Mott Hooton Papers

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Collection Title: Mott Hooton Papers

Collection Number: Ms. Coll. 171

Dates of Collection: 1854-1920

Box Numbers: 8 Boxes. 251 folders and 1 oversized folder. 3.75 linear feet.

Repositiory: Chester County Historical Society, West Chester, PA

Language: English

Project Archivist: Margaret Miles Baillie

Information For Researchers:

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  • Acquisition Information:
    Acquisition Information: 
    Donor unknown

Biography:

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Biography: 

Mott Hooton (April 16, 1838 – May 30, 1920) was born in Philadelphia to his parents Mott Hooton, Sr., and Ann Eliza Carpenter.  His father died while Mott was a toddler and his mother returned to her family home in West Chester with Mott and his older brother Frank.  She soon was remarried to Maris Rhoads.  They had two children together, Sallie and Annie.

 Mott entered the military on June 3, 1861, as a sergeant of Company A, 1st Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry and served a long and distinguished career, retiring in 1902 with the rank of Brigadier General.  He served in the Civil War, throughout the West in the Indian Territories, and in Cuba during the Spanish American War.  He was awarded for gallant and meritorious services in the Wilderness Campaign, Virginia, and gallant services in action at Spring Creek, Montana.

 Throughout all that time, he maintained constant correspondence with family members and friends.  This collection provides a rich insight into the man’s personality and a limited record of the expansion of the United States.

Collection Scope:

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Collection Scope: 

The collection spans the years from 1854 to 1920.  The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence with family members.  The balance of the collection contains military papers and correspondence and personal papers related to travel and interests.                      

Collection Arrangement:

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Collection Arrangement: 

Manuscripts in the collection are arranged chronologically according to subject.  First in order are those relating to the Civil War followed by family correspondence.  Next are records of his world-wide travel, miscellaneous correspondence, genealogy, and papers.  Books from his travel and military service, photographs, journals, and newspaper clippings complete the collection.

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Collection Contents:

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Collection Contents: 

Box 1 – Civil War Military Papers and Orders

Folder 1 – Alphabetical Roll, June 1861.

Folder 2 – Morning Report, June – July 1861.

Folder 3 – Morning Report, July – December 1861. 

Folder 4 – Distribution of Clothing, July 1861.

Folder 5 – General Orders, Election of officers in Companies A, B, D, E, and F. October  16, 1861. M. Hooton promoted to Lieutenant.

Folder 6 – Certificate of Discharge – Charles Cunningham.

Folder 7 – Certificate of Discharge – Chalkley Brogan.

Folder 8 - Certificate of Discharge – E. Jeffries.

Folder 9 - Certificate of Discharge – P. Price.

Folder 10 – Letter of Discharge, Clothing Distribution and Correspondence – R. Paull.

Folder 11 – Discharge – J. Fisher.

Folder 12 – Orders, M. Hooton 1863. May 27; October 27; and December 31.  

Folder 13 – Orders, Col. Taller 1863.

Folder 14 – General Orders, No. 21, 1863, and No. 221, 1863 

Folder 15 – General Orders, No. 238, Circular No. 33, 1863.

Folder 16 – General Orders, No. 4, Court Martial, 1864.

Folder 17 – General Orders, No. 81 February 1864.

Folder 18 – General Orders, No. 9 March 1864.

Folder 19 – General Orders, No. 12 March 1864.

Folder 20 – General Orders, No. 18 April 1864.

Folder 21 – Special Orders, No. 75, 1863.

Folder 22 – Special Orders, No. 83, 1863, P. Hoopes.

Folder 23 - Special Orders, No. 22, 1864, P. Hoopes.

Folder 24 - Special Orders, No. 317, 1863, J. Gillespie.

Folder 25 - Special Orders, No. 22, 1864, M. Hooton.

Folder 26 – Signal Corps, 1863, J. Gillespie.

Folder 27 – Circular, Ready to Arms 1863.

Folder 28 – Circular, Inspection 1864.

Folder 29 – Circular, Restriction 1865.

Folder 30 – Charge and Specification against Pvt. Handford Riggs, May 1863.

Folder 31 – Request for Release of Pvt. Handford Riggs, August 1863, and Clothing Distribution.

Folder 32 -  Charge and Specification against Pvt. T. R. Farry, July 1863.

Folder 33 - Charge and Specification against W. Cochran, 1863.

Folder 34 – Arrest, P. Mercer 1863.

Folder 35 – Arrest, J. Deurane, 1863.

Folder 36 – Convalescent Camp, W. Well, 1863.

Folder 37 - Convalescent Camp, L. Prawl, 1863. 

Folder 38 - Convalescent Camp, T. McCann, 1863.

Folder 39 – Address, Surgeon Bliss, 1863.

Folder 40 – Descriptive List, A. Madden, 1862.

Folder 41 - Descriptive List, C. H. Hickman, 1863.

Folder 42 - Descriptive List, D. Young, 1863.

Folder 43 - Descriptive List, W. Mell, 1863.

Folder 44 - Descriptive List, P. Hoopes, 1863.

Folder 45 - Descriptive List, P. Mercer, 1863.

Folder 46 - Descriptive List, D. Brinton, 1863.

Folder 47 - Descriptive List, G. Harlan, 1863.

Folder 48 - Descriptive List, P. Price, 1863.

Folder 49 - Descriptive List, J. Stott, 1863-1864.

Folder 50 - Descriptive List, E. Blains, 1864.

Folder 51 - Descriptive List, S. Smith, 1864. 

Folder 52 - Descriptive List, P. Harvey, 1864.

Folder 53 – Certificates of Discharge, June 1864.

Folder 54 – Certificates of Discharge, June 1864.

Folder 55 – Killed and Wounded, June and August (not dated)

Folder 56 – Quartermaster List, 1863.

Folder 57 – Correspondence from P. Price, 1863

Folder 58 - Correspondence from A. Madden, 1863. 

Folder 59 - Correspondence from F. Shellady, 1863.

Folder 60 - Correspondence from M. Barker, 1863.

Folder 61 - Correspondence from W. Talley, 1863 and 1865.

Folder 62 - Correspondence from C. Cunningham, 1865.

Folder 63 - Correspondence from A. Evans, August (n.d.)

Folder 64 – Advertisement for Agency for Military Claim. 

Folder 65 – Board of Military Claims.

Folder 66 – MacMillan Testimonial Subscribers, 1862-1863.

Folder 67 – Inventory of Articles, 1863.

Folder 68 – Ordnance Office, 1863-1864.

Folder 69 – Muster Roll, 1864.

Folder 70 – Ordnance, Rough Draft, 1864.

Folder 71 – Detail, 1864.

 

Box 2 – Personal Correspondence with Family

Folder 72 – From A. E. Rhoads, 1863.

Folder 73 - From A. E. Rhoads, 1864.

Folder 74 - From A. E. Rhoads, 1866-1869.

Folder 75 - From A. E. Rhoads, 1871-1872 

Folder 76 – From A. E. Rhoads, n.d.

Folder 77 - To A. E. Rhoads, 1875.

Folder 78 - To A. E. Rhoads,  January  – April 1876.

Folder 79 - To A. E. Rhoads, July 21, 1876. (Mentions widows of Custer’s men.)

Folder 80 - To A. E. Rhoads, August – September 1876.

Folder 81 - To A. E. Rhoads, September 11, 1876.

Folder 82 - To A. E. Rhoads, October – December 1876.

Folder 83 - To A. E. Rhoads, February 1877.

Folder 84 - To A. E. Rhoads, August – October 1877.

Folder 85 - To A. E. Rhoads, November 1877.

Folder 86 - To A. E. Rhoads, January – March 1877.

Folder 87 - To A. E. Rhoads, June 1878.

Folder 88 - To A. E. Rhoads, July – September 1878.

Folder 89 - To A. E. Rhoads, October 1878.

Folder 90 - To A. E. Rhoads, November 1878.

Folder 91 - To A. E. Rhoads, December 1878.

Folder 92 - To A. E. Rhoads, January – February 1879.

Folder 93 - To A. E. Rhoads, June – July 1879.

Folder 94 - To A. E. Rhoads, August – October 1879.

Folder 95 - To A. E. Rhoads, November – December 1879.

Folder 96 - To A. E. Rhoads, January – February 1880.

Folder 97 - To A. E. Rhoads, March 1880.

Folder 98 - To A. E. Rhoads, n.d.

(Folders 99 –102 contain misc. correspondence re: A. E. Rhoads)

Folder 99 – From F. C. Hooton to M. Rhoads, 1878.

Folder 100 – Miscellaneous to A. E. Rhoads re: finances, 1882.

Folder 101 – To A.E. Rhoads from F. C. Hooton, 1884.

Folder 102 – To A. E. Rhoads re: John Baily, 1887-1888.

 

Box 3 – Personal Correspondence with Family and Miscellaneous (Folders 103 – 111 includes correspondence between Mott Hooton, Aunt Susan and his sister Sallie)

Folder 103 – To S. Carpenter, March 1863.

Folder 104 – To S. Carpenter, September – November 1863.

Folder 105 – From S. Carpenter, 1860-1861.

Folder 106– From S. Carpenter, February to June 1862.

Folder 107 - From S. Carpenter, August 1862.

Folder 108- From S. Carpenter, May to August 1863.

Folder 109 - From S. Carpenter, September 1863.

Folder 110- From S. Carpenter, January to February 1864.

Folder 111- From S. Carpenter, March 1864.

Folder 112 – From S. Rhoads, 1864 -1896.

Folder 113 - From S. Carpenter, 1866.

Folder 114 - From S. Carpenter, February to June 1867.

Folder 115 - From S. Carpenter, July to August 1867.

Folder 116 - From S. Carpenter, October to December 1867.

Folder 117 - From S. Carpenter, February to June 1868.

Folder 118 - From S. Carpenter, February to June 1869.

Folder 119 - From S. Carpenter, January and October 1870.

Folder 120 - From S. Carpenter, November 1870.

Folder 121 - From S. Carpenter, May and August 1871.

Folder 122 - From S. Carpenter, October n.d. (post civil war).

Folder 123 – To F. C. Hooton, 1863.

Folder 124 – To F. C. Hooton, n.d. (circa 1860s).

Folder 125 – To F. C. Hooton, 1898.

Folder 126 – From F. C. Hooton, 1862.

Folder 127 – From F. C. Hooton, 1863.

Folder 128 – From F. C. Hooton, 1864.

Folder 129 – From F. C. Hooton, 1867.

Folder 130 – From F. C. Hooton, 1878.

Folder 131 – From F. C. Hooton, n.d.

Folder 132 – From R. West, 1862, 1867.

Folder 133 – From K. Blackiston, 1862.

Folder 134 – From R. and M. Blackiston, 1871; n.d.; 1910; 1911.

Folder 135 – From S. Rodgers, 1862-1864.

Folder 136 – From A. Hooton, 1862-1865.

Folder 137 – From family, 1862-1867.

Folder 138 – From Annie, 1863-1864.

Folder 139 – From H. Carpenter, 1863-1865.

Folder 140 – From W. Carpenter, 1863-1865.

Folder 141 – From C. (Carpenter?), 1870-1871.

 

Box 4 - Personal Correspondence with Family 

Folder 142 – To S. Rhoads, 1895.

Folder 143 – To S. Rhoads, 1899.

Folder 144 – To. S. Rhoads, March 1900.

Folder 145 - To. S. Rhoads, April – May 1900.

Folder 146 - To. S. Rhoads, June 1900.

Folder 147 - To. S. Rhoads, July – August 1900.

Folder 148 - To. S. Rhoads, September – October 1900.

Folder 149 - To. S. Rhoads, October – November 1900.

Folder 150 - To. S. Rhoads, n.d. (circa 1900).

Folder 151 - To. S. Rhoads, January 1901.

Folder 152 - To. S. Rhoads, February 1901.

Folder 153 - To. S. Rhoads, March 1901.

Folder 154 - To. S. Rhoads, April 1901.

Folder 155 - To. S. Rhoads, May 1901.

Folder 156 - To. S. Rhoads, June - July 1901.

Folder 157 - To. S. Rhoads, September – November 1901.

Folder 158 - To. S. Rhoads, 1902.

Folder 159 – Invitation P.M.A. Commencement 1875 to S. Rhoads.

Folder 160 – Various correspondences to. S. Rhoads on the death of her mother, 1892.

Folder 161 – Various correspondences to. S. Rhoads on the death of her mother, 1892.

Folder 162 – To. S. Rhoads re: Mortgage, 1901.

Folder 163 – Rough Drafts of correspondence to Sally by Mott.

Folder 164 – To A. and H. Chase, 1900-1901.

Folder 165 – To F. C. Hooton from Aunt Rachel, 1862.

Folder 166 – To F. C. Hooton from Wm. S. Malany, 1862.

Folder 167 – To F. C. Hooton from J. McKenney, 1886.

Folder 168 – From F. C. Hooton to Aunt, 1863.

Folder 169 – From F. C. Hooton to Cousin Sallie, 1863.

Folder 170 – From F. C. Hooton to S. Rhoads, 1901.

 

Box 5 – Miscellaneous Correspondence 

Folder 171 – Correspondence 1861-1869.

Folder 172 – Correspondence, n.d.

Folder 173 – Correspondence, Philippines.

Folder 174 – Correspondence from W. Bowen, 1863-1871.

Folder 175 – Correspondence from C. Speakman, 1864.

Folder 176 – Correspondence from G. (?) Ward, 1868-1869.

Folder 177 – Correspondence from Meade, 1871.

Folder 178 – Correspondence from Smith, 1871-1872.

Folder 179 – Correspondence from the Gray Family, 1871, 1901.

Folder 180 – Correspondence from J. Ingersoll, n.d.

Folder 181 – Correspondence from A. Glover, n.d.

Folder 182 – Personal correspondence to M. Hooton, A-B.

Folder 183 - Personal correspondence to M. Hooton, C.

Folder 184 - Personal correspondence to M. Hooton, D-G.

Folder 185 - Personal correspondence to M. Hooton, H-K.

Folder 186 - Personal correspondence to M. Hooton, L-M.

Folder 187 - Personal correspondence to M. Hooton, N-P.

Folder 188 - Personal correspondence to M. Hooton, Q-Z.

Folder 189 - Personal correspondence to M. Hooton, Miscellaneous.

Folder 190 – Correspondence Miscellaneous Envelopes.

 

Box 6 – Miscellaneous Papers

Folder 191 – Program 1865.

Folder 192 – Programs 1869; 1871; 1904.

Folder 193 – The Empty Sleeve – Photograph and envelope sold to benefit the One-armed soldier and family.

Folder 194 – Advertisement, 1871. 

Folder 195 – “The Gettysburg Dedication An Interesting Letter from one of our correspondents.” by J. H.  not dated.

Folder 196 – Journal:  Military March from May 31, 1873 to September 22, 1873.

Folder 197 – Journal:  Military March from September 1873 – October 1873.

Folder  198 – Military History of Col. Mott Hooton.

Folder 199 – Military History of Col. Mott Hooton Transcripts.

Folder 200 – Miscellaneous Rough Drafts and Notes.

Folder 201 – Miscellaneous Military Notes.

Folder 202 – Dog genealogy and Correspondence about the dogs.

Folder 203 – Report, 1892.

Folder 204 – Letters of Commendation, 1894.

Folder 205 – Station of Troops and Commanders, 1899.

Folder 206 – Battle of Brandywine Battleground Dedication, 1900;  and “The Battle of Brandywine with its Lines of Battle.”

Folder 207 – Roster of Troops, 1901.

Folder 208 – Commission, 1901.

Folder 209 – Orders for the Guard, LaChappelle, 1901.

Folder 210 – Passenger List U.S.A.T. “Kilpatrick,” 1902.

Folder 211 – General Orders, 1905-1907.

Folder 212 – 250th Anniversary of Philadelphia, 1908.

Folder 213 – “Order of Indian Wars of the U.S.,” 1910.

Folder 214 – Miscellaneous Papers.

Folder 215 – Miscellaneous Papers: Yellowstone National Park.

Folder 216 – Invitation P.M.A. Graduation, 1865.

Folder 217 – Invitations to Weddings.

Folder 218 – Greeting Cards.

Folder 219 – Invitations, Tickets and Dance Card for a Complimentary Hop at Fort Assinniboine.

Folder 220 – Obituaries of E. H. Pyle and a  Program for the memorial service for Pennock Huey.

Folder 221 – Papers re: New Hampshire, 1871.

Folder 222 – Calling Cards.

Folder 223 – Clippings: copies and originals.

 

Box 7 – Receipts and Genealogy 

Folder 224 – Receipts, 1860s.

Folder 225 – Bill from J. J. Pinkerton, 1865.

Folder 226 – Receipts from Enos Foot, 1871.

Folder 227 – Receipts, 1871.

Folder 228 – Receipts, 1872-1876.

Folder 229 – Receipts, 1900-1908.

Folder 230 – Receipts, 1910-1920

Folder 231 – Receipt:  “Who’s Who in America,” Vol. X, 1918-1919.

Folder 232 – Train Ticket, Portland Railroad Company.

Folder 233 – Receipts, n.d.

Folder 234 – Genealogy.

Folder 235 – Genealogy, Carpenter Family Chart.

Folder 236 – Genealogy, Carpenter Family.

Folder 237 – Genealogy, Hooton Family.

Folder 238 – Genealogy, Hooton Family

Folder 239 – Genealogy, Hooton Family and Lew Hooton’s Commission.

 

Box 8 – Books and Photo 

Folder 240 – Farm Diary, March 1854 – December 1858.

Folder 241 – 1876 Tour Guide to Peking and Map.  “Guide for Tourists to Peking and its Environs. With a plan of the city of Peking and a Sketch Map of its Neighbourhood.”  Print at the “China Mail” office.  Hongkong, 1876.

Folder 242 – Book is printed in Chinese.  Hand sew

Folder 243 – “AHN’s First German Book,” 1873.

Folder 244 – “The Journal of the American Animal Therapy Association,”  Vol. 1, No. 4.

Folder 245 – 1855 Reprint of “The Examination of Joseph Galloway.”

Folder 246 – “Latest Alterations in the Regulation Drill of the Prussian Army,” translated by Col. E. Newgate. 1872.

Folder 247 – “Our Indian Question.” Journal of the Military Service Institute of the United States, Vol. II, No. 6. 1881.

Folder 248 – Photo of Bookplate of Carpenter Genealogy in a frame.

Folder 249 – Print of Fort Keough, Montana Territory, 1878.

Folder 250 – Photo of “Liver Eating Johnson,” by Huffman, Miles City, Montana.

Folder 251 – Photo of Mott Hooton and Capt. John Webster, Washington, 1905.  3 copies.

 

Box 9 – Oversized

O.V. 1 – 3 commissions of Mott Hooton signed by Presidents William McKinley, Grover Cleveland, and U.S. Grant.  Photocopies of 2 shipping container labels.

Made Possible By: 
This project made possible by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission 2008