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Hitchings, Sinclair, 1933-2018



  • Existence: 1933 - 2018

Sinclair Hitchings was born in 1933 in Manila, Philippines. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1954 with a degree in English and Graphic Arts. During the Korean War, he served in the Navy. He began his work with the Boston Public Library in 1961 and for the next 44 years focused on building and endowing print collections at the Library. Hitchings was also a popular speaker giving lectures in Boston, across the country, and in Canada. As a writer and editor, Hitchings collaborated on books on color lithography in late nineteenth century France, as well as on artists Thomas Nason, Samuel Chamberlain, Stow Wengenroth, F.L. Griggs, and James McBey, among others. In addition, he taught classes at both Boston University and Simmons College. Hitchings died on January 18, 2018.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Sinclair Hitchings papers on biography of John Ledyard

Identifier: MS-473
Overview Sinclair Hitchings (1933-2018), book and art collector, author and editor. Dartmouth College Class of 1954. The collection contains research material for a biography of John Ledyard, compiled by Hitchings.