Diary and Other Miscellaneous Papers of and Relating to Catherine Hutton

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Diary of visits to Aston, Derbyshire, 1-8 August, 1779; early twentieth century articles relating to the diary; published extracts of Catherine's letters written during tours to North Wales and serialised in  Monthly Magazine, 1796-1800.

Administrative / Biographical History

Catherine Hutton, 1756-1846, was the only daughter of William Hutton (1723-1815, historian of Birmingham) and his wife, Sarah Cock of Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire. Catherine never married and despite delicate health, she lived in her father's house after his death until her own at the age of 91. During her lifetime Catherine wrote extensively. She published three novels:  The Miser Married, 1813;  The Welsh Mountaineer, 1817; and  Oakwell Hall, 1819. Other publications include memoirs of her father which appeared shortly after his death in 1815 as  The Life of William Hutton: including a particular Account of the Riots at Birmingham in 1791. To which is subjoined the History of his family, written by himself and published by his daughter, Catherine Hutton; and  The History of Birmingham...continued to the present time by Catherine Hutton. She also contributed many papers and articles to various journals.

Catherine maintained frequent and regular correspondence throughout her life with family, friends and others, including famous contemporaries and she also collected autograph letters. She also travelled widely. A selection of her correspondence and other personal writings was published by her cousin Catherine Hutton Beale, in 1891, in  Reminiscences of a Gentlewoman of the Last Century and this publication includes extracts from the diary and letters which form part of this collection.

Reference: Finding aid to the Papers of Catherine Hutton

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Acquisition Information

This collection was purchased in 1992

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue to file and item level is available in electronic format on the University of Birmingham website at http://calmview.bham.ac.uk/

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Accruals

Further deposits are not expected.