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Accession 19

Inclusive Dates

1785-1968 (Bulk: 1785-1935)


Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

1,721 pieces,1.25 linear feet



Historical Note

The Hutchison Family was a prominent family in Rock Hill, SC. Captain A. E. Hutchison founded the Rock Hill Cotton Mill.

Scope and Content Note

The Hutchison Family Papers consist of diaries, journals, speeches, correspondence, genealogical material and financial papers, concerning the personal and business affairs of a Rock Hill family. Subjects include post-colonial life in the Carolinas, the antebellum plantation system in South Carolina, post-Civil War cotton farming, especially the Rock Hill Cotton Mill, and Rock Hill during World War I. There is also material concerning relations and negotiations with the Catawba Indians by David Hutchison who was one of several commissioners designated by the South Carolina legislature to investigate Catawba land claims and leasing practices; and historical sketches of Glencairn Garden, the White House and the Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, all located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. There are also included in the “General Correspondence and Related Papers” series such records as: last will and testament, inventory lists, certificates of indentured servants, legislative acts, (eg. 1840 Treaty with the Catawba Indians) and other similar documents.

Correspondents include Jude Grimke, A.E. Hutchison, David Hutchison, Hiram Hutchison, James Moore, John N. Morehead and Thomas Spratt.


The papers of the Hutchison family, southern antebellum landholders, post Civil War cotton manufacturers, businessmen, lawyers and military officials, were received as a gift from Hiram Hutchison, by the College Archives on January 27, 1975.


Textile mills, cotton, Catawba Indians, Native Americans, World War I, Spratt family, Johnston family, Moore family, Hutchison family, Mississippi, American Civil War, Rock Hill Academy, Jennie Johnston Hutchison, Anne Claire Hutchison


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Hutchison Family Papers - Accession 19

LC Subject Headings

Hutchinson family--Archives; Rock Hill Cotton Factory (Rock Hill, S.C.); Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church (Rock Hill, S.C.)--History; World War, 1914-1918--South Carolina; Catawba Indians--Land tenure--South Carolina; Indians of North America--Land tenure--South Carolina; Textile factories--South Carolina--Rock Hill; Plantations--South Carolina; Historic buildings--South Carolina--Rock Hill--History; Botanical gardens--South Carolina--Rock Hill--History; Rock Hill (S.C.)--Biography; Rock Hill (S.C.)--Genealogy; Rock Hill (S.C.)--History; Rock Hill (S.C.)--Social life and customs