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BOX 2 General Correspondence, 1865-1906
Letters exchanged with family during Hitt’s European trip, 1867-1868, and other correspondence with relatives and friends.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX 2 1865-1906
(11 folders)
BOX 2 Special Correspondence, 1892-1905
Special correspondence concerning Hitt’s reporting of Lincoln’s debate with Douglas in 1858, the accuracy of same, and Hitt’s discovery that Douglas was guilty of misquotation. Includes a copy of Lincoln’s presentation in the Rock Island Bridge case, 1857.
Organized chronologically.
BOX 2 1892-1905
(4 folders)
BOX 3-5 Business Correspondence, 1882-1904
Letters regarding Hitt’s business interests, including his investment in the Louisville, New Albany, & Chicago Railway and appeals to use his influence during his congressional tour.
Arranged according to correspondent or type of material.
BOX 3 Caldwell & Caldwell, 1882-1893
BOX 3 Carr, J. P., 1882-1883
BOX 3 Chicago & Bedford Stone Co., 1883
BOX 3 Debtors
BOX 3 Duvall, W. Clarence, 1882-1904
BOX 3 First National Bank, Lafayette, Ind. 1883-1895
BOX 3 Fowler National Bank, 1891
BOX 3 Lafayette Gas & Light
BOX 3 1883-1893
BOX 3 1894-1896
BOX 3 Lafayette Savings Bank, 1882
BOX 3 Louisville, New Albany & Chicago Railroad
BOX 3 1881-1883
(3 folders)
BOX 4 1884-1889
BOX 4 National State Bank, Lafayette, Ind., 1882
BOX 4 Patterson, C. S., 1892
BOX 4 Estate of William Phelps, 1903-1904
BOX 4 Real estate, undated
BOX 4 Sherman, R. H., 1882-1893
BOX 4 Taxes in Washington, D.C., 1884-1904
BOX 4 Warner, Charles, 1883-1894
BOX 4 Western Dredging and Improvement, 1893
BOX 5 Williams, George, 1882-1894
(3 folders)
BOX 5 Miscellany
BOX 5 1883-1883
(2 folders)
BOX 5 1883-1888
BOX 5 1885-1893
BOX 6-8 Official Correspondence, 1874-1901
Correspondence and letterbooks relating to Hitt’s activities at the American legation in Paris, 1874-1881, duties in Congress, 1882-1906, and on the Hawaiian Commission.
Arranged chronologically.
BOX 6 Secretary to United States Legation, Paris, France, 1874-1881
BOX 6 Letterbook
BOX 6 Nov. 1875-Dec. 1876
BOX 6 Dec. 1876-Dec. 1878
BOX 7 Jan. 1879-Jan. 1881
BOX 7 Dec. 1882-Apr. 1883
BOX 7 Apr. 1883
BOX 8 May 1898-June 1899
BOX 8 Dec. 1899-Feb. 1901
BOX 8 Hawaiian Commission, Aug. 1898-Mar. 1899
BOX 9 Subject File
Printed matter on the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, material relating to the Rock Island Bridge case, condolences and correspondence, a map, speeches, and miscellaneous items.
Arranged by topic or type of material.
BOX 9 Assistant secretary of state, 1881
BOX 9 Indians, dispatches regarding, 1865
BOX 9 Indian names
BOX 9 Letters of condolence to Mrs. Hitt
BOX 9 Regarding Abraham Lincoln
BOX 9 Louisville & Nashville Railroad
BOX 9 Map of Mt. Morris, Ill. (Hitt’s home)
BOX 9 Poe’s park legislation
BOX 9 Rock Island Bridge case, June 1860
BOX 9 Souvenirs from Palestine
BOX 9 Speech, Oregon, Ill., 1882
BOX 9 Speech to Boston, Mass., merchants, 1893
BOX 9 Speech for annexation of Hawaii, 1898
BOX 10-30 Newspaper Clippings, 1884-1906
Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings begun after Hitt’s election to Congress and miscellaneous clippings.
The scrapbooks are arranged chronologically.
BOX 10 Scrapbooks
BOX 10 Oct. 1884-30 June 1886
BOX 10 Canadian reciprocity, 1887-1888
BOX 10 Oct. 1888-Jan. 1890
BOX 11 Jan. -May 1890
BOX 11 May-Aug. 1890
BOX 12 Aug.-Oct. 1890
BOX 12 Oct.-Nov. 1890
BOX 13 Nov. 1890-Feb. 1892
BOX 13 Mar.-June 1892
BOX 14 June-Dec. 1892
BOX 14 Dec. 1892-Feb. 1894
BOX 15 Mar.-Sept. 1894
BOX 15 Oct. 1894-Mar. 1895
BOX 16 Mar.-Dec. 1895
BOX 16 Dec. 1895-Apr. 1896
BOX 17 Apr.-Nov. 1896
BOX 17 Nov.-Dec. 1896
BOX 18 Jan. 1897
BOX 18 Jan.-May 1897
BOX 19 June 1897-Jan. 1898
BOX 19 Jan.-Apr. 1898
BOX 20 Apr.-Nov. 1898
BOX 20 Oct. 1898-Dec. 1899
BOX 21 Nov. 1899-Sept. 1900
BOX 21 Sept. 1900-July 1901
BOX 22 July 1901-Apr. 1902
BOX 22 Apr.-Oct. 1902
BOX 23 Oct. 1902-Apr. 1903
BOX 23 Apr.-Dec. 1903
BOX 24 Jan.-May 1904
BOX 24 May 1904
BOX 25 May-June 1904
BOX 25 June-24 June 1904
BOX 26 24 June 1904-Apr. 1905
BOX 26 Fifty-first Congress (1889-1891)
BOX 27 Obituaries of others
BOX 28 Miscellaneous clippings
BOX 28 Activities in Congress
BOX 28 House Foreign Affairs Committee
BOX 28 Retirement.1906
BOX 28 Lowden, Frank O.-William Pierce Landon, 1906
BOX 28 Race for Congress
BOX 29 Race for Congress
BOX 29 Obituaries of Hitt
BOX 29 Miscellany
BOX 30 Unidentified
BOX 31-37 Shorthand Notes, 1856-1904
Mostly notebooks of shorthand notes, including notes taken prior to Lincoln’s election and notes of courts-martial.
Arranged by subject, occasion, name of person, or type of material.
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