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Hitchcock Family Papers, 1841-1968
1 box (.25 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 210

Abstract:
Western New England family. Autobiographies of Rufus Clark Hitchcock relate to family life in Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut; a journal documents his travels in Massachusetts and his birthplace in Vermont; a family journal includes genealogical records of the Farr, Hitchcock, and St. John families. Also included are an autobiography of Louise St. John Hitchcock; essays by Alfred M. Hitchcock; and photographs of Rufus Clark Hitchcock.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

Material is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

The copyright owner of unpublished works in this collection is unknown. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note
Rufus Clark Hitchcock, Henry Hitchcock, and Addie Sanford, undated

Rufus Clark Hitchcock, Henry Hitchcock, and Addie Sanford, undated

This was a western New England Family. Rufus Clark Hitchcock (1835-1994) is represented by an autobiography extending through his early manhood, including a trip to Lake Superior, and a journal of his travels in Massachusetts and Vermont as a bookseller in 1866. His wife Louise St. John (1841-1938) is represented by an autobiography written around 1920. There is also a collaborative family journal extending from 1876 to 1890. The Hitchcocks lived in Simsbury, Connecticut.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Contains diaries, photographs, manuscripts, and genealogical material. Autobiographies (1835-circa 1862 and 1850s) of Rufus Clark Hitchcock, relating to family life in Chittenden and Westminster, Vt., Springfield and Boston, Mass., and Thompsonville (Enfield), Conn., and trip to the Lake Superior region; a journal (1866) of his travels in Massachusetts as a bookseller and his birthplace in Chittenden, Vt.; family journal (1876-1890) with entries by various family members, containing genealogical records of the Farr, Hitchcock, and St. John families, and concerning life in various places including Keene, N.H., and New Orleans, La. Autobiography (1920) of Louise St. John Hitchcock, describing her parents, Zopher and Eunice Harmon St. John, other relatives, the St. John family home in Simsbury, Conn., and activities as wife and widow of Rufus C. Hitchcock; essays entitled "Simsbury Folks," by Alfred M. Hitchcock (son of Rufus C. and Louise), describing St. John family members in Simsbury, Conn., with notes by Helen Hitchcock Bjorvand; photographs of Rufus Clark Hitchcock.


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

Material is open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

Restrictions on use:

The copyright owner of unpublished works in this collection is unknown. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights. Permission to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use" must also be obtained from the Sophia Smith Collection as owners of the physical property.

Preferred Citation

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

Hitchcock Family Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, MA

History of the Collection

The Hitchcock Family Papers were a gift of Mrs. Helen Marshall Hitchcock Bjorvand in July 1986.

Processing Information

Processed by Susan Boone, 1988.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Louise St. John Hitchcock,
1920-22

Box 1: folder 1
Rufus Clark Hitchcock



Journa1,
1866

Box 1: folder 2
Family journal,
1876-90

Box 1: folder 3
Autobiography (1834-ca 1862),
1889-1894

Box 1: folder 4
Autobiography: "A Night Under a Hemlock, a Reminiscence" (1850s),
n.d.

Box 1: folder 5
Photographs,
ca. 1850-1890

Box 1: folder 6
Alfred Marshall Hitchcock: "Simsbury Folks,"
ca. 1885-1925

Box 1: folder 7-8

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Subjects
  • Connecticut--Genealogy
  • Connecticut--History--19th century--Sources
  • Family--United States--History--19th century--Sources
  • Hitchcock family
  • Massachusetts--History--19th century--Sources
  • New England--Description and travel--Sources
  • New England--History--19th century--Sources
  • New Orleans (La.)--History--19th century--Sources
  • Simsbury (Conn.)--History--19th century--Sources
  • St. John, Eunice Harmon
  • St. John, Zopher
  • Superior, Lake, Region--History--19th century--Sources
  • Vermont--Genealogy
  • Vermont--History--19th century--Sources


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