203: "Omnipotence of God," Jeremiah 32:17
1824 Jan

Box 8: folder 4
No. 206: "Blessings of Redemption," Luke 2:10-11
1824 Oct

Box 8: folder 5
No. 207: "Sovereignty of God," Daniel 4:35
1824 Mar

Box 8: folder 5
No. 208: "Sovereignty of God," Daniel 4:35
1824 Mar

Box 8: folder 5
No. 209: "Truth of God," Psalms 57:10
1824 Feb

Box 8: folder 5
No. 210: "Mercy of God," Psalms 57:10
1824 Feb

Box 8: folder 6
No. 211: "Benevolence of God," Matthew 19:17
1824 Jan

Box 8: folder 6
No. 212: "Eternity of God," Hebrews 1:10-12
1823 Dec

Box 8: folder 6
No. 213: "Omniscience of God," Psalms 139:6
1823 Dec

Box 8: folder 6
No. 214: "Justice of God," Psalms 89:14
1824 Jan

Box 8: folder 7
No. 215: "Delineation of Character in the Bible is Proof of its Divinity," II Timothy 3:16
1824 Jun

Box 8: folder 7
No. 216: "Wisdom of God," Romans 11:33
1824 Feb

Box 8: folder 7
No. 218: "Benevolence of God," Matthew 19:17
1824 Jan

Box 8: folder 7
No. 219: Exposition of Romans Ch. 5
1825 Jan

Box 8: folder 8
No. 220: Inferences from Romans, Ch. 5
1825 Jan

Box 8: folder 8
No. 221: "Danger of Lukewarm Christians," Ezekiel 9:5-6
1824 Sep

Box 8: folder 8
No. 223: "Ingratitude to Christ," Jeremiah 2:2
1824 Mar

Box 8: folder 8
No. 224: "Manner in Which God Hardens Sinners," Romans 9:18
1824 Feb

Box 8: folder 9
No. 225: "Oneness of Christians," John 17:21
1824 Aug

Box 8: folder 9
No. 226: Exposition of Romans Ch. 4
1825 Jan

Box 8: folder 9
No. 228: Exposition of Romans Ch. 4
1824 Dec

Box 8: folder 9
No. 229: "The Only True Happiness," Psalms 4:6
1824 Apr

Box 8: folder 10
No. 230: "Service of the World and God Inconsistent," Matthew 6:25
1824 Nov

Box 8: folder 10
No. 234: Exposition of Ephesians Ch. 3
1824 May

Box 8: folder 10
No. 235: Exposition of Ephesians Ch. 1
1824 Apr

Box 8: folder 10
No. 236: Exposition of Ephesians Ch. 4
1824 May

Box 8: folder 11
No. 237: Exposition of Romans Ch. 3
1824 Dec

Box 8: folder 11
No. 238: Exposition of Romans Ch. 2
1824 Dec

Box 8: folder 11
No. 239: Exposition of Romans Ch. 1
1824 Nov

Box 8: folder 11
No. 240: Exposition of Ephesians Ch. 2
1824 May

Box 8: folder 11
No. 241: "The Beam to be First Cast Out of Our Own Eye," Matthew 7:5
1824 May

Box 8: folder 11
No. 242: Exposition of Ephesians Ch. 4
1824 May

Box 8: folder 12
No. 243: "Comparison Between Knowledge Derived from the Scriptures and Human Literature and Science," Jeremiah 23:28
1824 May

Box 8: folder 12
No. 248: "Persuasives to Early Piety," Proverbs 8:17
1824 Oct

Box 8: folder 12
No. 249: "Denying Christ," Matthew 10:33
1824 Nov

Box 8: folder 12
No. 250: "Confession of Christ," Matthew 10:32
1824 Nov

Box 8: folder 13
No. 253: Exposition of Ephesians Ch. 5
1824 Jun

Box 8: folder 13
No. 254: Exposition of Ephesians Ch. 5
1824 Jun

Box 8: folder 13
No. 255: "State of the Church and People in Conway," Isaiah 21:11-17
1824 Jan

Box 8: folder 13
No. 256: I Corinthians 11:28
1823 Jul

Box 8: folder 14
No. 259: "Progress of the Christian Toward Heaven," Job 5:26
1824 Mar

Box 8: folder 14
No. 260: "Gospel Liberty," John 8:36
1824 Jul

Box 8: folder 14
No. 261: "Aggravations and Alleviations of Afflictions to Those Whose Friends Have Died at a Distance," II Samuel 18:33
1824 Sep

Box 8: folder 14
Sub-series B: Un-Numbered Sermons (In order of first known date preached)



Colossians 2:8
1819

Box 9: folder 1
Deuteronomy 32:15
1824 Dec

Box 9: folder 2
"Oh Lord Revive My Work," Habakkuk 3:2
1825 Feb

Box 9: folder 2
Exposition of Romans Ch. 6
1825 Feb

Box 9: folder 2
Exposition of Romans Ch. 7
1825 Mar

Box 9: folder 2
Genesis 3:5
1825 Mar

Box 9: folder 3
Isaiah 40:3
1825 Apr

Box 9: folder 3
Exposition of Romans Ch. 8
1825 Apr

Box 9: folder 3
Job, Ch. 2
1825 Apr

Box 9: folder 3
no title or verse: fast day
1825 Apr

Box 9: folder 3
Genesis 19:17
1825 May

Box 9: folder 4
I Corinthians 3:11
1825 May

Box 9: folder 4
Exposition of Romans Ch. 9
1825 May

Box 9: folder 4
Exposition of Romans Ch. 9
1825 May

Box 9: folder 4
Luke 23:28
1825 May

Box 9: folder 4
Exposition of Romans Ch. 11
1825 Jun

Box 9: folder 5
Acts 8:21
1825 Jul

Box 9: folder 5
Matthew 16:24
1825 Aug

Box 9: folder 5
Exposition of Romans Ch. 12
1825 Aug

Box 9: folder 5
Hebrews 10:25
1825 Aug

Box 9: folder 5
Acts 24:25
1835 Apr

Box 9: folder 6
no title or verse, annotated "Rewritten in 1846" on cover sheet
1841 Jan

Box 9: folder 6
Romans 8:19
1843 Mar

Box 9: folder 6
James 4:1-3
1846 May

Box 9: folder 7
John 2:47
1846 Jul

Box 9: folder 7
Philippians 1:21
1847 May

Box 9: folder 7
Psalms 41:3
1859 Apr

Box 9: folder 7
Sub-series C: Occasionals



General



Fourth of July
n.d.

Box 9: folder 8
Order of exercise for naming ceremonies for mountains, instructions for procedures, Mt. Norowattuck naming (1858) ceremony, notes
n.d., 1858

Box 9: folder 9
Ordinations and Installations



Crawford, Rev., Deerfield, Mass.
1858 Jan 13

Box 9: folder 10
Eastman, David (AC 1835), Leverett, Mass.
1840 Feb 12

Box 9: folder 11
Harris, Rev., Conway, Mass.
1841 Dec 22

Box 9: folder 12
Sermon preached at installations and ordinations for the following:


Box 9: folder 13
Mann, Asa, Hardwick, Mass.
1844 Jun 19

Box 9: folder 13
Smith, Henry B., West Granville
1847 Jul 22

Box 9: folder 13
Smith, William, Warren
1847 Oct 27

Box 9: folder 13
Vaill, William, Somers, Conn.
1845 Aug 6

Box 9: folder 13
Sub-series D: Sermon Subjects



Nature of Intemperance in Eating," "Pleas for Intemperance in Eating Considered
[1834?]

Box 9: folder 14
Note:
"Regeneration"
1820 Feb

Box 9: folder 15
Sub-series E: Sermon Notes



Amherst College sermon notes
1832-1835

Box 9: folder 16
Amherst College sermon notes
1836-1839

Box 9: folder 17
Amherst College sermon notes
1840-1850 (gaps)

Box 9: folder 18
Amherst College sermon notes
1851-1861 (gaps)

Box 9: folder 19
"Texts and subjects for sermons," unsorted packet
n.d.

Box 9: folder 20
"Texts and subjects for sermons," unsorted packet
n.d.

Box 9: folder 21
"Texts and subjects for sermons," unsorted packet
n.d.

Box 9: folder 22
"Texts and subjects for sermons," unsorted packet
n.d.

Box 9: folder 23
"Texts and subjects for sermons," unsorted packet
n.d.

Box 9: folder 24
Series 4: EDWARD HITCHCOCK: AMHERST COLLEGE CLASSROOM LECTURE NOTES
[1826-1855]
0.5 linear feet

Arrangement:

Series 4, EDWARD HITCHCOCK: AMHERST COLLEGE CLASSROOM LECTURE NOTES is arranged alphabetically by subject. Classroom notes by students fall at the end of the series. Most of the material in this series is undated.

Scope and content:

The series includes the topics of Bible studies, botany, chemistry, and geology, and documents Hitchcock's classroom lectures and teaching style.

The most complete set of lecture notes exists for chemistry. The geology, mineralogy and natural science notes taken by students reflect their analysis of Hitchcock's lectures. The lectures are interesting throughout as they reflect Hitchcock's continuing efforts to reconcile science and religion.

Bible



Bible exercise for teaching the Junior Class the doctrinal books
1828-1829

Box 10: folder 1
Botany



Botany lecture series
n.d.

Box 10: folder 2
Chemistry



"Introductory lecture on Chemistry"
1826-43

Box 10: folder 3
Chemistry series: "Heat or Calorie..."
n.d.

Box 10: folder 4
Chemistry series: "Chemical Affinity..."
n.d.

Box 10: folder 5
Chemistry series: "Carbon-Carbonic Acid..."
n.d.

Box 10: folder 6
Chemistry series: "Mercury..."
n.d.

Box 10: folder 7
Chemistry series: "To prepare Black Flux..."
n.d.

Box 10: folder 8
Note:
Geology and Natural History



Geology lecture series: "Natural History..."
n.d.

Box 10: folder 9
Geology lecture series: "Gentlemen, we are now to direct..."
n.d.

Box 10: folder 10
Geology lecture series: "Shells...," incomplete notes
n.d.

Box 10: folder 11
Geology lecture series: "Mineralogy..."
n.d.

Box 10: folder 12
"Notes to Lectures on Geology"
1834 or after

Box 10: folder 13
"Geology of the Deluge: a Lecture"
n.d.

Box 10: folder 14
"Young gentlemen, all the light we have here comes from above," anecdote at a geology class, printed and mounted on a card
n.d.

Box 10: folder 15
Students' Notes on Edward Hitchcock's Lectures



Geology lectures, notes by an unknown student
1855 Fall

Box 10: folder 16
Mineralogy lectures, notes by an unidentified member of the Class of 1837
1836 Feb-Mar

Box 10: folder 17
Natural science lectures, notes by John S. Lee (AC 1845), photocopies
1843-1844

Box 10: folder 18
Series 5: EDWARD HITCHCOCK: PUBLISHED WRITINGS--MAJOR WORKS
[1830-1863]
1.25 linear feet

Arrangement:

Series 5, EDWARD HITCHCOCK: PUBLISHED WRITINGS--MAJOR WORKS is divided into 9 sub-series arranged by title of the work:

  • A: Elementary Anatomy and Physiology
  • B: Elementary Geology
  • C: Final Report on the Geology of Massachusetts
  • D: Ichnology of New England
  • E: Supplement to the Ichnology of New England
  • F: Illustrations of Surface Geology
  • G: The Power of Christian Benevolence Illustrated in the Life of Mary Lyon
  • H: The Religion of Geology and its Connected Sciences Illustrated
  • I: Reminiscences of Amherst College
Scope and content:

This series contains the working notes, manuscript drafts, correspondence, illustrations and other materials and information relating to writing and publishing Hitchcock's major scientific and religious works.

Elementary Anatomy and Physiology (sub-series A), written with his son Edward Hitchcock, Jr. (AC 1849), contains only two letters regarding editorial changes to the book and a review of the work.

Elementary Geology (sub-series B) is also scant. There are three items relating to royalties and several published announcements, notices, and reviews of the work.

Final Report on the Geology of Massachusetts (sub-series C) is richly documented. Material relating to the work, which was written at the request of the Massachusetts State Legislature, includes extensive notebooks kept by Hitchcock recording both his observations and his expenses; plates and maps; catalogues of specimens collected for the survey; and correspondence regarding various editions. Material in this sub-series is arranged by type.

Ichnology of New England (sub-series D) contains a virtually complete manuscript draft and several proofs for illustrating plates.

Supplement to the Ichnology of New England (sub-series E) is documented by a preliminary version, a manuscript draft, and original drawings for many of the plates. This sub-series also includes a report, notice, and addenda to the work.

Illustrations of Surface Geology (sub-series F) is represented by numerous drawings for the illustrations. There is also an account book of expenses for exploration related to the book.

The Power of Christian Benevolence (sub-series G) contains only a few letters and an outline for the book.

The Religion of Geology (sub-series H) contains a complete manuscript draft and several reviews of the work.

Reminiscences of Amherst College (sub-series I) contains a manuscript draft for the preface, letters from Hitchcock asking for comments, a notice of publication, and a map of the geology around Amherst College.

Sub-series A: Elementary Anatomy and Physiology, with Edward Hitchcock, Jr.



Correspondence from Hitchcock to Edward Hitchcock, Jr. (AC 1849) re: editorial changes, (2 letters)
1859 Jul

Box 11: folder 1
Review, The Boston Evening Courier, p.1, (photocopies)
1860 Mar 31

Box 11: folder 2
Note:

originals in MC6:12:16, restricted for preservation

Sub-series B: Elementary Geology



Letter to M.H. Newman, the publisher re: payment of royalties and the need to make revisions before again reprinting. Not in Hitchcock's hand, [secretarial copy?]
1843 Jun 27

Box 11: folder 3
Hitchcock's reply to an inquiry re: bulk purchase and revision of the 4th edition
1846 Sep 29

Box 11: folder 4
Royalty statement for 1857
1858 Jan 1

Box 11: folder 5
Published announcements, notices, and reviews of the various editions (photocopies)
1840, 1841, 1843, 1845 1847, 1854

Box 11: folder 6
Note:

Note: Edward Hitchcock's copy of the 1840 edition (RBR WMA 190, copy 5) is interleaved with his notes toward revision. His son Charles took over further revisions of the work after Edward's death; Charles's copy of the 1868 edition (QE22.H67.E45 1868) has his notes toward revision.

Sub-series C: Final Report on the Geology of Massachusetts



Notebooks (All contain notes, drawings, and expense records)



Diary and observations, notebook
1830 Jul-Sep

Box 11: folder 7
Diary and observations, notebook
1830 Oct-1831 Oct

Box 11: folder 8
Diary and observations, notebook
1832 May-1833 Jan

Box 11: folder 9
Diary and observations, notebook
1833 May, Sep-Nov; n.d.

Box 11: folder 10
Diary and observations, notebook divided in half. The first half contains scripture passages relating to "Creation, deluge and destruction of the world." The second half contains 1835 geological notes
1834-1835

Box 11: folder 11
Expenses, notebook (folder includes photocopies of expense records from other notebooks, dates listed on folder)
1830-1833

Box 11: folder 12
Expense records
1830-1833, 1837-1838, 1843-1844

Box 11: folder 13
"Notes on the analysis of the soils of Massachusetts," bound notebook
1837

Box 11: folder 14
"Notes upon the analysis of soils &c, Amherst College Laboratory 1838," bound notebook (numerous loose sheets laid in, mostly used for calculations)
1838

Box 11: folder 15
Printed circular, a questionnaire, dated 1837 Aug 5 (4 leaves), to be sent out asking for information for the geology survey (removed from previous folder)
1837 Aug 5

Box 11: folder 16
Quotations from other published geological works, notebook
ca. 1830-1833

Box 11: folder 17
Published abstracts, announcements, notices, mentions, and reviews of the various editions (photocopies)
1833-1836, 1841, 1843

Box 11: folder 18
Plates



Note:
Printed title pages, some disbound, some apparently never used (additional copies of the loose title pages in Box OS3, Folders 1-3)
1841

Box 11: folder 19
Printed plates, numbers 1-10, some disbound, some apparently never used; multiple copies of several plates
1841

Box 11: folder 20
Printed plates, numbers 11-30 (missing number 22), some disbound, some apparently never used; multiple copies of several plates
1841

Box 11: folder 21
Printed plates, numbers 31-51, some disbound, some apparently never used; multiple copies of several plates
1841

Box 11: folder 22
Plate number 52, "1841 geological map of Massachusetts", 2 copies, hand-colored
1841

Box MC6:12: folder 6
Plate number 53, "Map showing the strike and dip of the strata", 11 copies
1841

Box MC6:12: folder 7
Plate number 54, [Cross Sections of Massachusetts Strata], 6 copies, hand-colored
1841

Box MC6:12: folder 8
Plate number 26, "Veins of granite & greenstone in Sienite greenstone: Salem at Beverly Bridge," in volume called "Sketch of veins in Sienite, Salem," original drawing
n.d.

Box MC6:12: folder 18
Catalogue Lists



"Catalogue of paintings executed in 1838 for the government," notebook
1838

Box 12: folder 1
"Specimens collected & taken, 1839-July," [no. 609-700], notebook, includes 2 pencil drawings
1839 Jul

Box 12: folder 2
"Catalogue of mineral specimens, as finally arranged in the government collection February [illegible] 1840", notebook; "Catalogue of specimens for the government put up in bottles" also included in later part of the notebook
1840

Box 12: folder 3
Correspondence



To [T. Greene or J. M. Earle or J. G. Totten] re: revising the catalogue of shells for the second edition (1835) of the Final Report on the Geology of Massachusetts
1834 Mar 17

Box 12: folder 4
Petitions to the Massachusetts state legislature for payments, drafts (2 letters)
1835, 1842

Box 12: folder 5
Presentation correspondence, to:


Box 12: folder 6
Bowdoin College, [a geologist there]
1842 Sep 8

Box 12: folder 6
Professor W. M. Hentz, who prepared the list of spiders for the 1833 edition
ca. 1834

Box 12: folder 6
Prince Malek Kasim Meisra, Gov. of Azerbaijan, Persia (unclear if it is for the 1833 or 1841 edition)
n.d.

Box 12: folder 6
David [Mack/Mark?] to Governor Lincoln, thanking him for Hitchcock's Report, on behalf of J. Madison (Governor of Vermont?), manuscript copy
1834 Jan 4

Box 12: folder 7
Note:
Maps



"Sketch of the geology of the eastern part of Massachusetts especially of the junction of the stratified and unstratified rocks--corrected by my examinations in the spring of 1839. The colours correspond to those on the published map," manuscript map, handcolored, annotated by Hitchcock
[ca. 1839]

Box 12: folder 8
"1833 geological map of Massachusetts," printed (2 copies; detached from the atlas to the 1833 edition of EH's report on the geology of Mass.)
ca. 1833

Box MC6:12: folder 9
"1834 geological map of Massachusetts," proof copy for the revised atlas to accompany the 1835 edition of EH's report on the geology of Mass., with a ms. note from the printer, William Pendleton, June 17, 1834, on reverse, mentioning that three of the plates in the collection have been completely redrawn
ca. 1834

Box MC6:12: folder 9
Sub-series D: Ichnology of New England



Manuscript draft, pp. 1-78
ca. 1858

Box 12: folder 9
Manuscript draft, pp. 79-150
ca. 1858

Box 12: folder 10
Manuscript draft, includes material inserted at page 105, identified by Hitchcock as "Matter from pages 142 no. 8 to page 161 no. 25 of my memoir on the transactions of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences"
ca. 1858

Box OS1: folder 19
Manuscript draft, pp. 151-186 (pages 187-228 missing)
ca. 1858

Box 12: folder 11
Manuscript draft, pp. 229-281
ca. 1858

Box 12: folder 12
Manuscript draft, pp. 282-382
ca. 1858

Box 12: folder 13
Manuscript draft, pp. 383-482
ca. 1858

Box 12: folder 14
Manuscript draft, pp. 483-600
ca. 1858

Box 12: folder 15
Manuscript draft, pp. 601-694
ca. 1858

Box 12: folder 16
Manuscript draft, glossary, description of the plates, and numbered index, pp. 695-725, and postscript titled "Who first examined scientifically & described the fossil footmarks in this country?"
ca. 1858

Box 12: folder 17
Note:
"Synopsis of the Ichnology of New England to the year 1858"
ca. 1858

Box 12: folder 18
Chart, in four pieces, following p. 199: "A tabular view of the characters of the Lithichnozoa of the Connecticut River sandstone"
ca. 1858

Box MC6:12: folder 10
Proofs for illustrations on pp. 77-78, fossil footmarks
ca. 1858

Box MC6:12: folder 2
Excerpt from a letter of John L. Leconte to Professor Dana, 1862 Apr 15, about identifying the illustration on p. 8 of the text
[1852 Apr 15]

Box 12: folder 19
Review, in American journal of science, second series, vol. 27
1859 May

Box 12: folder 20
Sub-series E: Supplement to the Ichnology of New England



Manuscript of a paper read before the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a preliminary version of the published Supplement
1862 Dec 9

Box 13: folder 1
Report of the paper (preceding entry) in Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Science, December 10, 1862, vol. 6, 2 copies
1862

Box 13: folder 2
Manuscript draft
1863

Box 13: folder 3
Final version submitted to the governor and legislature of Massachusetts
1863 Dec

Box 13: folder 4
Appendix A: "Bones of Megadactylus polyzelus," by Edward Hitchcock, Jr. (AC 1849); Appendix B: "Descriptive catalogue of the specimens in the Hitchcock Ichnological Cabinet of Amherst College," by Charles H. Hitchcock (AC 1856); Appendix C: "Exocampe minima," by Charles H. Hitchcock (AC 1856); "Description of the plates"
1863

Box 13: folder 5
Original drawings for plates I through VIII, XI and XII
ca. 1863

Box 13: folder 6
Original drawings for plates X, XI and XX, fossil footmarks
ca. 1863

Box MC6:12: folder 2
Notice, in American Journal of Science, second series, vol. 40 (photocopy)
1865 Nov

Box 13: folder 7
Addenda to the Supplement, dated 1863 Feb 10, read before the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, in Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, for May 1862-May 1865, vol. 6 (photocopy)
1866

Box 13: folder 8
Sub-series F: Illustrations of Surface Geology



Account book of expenses for exploration, including expenses of work done after the book was published. Also includes "Expenses in building the Nineveh Gallery," for 1857-58 at the end of the notebook
1852-1859

Box 13: folder 9
Introduction and remarks for Part I and Part II; title page, table of contents, and list of plates (two manuscript sets of these materials)
ca. 1856

Box 13: folder 10
Review by James D. Dana in American Journal of Science, second series, vol. 24 (photocopy)
1857 Nov

Box 13: folder 11
Plates



"Terraces in the gorge at Bellows Falls," unidentified artist, original pencil drawing, annotated "plate 1," published as plate IX, fig. 1
n.d.

Box 13: folder 12
"Terraces on the Westfield River. At the railroad station in Russell.", by F. P. Chapin, original pencil drawing, annotated "plate 2," published as plate X, fig. 1
n.d.

Box OS1: folder 17
"Terraces in Pelham", unidentified artist, original pencil drawing, annotated "plate 3," published as plate IX, fig. 2
n.d.

Box 13: folder 13
"Canon de Chelly", unidentified artist, original pencil drawing, annotated "plate 4," published as plate XII, fig. 9
n.d.

Box 13: folder 14
"Erosions on the Mamana River, Natal, South Africa", by Mrs. Lydia B. Grout, original pencil drawing, annotated "plate 5," published as plate XI, fig. 2
n.d.

Box 13: folder 15
"View of eroded hills near Natal in South Africa", by Mrs. Lydia B. Grout, original pencil drawing, annotated "plate 6," published as plate XI, fig. 1
n.d.

Box 13: folder 16
Copy of "View of eroded hills near Natal, South Africa", unidentified artist, original pencil drawing, annotated as "plate 11, fig. 2," published as plate XI, fig. 1
n.d.

Box 13: folder 17
"Boulders on Mt. Tekoa viewed from the southwest", by H.B. Nason, original pencil drawing, annotated "plate 7," published as plate X, fig. 2
1855 Jun 15

Box 13: folder 18
Drawings for plates



plate I, figures 1-25


Box MC6:12: folder 11
plate II, figures 26-42


Box MC6:12: folder 11
plate III, "The surface geology chiefly of the Connecticut Valley"


Box MC6:12: folder 11
plate IV, "Surface geology along Deerfield River," 2 drawings


Box MC6:12: folder 11
plate V, "Terraces in Brattleborough"


Box MC6:12: folder 11
plate VI: no. 1, "Terraces at Bellows Fall"; no. 2, "Terraces on Fort River, Pelham"


Box MC6:12: folder 11
plate VII, "Terraces on Westfield River," 2 drawings


Box MC6:12: folder 11
plate VIII, "Map of drift & glacier straie [sic] & moraines in Massachusetts 1856," 2 drawings


Box MC6:12: folder 11
plate XII, figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 (figures 7 and 8 missing)


Box MC6:12: folder 11
Original full size sketches for figures in plates I and II, figures 1-21 and 24-42 (figures 22 and 23 missing)


Box MC6:12: folder 5
Sub-series G: The Power of Christian Benevolence Illustrated in the Life of Mary Lyon



Letter from Hitchcock addressed "Dear Madam" re: the scope and focus of the book
1849 Jun 4

Box 13: folder 19
Outline for book
1851 Jul 17

Box 13: folder 20
Outgoing correspondence re: the abridged version which omits Hitchcock's name (because little was left of his text), not in Hitchcock's hand [secretarial copies?] (2 letters)
1857 Jun 11, 1857 Aug 10

Box 13: folder 21
Sub-series H: The Religion of Geology and its Connected Sciences Illustrated



Manuscript Draft



Manuscript draft, chapters 1-6, bound volume
ca. 1851

Box 13: folder 22
Manuscript draft, chapters 7-10, 3 sewn signatures
ca. 1851

Box 13: folder 23
Manuscript draft, chapters 11-14, sewn signatures (part of chapter 11 is missing]
ca. 1851

Box 13: folder 24
Notes and Reviews



Notice of publication, Christian Examiner and Religious Miscellany, vol. 51 (photocopies)
1851 Jul

Box 13: folder 25
Review of a new edition, 1859, Bibliotheca Sacra, vol. 17, no. 68, pp. 673-708
1860 Oct

Box 13: folder 26
Review series, letters 1-13, Boston Investigator (photocopies)
1851

Box 13: folder 27
Note:

original newsclipping attached to scrapbook pages in Box OS3, Folder 4 and Box OS3, Folder 6, restricted for preservation

Hitchcock's draft reply to an unidentified reviewer
1857 Jun 15

Box 13: folder 28
Excerpt of a review headed "From the [Paris?] correspondent," in Hitchcock's hand
1851 Nov 4

Box 13: folder 29
Royalty statement from Phillips, Sampson & Co. for 1852
1852

Box 13: folder 30
Sub-series I: Reminiscences of Amherst College



Manuscript draft for Preface (pp. 1-6) and pp. 206-227
ca. 1863

Box 13: folder 31
Correspondence with [signature unclear] asking him to comment on the Reminiscences manuscript, with his comments
[ca. 1862] Oct 10

Box 13: folder 32
Notice of publication, in American Journal of Science, second series, vol. 37 (photocopy)
1864 May

Box 13: folder 33
"The geology around Amherst College," 6 printed maps detached from the book, 2 are hand-colored
1863

Box 13: folder 34
Note: Note: Note: Note: Note:
Series 6: EDWARD HITCHCOCK: PUBLISHED WRITINGS--OTHER WORKS
[1812-1863]
2 linear feet

Arrangement:

The material is arranged chronologically by date of publication.

Scope and content:

Series 6, EDWARD HITCHCOCK: PUBLISHED WRITINGS--OTHER WORKS contains articles, reports, reviews, papers, letters, sermons and news articles written and prepared by Edward Hitchcock over a period of more than 40 years. Formats include manuscript drafts, printed material (originals and photocopies). Hitchcock writes on a range of topics including politics, religion, temperance, astronomy, meteorology, natural sciences, ichnology (fossil footmarks), and most often geology.

Hitchcock was a frequent contributor to the American Journal of Science where his new geological discoveries and reports were often published. There are articles about the geology of Massachusetts and Vermont. Maps from 1840-60 are represented as well. The American Journal of Science printed an exchange between Hitchcock and James Deane about the controversy regarding the discovery and priority of investigation of the fossil footmarks in the Connecticut River Valley. Hitchcock's religious and scientific roles were often combined in his articles seeking to reconcile religion and science, such as "The connection between geology and the Mosaic history of creation," written in 1835.

Hitchcock's inaugural address as President of Amherst College is included here as are a few sermons presented at funerals of friends and loved ones. Two unusual items include Hitchcock's endorsements for Ayers cherry pectoral, from 1851, and an advertisement recommending an exhibition of submersion diving apparatus, from 1854.

The series also includes a scrapbook containing clippings of more than 70 newspaper articles by Edward Hitchcock written between 1793 and 1864. The clippings cover a breadth of topics and are arranged chronologically. The original scrapbook pages have been removed for preservation and replaced by photocopies. Finally, there are announcements and reviews of Hitchcock's works, written by others, and a single folder of contemporary published material mentioning Hitchcock.

Related material:

The Amherst College Library's on-line catalogue containing records for Edward Hitchcock's printed books, pamphlets, and other monographic material should be consulted for a complete record of his separately published output. See also Series 5, EDWARD HITCHCOCK: PUBLISHED WRITINGS--MAJOR WORKS for material about his major scientific and religious publications.

"The appeal"; The Franklin Herald, 1812 Aug 11, manuscript and photocopy of printed article (politics)
1812 Aug 11

Box 14: folder 1
"To the people of New England," The Franklin Herald (photocopy of manuscript draft; the last page of the copy is the first page of the next entry)
[1812 Oct?]

Box 14: folder 2
"...With what rapid strides...," The Franklin Herald, 1812 Nov 10, manuscript draft and photocopy of printed article (politics)
1812 Nov 10

Box 14: folder 3
"The country almanack for 1813," manuscript, sewn booklet, 39 pp. (astronomy, meteorology and navigation)
ca. 1812

Box 14: folder 4
The downfall of Bonaparte.
1815

Box 14: folder 4
Note:
The Country Almanak 1815 (single clipping)
[1815]

Box 14: folder 5
Letter on Southampton lead mine in The North American Review, vol. 1, photocopy (geology)
1815 Sep

Box 14: folder 6
Blunt's almanac controversy, Hitchcock and Blunt letters in the American Monthly Magazine and Critical Review, printed letters and photocopies (astronomy, meteorology and navigation)
1817-1818

Box 14: folder 7
Note:
"Remarks on the geology and mineralogy of a section of Massachusetts on Connecticut River, with a part of New Hampshire and Vermont," The American Journal of Science, vol. 1, no. 2, printed article and photocopy (geology)
1817 Oct

Box 14: folder 8
Note:
"A view of the falls in Connecticut River," (with a photocopy of the plate), The Portfolio, vol. 6 (geology)
1818 Jul-Dec

Box 14: folder 9
"On a singular disruption of the ground, apparently by frost," The American Journal of Science, vol. 1, with a photocopy (geology)
1819

Box 14: folder 10
"Supplement to the 'Remarks on the geology and mineralogy of a section of Massachusetts, on Connecticut River, etc.'," The American Journal of Science, vol. 1, photocopy (geology)
1819

Box 14: folder 11
Note:
[The prodigal], signed "S.H.," The Christian Spectator, vol. 1 (poem)
1819 Jun

Box 14: folder 12
"Did Christ advance any new moral precept?," signed "Docendus," The Christian Spectator, vol. 1 (religion)
1819 Aug

Box 14: folder 13
"Cylinders of snow," The American Journal of Science, vol. 2 (astronomy, meteorology and navigation)
1820

Box 14: folder 14
"Singular case of a man struck by lightening in Conway, Massachusetts," manuscript draft for "Wet or damp clothes, good conductors of lightning" (astronomy, meteorology and navigation);
1822

Box 14: folder 15
Note:

see also: next entry

"Wet or damp clothes, good conductors of lightning. Illustrated in the case of John Williams Esq. of Conway, Massachusetts" (with a photocopy of the plate), The American Journal of Science, vol. 5 (astronomy, meteorology and navigation);
1822

Box 14: folder 16
Note:

see also: preceding entry

"Abstract of a meteorological journal kept at Deerfield, (Mass.) beginning March 1817, and ending November 1818. North latitude 42N 34' 32". West longitude 72N 39' from London," The American Journal of Science, vol. 4 no. 2, manuscript journal and printed article (astronomy, meteorology and navigation)
1822

Box 14: folder 17
"A general survey of the works of God," The Christian Spectator, vol. 4, no. 7, 2 copies (religion)
1822 July 1

Box 14: folder 18
"Description of a new species of botrychium; with a drawing," The American Journal of Science, vol. 6 (geology)
1823

Box 14: folder 19
"A sketch of the geology, mineralogy and scenery of the regions contiguous to the river Connecticut; with a geological map and drawings of organic remains; and occasional botanical notices. Read before the American Geological Society at their sitting; Sept. 11th, 1822," (in 3 parts, parts 1 and 2 are photocopies), The American Journal of Science, vol. 6-7 (geology)
1823-24

Box 14: folder 20
"New mineralogical hammer," The American Journal of Science, vol. 7, no. 1 (geology)
1824

Box 14: folder 21
"Review of 'Outlines of the geology of England and Wales; with an introductory compendium of the general principles of that science: and comparative views of the structure of foreign countries', by Rev. W.D. Conybeare and William Phillips," The American Journal of Science, vol. 7, no. 22 (geology); bound with this is 1824, "Notices of the geology of Martha's Vineyard...", next entry
1824

Box 14: folder 22
Note:
"Notices of the geology of Martha's Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands," The American Journal of Science, vol. 7, photocopy (geology); original is bound with 1824 above, "Review of 'Outlines of the geology of England and Wales..." (preceding entry)
1824

Box 14: folder 23
"Notice and review of the 'Reliquiae Diluvianae; or observations on the organic remains contained in caves, fissures, and diluvial gravel, and on other geological phenomena, attesting the action of an universal deluge,' by the Rev. William Buckland," The American Journal of Science, vol. 8, no. 2 (geology);
1824 Aug

Box 14: folder 24
Note:

see also: next entry

"[Review of] Reliquiae Diluvianae; or observations on the organic remains contained in caves, fissures and diluvial gravel, and on other geological phenomena, attesting the action of an universal deluge, by the Rev. William Buckland," Christian Spectator, vol. 6, no. 8, 2 copies (religion);
1824 Aug

Box 14: folder 25
Note:

see also: preceding entry

"Notice of a singular conglomerate, and of an interesting locality of trap tuff or tufa," The American Journal of Science, vol. 8, no. 2, photocopy (geology)
1824 Aug

Box 14: folder 26
"Topaz?" The American Journal of Science, vol. 8 (geology)
1825

Box 14: folder 27
"Notice of several localities of minerals in Massachusetts," The American Journal of Science, vol. 9 (geology)
1825

Box 14: folder 28
"Physiology of the Gyropodium coccineum," The American Journal of Science, vol. 9, no. 1 (geology)
1825

Box 14: folder 29
"Remarks additional to the review of Conybeare and Phillips's Geology of England and Wales, (vol. VII no. 2 of this Journal,) with reference to the communication of Professor Eaton in the last no. of this work, p. 261," The American Journal of Science, vol. 9, no. 1; with a photocopy of Eaton's note (geology)
1825

Box 14: folder 30
Note:
"Notice of 'The new method of determining the longitude by the culmination of the moon and stars: being a paper read before the Astronomical Society of London. To which are now added an Appendix, and a List of Stars, applicable to the purpose for the year 1825. By Francis Baily, Esq. F.R.S. and L.S.'," The American Journal of Science, vol. 9 (astronomy, meteorology and navigation)
1825

Box 14: folder 31
Association of Ministers, article on faith, Boston Recorder & Telegraph, vol. 10, no. 28, new series, photocopy (a photostat of the article is in Box OS1, Folder 18) (religion)
1825 Jul 8

Box 14: folder 32
Letter to H.A.S. Dearborn, no. 25 in Report of the Commissioners of the State of Massachusetts, on the routes of canals from Boston Harbour, to Connecticut and Hudson Rivers, photocopy (geology)
1826

Box 14: folder 33
"Topaz," (with Benjamin Silliman), The American Journal of Science, vol. 10 (geology)
1826

Box 14: folder 34
"Chlorophoeite [and] Andalusite," The American Journal of Science, vol. 10, photocopy (geology)
1826 Feb

Box 14: folder 35
"Extract from a farewell discourse," The Christian Spectator, 2 copies (religion)
1826 Mar

Box 14: folder 36
"[Review of] A manual of chemistry, on the basis of Professor Brande's; containing the principal facts of the science, arranged in the order in which they are discussed and illustrated in the lectures at Harvard University, N.E. Compiled from the works of Brande, Henry, Berzelius, Thomson and others. By John Webster," The North American Review, vol. 23, no. 53 (new series, vol. 14, no. 28), photocopy (natural science)
1826 Oct

Box 14: folder 37
"Influence of nervous disorders upon religious experience," The Christian Spectator, vol. 9 (new series vol. 1, no. 4), 2 copies (religion)
1827 Apr

Box 14: folder 38
"Rarified air balloons," The American Journal of Science, vol. 12, 2 photocopies (astronomy, meteorology and navigation)
1827 Jun

Box 14: folder 39
"Miscellaneous notices of mineral localities, with geological remarks," The American Journal of Science, vol. 14 (geology)
1828 Jul

Box 14: folder 40
"Why do you not exchange with Unitarian ministers?," (in 2 parts) The Spirit of the Pilgrims, vol. 1, no. 9-10, photocopies (religion)
1828 Sep-Oct

Box 14: folder 41
"Importance of an early consecration to the missionary service," The Christian Spectator, vol. 10 (new series, vol. 2, no. 11), 2 copies (religion)
1828 Nov

Box 14: folder 42
"[Review of] 1. Essai sur la temperature de l'interieur de la terre. Par M.L. Cordier, 2. Essay on the temperature of the interior of the earth. By M.L. Cordier, translated from the French, by the junior class in Amherst College. 3. Considerations on volcanoes, by Poulett Scrope," The North American Review, vol. 28, no. 63 (new series, vol. 19, no. 38), 2 photocopies (geology)
1829 Apr

Box 14: folder 43
"Tin in Massachusetts," The American Journal of Science, vol. 16 (last page is a photocopy) (geology)
1829 Jul

Box 15: folder 1
"Review of works on the structure of the Earth: Essay on the temperature of the interior of the earth, by M.L. Cordier; Considerations on volcanoes, by Poullet [i.e. Poulett] Sc[r]ope; Outline of the course of geological lectures given in Yale College, by Benjamin Silliman," Christian Spectator, vol. 11 (religion, geology)
1829 Sep

Box 15: folder 2
"German collections of rocks, minerals, &c.," The American Journal of Science, vol. 17, no. 2 (geology)
1830

Box 15: folder 3
Note:
"Topaz in the White Mountains of New Hampshire," The American Journal of Science, vol. 20 (geology)
1831

Box 15: folder 4
Amherst College series, The Boston Recorder, vol. 17, nos. 15-22, 8 articles, photocopies
1832 Apr-May

Box 15: folder 5
"Report on the geology of Massachusetts; examined under the direction of the Government of that State, during the years 1830 and 1831," The American Journal of Science, vol. 22, no. 1, photocopy (geology)
1832 Jul

Box 15: folder 6
Unsigned review of Hitchcock's pamphlet Argument against the manufacture of ardent spirits, in The Christian Examiner, vol. 14, no. 55 (new series vol. 9, no. 25), photocopy (temperance)
1833 Mar

Box 15: folder 7
"On the meteors of Nov. 13, 1833," The American Journal of Science, vol. 25, no. 2 (also one partial copy) (astronomy, meteorology and navigation)
1834

Box 15: folder 8
"Nature of intemperance in eating," The American National Preacher, vol. 8, no. 10, 5 copies (2 in original wrappers) (temperance)
1834 Mar

Box 15: folder 9
Note:
"Consequences of intemperance in eating," The American National Preacher, vol. 8, no. 12, 3 copies (1 in original wrapper) (temperance)
1834 May

Box 15: folder 10
Note:

See also: cross-reference in preceding entry

"Blessings of temperance in food," The American National Preacher, vol. 9, no. 6, 4 copies (2 in original wrappers); with a photocopy of the reprint in The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine, vol. 59, 1836 (temperance)
1834 Nov

Box 15: folder 11
Note:

See also: cross-reference in preceding entry

"The connection between geology and the Mosaic history of the creation," draft, manuscript notebook (religion);
ca. 1835

Box 15: folder 12
Note:

see also: next entry

"The connection between geology and the Mosaic history of the creation," manuscript with missing pages supplied by a portion of the printed version from the Biblical Repository, 1835 Oct (religion);
ca. 1835

Box 15: folder 13
Note:

see also: preceding entry

Note:

See also: This series, 1835 Apr and 1835 Oct, for the published version

"The connection between geology and natural religion," manuscript (religion);
ca. 1835

Box 15: folder 14
Note:

see also: next entry

"The connection between geology and natural religion," Biblical Repository and Quarterly Observer, vol. 5, no. 17 (religion);
1835 Jan

Box 15: folder 15
Note:

see also: preceding entry

"The Pangynaskean Seminary," Mount Holyoke series, The Boston Recorder, vol. 20, nos.9-11, 3 articles, photocopies
1835 Feb-Mar

Box 15: folder 16
"The connection between geology and the Mosaic history of the creation," [Part I], The Biblical Repository and Quarterly Observer, vol. 5, no. 18 (with photocopy of the reprint in The Congregational Magazine, 1836) (religion)
1835 Apr

Box 15: folder 17
Note:

See also: This series, ca. 1835 and 1835 Oct, "The connection between geology and the Mosaic history ..."

"On certain causes of geological change now in operation in Massachusetts," Boston Journal of Natural History, vol. 1, no. 2 (geology)
1835 May

Box 15: folder 18
"The connection between geology and the Mosaic history of the creation," [Part II], The Biblical Repository and Quarterly Observer, vol. 6, no. 20, 3 copies (religion)
1835 Oct

Box 15: folder 19
Note:

See also: This series, ca. 1835 and 1835 Apr, "The connection between geology and the Mosaic history ..."

"Ornithichnology--description of the foot marks of birds, (ornithichnites) on new red sandstone in Massachusetts," The American Journal of Science, vol. 29, and photocopy of a report on this article by a Committee of the Association of American Geologists (1841) (geology);
1836

Box 15: folder 20
Note:

see also: next entry

"Ornithichnites in Connecticut," The American Journal of Science, vol. 29, and photocopy of a report on this letter by a Committee of the Association of American Geologists (1841) (geology);
1836

Box 15: folder 21
Note:

see also: preceding entry

Note:
"Remarks on Professor Stuart's examination of Gen. 1. in reference to geology," Biblical Repository, vol. 7, no. 22, 2 copies (religion)
1836 Apr

Box 15: folder 22
"Ornithichnology defended," The Knickerbocker, vol. 8, 2 copies (geology); this is a response to a review of Edward Hitchcock's 1836, "Ornithichnology..."
1836 Sep

Box 15: folder 23
Note:
"The sandstone bird," The Knickerbocker, vol. 8, photocopy, with photocopies of two manuscript drafts of the poem
1836 Dec

Box 15: folder 24
"Fossil footsteps in sandstone and graywacke," The American Journal of Science, vol. 32 (geology)
1837

Box 16: folder 1
"Letter on the geological survey of Massachusetts," Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Senate Document no. 9, photocopy (geology)
1837 Jan

Box 16: folder 2
Geological questionnaire, photocopy
1837 Aug 5

Box 16: folder 3
Note:

(original is in Series 5: EDWARD HITCHCOCK: PUBLISHED WRITINGS--MAJOR WORKS, Sub-series C: Final Report on the Geology of Massachusetts, printed circular, 1837, Box 11, Folder 16

"The historical and geological deluges compared," manuscript outline (geology; religion);
ca. 1837-1838

Box 16: folder 4
Note:

see also: next entry

"The historical and geological deluges compared," American Biblical Repository, (3 articles) 1837 Jan, 1837 Oct, 1838 Jan (2 copies of nos. 1-2) (religion);
1837-1838

Box 16: folder 5
Note:

see also: preceding entry

"Basaltic rocks at Mount Holyoke, Mass." Parley's Magazine, photocopy (geology)
[ca. 1839?]

Box 16: folder 6
"Analysis of Marl from Farmington, Conn.," The American Journal of Science, vol. 36 (geology)
1839

Box 16: folder 7
"Specimens of Minerals and Rocks [at Heidelberg]," The American Journal of Science, vol. 39 (geology)
1840

Box 16: folder 8
Note:
"First anniversary address before the Association of American Geologists, at their second annual meeting in Philadelphia, April 5, 1841," The American Journal of Science, vol. 41, photocopy, with a photocopy of resolution to publish address (geology)
1841 Oct

Box 16: folder 9
"Remarks upon Mr. Murchison's anniversary address before the London Geological Society," The American Journal of Science, vol. 43 (geology)
1842

Box 16: folder 10
"[Review of] A muck manual for farmers, by Samuel L. Dana," The American Journal of Science, vol. 43 (agriculture)
1842

Box 16: folder 11
Berkshire County scenery series, The Boston Recorder, vol. 27, nos. 6, 10, 16, 23, 38, 39, 40; vol. 28, no. 2, 8 articles, photocopies
1842 Feb-1843 Jan

Box 16: folder 12
"Description of five new species of fossil footmarks, from the red sandstone of the valley of Connecticut River," Reports of the First, Second, and Third Meetings of the American Association of Geologists and Naturalists, 1843, photocopy, with later typescript copy (geology)
1843

Box 16: folder 13
"Description of several species of fossil plants from the new red sandstone formation of Connecticut and Massachusetts," Report of the First, Second, and Third Meetings of the American Association of Geologists and Naturalists, 1843 (photocopy, with later typescript of printed article) (geology)
1843

Box 16: folder 14
"The phenomena of drift or glacio-aqueous action in North America, between the Tertiary and Alluvial periods" in Reports of the First, Second, and Third Meetings of the American Association of Geologists and Naturalists, 1843, 3 photocopies (geology)
1843

Box 16: folder 15
"Notes on the geology of several parts of western Asia," Reports of the First, Second, and Third Meetings of the Association of American Geologists and Naturalists, 1843, original and photocopy, with a second copy of p. 393-408 of the original (geology)
1843

Box 16: folder 16
"Two dams in Northampton, Mass." [a section of "On vibrating dams," by Elias Loomis], The American Journal of Science, vol. 45, no. 2 (natural science)
1843 Oct

Box 16: folder 17
"Hints on the iceberg theory of drift, in a letter from Mr. Peter Dobson to Edward Hitchcock" The American Journal of Science, vol. 46, no. 1 (geology)
1843 Dec

Box 16: folder 18
"Analysis of coprolites from the new red sandstone formation of New England; by Samuel L. Dana, M.D.--with remarks by Prof. Hitchcock," The American Journal of Science, vol. 48 (geology)
1844

Box 16: folder 19
"Analysis of wines from Palestine, Syria and Asia Minor, and of specimens of American cider," The American Journal of Science, vol. 46, no. 2; with a photocopy of the reprint of the article in The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, v. 36, no. 73 (temperance)
1844

Box 16: folder 20
"Discovery of more native copper in the town of Whately in Massachusetts, in the valley of Connecticut River, with remarks upon its origin," read before the Association of American Geologists and Naturalists at Albany, April 1843, The American Journal of Science, vol. 47 (geology)
1844

Box 16: folder 21
"Discovery of the yttro-cerite in Massachusetts," The American Journal of Science, vol. 47, 2 copies; and a note about Hitchcock's paper on copper and yttro-cerite in The American Journal of Science, 1843 Oct, vol. 45, photocopy (geology)
1844

Box 16: folder 22
"Extract of a letter from Prof. Hitchcock, respecting the Lincolnite," The American Journal of Science, vol. 47 (geology)
1844

Box 16: folder 23
"Report on ichnolithology, or fossil footmarks, with a description of several new species, and the coprolites of birds, from the valley of Connecticut River, and of a supposed footmark from the valley of Hudson River," The American Journal of Science, vol. 47, 3 copies (geology)
1844

Box 16: folder 24
"Geological Map of Massachusetts... by Edward Hitchcock" inset in "Topographical Map of Massachusetts ..." (geology)
1844

East Shelving Map #61
"On the original discovery of the fossil footmarks of New England," letter to Benjamin Silliman, editor of the American Journal of Science, intended for publication; apparently a precursor to the exchange between Deane and Hitchcock published in vol. 47, no. 2 of the journal (geology);
[1844?]

Box OS1: folder 6
Note:

see also: next entry

Controversy with James Deane regarding discovery and priority of investigation of fossil footmarks
1844, 1859

Box 16: folder 25
"On the discovery of fossil footmarks," by James Deane


Box 16: folder 25
"Rejoinder to the preceding article ...," by Edward Hitchcock, "Answer to the 'Rejoinder' ...," by James Deane, all from The American Journal of Science, vol. 47, no. 2, 1844 Jul-Sep (2 copies)


Box 16: folder 25
"Dr. Hitchcock and Dr. Deane: who first scientifically investigated and described the fossil footmarks of the Connecticut Valley?' Reprints 2 letters of Edward Hitchcock (1859 Apr 1 to Henry I. Bowditch and 1859 May 10 to the "Springfield Republican"), 2 copies (geology);


Box 16: folder 25
Note:

see also: preceding entry

Note:
Obituary for Mrs. Harriet W. Fowler, New York Observer, vol. 22, no. 15, photocopy (religion)
1844 Apr 13

Box 16: folder 26
"Description by Captains Cook and Flinders of birds' nests of enormous size on the coast of New Holland," The American Journal of Science, vol. 47, no. 1, 2 photocopies; with a reprint of the article in The American Magazine of Natural History, vol. 14, 1844, photocopy (geology)
1844 Apr-Jun

Box 16: folder 27
"Extract of a letter from Prof. E. Hitchcock, embracing miscellaneous remarks upon fossil footmarks, the lincolnite, &c, and a letter from Professor Richard Owen, on the great birds' nests of New Holland," The American Journal of Science, vol. 48, no. 1 (geology)
1844 Oct-Dec

Box 16: folder 28
"[Review of] On dinornis, an extinct genus of tridactyle struthious birds, with descriptions of portions of the skeletons of six species, which formerly existed in New Zealand, by Professor Owen," The American Journal of Science, vol. 48, no. 1 (geology)
1844 Oct-Dec

Box 16: folder 29
Letter to C.B. Adams re: the geology of Vermont, in First Annual Report on the Geology of the State of Vermont, 1845 (geology)
1845

Box 16: folder 30
"Case of optical illusion in sickness, with an attempt to explain its psychology," manuscript of Hitchcock's two letters to N.W. Fiske; only the first was published (natural science);
1845 Apr

Box 16: folder 31
Note:

see also: next entry

"Case of optical illusion in sickness, with an attempt to explain its psychology," New Englander, 1845, vol. 3, 2 copies (natural science);
1845 Apr

Box 16: folder 32
Note:

see also: preceding entry

"The highest use of learning," incomplete, later typescript of inaugural address given in 1845 Apr, copy 1 (religion)
1845 Apr

Box 16: folder 33
"The highest use of learning," incomplete, later typescript (carbon) of inaugural address given in 1845 Apr, copy 2 (religion)
1845 Apr

Box 16: folder 34
"Mount Holyoke," Hampshire and Franklin Express (speech given at the dedication of a horse path up Mount Holyoke) (geology)
1845 Jul 4

Box 16: folder 35
"Description of a singular case of the dispersion of blocks of stone connected with drift, in Berkshire County, Massachusetts," The American Journal of Science, vol. 49, no. 2, 2 copies (geology)
1845 Jul-Sep

Box 16: folder 36
Letter to C.B. Adams re: the geology of Vermont, in Second Annual Report on the Geology of the State of Vermont, 1846 (geology)
1846

Box 16: folder 37
Religious Lectures on Peculiar Phenomena in the Four Seasons, "Spring," manuscript notes, 2 pp.; with a review of the book from The Christian Examiner, 1850, photocopy (religion)
ca. 1847

Box 16: folder 38
"Description of two new species of fossil footmarks found in Massachusetts and Connecticut, or, of the animals that made them," The American Journal of Science, second series, vol. 4, no. 10 (geology)
1847 Jul

Box 16: folder 39
"On the trap tuff, or volcanic grit of the Connecticut Valley, with the bearings of its history upon the age of the trap rock and sandstone generally in that valley," The American Journal of Science, second series, vol. 4, no. 11, 2 copies (geology)
1847 Sep

Box 16: folder 40
"On the river terraces of the Connecticut Valley, and on the erosions of the Earth's surface," Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Second Meeting (1849), 1850, photocopy and later typescript (geology)
1850

Box 16: folder 41
"On terraces and ancient sea beaches, especially those on the Connecticut River, and its tributaries in New England," Report of the Twentieth Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (1850), 1851, photocopy and later typescript (geology)
1851

Box 16: folder 42
"On the erosions of the Earth's surface, especially by rivers," Report of the Twentieth Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (1850), 1851, photocopy and later typescript (geology)
1851

Box 16: folder 43
Ayer's cherry pectoral endorsement, Liberator (Boston), photostat and photocopy
1851 Apr 18

Box 16: folder 44
"On the terraces and sea beaches that have been formed since the drift period, especially those along the Connecticut River," in Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sixth Meeting (1851), 1852, photocopy (geology)
1852

Box 16: folder 45
"Description of a slide on Mount Lafayette, at Franconia, New Hampshire," The American Journal of Science, second series, vol. 14, no. 40, 2 copies (geology)
1852 Jul

Box 16: folder 46
"Murders of fathers and murderers of mothers," (published by the American Tract Society, N.Y.), manuscript pages, loose (religion);
1853

Box 17: folder 1
Note:

see also: next entry

"Murders of fathers and murderers of mothers," (published by the American Tract Society, N.Y.), manuscript, sewn (religion);
1853

Box 17: folder 2
Note:

see also: previous entry

"Description of a brown coal deposit in Brandon, Vermont, with an attempt to determine the geological age of the principal hematite ore beds in the United States," The American Journal of Science, second series, vol. 15, no. 43, 2 copies (geology)
1853 Jan

Box 17: folder 3
"Report on certain points in the geology of Massachusetts," Commonwealth of Massachusetts, House Document no. 39, 2 copies (geology)
1853 Mar

Box 17: folder 4
"Report on the coal field of Bristol County and of Rhode Island," Commonwealth of Massachusetts, House Document no. 45 (geology);
1853 Mar

Box 17: folder 5
Note:

see also: next entry

"The coal field of Bristol County and of Rhode Island," The American Journal of Science, second series, vol 16, no. 48, photocopy; with a photocopy of a reprint in Mining Magazine, vol. 1, no. 6, 1853 Dec (geology);
1853 Nov

Box 17: folder 6
Note:

see also: preceding entry

"Geology of the Hoosac Mountain. Testimony of President Edward Hitchcock, before the Legislative Committee," [Commonwealth of Massachusetts, House Documents] (geology)
ca. 1854

Box 17: folder 7
"Geology [of Western Massachusetts]--theoretical, economical and scenographical," 3 articles in The Springfield Daily Republican, photocopies (originals in MC6:12:17, restricted for preservation) (geology)
1854 May 8-22

Box 17: folder 8
"Special divine interpositions in nature," Biblioteca Sacra, vol. 11, no. 44, 3 copies (religion)
1854 Oct

Box 17: folder 9
"A sister's death-bed," obituary for Emelia Billings, in unidentified newspaper (religion)
1854 Oct 2

Box 17: folder 10
Recommendation of an exhibition of submarine diving apparatus, photograph of poster (physics)
1854 Oct 28

Box 17: folder 11
"Address on retiring from the presidency" detached from Discourses and Addresses at the Installation and Inauguration of the Rev. William A. Stearns, D.D., as President of Amherst College, and Pastor of the College Church, 3 copies (education, religion)
1855

Box 17: folder 12
"Charge at the installation [of Amherst College President William A. Stearns]," detached from the same work, 2 copies (education, religion)


Box 17: folder 12
"Account of the discovery of the fossil jaw of an extinct family of sharks, from the coal formation," Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 9th Meeting (1855), 1856, photocopy (geology)
1856

Box 17: folder 13
"Additional facts respecting the tracks of the Otozoum moodii on the liassic sandstone of the Connecticut Valley," Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 9th Meeting (1855), 1856, photocopy (geology)
1856

Box 17: folder 14
Address at the dedication of the State Geological Hall, Albany, N.Y., extracted from New York Senate Document 109, photocopy (geology)
1856

Box 17: folder 15
"Description of several sections measured across the sandstone and trap of Connecticut River valley in Massachusetts," Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 9th Meeting (1855), 1856, photocopy (geology)
1856

Box 17: folder 16
"The future condition and destiny of the earth," from "The Time of the End:" A Prophetic Period, Developing, as Predicted, an Increase of Knowledge Respecting the Prophecies and Periods that Foretell the End, Boston, 1856, photocopy (religion)
1856

Box 17: folder 17
"Inferences from facts respecting the erosions of the earth's surface, especially by rivers," Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 9th Meeting (1855), 1856, photocopy (geology)
1856

Box 17: folder 18
"On a new fossil fish, and new fossil footmarks," The American Journal of Science, second series, vol. 21 (geology)
1856

Box 17: folder 19
"The religious bearings of man's creation," (address delivered 1854-56, in various venues, published in Albany, 1856); [incomplete?] manuscript, apparently as delivered to the Theological Society at Dartmouth College, with 3 letters (1856 Sep 11, 1856 Sep 13, 1856 Oct 4) about publishing the sermon (religion)
1854-1856

Box 17: folder 20
"Traces of ancient glaciers in New England," Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 9th Meeting (1855), 1856, photocopy (geology)
1856

Box 17: folder 21
"Description of a large bowlder in the drift of Amherst, Massachusetts, with parallel striae upon four sides," The American Journal of Science, second series, vol. 22 (geology)
1857

Box 17: folder 22
"Catalogue of the Massachusetts State Cabinet, under charge of the Secretary of the Board of Agriculture" [rocks, minerals, and fossils] (geology)
1859

Box 17: folder 23
"[Report] to the Hunterdon Copper Company," in Report of the Geological Survey and Condition of the Hunterdon Copper Company's Property, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, with Maps and Drawings, includes title page of report (geology)
1859

Box 17: folder 24
Remarks in response to the presentation of the silver plate by Amherst College faculty and students; for newspaper account
1859


Note: Note:
On the Brandon frozen well, The Freeman, copy of letter to the editor, not in Hitchcock's hand, requesting corrections to the note published on 1859 Sep 15 (natural science)
1859 Sep 15

Box 17: folder 25
"Geological map of Massachusetts made by order of the legislature by Edward Hitchcock 1860," hand colored, annotated "from Wallings edition of Borden's map 1860" (geology)
1860

Box MC6:12: folder 12
"Geological map of the United States. Compiled by Professor Edward Hitchcock, L.L.D. 1860," hand colored (geology)
1860

Box MC6:12: folder 18
"Exegesis of I Corinthians 15:35-44, as illustrated by natural history and chemistry," Bibliotheca Sacra, 1860 Apr, later transcript (religion)
1860 Apr

Box 17: folder 26
"Distorted pebbles," Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, vol. 7, p. 353, later typescript summary (geology)
1860 Oct 3

Box 17: folder 27
"Remarks upon certain points in ichnology" (geology)
1861

Box 17: folder 28
"On certain conglomerated and brecciated trachytic dykes in the lower silurian rocks of Shelburne, in Vermont; with special reference to the degree of heat at the time of their production " (geology)
1861

Box 17: folder 28
"Additional facts respecting the Clathropteris of East Hampton, Massachusetts."
1861

Box 17: folder 28
Note:

All detached from: Proceedings of The American Association of Science for 1860, 1861, vol. 14 (with a photocopy of each item) (geology)

"'Geological map of the United States. Compiled by Professor Edward Hitchcock L.L.D. and C.H. Hitchcock A.M. of Amherst College. 1861' for R. P. Smith's wall map of the United States 1861," hand colored (geology)
1861

Box MC6:12: folder 19
"The cross in nature and nature in the cross," Bibliotheca Sacra, vol. 18, no. 70 (religion)
1861 Apr

Box 17: folder 29
"On the conversion of certain conglomerates into talcose and micaceous schists and gneiss, by the elongation, flattening and metamorphosis of the pebbles and the cement," The American Journal of Science, second series, vol. 31, one offprint and one detached copy (geology)
1861 May

Box 17: folder 30
Remarks at 25th anniversary of exercises at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, 4 photocopies of printed version; photocopy of manuscript of the remarks, as sent on 1862 Sep 1 (education)
1862

Box 17: folder 31
"The law of nature's constancy subordinate to the higher law of change," Bibliotheca Sacra, vol. 20, no. 79 (religion)
1863 Jul

Box 17: folder 32
"New facts and conclusions respecting the fossil footmarks of the Connecticut Valley," The American Journal of Science, second series, vol. 36, no. 106, 2 copies (geology)
1863 Jul

Box 17: folder 33
Testimonial, dated 1863 Nov 21, in Catalogue of the Academy Series of Casts of Fossils from the Principal Museums of Europe and America, by Henry A. Ward, photocopy (geology)
1870

Box 17: folder 34
"An abstract of the course of chemical lectures and recitations in Amherst College," photocopy (chemistry)
[ca. 1830]

Box 17: folder 35
Note:
"A reply to some of the strictures contained in Deacon Hitchcock's journal of Mr. Willard's preaching &c.;" manuscript copy of [Willard's] published reply to Hitchcock's previously published remarks; journal unidentified, copy not in Hitchcock's hand (probably not Edward Hitchcock, who never held or used the title of Deacon)
n.d.

Box 17: folder 36
"A synopsis of the genera and species of the lithichnozoa of the Hitchcock Ichnological Museum of Amherst College," printed list
n.d.

Box 17: folder 37
Scrapbook collection of approximately 70 newspaper articles by Hitchcock on a range of subjects, photocopies (originals in Box OS3, Folders 5-6, restricted for preservation)
1817-1860

Box 17: folder 38
Announcements and reviews of writings, printed and photocopies
[1820s-1850s] (with gaps)

Box 17: folder 39
Published writings mentioning Edward Hitchcock, photocopies
[1820s-1850s] (with gaps)

Box 17: folder 40
Note: Note: Note: Note: Note:
Series 7: EDWARD HITCHCOCK: UNPUBLISHED WRITINGS
[1809-1864]
2.5 linear feet

Arrangement:

Series 7, EDWARD HITCHCOCK: UNPUBLISHED WRITINGS is further divided by subject or format into seven sub-series:

  • A: Notes at New Haven [Yale?]
  • B: Commonplace Books
  • C: Diaries
  • D: Essays, lectures, notes, maps, charts, and sketches
  • E: Plays
  • F: Poetry, arranged alphabetically by title
  • G: Works of others: notes, commentaries and quotations by Hitchcock
Scope and content:

Notes at New Haven [Yale?] (sub-series A) contains Hitchcock's notes of "Silliman's chymical lectures," dated 1819-1820, and "Notes 1819," describing his religious activities, travel, and lectures by Silliman and others while he was in New Haven in 1819 and 1820. Series 2, Edward Hitchcock: CORRESPONDENCE contains 235 letters between Hitchcock and Silliman.

Commonplace books (sub-series B) includes scientific calculations, essays, notes, poetry, and letters kept by Hitchcock early in his life, ca. 1811-1819. He also kept a book of quotations, and extracts from religious and literary readings. Some of these are interesting for their early decorated paper covers.

Diaries (sub-series C) cover a period of more than 40 years (ca. 1820-1864) and include personal and religious reflections, his so-called "private notes," and his scientific and travel notes from his European trip in 1850. These demonstrate Hitchcock's ongoing pattern of reflecting on his life.

Essays, lectures, notes, maps, charts, and sketches (sub-series D), though never published, reflect Hitchcock's ongoing interests in religion, geology, and more. Local history, health and temperance, agriculture, and meteorology were among his interests. Astronomy, botany, and philosophy are also represented.

Like his published religious works, the unpublished essays reflect Hitchcock's continued attempts to reconcile science and religion, a notebook on "Natural religion defended and illustrated," for example.

In the Geology section of Essays, the geological notebooks contain observations and geology essays are of particular note. Notes and material relating to essays and lectures about fossil footmarks and geological maps are heavily represented. It is possible that the geological and religious writings relate in some way to Hitchcock's published works, but specific relationships have not been identified.

Plays (sub-series E) contains only a single work, a lengthy play called "Never despair; or the siege of Berne."

Poetry (sub-series F) contains more than two dozen poem fragments, and notes quoting poetry, most of which are undated. Of particular note is "The portrait of Miss Orra White" written for his future wife.

Works of others: notes, commentaries and quotations by Hitchcock (sub-series G) contains four sets of notebooks, with Hitchcock's observations and notes on the works of Joseph Butler, Gregory Olinthus, William Paley, and Gottlob Storr. This sub-series represents Hitchcock's lifelong practice of making notes on writings he found inspirational.

Sub-series A: Notes at New Haven [Yale?]



"Notes 1819," includes diary entries, notes on religious activities, travel, and lectures by Silliman and others during June and July, 1819
1819

Box 18: folder 1
"Notes A.D. 1819-20 Silliman's chymical lectures," lecture notes on chemistry and mineralogy (among others) for Dec 1819-Jan 1820; also includes "Geological notes 1823" on last 6 pages
1819-1820, 1823

Box 18: folder 2
Note:
Sub-series B: Commonplace Books



Commonplace book (no. 1), containing geometrical and astronomical calculations and two essays:
1811-1812

Box 18: folder 3
"On the present state of liberty" (written in 1809 or 1810, copies made in 1811)


Box 18: folder 3
"An introductory address, delivered before the Society of Literary [?], at their seventh anniversary. Aug 8th 1811"; includes a manuscript index at end of the volume


Box 18: folder 3
Loose notes including calculations and charts removed from front of Commonplace book (no. 1), preceding entry
1811-1812

Box 18: folder 4
Commonplace book (no. 2), containing astronomical observations and calculations and a list of books owned by Hitchcock
1811-1819

Box 18: folder 5
Commonplace book (no. 3), containing copies of letters to and from Edmund M. Blunt, among others, and essays including:
1813-[1816]

Box 18: folder 6
"Man"


Box 18: folder 6
"Immortality"


Box 18: folder 6
"A Separation of the United States"


Box 18: folder 6
"Genius and application"


Box 18: folder 6
and poetry including:


Box 18: folder 6
"The downfall of Bonaparte" (published in 1815, according to Hitchcock's Reminiscences)


Box 18: folder 6
"Letter to a friend a short time before his marriage":


Box 18: folder 6
Note: Note:
"Elegant extracts," poetic quotations, notebook, decorated paper cover
ca. 1814

Box 18: folder 7
"Excerpta sacr scriptur," Biblical extracts, notebook, decorated paper covers
[ca. 1810s]

Box 18: folder 8
"Miscellaneous notes, literary & religious," notebook, decorated paper covers
[1819 or later]

Box 18: folder 9
"Excerpta elegantia," Greek and Latin extracts, quotations, notebook of sewn signatures
1814 Mar-?

Box 18: folder 10
Sub-series C: Diaries



"Memorandum" on Hitchcock's "conversion to Christ and the Orthodox faith"
ca. 1820-1830

Box 19: folder 1
Hitchcock's reflections on his health and a consecrating prayer written on the birth of his son, Edward, Jr. (AC 1849)
1828 May 24

Box 19: folder 2
"Private Notes," pp. 1-86, sewn signatures
1829 Feb 8, 1843 Dec

Box 19: folder 3
"Private Notes," pp. 87-258, sewn signatures
1843 Dec, 1854 Jun 18

Box 19: folder 4
"Private Notes," pp. 259-466, sewn signatures
1854 Jun 18, 1864 Feb 5

Box 19: folder 5
Notebook of European tour
1850 May 15-Aug 9

Box 19: folder 6
Notes on European tour describing sites, collections and geographic features of places the Hitchcocks visited, 3 sewn signatures
1850

Box 19: folder 7
Note:
Sub-series D: Essays, lectures, notes, maps, charts and sketches



Geology



Lecture on the phenomena of "drift and glacio-aqueous action"
[ca. 1842]

Box 20: folder 1
"Facts respecting the magnetism of rocks," with 6 sheets of observations and diagrams (5 additional sheets are oversize)
n.d.

Box 20: folder 2
Note:

see next entry

"Facts respecting the magnetism of rocks," 5 sheets of oversize drawings
n.d.

Box MC6:12: folder 13
Note:

see also preceding entry

Field notebook, geological observations
1852 Aug-1860 Aug

Box 20: folder 3
Introduction to a lecture on fossil footmarks at Deerfield, Mass.
ca. 1850

Box 20: folder 4
Pencil sketches of fossil tracks (noted as Wethersfield and Middletown, Conn.); also includes apparently unrelated quotations from two books (1 in French); the quotations may date between 1820-27, the tracks are probably later, mid-1830s
[ca. 1820-27?][ca. mid 1830s?]

Box 20: folder 5
"Geological epochs in the Connecticut Valley"
n.d.

Box 20: folder 6
"Geological notes 1823,"
1823

Box 20: folder 6
Note:
"Geological sections"
n.d.

Box 20: folder 7
Geology and topography of Palestine and Syria," lecture; annotated "Before the Amherst Lyceum March 1843
1843 Mar

Box 20: folder 8
Junction of granite & mica slate, B[u?]rnell [...] Woodcut," sketch; annotated on back: "Bank of the Westfield River
1839 May 1

Box 20: folder 9
"Lecture 1. General structure and temperature of the globe"; "Lecture 2. Organic remains."
n.d.

Box 20: folder 10
"Lecture on causes of geological change now in action," outline and notes
n.d.

Box 20: folder 11
Notes and outline for a geological lecture
n.d.

Box 20: folder 12
Memoranda, May 1830. Geology of the region from New Brunswick, N. Jersey, to Easton in Pennsylvania.
1830 May

Box 20: folder 13
Mt. Monadnock, New Hampshire, description and sketch
[? Jun 3]

Box 20: folder 14
Notes for a lecture upon Massachusetts before the Amherst Lyceum, Jan 4th, 1831
1831 Jan 4

Box 20: folder 15
Notes for further lectures
n.d.

Box 20: folder 16
Notes of a geological & mineralogical survey of the eastern part of New York, commencing in the summer of 1836.
1836 May-1839 Oct

Box 20: folder 17
Notes on the nature of the earth, photocopy
n.d.

Box 20: folder 18
"Notes on river terraces and erosions 1849," notebook
1849-1851 Sep

Box 20: folder 19
"Outlines of a Lecture on Fossil Footmarks," bound notebook; and a sketchy lecture outline, sewn; additional notes, and newsclippings
1852-1853

Box 20: folder 20
"Report on the Taconic System"
n.d.

Box 20: folder 21
Summary of and extract from 'Agassiz' Etudes Sur les Glaciers, Neuchatel, 1850'
1840

Box 20: folder 22
"Supplement to ornithic[hnology]," photocopy
1836

Box 20: folder 23
"Valley of the Connecticut," notes
n.d.

Box 20: folder 24
Geology: maps, charts, and drawings, drawn or annotated by Edward Hitchcock relating to unidentified writing



Working map for geology: printed map of Massachusetts, mounted on cloth, with geological formations noted in Hitchcock's hand
n.d.

Box MC6:12: folder 3
"Section in modified drift. Amherst West Street 1859"
1859

Box MC6:12: folder 4
Map showing types of rock formations in western Massachusetts townships, mounted on cloth
n.d.

Box MC6:12: folder 4
"East & west section through Amherst College" and "East & west section through Mettawampe," together on 1 drawing
n.d.

Box MC6:12: folder 4
Unidentified drawings and a sketch of fossil footmarks not found in any published book
n.d.

Box MC6:12: folder 2
Other Sciences



"Astronomical observations made at Deerfield...on the comet of 1811"
[1811]

Box 20: folder 25
Note:
Balloons, French instructions for filling a balloon with hydrogen (with a drawing); Hitchcock's translation
n.d.

Box 20: folder 26
Botanical drawings and notes, 1 sheet
ca. 1825

Box 20: folder 27
"Explanation of the enlarged drawings of plants executed at New Haven Dec. 1825"; with a later manuscript copy by Catharine Hitchcock
1825 Dec

Box 20: folder 28
Notes on giant birds with a drawing, copied from published journals; early notes not in Hitchcock's hand; includes a much later addition in his hand
n.d.

Box 20: folder 29
"Philosophy," notebook containing 6 essays:
[pre 1825]

Box 20: folder 30
Note:

back cover has notation: "E. Hitchcock Deerfield Jun 25"

3 on pneumatics


Box 20: folder 30
1 on hydrostatics


Box 20: folder 30
1 on astronomy


Box 20: folder 30
1 on magnetism


Box 20: folder 30
"Remarks on fungi painted 1821," botanical notebook
1821

Box 20: folder 31
"Remarks upon fungi collected & painted in the summer of 1821," botanical notebook
1821

Box 20: folder 32
Temperature records
ca. 1832, 1835-1836

Box 20: folder 33
Religion



"Biblical criticism," remarks on Biblical books, not in Hitchcock's hand
n.d.

Box 21: folder 1
"The connection verified between the prayers & efforts of parents & the conversion of their children"
n.d.

Box 21: folder 2
Note:

(Note: according to Hitchcock's Reminiscences, p. 170, this was published "in several newspapers, according to a general practice")

"Notes and remarks on the Christian Doctrines no. 1," notebook
n.d.

Box 21: folder 3
"[Notes and remarks on the Christian Doctrines no. 2]," notebook; covers missing and possibly first part of text
n.d.

Box 21: folder 4
"[Notes and] remarks on the Christian Doctrines no. 3," notebook
n.d.

Box 21: folder 5
"Result of a council convened August 18, 1841 by the request and at the house of Rev. Theophilus Packard D.D. in Shelburne, Massachusetts" re: animal magnetism
1841 Aug 18

Box 21: folder 6
"Geology of the Bible"
n.d.

Box 21: folder 7
Lecture on the "influence of scenery upon intellectual and moral character," address before the New Hampton Theological Seminary
n.d.

Box 21: folder 8
"Inspirations of the Scriptures," notes found in notebook called "Notes on Gregory's evidences of Christianity,"


Box 21: folder 8
Note:
"On the Mosaic chronology of the world compared with the ancient monuments of arts science and history"
n.d.

Box 21: folder 9
Natural religion, part I: demonstration of the existence & illustration of the attributes of the deity
n.d.

Box 21: folder 10
"Natural religion defended and illustrated," bound notebook
n.d.

Box 21: folder 11
"Natural religion defended and illustrated," loose notes from inside cover of bound notebook in preceding entry
n.d.

Box 21: folder 12
"Natural theology & geology," lecture
n.d.

Box 21: folder 13
"Natural theology as illustrated by science," lecture outline
n.d.

Box 21: folder 14
"Heads of lectures on natural theology as illustrated by science," annotated "An unfinished product of President Hitchcock" by Edward Hitchcock, Jr. (AC 1849)
n.d.

Box 21: folder 15
"The religious bearings of geology," nos. 1-2 of a series of 4 lectures:
n.d.

Box 21: folder 16
lecture 1, "Principles of inorganic geology bearing upon religion"


Box 21: folder 16
lecture 2, "Principles of organic geology bearing upon religion"


Box 21: folder 16
"The religious bearings of geology," no. 3 of a series of 4 lectures:
n.d.

Box 21: folder 17
lecture 3, "Illustrations of natural religion from geology"


Box 21: folder 17
"The religious bearings of geology," no. 4 of a series of 4 lectures:
n.d.

Box 21: folder 18
lecture 4, "Illustrations of revealed religion from geology"


Box 21: folder 18
"The sea of life," manuscript draft of a religious allegory, 168 pp.
n.d.

Box 21: folder 19
"The sea of life," manuscript fragments
n.d.

Box 21: folder 20
"The sea of life," two allegorical maps, hand colored
n.d.

Box MC6:12: folder 14
A synopsis of the doctrines, evidences and duties of natural and revealed religion
n.d.

Box 22: folder 1
"Systematic theology," outline and questions for review
n.d.

Box 22: folder 2
Religion--Notes and fragments



Missions and Missionaries



Notes about "B.J. Bettelheim, M.D. missionary on the Lew Chew Islands."
n.d.

Box 22: folder 3
Lecture notes about James Brooke, missionary to Borneo; annotated "College April 1849"
1849 Apr

Box 22: folder 4
"Missions in South Africa;" annotated "Amherst College June 1847"
1847 Jun

Box 22: folder 5
"Uses of Physical Science in the missionary work;" annotated "Amherst College Monthly Covents June 1848"
1848 June

Box 22: folder 6
Notes mentioning religious revivals and conversions
1830s-1840s, 1852

Box 22: folder 7
Miscellaneous notes
n.d.

Box 22: folder 8
Temperance and Health



"Ardent spirit [sic] banished from the church and the world converted--an argument addressed to professing Christians"
[after 1830]

Box 22: folder 9
Two temperance letters addressed to the editor of the Boston Recorder, signed "Philo Udatus"
[1837-1838]

Box 22: folder 10
"The duty of the churches as to the use of wine at the Lord's Supper by Antivenenean," 2 versions, one may be a draft
ca. 1835

Box 22: folder 11
Note:

see also: next entry

The wine question," another version of the preceding entry, with a cover letter to the editor of the New York Observer dated "[Jany] 1, 1836
ca. 1835

Box 22: folder 12
Note:

see also: preceding entry

"Reasons for attention 'to health,'" Amherst College
1845 Nov 1

Box 22: folder 13
Notes on attention to health
n.d.

Box 22: folder 14
Notes, lectures, reports, letters, and temperance society meeting notes
[ca. 1830s-1840s]

Box 22: folder 15
Miscellaneous subjects



"Agricultural schools of Europe. 'Expenses of a tour of Europe.' Agriculture & Norfolk society"; notes, accounts, correspondence
1850 May-Oct

Box 22: folder 16
Note:
"Anthropology," outline and notes
n.d.

Box 22: folder 17
"Eulogy on J. Dickinson," given before the Society of Adelphi, Deerfield Academy; decorated paper covers
[ca. 1815]

Box 22: folder 18
"Facts relating to the doings of the early settlers of Pocumtuck," notes
n.d.

Box 22: folder 19
Notes on the differences between federalism and democracy (some are photocopies)
n.d.

Box 22: folder 20
"Fortification," manuscript with a drawing
n.d.

Box 22: folder 21
"Hardships of the farmers in Hampshire County"
n.d.

Box 22: folder 22
"How shall I perpetuate an honorable name among men?"
n.d.

Box 22: folder 23
"New England ingenuity"
n.d.

Box 22: folder 24
On friendship and parting, address to the community at Deerfield Academy
1817 Oct

Box 22: folder 25
"On genius and application," manuscript
n.d.

Box 22: folder 26
Note:
Reflections on the western United States, lecture fragments
n.d.

Box 22: folder 27
Sub-series E: Plays



Never despair; or, the siege of Berne
1816 May 25

Box 22: folder 28
Sub-series F: Poetry



"Archbishop Whately when a student at Oxford wrote the following on the supposed death of Dr. Buckland," handwritten copy by Hitchcock
n.d.

Box 22: folder 29
"Be kind to the loved ones at home," some lines set to music; not in Hitchcock's hand
n.d.

Box 22: folder 30
Call not them poets, who, like me, compose in verses, so very near allied to prose
n.d.

Box 22: folder 31
Note:
"For Eddie"; not in Hitchcock's hand
n.d.

Box 22: folder 32
"The golden calf"
[1814]

Box 22: folder 33
"The hermit"; not in Hitchcock's hand
n.d.

Box 22: folder 34
"Humility of science"
n.d.

Box 22: folder 35
Note:
"The humility of true science"
n.d.

Box 22: folder 36
Note:
"Letter to a friend a short time before his marriage"
n.d.

Box 22: folder 37
Note:

original in Commonplace book (no. 3), 1813-[1816], on pp. 224-227, Box 18, Folder 6

"Mount Katadhin," [not in Hitchcock's hand?]
n.d.

Box 22: folder 38
"An original hymn. By Rev. E. Hitchcock, DD."; annotated "Sung in the College Church Oct 2nd 1853," not in Hitchcock's hand
[1853]

Box 22: folder 39
"A poetical geognosy"
[1834 Apr?]

Box 22: folder 40
"A poetical sketch of democracy in the county of Hampshire 1809," annotated "Probably the first intellectual effort of President Edward Hitchcock which was made public" by Edward Hitchcock, Jr. (AC 1849); presumably published, but no published version found
1809

Box 22: folder 41
"The portrait of Miss Orra White"
[before 1821 May 31]

Box 22: folder 42
"Soliloquy"
n.d.

Box 22: folder 43
"Spring"
n.d.

Box 22: folder 44
"The summons"
n.d.

Box 22: folder 45
"Udoriad" [On water]
n.d.

Box 22: folder 46
"The widow and orphan's refuge"
n.d.

Box 22: folder 47
Note:
Untitled poems, fragments, and notes quoting poetry
n.d.

Box 22: folder 48
Untitled poems, fragments, and notes quoting poetry, oversize
1814 May 25, n.d.

Box OS1: folder 13
Sub-series G: Works of others: notes, commentaries and quotations by Hitchcock



Butler, Joseph, The Analogy of Religion, Natural and Revealed to the Constitution and the Course of Nature, notebooks 1-3
n.d.

Box 23: folder 1
Butler, Joseph, The Analogy of Religion, Natural and Revealed to the Constitution and the Course of Nature, notebooks 4-6
n.d.

Box 23: folder 2
Butler, Joseph, The Analogy of Religion, Natural and Revealed to the Constitution and the Course of Nature, notebooks 7-9
n.d.

Box 23: folder 3
Butler, Joseph, The Analogy of Religion, Natural and Revealed to the Constitution and the Course of Nature, notebook of extracts; decorated paper covers
n.d.

Box 23: folder 4
Olinthus, Gregory, Letters to a Friend on the Evidences, Doctrines and Duties of the Christian Religion, notebook, reverse side of notebook contains "Inspirations of the Scripture" notes by Hitchcock
n.d.

Box 23: folder 5
Paley, William, View of the Evidences of Christianity, 1826, two notebooks with marbled paper covers
n.d.

Box 23: folder 6
Storr, Gottlob C., and Flatt, An Elementary Course of Biblical Theology, two notebooks
n.d.

Box 23: folder 7
Series 8: EDWARD HITCHCOCK: IMAGES
[1853-1863]
0.5 linear feet

Arrangement:

Series 8, EDWARD HITCHCOCK: IMAGES is further divided into two sub-series:

  • A: Portraits of Edward Hitchcock
  • B: General
Scope and content:

Portraits of Edward Hitchcock (sub-series A) contains more than a dozen distinct images of Hitchcock, in a range of formats including engravings, lithographs, and albumen prints. Many of the portraits were taken for yearly Class Albums compiled for the students at Amherst College. All the images are of Hitchcock as an adult. Amherst College owns two formal portraits of President Hitchcock; one hangs in Johnson Chapel and one in the Pratt Museum.

General (sub-series B) includes snapshots of Hitchcock's family homes and a photograph of Hitchcock's gravestone. There is also one photograph album which includes identified photographs of Edward and Orra White Hitchcock and some immediate family members. It may contain ancestors, relatives and friends of Edward and Orra White Hitchcock and includes pictures of Crego, Childs, and Huntington family members.

Sub-series A: Portraits of Edward Hitchcock



Head and shoulders, facing left, from 1853 Class Album, identified as a "crystalotype"
ca. 1853

Box 24: folder 1
Head and shoulders, facing left, lithograph, from 1854 Class Album, 22 copies
ca. 1854

Box 24: folder 2
Head and shoulders, facing left, lithograph, from 1854 Class Album, trimmed, 2 copies
ca. 1854

Box 24: folder 3
Head and shoulders, facing right, steel engraving, from Annual of Scientific Discovery 1854, 2 copies, (one trimmed), with facsimile note "Respectfully yours, Edward Hitchcock"
[ca. 1854]

Box 24: folder 4
Head and shoulders, facing right, lithograph, same image as preceding entry, 2 copies, (one trimmed)
[after 1854]

Box 24: folder 5
Head and shoulders, facing left, later photographic reproduction of engraving from 1854 Class Album (Box 24, Folder 3), trimmed
n.d.

Box 24: folder 6
Head and shoulders, facing right, lithograph, from 1857 Class Album
[ca. 1857]

Box 24: folder 7
Head and shoulders, facing right, later photographic reproductions of engraving from 1857 Class Album
ca. 1857

Box 24: folder 8
Head and shoulders, facing right, with a fur collar coat, photograph, from 1858 Class Album
ca. 1858

Box 24: folder 9
Head and shoulders, facing left, albumen print, from 1859 Class Album, carte de visite, 12 copies
ca. 1859

Box 24: folder 10
Head and shoulders, facing left, photograph (retouched), same image as in an 1865 Class Album
ca. 1860

Box 24: folder 11
Head and shoulders, facing left, albumen print, same image as in 1865 and 1866 Class Albums, as well as an 1859 Class Album (Box 24, Folder 10)
ca. 1860

Box 24: folder 12
Head and shoulders, facing left, albumen print, same image as in an 1867 Class Album, as well as an 1859 Class Album (Box 24, Folder 10)
ca. 1860

Box 24: folder 13
Head and shoulders, facing left, with facsimile signature, steel engraving, same as image in 1859 Class Album (Box 24, Folder 10)
[after 1859]

Box 24: folder 14
Head and shoulders, facing left, with facsimile signature, steel engraving, same as image in 1859 Class Album (Box 24, Folder 10)
[after 1859]

Box 24: folder 15
Head and shoulders, facing left, with facsimile signature, later photographic reproduction of steel engraving, based on the image in 1859 Class Album (Box 24, Folder 10)
20th century

Box 24: folder 16
Head and shoulders, facing left, with facsimile signature, printed photographic reproduction of engraving, based on the image in 1859 Class Album (Box 24, Folder), tear sheet from Amherst Graduates' Quarterly
1920 Nov

Box 24: folder 17
Head and shoulders, facing left, albumen print, same as image in 1859 Class Album (Box 24, Folder 10)
[ca. 1860]

Box 24: folder 18
Head and shoulders, facing left, lithograph, frontispiece for Hitchcock's Reminiscences of Amherst College, 8 copies
ca. 1860

Box 24: folder 19
Head and shoulders, facing left, photographs, from 1860 and 1861 Class Albums, 3 copies, one signed
ca. 1860

Box 24: folder 20
Full length, in fur coat, albumen print, same as the image from 1863 Class Album, 2 cartes de visite and 1 later photographic reproduction
ca. 1863, n.d.

Box 24: folder 21
Seated in chair, in fur coat, albumen print, same as the image in 1863 Class Album, carte de visite, 2 copies
ca. 1863

Box 24: folder 22
Seated in chair, at a table, holding a book, photograph
[ca. 1860s]

Box 24: folder 23
Note:

See also: Amherst College Class Albums, 1853, 1854, 1857-1867

Sub-series B: General



Hitchcock gravestones: 2 snapshots
[20th cent.]

Box 24: folder 24
-Grave of Edward Hitchcock
n.d.

Box 24: folder 24
-Grave of the first child of Edward and Orra White Hitchcock
n.d.

Box 24: folder 24
Deerfield house where Edward Hitchcock was born, postcard, annotated "The house in Deerfield where father was born. E.H. Terry"
20th cent.

Box 24: folder 25
Conway house where Edward and Orra Hitchcock lived when he was minister, snapshot, annotated "The house in Conway where Pres. Hitchcock lived when he was pastor in that town"
20th cent.

Box 24: folder 26
Marble bust of Edward Hitchcock, 3 prints including one carte de visite. The carte de visite is annotated "This bust was secured by Professor Richard H. Mather '57, and placed in the Appleton Cabinet in 1865. The artist was Willmore of Boston." Another photograph annotated: "Chauncey B. Ives, sculptor (signed on back), no other information."
[19th cent.]

Box 24: folder 27
Photograph album with cartes de visite of Edward and Orra White Hitchcock, Jason Hitchcock, Martha Hitchcock, Henry Hitchcock, Elizabeth Hitchcock Childs, and Cassius and Emily Hitchcock Terry [and other Hitchcock related family members?], members of the Crego, Childs and Huntington families
[19th cent.]

Box 24: folder 28
"Home: Photographs of Five Generations of Edward Hitchcocks" [photocopy]
1937 Dec

Box 24: folder 29
Series 9: ORRA WHITE HITCHCOCK: PERSONAL AFFAIRS
[1863, n.d.]
0.1 linear feet

Arrangement:

Series 9, ORRA WHITE HITCHCOCK: PERSONAL AFFAIRS is further divided into two sub-series:

  • A: Biographical materials
  • B: Death of Orra White Hitchcock
Scope and content:

Biographical materials (sub-series A) includes general biographical material.

Death of Orra White Hitchcock (sub-series B) includes W.S. Tyler's funeral oration for Orra White Hitchcock, Our Wife and Mother, and an obituary, "A virtuous woman," from The Congregationalist. Most significant are the condolences written to her husband Edward and her daughters. These letters reflect the high esteem in which Orra White Hitchcock was held by family, friends, and the greater community.

Sub-series A: Biographical Materials



General folder
n.d.

Box 25: folder 1
Sub-series B: Death of Orra White Hitchcock



"Our wife and mother", W.S. Tyler, biographical sketch given at her funeral, photocopy
1863 May 28

Box 25: folder 2
"A virtuous woman," obituary notice, The Congregationalist, p. 1, photocopy
1863 Jun 12

Box 25: folder 3
Condolences to Edward Hitchcock (7 letters), from:
1863 May-Jul

Box 25: folder 4
Vaill, Joseph


Box 25: folder 4
Mussey, R.D.


Box 25: folder 4
Huntington, E.H. [cousin Eunice?]


Box 25: folder 4
[Ely], A.


Box 25: folder 4
Burrows, P.


Box 25: folder 4
Van Lennep, Henry (photocopy)


Box 25: folder 4
White, Bela (OWH's brother)


Box 25: folder 4
Condolences to Orra White Hitchcock's daughters (2 letters)


Box 25: folder 5
Addressed "To the three sisters" from Emily Jessup
1863 Jun 4

Box 25: folder 5
To Mary Hitchcock from [L.E.?] Tappan
1863 Jun 20

Box 25: folder 5
Series 10: ORRA WHITE HITCHCOCK: CORRESPONDENCE
[1816-1860]
0.25 linear feet

Arrangement:

Series 10, ORRA WHITE HITCHCOCK: CORRESPONDENCE is further divided into two sub-series:

  • A: Incoming Correspondence, arranged alphabetically by sender
  • B: Outgoing Correspondence, arranged alphabetically by addressee
Scope and content:

This small series contains very few letters.

Incoming correspondence (sub-series A) includes seven letters from Edward Hitchcock, Jr. (AC 1849), to his mother describing his life at Williston Seminary. It also includes miscellaneous letters from several correspondents.

Outgoing correspondence (sub-series B) contains fifteen letters from Orra White Hitchcock to her son, Edward, for the years 1849 through 1860. The little additional family correspondence includes letters to her children, brother, and cousin.

Related material:

Correspondence between Orra White Hitchcock and her husband Edward Hitchcock, are contained in Series 2, EDWARD HITCHCOCK: CORRESPONDENCE.

Sub-series A: Incoming Correspondence



Chapin, L.
1824 Mar 30

Box 25: folder 6
[Grout?][Grant?], Mr., two cards with "seaweed from the shore of the Indian Ocean"
1854 [Feb 21]

Box 25: folder 7
Hitchcock, Edward.



Note:
Hitchcock, Edward Jr., (AC 1849), (son) describing his life as a student at Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Mass., (7 letters)
1844-1845

Box 25: folder 8
Lyell, Mary, Boston (wife of paleogeologist Charles Lyell). [cross-reference only; original is pasted down on hand-numbered page 67 in Edward Hitchcock's autograph album, Box OS-3, folder 10]
1842 Apr 28

Box 25: folder 8a
Newhall, George Harrison (AC 1845), includes typed transcript
1849 Mar 6

Box 25: folder 9
White, George (brother)
1833 Sep 23

Box 25: folder 10
Unidentified [C.A.B.?]; description of a wilderness experience in the Adirondacks
[1852?] Oct 30

Box 25: folder 11
Sub-series B: Outgoing Correspondence



Fiske, Mrs. Nathan W.
1834 May 9

Box 25: folder 12
Fowler, Lucy
1820 Feb 19

Box 25: folder 13
Hitchcock, Edward.



Note:
Hitchcock, Edward Jr., (AC 1849) (son) (13 letters and 2 undated fragments)
1850-1860, n.d.

Box 25: folder 14
Hitchcock, Mary (daughter) (4 letters)
1843, 1849, n.d.

Box 25: folder 15
Hitchcock children, addressed "Dear Children", from Orra White Hitchcock and Edward Hitchcock, (8 letters)
1843, 1847-1848, 1850

Box 25: folder 16
Huntington, Eunice (cousin)
1856 Feb 11

Box 25: folder 17
Jackson, Rebecca, photocopy
1818 Dec 12

Box 25: folder 18
White, Bela (brother)
1831 Sep 15, 1846 Oct 26

Box 25: folder 19
Two unidentified fragments, one signed "OWH," one written on verso of "form letter" with a printed a description and a lithograph of Amherst College
1816 Jul 6, n.d.

Box 25: folder 20
Series 11: ORRA WHITE HITCHCOCK: ART
[ca. 1812-ca. 1854]
0.15 linear feet

Arrangement:

Series 11, ORRA WHITE HITCHCOCK: ART is further divided into five sub-series:

  • A: Art, General
  • B: Art by Subject
  • C: Drawings and Prints for Edward Hitchcock's Scientific Works
  • D: "The Traveler's Return"
  • E: Art From Edward Hitchcock Autograph Album
Scope and content:

Most of the art was not dated at the time it was created. Dates have been attributed to some items while processing the Papers.

Art, General (sub-series A) contains items owned by, attributed to, or created for Orra White Hitchcock. The sub-series includes a blank artist's book from France, and a watercolor of an eagle and other patriotic symbols, "executed by Jane Inglee at Mrs. Haswell's Academy Boston 1812." Material is arranged by type.

Art by Subject (sub-series B) is further divided into five subject categories: Amherst College; Flowers; Fruit; Fungi; and Leaves. Amherst College contains some of the earliest sketches of the young college, ca. 1821. Flowers contains 18 watercolors and 2 pencil drawings of flowers, organized by name of the flower, when identified. Fruit contains two watercolors of a bowl of strawberries. Fungi includes only two pen and ink drawings. Leaves contains 5 pastels and one watercolor drawing, which include drawings of a birch sprig, a cedar sprig, a sugar maple sprig, and an oak leaf.

Drawings and Prints for Edward Hitchcock's Scientific Works (sub-series C) is further divided by the title of the work they were created for. This series contains printed plates and photographic reproductions of plates. A highlight from this sub-series is the original pen and ink drawing for plate 27, "Fossil vegetables from Mansfield," for the Final Report of the Geology of Massachusetts. There are additional plates from the Final Report and items from Plates Illustrating the Geology and Scenery of Massachusetts.

"The Traveler's Return" (sub-series D) includes photographic reproductions of the painting by Orra White Hitchcock and the original on which her work was based. There is also a folder of printed material about the painting.

Art from Edward Hitchcock Autograph Album (sub-series E) is further divided into three categories: Landscapes; Portraits; and Tableaux. Each category is arranged alphabetically as appropriate. All the items are pen and ink drawings. The 5 Landscapes include "Bath, near Bristol," "Dickinson College," "The great bend of the Susquehannah River," "Mitchell Lighthouse on Long Island," and "View of the East River." The 8 Portraits include "James Abercrombie," "Maria Louisa," "Count Plantoff," "Commodore Preble," "Philip Schuyler," "Ezra Stiles," and two unidentified portraits, one male, one female. The 3 Tableaux include "The arts," "Nor heaven nor seas now roaring ..." and "Kate is Craz'd."

This series contains much of the art created by Orra White Hitchcock that has survived at the College.

Related material:

In addition, the Archives and Special Collections has a collection of Classroom Drawings which contain drawings and paintings on cloth, created by Orra White Hitchcock for illustrating Edward Hitchcock's classroom lectures. The Mead Art Museum also holds several items by Orra White Hitchcock. All of these should be consulted by anyone reviewing the body of Orra White Hitchcock's artistic work.

Sub-Series A: Art, General



Artist's book from France, blank, (acc. #87-148)
ca. 1854

Box 25: folder 21
"Fern and Wood Moss," printed card, [by OWH?], 4.5" x 2.5", n.d.
n.d.

Box 25: folder 22
Eagle and other patriotic symbols, watercolor, "executed by Jane Inglee at Mrs. Haswell's Academy Boston 1812," [for OWH?]
1812

Box 25: folder 23
Turtle, pencil outline, [by OWH?], 6.5" x 10.25", n.d.
n.d.

Box 25: folder 24
Sub-series B: Art (by Subject)



Amherst College



Amherst College in 1821, two photographic (1 color, 1 sepia) reproductions of an oil painting; original at the President's House
n.d.

Box 25: folder 25
"Amherst College in 1821," photocopy of watercolor, original watercolor in Box OS1, Folder 15
ca. 1821

Box 25: folder 26
Amherst College in 1821," pencil sketch on tissue paper showing South College, the old church and the horse stables, 6.25" x 9.75
ca. 1821

Box 25: folder 27
Flowers



5 watercolors, 1 pencil sketch: Asters, 8.75" x 11.25", annotated as "asters" in Orra White Hitchcock's hand
n.d.

Box 25: folder 28
Watercolor: Carnation, 7.25" x 4.25", with pencil sketch of same on verso
n.d.

Box 25: folder 29
Watercolor: Cleome (spiderflower), 4.5" x 2.5", (acc. #87-143); a color photograph of this painting is located in Box 25, Folder 43
n.d.

Box 25: folder 30
Watercolor: Geranium, 7.25" x 4.5"
n.d.

Box 25: folder 31
Watercolor: [Oxalis?], 4.5" x 2.5", (acc. #87-143); a color photograph of this painting is located in Box 25, Folder 43
n.d.

Box 25: folder 12
Watercolor: Pinks, 4.5" x 2.5", (acc. #87-143)
n.d.

Box 25: folder 33
Watercolor: Rose, 9.75" x 7.75", on sheet with embossed borders, cover sheet reads, "A bit of your grandmother's painting, with her initials at the bottom of the sheet-- also one of her endless chains--Merry Christmas," initials in bottom border
n.d.

Box 25: folder 34
Watercolor: Rose, 8" x 11.75" (acc. #2000-059)
n.d.

Box 25: folder 34a
Watercolor: Rose and bluebell [petunia?], 4" x 5"
n.d.

Box 25: folder 35
Pencil drawing: Viola Pubescens, 6.25" x 4.5"
n.d.

Box 25: folder 36
Watercolor: Viola Tricolor, 6.75" x 5.5", (acc. #96-057)
n.d.

Box 25: folder 37
Watercolor: Witch hazel, 4.5" x 2.5", (acc. #87-143)
n.d.

Box 25: folder 38
Watercolor: Unidentified flower, 4" x 2.5", (acc. #87-143)
n.d.

Box 25: folder 39
Watercolor: Unidentified flower, 4" x 2.5", (acc. #87-143)
n.d.

Box 25: folder 40
Watercolor: Unidentified flower, 7.75" x 5"
n.d.

Box 25: folder 41
Watercolor: Sprig of three blossoms (unidentified), 4.5" x 4.5"
n.d.

Box 25: folder 42
Photographs of 2 of the flower paintings listed above, cleome and oxalis
n.d.

Box 25: folder 43
Fruit



Watercolor: Strawberries, in a bowl, version 1 of 2, 3.25" x 3.5" (acc. #87-143)
n.d.

Box 25: folder 44
Watercolor: Strawberries, in a bowl, version 2 of 2, 3.75" x 5"
n.d.

Box 25: folder 45
Fungi



Pen and ink: Agaricus, 4.25" x 2.5" (acc. #87-143)
n.d

Box 25: folder 46
Pen and ink and watercolor: Menilius Cornucopioides, 4.25" x 2.5" (acc. #87-143)
n.d.

Box 25: folder 47
Leaves



[Pastel?]: Birch sprig, 4 leaves, autumn color, 9" x 7.5"
n.d.

Box 25: folder 48
Watercolor: Cedar sprig, with cones, 4.5" x 8"
n.d.

Box 25: folder 49
[Pastel?]: Sugar maple sprig, leaves, autumn color, oval, ca. 10" x 8"
n.d.

Box 25: folder 50
[Pastel?]: Oak leaf, autumn color, 6.625" x 4.125"
n.d.

Box 25: folder 51
[Pastel?]: Unidentified, three types, autumn colors, 10.25" x 8.125"
n.d.

Box 25: folder 52
Pastel: Unidentified, two sprigs (one possibly sumac), autumn color, 3.375" x 9"
n.d.

Box 25: folder 53
Sub-series C: Drawings and Prints for Edward Hitchcock's Scientific Works



Note:
Final Report on the Geology of Massachusetts, plate 27, "Fossil Vegetables from Mansfield" (title in Edward Hitchcock's hand), five original pen and ink wash drawings on one sheet, 8.25" x 11"
ca. 1830s

Box 25: folder 54
Final Report on the Geology of Massachusetts, printed plates 3-5 and 10, by Orra White Hitchcock, disbound
ca. 1840

Box OS1: folder 16
Plates Illustrating the Geology and Scenery of Massachusetts, plates 2-6 and 8-10, plate 11, photographic reproductions (originals in Box OS1, Folder 16 [including acc. #87-135], restricted for preservation)
n.d.

Box 25: folder 55
"Rocking stone: Fall River," woodcut (proof?), annotated "Fig. 68," but published as fig. 75 in the Final Report
ca. 1840?

Box 25: folder 56
Four shells (on one sheet), annotated "Fig. 64," but published as figs. 242, 244, and 245 in the Final Report; pen and ink, 2.625" x 2.5"
ca. 1840?

Box 25: folder 57
Nine shells (on one sheet), colored ink, calligraphy sample on verso, 4" x ca. 6"
n.d.

Box 25: folder 58
Oil painting of glacier of Viesch, information and photograph; reproduced in the 1841 2nd edition of Elementary Geology and in the postscript to the Final Report (original [acc. #79-099] in MC6:12, access restricted for preservation)
ca. 1841

Box 25: folder 59
Sub-series D: "The Traveler's Return"



Orra White Hitchcock version, photographic reproduction
n.d.

Box 26: folder 1
Original version by unidentified artist, photographic reproduction
n.d.

Box 26: folder 2
Printed material about work
20th cent.

Box 26: folder 3
Sub-series E: Art from Edward Hitchcock Autograph Album (attributed to Orra White Hitchcock)



Landscapes



"Bath Near Bristol," pen and ink
n.d.

Box 26: folder 4
"Dickinson College," pen and ink
n.d.

Box 26: folder 5
"The Great Bend of the Susquehannah River," pen and ink
n.d.

Box 26: folder 6
"Mitchell Lighthouse on Long Island," pen and ink
n.d.

Box 26: folder 7
"View of the East River," pen and ink
n.d.

Box 26: folder 8
Portraits



"James Abercrombie," pen and ink
n.d.

Box 26: folder 9
"Maria Louisa," pen and ink
n.d.

Box 26: folder 10
"Count Platoff," pen and ink
n.d.

Box 26: folder 11
"Commodore Preble," pen and ink
n.d.

Box 26: folder 12
"Philip Schuyler," pen and ink
n.d.

Box 26: folder 13
"Ezra Stiles," pen and ink
n.d.

Box 26: folder 14
Unidentified female, pen and ink
n.d.

Box 26: folder 15
Unidentified male, pen and ink
n.d.

Box 26: folder 16
Tableaux



"The Arts," pen and ink
n.d.

Box 26: folder 17
"Nor heaven, nor seas now roaring ...", pen and ink
n.d.

Box 26: folder 18
"Kate is Craz'd," pen and ink
n.d.

Box 26: folder 19
Series 12: ORRA WHITE HITCHCOCK: UNPUBLISHED WRITINGS
[1810-1854]
0.2 linear foot

Arrangement:

Series 12, ORRA WHITE HITCHCOCK: UNPUBLISHED WRITINGS is arranged by type of material.

Scope and content:

It contains several notebooks that have survived from Orra White Hitchcock's school days, diaries and journals, and some poems. The diaries include a journal kept by Orra White Hitchcock during a trip to Europe in 1850 and one for 1854. The small notebooks contain pencil sketches as well notations about the sites and experiences of visiting England and France. There is also a diary of a trip to Richmond, Virginia, which contains pencil sketches, as well. Of the two poems in the series, only one, "Disappointment," is dated (1818). The second poem, "Should fate do her worst," is undated.

[Number not used]


Box 26: folder 20
School notebooks (2 notebooks):


Box 26: folder 21
Mathematics
1810

Box 26: folder 21
Penmanship and poetry with "Eloquence, extracted from Curran's speeches" on last 8 pages
1816

Box 26: folder 21
Poem: "Disappointment"
1818 [Mar 4]

Box 26: folder 22
Poem: "Should Fate Do Her Worst"
n.d.

Box 26: folder 23
Diary of trip to Europe (England and France), some pencil sketches with two small bound notebooks (a later partial typed transcript for June 1850 is included)
1850 May-Oct

Box 26: folder 24
Diary for 1854, small sewn notebook
1854

Box 26A: folder 25
Diary of a trip to Richmond, Virginia, includes some pencil sketches and recipes, small sewn notebook
1847 Spring

Box 26A: folder 26A
Diary of a trip to Richmond, Virginia: photocopy (see folder 26a)
1847 Spring

Box 26A: folder 26B
Series 13: ORRA WHITE HITCHCOCK: IMAGES
[ca. 1860]
0.1 linear foot

Series 13, ORRA WHITE HITCHCOCK: IMAGES consists of photographs (or reproductions of photographs). The photographs are undated, but appear to be mid 19th century prints, showing Orra White Hitchcock, as an older woman. There are two images, both head and shoulders portraits, showing her in a white lace collar and cap. The last image is a twentieth century photograph of Orra White Hitchcock's birthplace in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Portrait, version 1, head and shoulders, wearing white lace collar and cap with tails, carte-de-visite, 4 copies
ca. 1860

Box 26A: folder 27
Portrait, version 1, head and shoulders portrait, wearing white lace collar and cap with tails
ca. 1860

Box 26A: folder 28
Portrait, version 2, head and shoulders portrait, wearing white lace collar and cap, 4 copies, all later photographic prints
ca. 1860

Box 26A: folder 29
Portrait, full length, version 3, photocopy of photographic image (original in PVMA, Deerfield, Mass.)
n.d.

Box 26A: folder 30
Birthplace of Orra White Hitchcock, Amherst, photograph
20th cent.

Box 26A: folder 31
Series 14: THE FAMILY OF EDWARD HITCHCOCK
[ca. 1805-1910]
0.2 linear feet

Arrangement:

Series 14, THE FAMILY OF EDWARD HITCHCOCK is arranged by family member, beginning with the oldest generation.

Scope and content:

It contains material relating to Edward Hitchcock's father Justin Hitchcock, his brother Henry Hitchcock, his sister Marissa Hitchcock, and his children, Catherine Hitchcock Storrs, Charles Henry Hitchcock, Edward Hitchcock, Jr. (AC 1849), Emily Hitchcock Terry, Jane Elizabeth Hitchcock Putnam, and Mary Hitchcock. Much of the information in the series consists of references to material located in different parts of the collection. Of particular interest are Mary Hitchcock's drawings of Amherst College during its early period.

Father: Justin Hitchcock (1752-1822)



Diary entries for 1772-1779 (with gaps); later typescript copy, 2 pp.
n.d.

Box 26A: folder 32
Manuscript copy of letter (1778 Apr 3) from Justin Hitchcock to David and Silence Hoyt, asking to marry their daughter, Mary
n.d.

Box 26A: folder 33
Terms of indenture, 1766, later manuscript copy in handwriting of Edward Hitchcock, Jr. (AC 1849)
--

Box 26A: folder 34
[Samuel Willard?], "A reply to some of the strictures contained in Deacon Hitchcock's journal of Mr. Willard's preaching " manuscript copy of [Willard's] published reply to Hitchcock's previously published remarks; journal unidentified.
n.d.

Box 26A: folder 34A
Sister: Charissa Hitchcock (1781-1855)



Concerning the gift of a gown, with her response; manuscript copy
n.d.

Box 26A: folder 35
Note:
Brother: Henry Hitchcock (1783-1861)



Music notebook, manuscript, with music and some words
1805 Apr 25

Box 26A: folder 36
Daughter: Catherine Hitchcock Storrs



Letter to her sister Mary (pencilled addendum to a letter by Orra; original in box 25, folder 15)
1843 Dec 18

Box 26A: folder 37
Letter to Mrs. --- March
1848 Sep 23

Box 26: folder 38
Note: Note:
Son: Charles Henry Hitchcock (AC 1856)



Envelope addressed to William A. Stearns, Amherst College President
1865 Dec

Box 26A: folder 39
Warranty from: Charles H. Hitchcock to Calista Hitchcock, for Deerfield land, witnessed by Moses Foster, H.N. Fay, Martha B. Hitchcock
1867 Jun 27

Box OS1: folder 11
Note: Note: Note:
Son: Edward Hitchcock, Jr. (AC 1849)



Note: Note:
Daughter: Emily Hitchcock Terry



Letter to her sister Mary
n.d.

Box 26A: folder 40
Letters (2) to Emily Hitchcock Terry, from Simeon Gilbert and William Hayes Ward
1910 Sep 11, 27

Box 26A: folder 41
"Happy New Year" Composition, possibly written for a class at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, ca. 1856-1859]
n.d.

Box 26A: folder 42
Twenty-second Annual Catalogue of the Mount Holyoke Female Seminary... 1858-59. (Emily Hitchcock is listed as a Senior on p. 5; Edward Hitchcock is listed as a trustee)
1859

Box 26A: folder 43
Hitchcock Terry, Emily, seated, reading, photograph (as an older woman)
[after 1900]

Box 26A: folder 44
Note: Note:
Daughter: Jane Elizabeth Hitchcock Putnam



Note: Note:
Daughter: Mary Hitchcock



Drawing, "Amherst College in 1821" (annotated by Edward Hitchcock, Jr. [AC 1849]); pencil (and ink wash?), 4" x 7.75" (on sheet 4.5" x 7.75")
n.d.

Box OS1: folder 2
Drawing, "Amherst College in 1821 with the horse sheds" (annotated by Edward Hitchcock, Jr. [AC 1849]); pencil, 6" x 9.75"
n.d.

Box OS1: folder 3
Lithograph, "Amherst College 1821" (annotated "From President Hitchcocks Reminiscences. Mary Hitchcock"); 3.5" x 5 11/16" (on sheet 4 11/16" x 7 13/16")
n.d.

Box OS1: folder 3A
Drawing, "Amherst College in 1824. With the Bell Tower" (annotated by Edward Hitchcock, Jr. [AC 1849]); pen and ink, 12.25" x 18.25"
n.d.

Box OS1: folder 4
Drawing, "The President Hitchcock home as it was in the 60s" (annotated by Edward Hitchcock, Jr. [AC 1849]); pencil, 5" x 7"
[1860s]

Box OS1: folder 5
Hitchcock, Mary, showing the back of her head, holding "one of the babies," albumen print, carte de visite
n.d.

Box 26A: folder 45
Note:

See also: this series: Hitchcock, Catherine; Hitchcock, Emily

Note: Note: Note:
Letter to Mary, signed "[??] Harrison"; return address is Andover Theological Seminary
1847 Nov 17

Box 26A: folder 46
Calling card decorated with plant pressed by Mary; also pressed plants which she gathered into an herbarium of 6 linked panels and sent to Sarah J. Cowles of Amherst, Mass.
n.d.

Box 26A: folder 47
Letter regarding her attendance at Troy Seminary
1843 Sep 18

Box 26A: folder 48
Note:

Photocopy; original in Emma Hart Willard Family Papers, box 8, folder 11.


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Subjects
  • Amherst College -- Faculty -- Sources
  • Amherst College. Class of 1837. Van-Lennep.
  • Amherst College. Class of 1849. Hitchcock.
  • Amherst College. Class of 1856. Hitchcock.
  • Blunt, Edmund M. (Edmund March), 1770-1862
  • College teachers -- Massachusetts -- Amherst
  • Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882
  • Deane, James, 1801-1858
  • Geology -- Massachusetts
  • Geology -- New England
  • Geology -- Vermont
  • Hitchcock family
  • Hitchcock, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1836-1919
  • Hitchcock, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1836-1919
  • Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864
  • Hitchcock, Edward, 1828-1911
  • Hitchcock, Henry, 1783-1861
  • Hitchcock, Justin, 1752-1822
  • Hitchcock, Marissa, 1781-1855
  • Hitchcock, Mary, 1824-1899
  • Hitchcock, Orra White, 1796-1863
  • Hitchcock, Orra White, 1796-1863
  • Hitchcock, Orra White, 1796-1863
  • Maskelyne, John Nevil, 1839-1917
  • Perkins, Justin, 1805-1869
  • Putnam, Jane Elizabeth Hitchcock, 1833-1894
  • Silliman, Benjamin, 1779-1864
  • Storrs, Catharine H., 1825-1895
  • Terry, Emily Hitchcock, 1838-1921
  • Van-Lennep, Henry J. (Henry John), 1815-1889

Genre terms
  • Diaries
  • Drawings
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Watercolors


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