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Guide to the James A. Tutt Papers, 1807-1908

Abstract

Mercantile clerk and postmaster of Calhoun (Henry Co.), Mo.

Business and personal correspondence and papers (chiefly 1835-1858) of James A. Tutt and various members of the Tutt family relating to Tutt's removal from Virginia to Missouri, the migration of other members of the family to the Old Northwest and to the Trans-Mississippi West, frontier conditions and the difficulties of settling in the West, and Tutt's mercantile activities and career as postmaster of Calhoun, Mo.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Tutt, James A.
Title
James A. Tutt papers 1807-1908
Language of Material
English
Extent
4.0 linear feet, 1,806 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

Papers of James A. Tutt contain business letters, receipts, promissory notes bills, invoices, and account sheets concerning, in general, the migration of Tutt and his family from Virginia to Missouri. The papers contain comments on the hiring and selling of slaves, land speculation, and action against Mormons accused of enticing Indians to help them take over Jackson County, Missouri. There are also a ledger of Tutt's general store at Millersburg, Callaway County, Missouri, 1843-1844; a ledger kept by Matthew Arbuckle, U.S. postmaster at Calhoun, 1851-1853, showing postage paid for newspaper and periodical subscriptions by local residents; a volume containing accounts, 1873-1877, of the Calhoun Manufacturing Company, producers of wooden parts for buggies; the ledger, 1879-1883, of a sawmill owned by David H. Pigg and D. W. Pigg, with many accounts for laborers; and three incomplete volumes including a general store inventory, 1855, accounts of Tutt's wool carding operation, 1855, and mercantile accounts, 1855-1858.

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Contents of the Collection

James A. Tutt Papers, 1807-1908

(10 boxes, 1 bound volume)
Papers, 1802-1842
Box 1
Papers, 1843-1844
Box 2
Papers, 1845-1846
Box 3
Papers, 1847-1849
Box 4
Papers, 1850-1852
Box 5
Papers, 1853-1854
Box 6
Papers, 1855-1856
Box 7
Papers, 1857
Box 8
Papers, 1858-1908 and undated.
Box 9
Volumes
Box 10
Volume
Volume F:6690

Historical Note

Mercantile clerk and postmaster of Calhoun (Henry Co.), Mo.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James A. Tutt Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The James A. Tutt Papers were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1950.

Processing Information

Processed by Rubenstein Library Staff

Encoded by Abraham Lee, January 2010

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.