Guide to the James A. Tutt Papers, 1807-1908
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.
- Collection Number
- James A. Tutt papers
- Tutt, James A.
- 4 Linear Feet, 1,806 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
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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Mercantile clerk and postmaster of Calhoun (Henry Co.), Mo.
- Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
- Merchants -- Missouri -- Calhoun
- Migration, Internal -- United States
- Missouri -- Emigration and immigration
- Northwest, Old -- Emigration and immigration
- Postal service -- Missouri
- Tutt, James A.
- Tutt family
- West (U.S.) -- Emigration and immigration
[Identification of item], James A. Tutt Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
The James A. Tutt Papers were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1950.
Processed by Rubenstein Library Staff
Encoded by Abraham Lee, January 2010