Guide to the Papers of Hiram Hitchcock, Circa 1856 - 1900Manuscript MS-242

Biography

Hiram Hitchcock (c. 1833-1900). With two partners, ran the Fifth Avenue Hotel in New York City before retiring in 1866 to pursue his interest in travel and archaeology. During this period, he lived in the Hitchcock Mansion on Tuck Drive, and served as a representative to the New Hampshire State Legislature, as well as president of both Dartmouth National and Dartmouth Savings Banks, a trustee of Dartmouth College, and a trustee of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts (now University of New Hampshire). He also served as President of the Maritime Canal Company of Nicaragua. Upon the death of his wife Mary in 1887, he established the Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital as a tribute to her memory. Hitchcock died in 1900, only a few months after his remarriage to his cousin Emily.

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