Robert Mark Hitch correspondence
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Robert Mark Hitch correspondence

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Hitch, Robert Mark, 1872-1940.
Title: Robert Mark Hitch correspondence
Dates: 1894-1900
Extent: 0.2 cubic feet (7 folders)
Identification: MS 0909

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Mark Hitch (1872-1940) was born in Morvan, Brooks County, Georgia. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Mercer University in 1892 and was admitted to the bar later that year. He moved to Savannah in 1893 and entered the law firm of Garrard, Meldrim and Newman. He established his own law firm in 1898. Hitch served as president of the Savannah Bar Association, was a member of the Georgia General Assembly (1902-1902), and was mayor of Savannah from 1937 until 1938.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of Robert Mark Hitch's personal, business, social, and political correspondence. Included are a bill of lading for shipping melons, a produce order from A.S. Cook and Company, a cotton market price quotation, wedding invitations, an announcement of a meeting of the Knights of Pythias, and "The Cycler's Delight."

Index Terms

Business letters.
Consumer goods.
Cotton trade--Georgia
Hitch, Robert Mark, 1872-1940.
Knights of Pythias.
Letters (correspondence)
Produce trade--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Robert Mark Hitch correspondence, MS 909, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Phelps H. Buttman, 1964.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Correspondence, 1894-1896 ( 42.0 items. )
Correspondents are: Quincy; W.L. Kemp; J.H. Butner; W.D. Stark; George M. Moore; Robert L. Ryals; B.W. Wartill; L.C.C. (3); C.M. hitch (5); W.J. Speer; John P. Ross; John McMullen; A.L. Holbrook; unsigned (4); M.A. Fall; W.B. Stovall; W.M. Toomer; Lula Hitch Chapman (4); Wallace W. Fraser; B.R. Hitch; illegible; Pet Simmons; A.N. Manucy.


2Correspondence, 1897 January-May ( 21.0 items. )
Correspondents are: Eliza N. Steigall; Pet Simmons; Lula Hitch Chapman (2); S.H.R.; H.E. Glass, et al; unsigned; Nell Hitch (5); Nina (3); Susie F. Howze; B.R. Hitch; Sallie G. Cavliette; John P. Ross; J.W. Ratch; M.A. Fall.


3Correspondence, 1897 June-December ( 20.0 items. )
Correspondents are: D.R. Pearce; Nell Hitch (5); B.R. Hitch; S.V. Sanford; unsigned; Lula Hitch Chapman (3); M.A. Fall (2); J.S. Sims; Nina (2); C.M. Hitch; Ada H. Elam.


4Correspondence, 1898-1900 ( 20.0 items. )
Correspondents are: Sallie Hitch Rozier (2); Blanche Chapman (3); Nell (6); Lula Chapman (7); W.B. Stephens; Lilla Exley Sims.


5Correspondence, undated ( 9.0 items. )
Correspondents are: Lula Chapman (2); John R.L. Smith; Nell (3); Blanche; Florence Smith; B.R. Hitch.


6Business papers, 1894-1896 ( 9.0 items. )
Includes bill of lading for shipping melons; order from A.S. Cook and Co. for additional produce; cotton market price quotation.


7Miscellaneous papers, 1896-1897 and undated ( 8.0 items. )
Includes wedding invitations; announcement of meeting of Knights of Pythias; "The Cycler's Delight."