HUTSON (CHARLES WOODWARD) PAPERS

Mss. 1291, 1420, 1889

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2012

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
INDEX TERMS .............................................................................................................................. 5
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 6

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SUMMARY

Size.

34 items, 1 printed volume

Geographic locations.

Baton Rouge, La.

Inclusive dates.

Ca. 1868-1934

Bulk dates.

1905-1911, 1928-1934

Language.

English

Summary.

Professor of Greek and instructor in English Literature at Louisiana State University during the Reconstruction period. Letters from Thomas D. Boyd, Calvin S. Brown, Walter L. Fleming, Arthur L. Prescott, and J.R. Thornton concern, among other things, the history and semi-centennial celebration of Louisiana State University; publication of Hutson's paper on Samuel Lockett; and personal matters.

Restrictions on access.

If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

None.

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

Charles Woodward Hutson Papers, Mss. 1291, 1420, 1889, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La.

Stack locations.

C:67; H:20

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Charles Woodward Hutson (1840-1936), a South Carolina native, was a professor of Greek and an English instructor at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge during Reconstruction. He later taught at Texas College Station and settled finally in New Orleans as an artist and writer.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Papers include a typewritten copy of an LSU commencement address, “The Valleys of the Nile and the Mississippi,” by Colonel Samuel H. Lockett (1877); and a handwritten copy of an English final examination submitted by John McAuley, LSU instructor, to Col. D.F. Boyd (1878)

The majority of correspondence pertains to education and LSU, including a letter from Thomas D. Boyd to Hutson at Texas College Station requesting Hutson's opinion of E.W. Kerr, who is being considered for a position in LSU Department of Mechanical Engineering (September 18, 1905); a letter from Calvin S. Brown, Department of Romance Languages, University of Mississippi, requesting a sketch of that Department from 1881-1889 for its historical catalog (1909); letters from Walter L. Fleming, LSU history professor, requesting information, papers, photographs, biographical data for Fleming's history of LSU, bibliography of Hutson's printed works, and offering suggestions for the publication of Hutson's paper on Lockett in LSU Quarterly (1909-1911). Also included are letters from Arthur T. Prescott, editor of The Alumnus (LSU) concerning publication of Hutson's reminiscences, his participation in the LSU semi-centennial celebration, and requesting photographs of Hutson and his contemporaries for incorporation in Fleming's history (1909); letters from Thomas D. Boyd, LSU President, requesting Hutson to respond to the toast “The Early Faculty” at semi-centennial celebration banquet (1909-1911); and a letter from J.R. Thornton, US Senator from Alexandria, Louisiana, regarding Thornton's inability to make the appointment requested by Hutson (September 2, 1910). A letter from Thomas Boyd thanks Hutson for his letter of sympathy concerning Mrs. Boyd's death, and discusses her death and Boyd's sentiments (April 11, 1931).

Also found in the collection are three copies (handwritten, ribbon, and carbon) of a book review of Profitable Company in Literature and Science, by John McBryde, head of the Department of English, Tulane University (1934).

Printed items include Walter Fleming's “Jeff Davis' Camel Experiment” from Popular Science Monthly, February 1909, reprinted in LSU's University Bulletin (April 1909); Editorials by Lafcadio Hearn, edited by Hutson and inscribed (1929); an LSU Alumni News (December 1933) in memorial to Thomas Duckett Boyd; and newspaper clippings regarding Joseph W. Barnwell, an engineer from Charleston, S. C., and his work (1928-1929), and a letter appearing in the newspaper regarding races and crime waves by Joseph W. Barnwell (undated). Also included are two photographs of the Deaf and Dumb Institute by A.D. Lytle (ca. 1868) and a photograph of the old Louisiana State Capitol (1870).

INDEX TERMS

Boyd, Thomas D. (Thomas Duckett), 1854-1932.

College teachers--Louisiana--Baton Rouge.

Fleming, Walter L. (Walter Lynwood), 1874-1932.

Hearn, Lafcadio, 1850-1904.

Hutson, Charles Woodward, 1840-1936.

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College--Faculty.

Photographic prints.

Prescott, Arthur Taylor, 1863-

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folders

Contents

C:67

1

1-5

Papers, printed items, photographs (ca. 1868-1934)

H:20

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Printed volume: Editorials by Lafcadio Hearn, edited by Charles W. Hutson (1929)