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Christian S. Hutter miscellany

Identifier: MSS 15511

Scope and Contents

This autograph and miscellany collection created by Christian Sixtus Hutter consists of miscellaneous material ranging from circa 1602 to 1945 and includes autographs, correspondence, government documents, financial and legal documents, military documents, and telegrams, chiefly from the United States and Great Britain, but also including some material from continental Europe. While most of the collection is in the English language, there are a number of documents in French, German, Spanish, and Dutch. This material was formerly stored in the Hutter cabinets when Special Collections was located in Alderman Library, and consists of material which could not be matched with known Hutter accession numbers. Autographs include those of royalty, such as George I, George III, and George IV; theologians, ministers, and religious leaders; nobility, chiefly English; jurists, lawyers, and judges; family correspondence; and public officials.


  • Creation: circa 1602-1945


Conditions Governing Use

This collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Christian Sixtus Hutter, Jr. (1891-1957), Lynchburg, Virginia, a former law student at the University of Virginia, was an autograph collector who placed much of his collection at the University of Virginia and opened it for research use. Most of these items remained in his possession and control while housed in the library. Hutter owned Poplar Forest until 1946, when it was sold to James Watts, a fellow Lynchburg lawyer. Hutter was born to Christian S. Hutter, Sr.(1862-1947), who owned a business in Lynchburg, and Ernestine Booker Hutter (1866-1943). Both of his parents were born in Virginia and resided at Poplar Forest after their marriage in 1886.

His siblings were Claudine Hutter (1886-1972), James Booker Hutter (1888-1960), Edward W. Hutter (1894-1959), Ernestine Hutter MacDonald (1896-1974), Emily Cobbs Hutter Stewart (1898-1985), Caroline Hutter Williams (1900-1995), Beverly Scott Hutter (1903-1991), Quintus Hutter (1905-1974), and Malcolm Hutter (1910-1970). In 1917, Christian S. Hutter married Eleanor Fairfax Butman.


2.5 Cubic Feet

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There are three series in the Christian S. Hutter miscellany collection. The first series consists of correspondence and autographs, arranged alphabetically by the last name of the correspondent or person named in each document. The second series contains financial, military and legal documents. These are arranged chronologically within each folder(s) for each of the geographic areas represented, chiefly areas within the United States. The last series consists of volumes and miscellany, such as envelopes, single autographs, illustrations, telegrams, a few receipts from express companies, and miscellaneous writings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The material in this collection was placed in Special Collections by Christian Sixtus Hutter during a variety of dates in the 1950's.

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Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States