Dates: circa 1827-1916

Collection Number: MS 60

Extent: 1 folder; 3 items.

Biographical/Historical Information: Katherine Hill Hutchins (1869-1968) was born in Missouri to Gabriel Holmes Hill and Caroline Buck. The family was from North Carolina (her father was born on the Lillaput Plantation, her father's uncle, Frederick Hill, owned Orton Plantation, both in Brunswick County, Nc.). The family moved to Missouri after the Civil War. Katherine moved to Charlottesville, Va. when she was nine years old, joining her uncle's household at Birdwood. She later married Guy Hutchins (1873-1933) and lived in Georgia.

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1 TLS from Katherine Hutchins (Woods) Reid to Bernard P. Chamberlain, 4 June 1980, conveying a copy of her grandmother’s memoirs describing her life at Birdwood in Charlottesville.

2 copies of My Memoirs by Mrs. Katherine Hill Hutchins, n.d., 21p. Her memoir discusses her family background, her time spent living at Birdwood and in Charlottesville, her studies at the Albemarle Female Institute, her teaching career, and her marriage and family life with Guy Hutchins.