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David Hutchinson papers

 Collection — Folder: S707
Identifier: S0707

Scope and Contents

This collection includes autographed, signed letters from David Hutchinson, official documents of affirmation from A. G. Smith and M. M. Daily , court documents, official documents from Oliver P. Morton, official document from United States Army offices, a will, a typed transcript of a letter by S. Aug. Arnold, and a diploma in Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, Tennessee and Washington, D.C., ranging from 1836 to 1896 regarding professional accreditations, military service, pension and family and business matters.


  • 1836-1896


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

David Hutchinson was born July 27, 1812 in Lesmahago[w], Scotland. He was a graduate of Edinburg[h] University, Medical Department, Edinburgh, Scotland. He married Mildred Mann of Campbell County, Kentucky on Mar. 23, 1838, in Marion County, IN. They had eleven children, five of whom died in childhood. He received a diploma from the Ohio Medical College in Cincinnati, Ohio, March 2, 1842 and practiced medicine in Steubenville, Ohio. He became a naturalized citizen of the United States on June 27, 1842. He received the Master of Arts degree from Indiana State University on August 3, 1854. He married Elizabeth Clark Brownell on April 2, 1856 in Shelbyville, Indiana. He received a $100.00 award for his dissertation from the Fiske Fund on June 18, 1857.

He was elected president of the Indiana State Medical Society in 1859, serving in 1860. He practiced medicine in Putnamville and Mooresville, Indiana until he was appointed Indiana Military Agent at Nashville, Tennessee on December 12, 1862 by Indiana Govenor Oliver P. Morton and was responsible for the condition and welfare of Indiana Regiments in the field, especiallyt the sick and wounded soldiers. He was commissioned by Governor Morton as surgeon of the 30th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers on March. 21, 1863. He resigned from the Union Army on April 30, 1863 due to disability and practiced medicine in Moooresville, Indiana until his move to Winterset, Iowa in 1865. He was certified to practice medicine there on September 8, 1886. He was elected to the Des Moines Iowa Academy of Science, August 11, 1885. He moved to Council Bluffs, where he died March 31, 1891 and is buried in Winterset, Iowa.

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0.02 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from M. B. Hutchinson on 1962/02.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/02/09 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/02/09 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.