Collection size: 0.4 linear ft.
Collection Summary: Letters to Hitchings from his first wife, the Art Department at The University of Massachusetts, and publishers, 1867-1896; an illustrated manuscript, "True Principles of Art Found in Nature," 189 p.; a manuscript "Book Two General Remarks," 37 p.; two watercolors; a print; brochures from art schools; invitations to exhibitions; and reproductions of book illustrations.
Biographical/Historical Note: Landscape painter, instructor; Boston, Mass. Exhibited at The American Art Union, 1849, at The Boston Athenaeum in 1856-1857 and the National Academy in 1868-1869. Taught a course in drawing for teachers in Boston and at the United States Naval Academy.
Donated 1987 by Elisabeth Rothschild, the granddaughter of Henry Hitchings.