unc logo

Collection Number: 00362

Collection Title: Charles Woodward Hutson Papers, 1765-1949 (bulk 1860-1921).

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


expand/collapse Expand/collapse Collection Overview

Size 1,200 items (2.5 linear feet).
Abstract Charles Woodward Hutson (23 September 1840-27 May 1936) grew up on plantations in Beaufort District, S.C.; attended South Carolina College; served in the Confederate Army throughout the Civil War in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina; was a teacher and professor in several southern states, including fifteen years in Texas; and settled finally in New Orleans, La., as an artist and writer. He married Mary Jane Lockett in 1871 and with her had ten children. The collection includes correspondence, writings, photographs, and other materials of Charles Woodward Hutson. Correspondence consists of letters between Charles Woodward Hutson and relatives, friends, former students, business associates, and publishing firms. Civil War correspondence, 1861-1865, consists of letters to his parents describing army life and camp discipline. There are detailed descriptions of the battle of Manassas and the wound Hutson received, and briefer mentions of an epidemic of measles, the victory at Leesburg, the blockade of Charleston Harbour, the death of General Stonewall Jackson, and the surrender of General Lee. Letters also discuss Hutson's imprisonment at Fort Delaware and the position of Great Britain and France in regards to the war and recognition of the Confederacy. Also included are typed copies of about forty letters, 1765-1777, of Richard Hutson, clergyman and Revolutionary leader, of Charleston, S.C. Other materials include scattered writings by Ethel Hutson and others, clippings, and miscellaneous pamphlets. Writings of Hutson include a typed copy of his reminiscences, telling of his early life and college days at South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina), his Civil War experiences, and his life after the war.
Creator Hutson, Charles Woodward, 1840-1936.
Language English
Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Information For Users

Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Charles Woodward Hutson Papers, #362, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Richard Hutson's letters, 1765-1777 (typescripts), are available on microfilm.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Ethel Hutson and Mr. and Mrs. B. Stanley Nelson of New Orleans, La., between 1936 and 1954 (Acc. 101913).
Additional Descriptive Resources
The original finding aid for this collection is available in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subject Headings

The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog.

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Biographical Information

Charles Woodward Hutson (23 September 1840-27 May 1936) grew up on plantations in Beaufort District, S.C. He attended South Carolina College, graduating in 1860, and enlisted as a private in the army of the Confederate States of America. He served throughout the Civil War in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Hutson was wounded at the first battle of Manassas, taken prisoner at Seven Pines, and held for three months at Fort Delaware.

Hutson taught in colleges, universities, and public and private schools throughout the South for over forty years, specializing in languages and history. During this time he wrote several books and essays, some of which were published. Upon retirement in 1908, Hutson settled in New Orleans, La., and took up painting, chiefly depicting landscapes and working in oils, water colors, and pastels. His works were exhibited by several art organizations, including the Art Association of New Orleans, the Arts and Crafts Club, the Gulf Coast Art Association, and the Southern States Art League. He received the 1925 Blanche B. Benjamin prize for best Louisiana landscape from the Arts and Crafts Club.

Hutson married Mary Jane Lockett in 1871 and with her had ten children.

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Scope and Content

The collection includes correspondence, writings, photographs, and other materials of Charles Woodward Hutson. Correspondence consists of letters between Charles Woodward Hutson and relatives, friends, former students, business associates, and publishing firms. Civil War correspondence, 1861-1865, consists of letters to his parents describing army life and camp discipline. There are detailed descriptions of the battle of Manassas and the wound Hutson received, and briefer mentions of an epidemic of measles, the victory at Leesburg, the blockade of Charleston Harbour, the death of General Stonewall Jackson, and the surrender of General Lee. Letters also discuss Hutson's imprisonment at Fort Delaware and the position of Great Britain and France in regards to the war and recognition of the Confederacy. Also included are typed copies of about forty letters, 1765-1777, of Richard Hutson, clergyman and Revolutionary leader, of Charleston, S.C. Other materials include scattered writings by Ethel Hutson and others, clippings, and miscellaneous pamphlets. Writings of Hutson include a typed copy of his reminiscences, telling of his early life and college days at South Carolina College (now the University of South Carolina), his Civil War experiences, and his life after the war.

Back to Top

Contents list

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series Quick Links

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1765-1777, 1860-1949, and undated.

About 800 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Chiefly personal and professional correspondence of Charles Woodward Hutson with relatives, friends, former students, business associates, and publishing firms. Civil War correspondence, 1861-1865, consists of letters to his parents describing army life and camp discipline. Letters provide a detailed description of the battle of Manassas and the wound Hutson received. Other events mentioned include an epidemic of measles, the victory at Leesburg, the blockade of Charleston Harbour, the death of General Stonewall Jackson, and the surrender of General Lee. Letters also discuss the position of Great Britain and France in regards to the war and recognition of the Confederacy. Also included is intelligence concerning the imprisonment of Hutson at Fort Delaware. Later correspondence consists of personal accounts of Hutson with firms in the South, particularly the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas; letters from friends, family, and former students on personal, educational, and literary matters; and letters from publishing firms concerning his manuscripts. Also included are typed copies of about forty letters, 1765-1777, of Richard Hutson, clergyman and Revolutionary leader, of Charleston, S.C., to his brother, friends, and business associates, discussing politics, planting, and personal matters.

Folder 1a

Original finding aid and list of correspondence #00362, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1765-1777, 1860-1949, and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Correspondence of Richard Hutson, 1765-1777 #00362, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1765-1777, 1860-1949, and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1860-July 1861 #00362, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1765-1777, 1860-1949, and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1861: August-September #00362, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1765-1777, 1860-1949, and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1861: October-December #00362, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1765-1777, 1860-1949, and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1862: January-April #00362, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1765-1777, 1860-1949, and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1862: May-December #00362, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1765-1777, 1860-1949, and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1863-1865 #00362, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1765-1777, 1860-1949, and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1869-1882 #00362, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1765-1777, 1860-1949, and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1883-1887 #00362, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1765-1777, 1860-1949, and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

1888-1897 #00362, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1765-1777, 1860-1949, and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

1898-1899 #00362, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1765-1777, 1860-1949, and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

1900 #00362, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1765-1777, 1860-1949, and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

1901-1902 #00362, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1765-1777, 1860-1949, and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

1903-1905 #00362, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1765-1777, 1860-1949, and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

1906-1907 #00362, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1765-1777, 1860-1949, and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16

1908-1911 #00362, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1765-1777, 1860-1949, and undated." Folder 16

Folder 17

1914-1916 #00362, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1765-1777, 1860-1949, and undated." Folder 17

Folder 18

1917-1920 #00362, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1765-1777, 1860-1949, and undated." Folder 18

Folder 19

1921 #00362, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1765-1777, 1860-1949, and undated." Folder 19

Folder 20

1922 #00362, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1765-1777, 1860-1949, and undated." Folder 20

Folder 21

1923-1925 #00362, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1765-1777, 1860-1949, and undated." Folder 21

Folder 22

1926-1933 #00362, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1765-1777, 1860-1949, and undated." Folder 22

Folder 23

1934-1949 #00362, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1765-1777, 1860-1949, and undated." Folder 23

Folder 24

Undated correspondence #00362, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1765-1777, 1860-1949, and undated." Folder 24

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 2. Writings by Others and Miscellaneous Materials, 1881-1941 and undated.

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 3. Writings by Charles Woodward Hutson, undated.

About 55 items.

Manuscripts and essays written and edited by Charles Woodward Hutson. Includes several painted illustrations with titles and captions for "In Search of a Rich Wife."

Folder 30

"A Brief Account of Crushed Levant," circa 1931 #00362, Series: "3. Writings by Charles Woodward Hutson, undated." Folder 30

Folder 31

"Three of Shakespeare's Merry Men" #00362, Series: "3. Writings by Charles Woodward Hutson, undated." Folder 31

Folder 32

Painted illustrations for "In Search of a Rich Wife" #00362, Series: "3. Writings by Charles Woodward Hutson, undated." Folder 32

Folder 33

"My Riots Past: A Memoir of the Days When He Went A-Gypsying, by Master Walter Dysart Now Repentant," edited by Charles Woodward Hutson #00362, Series: "3. Writings by Charles Woodward Hutson, undated." Folder 33

Folder 34

"In Search of a Rich Wife" #00362, Series: "3. Writings by Charles Woodward Hutson, undated." Folder 34

Folder 35

"A Leaf-Strewn Glade: The Lucubrations of Woods Paynter, Once a Teacher," edited by Charles Woodward Hutson #00362, Series: "3. Writings by Charles Woodward Hutson, undated." Folder 35

Folder 36

Untitled essays #00362, Series: "3. Writings by Charles Woodward Hutson, undated." Folder 36

Folder 37

"With Half Shut Eyes: Tales of Fairyland" #00362, Series: "3. Writings by Charles Woodward Hutson, undated." Folder 37

Folder 38

"Flowerdew: A Romantic Fantasy" #00362, Series: "3. Writings by Charles Woodward Hutson, undated." Folder 38

Folder 39

"The White Fawn of Sertorius: A Tale of the Last Spanish Rising Against the Romans" #00362, Series: "3. Writings by Charles Woodward Hutson, undated." Folder 39

Folder 40

"The Old Order: Tom Gaillard's Story," edited by Charles Woodward Hutson #00362, Series: "3. Writings by Charles Woodward Hutson, undated." Folder 40

Folder 41-42

Folder 41

Folder 42

"Mirrors" #00362, Series: "3. Writings by Charles Woodward Hutson, undated." Folder 41-42

Folder 43-45

Folder 43

Folder 44

Folder 45

"In Southern Woods: The Story of a Wandering Family" #00362, Series: "3. Writings by Charles Woodward Hutson, undated." Folder 43-45

Folder 46

"The Colonel's Banjo: Being Memoranda of the Talk and Song of the Master of Wildwood, Colonel James Berkeley, Taken by his Son-in-law, the Late Judge Pinckney Moultrie," edited by Charles Woodward Hutson #00362, Series: "3. Writings by Charles Woodward Hutson, undated." Folder 46

Folder 47

"Tales and Legends of Brittany, Translated from Francois Cadic by Charles Woodward Hutson" #00362, Series: "3. Writings by Charles Woodward Hutson, undated." Folder 47

Folder 48

"My Reminiscences" #00362, Series: "3. Writings by Charles Woodward Hutson, undated." Folder 48

Copied from typed copy lent by Miss Ethel Hutson, 1948.

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 4. Photographs, circa 1850-1927.

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Items Separated

Back to Top

Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Amanda Loeb, October 2013

Back to Top