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Hutchison and Caldwell families papers

 Collection — Box: SFC3 [F09.090.03.01], Folder: 294
Identifier: MS0294

Scope and Contents

Contains photocopied material primarily of the Caldwell family of the Rosedale plantation of Mecklenburg County, N.C., and the Hutchison family of York District (Rock Hill), S.C. Includes correspondence, journals, financial and legal records, and material about related families. Hutchison and Caldwell Family Papers (1844-1922). Includes a journal of Adeline Caldwell (1859); record book of Adeline Rawlinson (1851-1884); Hutchison-Caldwell family papers (1844-1894); Rawlinson family papers (1872-1922); Moore-Springs family papers (1861-1864); and Stokes-Boulware family papers (1867-1871).


  • Creation: 1844 - 1922


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

Adeline Hutchison (1811-1875) was the second wife of Dr. David Thomas Caldwell (1799-1861), the son of the Rev. Samuel Craighead Caldwell and Abigail Bain Alexander. David Caldwell had purchased Rosedale plantation from William Davidson, the father of his first wife (Harriet Davidson), in 1833. When Dr. Caldwell died, Adeline moved back to her family in York District (now Rock Hill) in South Carolina. Their daughter, Martha Adeline Caldwell (1851-1884), married Walter Joel Rawlinson, who was likely the son of Joel Woodward Rawlinson, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1860-61 and in 1865-66. The Stokes-Boulware family appear to be related to the Hutchison-Caldwell family, with ties to Winnsboro and Edisto, South Carolina. R.A. Springs, whose signature appears on documents in the Moore-Springs family portion of the collection, may be Richard Austin Springs (1807-1876). [For further information, see Katherine Springs, The Squires of Springfield, (Charlotte, N.C.: W. Loftin, 1965).]


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Photocopied papers of the Caldwell family of Charlotte, N.C., and the Hutchison family of York District (Rock Hill), S.C. Contains a diary by Adeline Caldwell, the second wife of Dr. D.T. Caldwell of Rosedale Plantation in Charlotte, N.C. Includes miscellaneous papers of related families, including the Boulware family, the Moore family, the Rawlinson family, the Springs family and the Stokes family.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Addie Mayfield Rutledge, 2002.

Related Materials

Caldwell and Davidson Families Papers (UNCC Manuscript Collection 208).

Processing Information

Processed by James Kusik, January, 2002.

Hutchison and Caldwell families papers
James Kusik
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

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Charlotte NC 28223 United States

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