Hodge Family papers, 1752-1937 (bulk 1828-1937)

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Hodge Family papers, 1752-1937 (bulk 1828-1937)

MS 099

Collection Summary

Creator: Hodge family
Collection Name:Hodge family papers,
Inclusive Dates: 1752-1937 (bulk 1828-1937)
Physical Description:3 linear feet
Abstract:The collection has two separate areas of chronological and geographic focus. One relates to the first two Hodge gentlemen, in the northeastern United States, mainly in the mid-19th century; the other pertains to the youngest Hodge, in New Mexico around the turn of the century.
Collection Number:MS 099
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/

Biographical Note

The three main individuals all have the same name. Hugh Lenox Hodge and his son Hugh Lenox Hodge were both associated with the University of Pennsylvania medical faculty; his grandson Hugh Lenox Hodge was a rancher in New Mexico. The Aspinwall and Woolsey families were related by marriage to the Hodges: Margaret Aspinwall married the senior Hodge; Harriet Woolsey married his son.

Scope and Content Note

The collection has two separate areas of chronological and geographic focus. One relates to the first two Hodge gentlemen, in the northeastern United States, mainly in the mid-19th century; the other pertains to the youngest Hodge, in New Mexico around the turn of the century. In the first group, primary emphasis is on correspondence between members of the Hodge, Aspinwall, and Woolsey families. One selection of letters is from Harriet and Caroline Woolsey, describing their trip to Cuba in 1867. Also present are handwritten and typescript unpublished and published biographical materials. Miscellaneous records include family expense account books, legal papers, and cash books. Items related to the Civil War are a scrapbook of illustrated newspaper clippings from 1861, and letters written by Jane S. Woolsey to her cousin Margaret Hodge from 1861-1865. A substantial collection of 1860s photographs, mostly cartes-de- visites, depict family members and unidentified individuals. Most were taken in Philadelphia and New York studios, including those of Sarony and Brady; the Parisian studios of Nadar and Disderi are also represented.

Within the later group of items related to the grandson Hodge are photographs, 1897-1910, depicting ranch life near Silver City, New Mexico. Letters are written to him in his position as chairman on several boards of the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association, and concern topics such as grazing rights on National Forest land. Ledgers and journals from his XSX Ranch, and his Diamond Bar Cattle Co., span the period 1891 to 1937.


This collection is organized into five series.





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Related Material

Three books and 19 photographs received with the collection have been incorporated into the Special Collections book and Southwest photograph collections.

Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Hodge, Harriet
Hodge, Hugh L. (Hugh Lenox), 1796-1873
Hodge, Hugh Lenox, 1836-1881 -- Archives
Hodge, Hugh Lenox, 1873-1937 -- Archives
Hodge, Margaret
Woolsey, Jane S.

Family Name(s)
Aspinwall family -- Genealogy
Hodge family
Hodge family -- Genealogy
Woolsey family -- Genealogy

Corporate Name(s)
Diamond Bar Cattle Company
New Mexico Cattle Growers Association
XSX Ranch

Geographic Name(s)
Cuba -- Description and travel
Silver City (N.M.) -- History
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources

Cattle trade -- New Mexico -- History -- Sources
Medicine -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
Physicians -- Biography

Genre Form(s)

Administrative Information

Credit Line

Hodge Family papers (MS 099). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Container List

Series I: Hugh Lenox Hodge (b. 1796) and Aspinwall Family Papers, 1812-1924
11 Hugh Lenox Hodge: Biographical materials (including published biographical tributes). , 1812-1924
12 Hugh Lenox Hodge: Memoranda of Family History (Typescript of manuscript volume, which see). , 1812-1924
13 Hugh Lenox Hodge: Letters to his moether, Mary (Blanchard) Hodge. , 1818-1819
14 Hugh Lenox Hodge: Account Book. , 1812-1924
15 Hugh Lenox Hodge: Letters from various relatives and friends. , 1829-1868
16 John Aspinwall: Letters to daughter, Margaret (Aspinwall) Hodge. , 1814-1848
17 Susan (Howland Aspinwall: Letters to daughter, Margaret (Aspinwall) Hodge. , 1830-1866?
18 Aspinwall Family: Letters to sister, Margaret (Aspinwall) Hodge. , 1828-1866?
19 Jane S. Woolsey (cousin): Letters to Margaret (Aspinwall) Hodge during Civil War. , 1812-1924
110 Margaret (Aspinwall) Hodge: Letters from various relatives and friends. , 1816-1859
111 George W. Aspinwall: Letters regarding his children. , 1856
112 Miscellaneous Family. , 1812-1924
2 Memoranda of Family History, dictated by Hugh L. Hodge upon the earnest solicitation of his daughter [-in-law] Harriet Woolsey Hodge. (Holograph manuscript mounted in scrapbook). , 1812-1924
Series II: Hodge Family Papers, 1752-1881
3 Account Book. , 1859-1872
31 Legal Papers and Miscellaneous Financial Records. , 1752-1810
32 Dr. Thomas Chalkey James: Letters from and related to. , 1789-1835
33 Estate of Dr. Edward Barton. , 1821-1824
34 Hugh Lenox Hodge (1836-1881): Correspondence and related material regarding engagement and marriage to Harriet Woolsey. , 1868-1869
Series III: Hugh Lenox Hodge (b.1836) and Woolsey Family Papers, 1825-1881
41 Hugh Lenox Hodge: Biographical materials (including published biographical tribute). , 1825-1881
42-4 Hugh Lenox Hodge: Letters to Harriet (Woolsey) Hodge. , 1863-1877
45 Hugh Lenox Hodge: Letters from various relatives, friends, patients. , March-April 1881
46 Harriet (Woolsey) Hodge: Letters to father-in-law, Hugh Lenox Hodge. , 1867-1873?
47 Harriet (Woolsey) Hodge: Correspondence with various relatives and friends. , 1848-1877
48 Harriet and Caroline Woolsey: Letters to Family from Cuba. , 1867
49 Jane Eliza (Newton) Woolsey: Correspondence with daughter Harriet. , 1852-1873?
410 Charles W. Woolsey and Jane Eliza (Newton) Woolsey: Correspondence. , 1825-1838
411 Woolsey Family (various). , 1830-1871
Series IV: Photographs and Scrapbooks, circa. 1860s-1870s
51 Photographs (family). , 1860s-1870s
52 Photographs (unidentified). , 1860s-1870s
5 Scrapebook of Civil War Clippings. , 1860s-1870s
Series V: Hugh Lenox Hodge (b. 1873) Papers, 1852-1937
6 Composition Book. , 1852
6 Cash Book. , January 1862-April 1866
6 Cash Book. , May 1866-February 1869
6 Ledger. , 1866-1871
71 Hugh Lenox Hodge: A Brief History of the Mohican Race. , 1852-1937
72 Hugh Lenox Hodge: Photographs. , c.1897-1910
73 Diamond Bar Cattle Company: Correspondence. , 1934-1937
74 Diamond Bar Cattle Company: (Miscelaneous Material, mostly undated). , No Date
7 Composition book containing "Arizona Charlie" written in 1866 at age 13. , 1866
7 Two Composition books containing accounts of camping trips. , 1882-1894
7 Drawing book, containing varous sketches. , 1883
8 XSX Ranch: Ledger. , 1891-1937
8 Diamond Bar Cattle Company: Ledger. , 1929-1937
8 Diamond Bar Cattle Company: Journal. , 1932-1937
9 Diamond Bar Cattle Company: Cash Book (account with American National Bank, Silver City, New Mexico). , 1929-1937