Selected items from the Hitchcock-Coit papers

Collection ID:
Hitchcock, Charles, 1827-1881
Physical Description:
12 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Material relating to George Horatio Derby and Stephen Massett. Included are: two letters, with typescripts, undated and 1851, to Hitchcock from Derby and a typescript of a letter, 1855 to his wife, Martha Taliaferro Hunter Hitchcock from Derby, an obituary clipping on Derby, and a scrapbook containing a manuscript fragment and clippings of Derby's writings under the pen name "John Phoenix"; and a letter, 1871, from Massett (aka Jeems Pipes of Pipesville) to the Hitchcocks enclosing sketches and a manuscript "All About Pipesville," a clipping on Massett, a sketch, and two of his calling cards.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Medical doctor; San Francisco, California. Friend of George Derby. Relationship to vocalist, lecturer, and newspaper writer Stephen Massett is unclear.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 2295 available at Archives of American Art offices, Mills College Library, and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in Mills College Library, Oakland, California.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Hitchcock-Coit papers were donated to Mills College Library by Mrs. Paul Scott Foster of San Anselmo, a cousin of Floride Green, biographer and companion of the Hitchcock's daughter Lillie Hitchcock Coit. The Archives of American Art microfilmed only 12 of the 2037 items in the papers.

Other Title
Other Title
Hitchcock-Coit papers (microfilm title).

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Derby, George Horatio, 1823-1861 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Massett, Stephen C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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