The Resource Hunter-Hitchcock-Coit family papers

Hunter-Hitchcock-Coit family papers

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Hunter-Hitchcock-Coit family papers, 1765-1925
Title
Hunter-Hitchcock-Coit family papers
Inclusive dates
1765-1925
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1765-1925 of the Hunter-Hitchcock-Coit family of Fredericksburg and Portsmouth, Virginia, and New York, North Carolina, Texas, and California, consisting of business records, correspondence, deeds, judicial records, powers of attorney, telegrams, wills and other documents. Correspondence contains personal, family, and business news. Deeds concern propery in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Arizona, California, Georgia, North Carolina, and Texas. Wills are from California and Texas; judicial records from California; and business records from California, Georgia, North Carolina, and Texas
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Biographical or historical data
The Hunters originated in Duns, Berwick County, Scotland. William Hunter was the first of this particular family to come to Virginia. He settled in Fredericksburg, Virginia, around 1741 and became a prominent merchant. A few of these papers are those of James Hunter, his son, but the majority concern Martha Taliaferro Hunter; Dr. Charles M. Hitchcock, her husband, and Eliza ["Lillie"] W. Hitchcock, their daughter. Dr. Hitchcock was an army surgeon in the 1830s and settled in California in 1851. He went into private business in San Francisco and amassed a fortune. His wife and daughter were brilliant social figures of their times. Lillie Hitchcock married Benjamin Howard Coit.
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Vi
Label
Hunter-Hitchcock-Coit family papers
Note
Additional Hunter-Hitchcock-Coit papers are included in the collections of the Sutro Library, San Francisco, California, and Mills College, Oakland, California. The University of Virginia has various Hunter family papers, particularly in regard to R. M. T. Hunter
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Extent
.9
Immediate source of acquisition
Hunter, Mary Kate
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000489731
Type of unit
cubic ft.

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