Select... Addressed to Miss Louisa W.G. Williams at 312 Williams Ave. SE in Huntsville, Alabama, the envelope features an illustration of the "First Capitol of Alabama, Huntsville, 1819." The envelope is stamped "First Day of Issue." Brandon, contractor and builder, writes to Hutchens about a petition to be signed by the people in the neighborhood that will allow a water pipe to stretch to the end of Conley Street. The letter includes an illustration of the proposal. Dr. Wyeth writes to a "friend" about working, asks about Sam Russell and requests that the enclosed letter is given to him. He also asks for any information about Meck Robinson. The recipient, possibly W. P. Newman, responds that he gave the letter to Russell. He discusses their friendship and thanks Wyeth for the "Expressions of friendly, sweet, and tender miracles" for his family. He also discusses working and life struggles, calling the world "cold." The author shares various verses and personal information through his lengthy letter. The seventh and final page is missing the bottom part. The back of the final page includes a drawing, presumably by a child, and a handwritten note. Gleason writes to Newman about the letters from Mrs. Pitcher, asking if she could borrow them. She also mentions her brother, Robert, and his health. Gleason attaches a copy of a notice of land for sale in the letter that was taken from the Washington Intelligencer a few years earlier. The notice of land for sale details a tract of land "being in the whole about one thousand acres," called Benfield located in Charles County, Maryland by private contract. This document gives insight into land value in the area, as well as the neighborhood and house that sits on the land. The end of the document includes the next three owners that the land was sold to in 1817, 1835, and 1935. Handwritten calculations of six month rent from October 1, 1938 to April 1, 1939. Hodges writes to Hutchens, his cousin, requesting help as they have hit hard times as a drought wiped out his crops, and he has no money to buy groceries or clothes. Brittain then writes to Hutchens on behalf of Hodges almost two months later requesting Hutchens' help. Brittain writes again in June thanking Hutchens for the package he send Hodges. The final letter is Hodges writing to Hutchens thanking him for the package and detailing his crops success and failure. Hutchens & Murdock agrees in the original text to pay $161.73. The text that is written on top of the original states that Plummer had received $25.04 in full payment. Various other illegible notes remain. Marnie Henson (far left) is pictured with Ellen W. Newman (far right), Eleanor Hutchen (middle right), and possibly her mother, Margaret Hutchens Henson (middle left). This picture was probably taken on the front steps of the Bibb house. Marnie Henson is pictured here being held by possibly her mother, Margaret Hutchens Henson, or aunt. Most likely William Wyeth Newman, these various checks are signed by W. W. Newman from the W. R. Rison Banking Company to various recipients. Notes on back indicate that Bessie was the daughter of James Robert Barclay Sr. and Elizabeth Ingram. "Marjorie Lee Fuqua b. Mar. 1, 1910 / picture c. 1912". Also notes "Highway 72 Blue Water Creek" On back: ""Ellen White, 1872-1955" On back: "1 Marnie / 1 CWH". On back: "Allan, Mary, and Morton Hutchens. Mary and their sister Maud died in childhood. Allan was the first person in Madison County to be killed in an automobile wreck. He was in his 20's." On back: "Anna Barclay Newman, 1845-1931 / Milton H Lanier / " " " Jr. / Annie Troy Lanier } Their father, seated / Robert Troy } with Margaret Troy Lanier On back: "Aunt Willie" On back: "Dr. John W. Barclay" On back: "Ellen White Newman, 1872-1955" On back: "James Bradley White (1845-1915) with his son Lawson & grandson Lawson W. L. White." Marked "For Ellen." On back: "James Robert Barclay Sr." On back: "Margaret, Billy, and Eleanor Hutchens, on a piano bench in the den, or library, of the Newman house on Locust." On back: "Mimi with Marnie Henson, her first great-grandchild." Probably taken at the Bibb House. On back: "Mostly Barclays at the Newman house on Adams" On back: "Thomas Cushing Barclay 1818-1886 / Margaret Barclay Troy / Anna Barclay Newman" On back: "Willard" and "W.C. Hutchens 1896-1951" On back: "William Thomas Hutchens 1859-1940" On back: "William Wyeth Newman, 1872-1956" On back: "Willie Armstrong Hutchens?" Photo subjects, from left to right: Lawson Withers White, James Bradley White, Lawson Wallace Law White Photo subjects, from left to right: Lawson Withers White, James Bradley White, Lawson Wallace Law White. Marked "For [?] Ellen" on back. Photograph of "Susie Withers White?", as identified on the back of the portrait card. On back: "J. O'Neil, Photographer, 949 Broadway, N. Y. (bet. 22d & 23d Sts.)" Photograph of Susie Withers Newman (left) and Anna Margaret Newman (right). Photograph of two babies. The back of the photo card reads "Ira F. Collins, Photographic Art Studio, East Side Public Square, Huntsville, Ala. Frames and Views for Sale, Copyrighted 1889. Pictured is an illustration of an airplane flying over the Tennesee Valley. Sponsored By The Huntsville Salesman's Club. Via Air Mail. L.G. Collier Postmaster Chamber of Commerce Postcard sent from Venice to Mrs. W. W. Newman, or Ellen W. Newman, in Huntsville, Alabama by Columbia. The front shows a photograph of Columbia and Margie. This postcard was found in a blank envelope with "Mrs. W. W. Newman 427 Locust St. Huntsville Ala." printed on the flap. Produced as part of the Alabama sesquicentennial celebration, the packet includes a flier for Constitution Hall, a copy of the signatures from the 1819 constitution, a brief historical sketch, a list of the delegates to the constitutional convention, and the lyrics to the state song. Reprinted as part of the Alabama sesquicentennial celebration, this pamphlet was originally produced for the dedicated of the new Madison County Courthouse in 1967. Includes an order form for a special sesquicentennial edition of Valley Leaves. Taped on back: "William Wyeth Newman, 1872-1956." The back also shows decorative design advertising the wares and services of Ira F. Collins' photography studio. The back shows decorative design advertising D. W. Buchanan's studio and handwritten at the botton reads, "Willie Armstrong Hutchens & baby." The holiday card contains a picture of the Bibb house and reads, "Best wishes for a Merry Xmas and a happy New Year / Susan & Morton." On the back Eleanor Hutchens wrote, "I think this was 1937 - ENH." The leaflet describes Marshall's role in developing launch vehicles for the space program, its collaboration with NASA facilities in Mississippi and Louisiana, and its research and development operations. Includes a map. The note was reproduced by Henderson National Bank in Huntsville as part of Alabama's sesquicentennial celebration in 1969. The reverse of the bill shows the sesquicentennial logo and an ad for the Huntsville Coin Show. The pamphlet includes biographical information on the three Apollo 11 astronauts as well as Wernher von Braun, then director of Marshall Space Flight Center. The back of the pamphlet congratulates the NASA and aerospace employees in Huntsville "who have made this historic achievement possible." The program includes remarks from Huntsville Mayor Joe Davis, Rep. Bob Jones of the 8th Congressional District, Sen. John Sparkman, and other dignitaries from Huntsville and around Alabama. These documents list the real estate owned by William Thomas Hutchens and Andrew J. Murdock, a list of stocks and bonds, and a contract between Hutchens and Hutchens & Murdock to lease two lower floors, basement, and grounds of a building owned by Hutchens & Murdock for the price of $40.00 per month. These handwritten documents contain the plans and proposal for a new street that would be known as West Arm Street. The documents also include illustrations of the proposed street layout and dimensions. These photographs were probably taken on the steps of the Bibb house. On far left, Marnie Henson; the other children are unidentified. The dog on the top step is identified as "Chris-ol-boy." Identifications are written on back. This agreement outlines the debt of Hutchens & Murdock for personal property as described in Schedule A of the document for $1,750.00. Hutchens & Murdock agrees to pay $500.00 in cash and the rest of the debt in "five equal half yearly installments, with interest." Following the written agreement there are pages of inventory of the personal property sold to Hutchens & Murdock. This agreement outlines the debt of Hutchens & Murdock of twelve hundred and fifty dollars. The agreement outlines the promise to pay $250.00 every six months until the debt is payed off. The agreement also includes the inventory of Hutchens & Murdocks's personal property at two locations that would be held in mortgage until the debt is paid in full. Following the agreement, handwritten lists detail the personal inventory of two locations: the plumbing shop of Hutchens & Murdock "opposite Easley's Hotel and their plubming shop on W. Clinton Street. The final page shows three of the five promisory notes for the debt to be paid in increments of $250.00. This appraisal contains the wholesale and retail value of various items in the property at 300 Williams Ave. SE, Huntsville, Alabama in August 1970. Various items belong to Eleanor N. Hutchens, Ellen W. Newman, Margaret H. Henson, Margaret N. Hutchens, Susie N. Hutchens, and William W. Newman. The appraisal also contains images of the rooms appraised in the estate that show the corresponding items within. The appraisal is signed by Susie N. Hutchens and Margaret N. Hutchens along with the appraiser, A. L. Compton. This brief notice states that the firm of Hutchens and Montgomery is dissoved by "mutual consent." It is signed by William Thomas Hutchens and J. E. Montgomery. This contract outlines the purchase and installation of automatic sprinklers for the sum of $1,674.00. The contract outlines the agreement of how the Huntsville Ware-House Co. will pay after the installation and the promises made by Hutchens & Murdock of products and techniques used. These scans include the handwritten notes on the backs of each page. This deed outlines the purchase of land for $144.00 by William Thomas Hutchens and Andrew J. Murdock in 1897. This document contains an illustration of the proposed new street and a written proposal of its location and purpose. This document contains illustrations of the proposed lot and a rough elevation drawing of the workhouse at platform 8 for the Hutchens Sales Company. This document details the settlement of the estate of J. B. Parker. The back has calculations of amount owed to Hutchens & Murdock by Plummer. This document shows a hand-drawn layout for the Hutchens Company. Drawn on the back of The Hutchens Company letterhead. This document states that William Thomas Hutchens paid Andrew J. Murdock $4,702.22 for Murdock's half interest in the pluming and heating business. Attached is the insurance agreement of the property of Hutchens & Murdock and the payment agreement for the insurance. This documents describes a set of photos of the Hutchens family taken on Monte Sano at the Newman place and the W. T. Hutchens place. Unfortunately, the accompanying photos are missing. Handwritten at the top reads, "Given to Sue." This envelope contained various receipts and handwritten calculations and notes pertaining to the building and assessment of the new street proposed by William Thomas Hutchens. Receipts include totals for paving the streets of Monroe and West Clinton, and the assessment notices of the completed streets. This envelope has "old family papers" written on the front as well as multiple stamps. The back includes three stamps from Huntsville, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia. This envelope has its contents written on it. Some words are crossed out, others are blurred, and some are illegible due to the wear of the paper. This flier highlights Marshall Space Flight Center's role in the lunar landing and illustrates each step of a successful mission, from liftoff at Kennedy Space Center to splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. This handdrawn illustration shows the layout of the Hutchens Sales Company in Huntsville, Alabama. The Hutchens Company was founded by William Thomas Hutchens in 1886 and is still in existance today as one of the oldest companies in the city. This illustration shows the plans for the Mill Street sewer line. This invoice outlines the items purchased by William Thomas Hutchens, interest on the items, principal, and total balance. The invoice runs from 1926 to 1933. The back includes various handwritten items. This is a list of companies in the Textile-Shares Corporation. It also includes textile bonds and the end. The back has a faded handwritten note. $10.00, July 25, 1939, and Madison , Alabama can be made out. This letter details a compromise regarding the railroad and buildings on the ground deeded to the railroad. The author states that this will not affect Benedict's purchase price. It also includes information regarding the Coxe Estate. The memo included from the Report of Railroad Officials further details the available lots and those that belong to the railroad and the Coxe Estate. This letter from W. E. Hodges details current happenings in cousin Hodges life. He requests coats and pants and writes that he "will glad get them." Hodges ends by stating he will be 70 years old the next year. This letter from W. E. Hodges discusses his current health stating that the doctor said it would be a "long time" before he is able to work all day again. He asks for any old clothes that Hutchens and his family no longer need and he will be glad to get them. This letter marked "confidential read and burn," this letter is in response to a telegram sent earlier by William P. Newman. Garth states that he promised to appoint "Jno". He further writes that when "Jno" is notified of this, Newman is to say nothing as Garth does not with anyone to know he had anything to do with it. He writes that the only chance he has of defeating Moore in the convention is a "solid vote of Madison, Jackson, and Morgan." He concludes by stating that he wanted "simply to ask you" to help him obtain this "solid vote in Madison" and to put in a good word for him in Jackson as well. He reitterates that the letter is confidential and should be burned. This letter states that Baxter Brothers will furnish the material and labor for the construction of the Hutchens' building for $23,000.00. This letter to Senator Hundley discusses a list of male taxpayers that was sent and certified by the assessor. Through the details of this list, Hutchens appears to argue about an amendment that is up for consideration in the Senate. Hutchens served as the president of Huntsville, Alabama from 1893 to 1897 and eventually Huntsville mayor from 1920 to 1922. Before 1916, the office of mayor was known as "president". Hutchens was the third to hold the title of mayor. This letter to Senator Hundley discusses Hutchens' thoughts of Hundley's political actions and also tells Hundley that the board unanimously agreed to request Hundley to have the part of their new charter. This newspaper clipping contains the obituary for Mary Elizabeth Newman, wife of Dr. Francis H. Newman and great-grandmother of Eleanor Hutchens. Includes the scan of the reverse side of the newspaper clipping. This note outlines the procedure that would occur following the payment of all debts against the firm of Hutchens & Murdock. This notice by William Thomas Hutchens written on stationary from the office of the Postmaster describes the dissolving of Hutchens & Murdock due to the "ill health" of Andrew J. Murdock and the recommendation of his physician to "seek a new climate." This official agreement states that Laura M. Powell will pay 6.5 percent interest instead of 8 on her note of June 14, 1920, to be due on December 14, 1929. Written on The First National Bank in Huntsville, Alabama letterhead. This paper acknowledges Hutchens' payment to J. E. Montgomery for "his interest in said firm." Hutchens paid $70.17. This photograph of Susie White was taken in 1870 by Robinson & Murphy of Huntsville, Alabama. On the back is written, "Susie Withers White / 1845-93." This photograph of the White family was taken in a garden. Marked "For [?] Ellen" on back. This photograph shows "Wendy and her mother," as identified on the back. This photograph was found in a blank envelope with "Mrs. W. W. Newman 427 Locust St. Huntsville Ala." printed on the flap. This photograph was probably taken on the porch of the Bibb House. Marnie Henson is Eleanor Hutchens' niece and the daughter of Margaret Hutchens Henson. This photograph was probably taken on the porch of the Bibb House. On back: "R to L -- Ellen W Newman aged 74 / Eleanor Hutchens, 27 / Marnie Henson" This photograph was taken at the steps of the Bibb house during Marnie Henson's birthday party. Indentified in the photo is Ellen W. Newman (middle) and possibly Marnie's mother, Margaret Hutchens Henson (right). On back: "Mimi & Papa at Marnie Henson's birthday party June 30, 1948? 49?" This photograph was taken on the steps of the Bibb house. This program includes a menu, a list of luncheon committee members, and a brief historical sketch on the role of Madison County in the creation of the State of Alabama in 1819. Speakers listed include Gov. Albert P. Brewer, Huntsville Mayor Joe Davis, and U. S. Postmaster Winton M. Blount. This receipt of payment details the purchase of land by Hutchens and Murdock for $144.00 in Madison County. This report was written by Frederic F. Mellen of Jackson, Mississippi. Mellen was a descendant of Arthur F. Hopkins, a Lawrence County delegate to the 1819 constitutional convention. Mellen recounts his experience at the sesquicentennial events on August 2, 1969, including the birthday luncheon and the ceremony commemorating the signing of the 1819 constitution. He notes that "it is pleasing to see and realize how Huntsville has grown, and that now it is a vast educational and scientific research and development center." This written receipt acknowledges payment by Hutchens & Murdock for a purchase for the plumbing shop from Huntsville Gas Light Company. Will writes to Ellen about his trip to Canada. He includes various activities and details of the weather. Willmore writes that he had lived with grandmother Casey who left a will and mortgaged property to him. He states that he will "make it right with you" if Hutchens investigates and helps him get his estate left to him. Written on Hutchens & Erwin letterhead, this notice announces the partnership of William Thomas Hutchens and Andrew J. Murdock in the forming of Hutchens & Murdock to "carry on the business of plumbing, gas, and steam pipe fitting." Hutchens previously partnered with Dr. Erwin in his plumbing business. Written on Phoenix Assurance Co., Ltd. letterhead, these pages contain handwritten notes and calculations by W. W. Newman that begin in the 1890s and runs through 1903. Written on Wheeler Construction Company (Vicksburg, Canton and Yazoo City Rail Road.) letterhead, this letter addressed to "Gentlemen" is badly burnt and difficult to discern the subject matter. It appears to have been signed by Crawden & Newman of Huntsville, Alabama. The back contains a handwritten note that reads, "Papers relating to Richmond Steele Matters."
Select... Baxter, G. E. Brandon, D. S. Brittain, Andrew J. Buchanan, D. W. City of Huntsville Collins, Ira F. Compton, A. L. Coxe, Robert E. Garth, William W. George C. Marshall Space Flight Center Gleason, Corinne Legier Henderson National Bank (Huntsville, Ala.) Hodges, W. E. Huntsville Warehouse Co. Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce Hutchens, Eleanor Newman Hutchens, Morton Hutchens, Susie Hutchens, William Thomas Lawler, W. T. Madison County Commission (Ala.) Mellen, Frederic F. Monroe Street Paving Montgomery, J. E. Murdock, Andrew J. Newman, W. W. O'Neil, John Powell, Laura M. Roberts, Frances Cabaniss Siegel Cooper & Co. Smith, J. Craig Steinberg Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society The Hutchens Company The Hutchens Sales Company The State of Alabama Recenue Department United States. Army United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration United States. Post Office Department Willmore, Charlie D. Wyeth, John A.