Charles L. Hutchinson papers

Inclusive Dates: 
1880–1924
Survey Repository: 

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

1.25 lin. ft. of materials consisting of letters to Charles L. Hutchinson, plus resolutions in memoriam. Included are letters from sculptor Leonard W. Volk about replicas of his life cast of Abraham Lincoln's face that Hutchinson ordered sent to G.F. Watts, the English artist. Other correspondents include Jane Addams, Andrew Carnegie, Chauncey McCormick, Cyrus McCormick, Mary E. McDowell, Lorado Taft, and Samuel Willard.

Biographical Historical Note

Charles L. Hutchinson was a Chicago businessman who served as the first president of the Board of Trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago, from 1882 until his death in 1924.

Additional Notes

Related collection: Charles L. Hutchinson Records, The Art Institute of Chicago, Institutional Archives; Charles L. Hutchinson Papers, Newberry Library.