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Selected items from the Hitchcock-Coit papers, 1851-1871

Creator:
Hitchcock, Charles, 1827-1881
Subject:
Derby, George Horatio
Massett, Stephen C.
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
12 items (on partial microfilm reel).
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
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.
Citation:
Selected items from the Hitchcock-Coit papers, 1851-1871. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 2295 available at Archives of American Art offices, Mills College Library, and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in Mills College Library, Oakland, California.
Loan:
Loan
Biography Note:
Medical doctor; San Francisco, California. Friend of George Derby. Relationship to vocalist, lecturer, and newspaper writer Stephen Massett is unclear.
Provenance:
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.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9893
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212395
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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