TOM HUTCHINSON PAPERS

Manuscript MS-153

1943-1974

 

SOURCE: Virginia Hutchinson; Ann Beason

SIZE: 2 lf.

SHELVING UNIT: 1 storage box
8 orange boxes
1 scrapbook
1 folder photographs

PROCESSING: BNJ, 2010
 

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Tom Hutchinson (b. 11-19-1904; d. 3-1979), son of Nathaniel Robert Hutchinson and Emma Pauline Witherspoon, was a native of Webb City, Texas, but lived most of his life in Troup County. He was the co-founder of Newman Construction Company and owner of Hutchinson Lumber Company. In 1933, he married Virginia Antoinette Alsobrook (b. 6-4-1910; d. 6-4-2007), daughter of Henry Lewis Alsobrook and Octavia Northern. The Hutchinson's home, "Cloverland," built in 1828 and originally owned by Troup County surveyor, Samuel Reid, was placed on the National Register in 1975. Tom Hutchinson was active in numerous civic and community activities, serving as President of the LaGrange Rotary Club and Director of LaGrange Banking Company. During World War II, he served as Treasurer of the Troup County Civilian Defense unit.

SCOPE AND CONTENT:

The majority of this collection consists of cost projections, bids and estimates for supplies for construction of homes and businesses in Troup County. There is also information on the work of the Civilian Defense in Troup County during World War II and Defense Department publications relating to local security. Information on the organization of Civilian Defense units in LaGrange, West Point and Hogansville and their financial records for the years 1941-1945 is included. Personal and Rotary Club photographs and correspondence, as well as Hutchinson's Rotary Club President's scrapbook, are also contained in the collection.

CONTAINER LIST:

Folders

1 Brochures, Tour of Homes (including Cloverland), 1951-1973
2-3 LaGrange Civilian Defense, Correspondence and Financial Records, 1943-1945

4 Personal Correspondence, 1943-1974
5 Rotary Correspondence, 1966-1973

Photographs

4 Rotary Club, group photos, c. 1950-1966

TRACINGS:

Business Records-Troup County
Civil Defense
Historic Homes
LaGrange-Troup County Businesses
LaGrange Rotary Club
World War II