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Hitchcock, Hiram, 1833-1900



  • Existence: 1833 - 1900


Hiram Hitchcock (c. 1833-1900). With two partners, ran the Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City before retiring in 1866 to pursue his interest in travel and archaeology. During this period, he lived in the Hitchcock Mansion on Tuck Drive, and served as a representative to the New Hampshire State Legislature, as well as president of both Dartmouth National and Dartmouth Savings Banks, a trustee of Dartmouth College, and a trustee of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts (now University of New Hampshire). He also served as President of the Maritime Canal Company of Nicaragua. Upon the death of his wife Mary in 1887, he established the Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital as a tribute to her memory. Hitchcock died in 1900, only a few months after his remarriage to his cousin Emily Howe.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Asa Dodge Smith letter

Identifier: Mss 865553
Mss 865553
Date(s): 1865-10-03
Scope and Contents

Four-page letter from Asa Dodge Smith in Hanover to Hiram Hitchcock with a plea for money to aid worthy and needy students to be called the Hitchcock scholarship. There are about 60 in the freshman class, more than have entered before since 1860.

Hiram Hitchcock letter

Identifier: Mss 865602
Mss 865602
Date(s): 1865-11-02
Scope and Contents

Three-page letter from Hiram Hitchcock in New York to Asa Dodge Smith, enclosing the desired paper. Writer's gratification that the recipient of his scholarship should be Rev. Mr. Smith's son.

Hiram Hitchcock papers

Identifier: MS-242
Date(s): 1856 to 1900

Hiram Hitchcock (1833-1900), hotelier and Dartmouth College Trustee. The collection consists of documents including correspondence, financial documents, life insurance policies, legal papers, newspaper clippings, a Sudanese newspaper, and documents relating to the sale of Hitchcock’s share in the Fifth Avenue Hotel.

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