Drawings of James D. Hutton

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Drawings of James D. Hutton
Dates: 1847-1860
Collection Call Numbers: mssHM 63328(1-16) and FAC 1402
Creator: Hutton, James D.
Extent: 17 items
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Manuscripts Department
The Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2203
Fax: (626) 449-5720
Email: manuscripts@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: James D. Hutton prepared these drawings while with William F. Reynolds' expedition.
Language of Material: The records are in English.

Administration Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Drawings of James D. Hutton, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Acquisition Information

The drawings were a gift from the Friends of the Huntington Library, July 24, 1940.

Biography

James D. Hutton, artist, photographer, topographer, and younger brother of the notable topographical artist William Rich Hutton, was born in Washington D.C. around 1828. When James' uncle, William Rich, was assigned duty in California as a U.S. Army Paymaster, both James and his brother William went with him. After traveling through Central and South America, they arrived in San Francisco in April 1847. James was the artist for the 1855 expedition of Lt. R. S. Williamson and Lt. Henry L. Abbott to find a route for a railroad from San Francisco to the Columbia River, as well as, Capt. William Raynolds' exploration of the Yellowstone River Valley in 1859-1860. Hutton joined the Confederate Army in 1861 and saw action at the Battle of Pilot Knob. After the Civil War, he moved to Mexico where he died in 1868.

Scope and Content

The drawings, which Hutton prepared while with Raynolds' expedition, include landscape scenes throughout Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming, including Bear Butte, the Bighorn River and Mountain Range, the Little Missouri River, the Powder River, the Teton Range, the Wind River, and various locations in the Yellowstone River Valley. There is one drawing not from the expedition and it is of Cabo Blanco, Costa Rica. It was probably drawn in 1847, and has on its verso: "W R Hutton" and a New York City address. Also included is a photostat of a daguerreotype of James D. Hutton (FAC 1402).

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Personal Names

Hutton, James D.

Subjects

Artists--United States.
Bear Butte (S.D. : Mountain)--Pictorial works.
Bighorn River (Wyo. and Mont.)--Pictorial works.
Little Missouri River (Wyo.-N.D.)--Pictorial works.
Powder River (Wyo. and Mont.)--Pictorial works.
Teton Range (Wyo. and Idaho)--Pictorial works.
United States--Discovery and exploration.
West (U.S.)--Pictorial works.
Yellowstone River Valley--Pictorial works.

Genre

Drawings--United States--19th century.


CONTAINER LIST

 

 HM63328(1) "W Extremity of Cape Blanco [Costa Rica] from SE," and "High Land S of Cape Blanco [Costa Rica]." [1847]

Pen-and-ink over pencil on paper drawing, 14 x 22 cm. Drawings have the following descriptions written on them: "gray brown rock" and "very white sand." On verso: "W R Hutton 35 Broadway NYC Mexican."
 

HM 63328(2) "Head of Wind River." [1859 or 1860]

Pen-and-ink on paper drawing, 14 x 22 cm.
 

HM 63328(3) "Bad Lands of Powder River." [1859 or 1860]

Pen-and-ink on paper drawing, 14 x 22 cm.
 

HM 63328(4) "Mouth of the Big Horn." [1859 or 1860]

Pen-and-ink on paper drawing, 14 x 22 cm.
 

HM 63328(5) "Canon of Clear Fork of Powder River, Big Horn Mts." [1859 or 1860]

Pen-and-ink on paper drawing, 14 x 22 cm.
 

HM 63328(6) "Lower End of Big Horn Canon." [1859 or 1860]

Pen-and-ink on paper drawing, 14 x 22 cm.
 

HM 63328(7) "Yellowstone Valley Looking up Big Porcupine Creek." [1859 or 1860]

Pen-and-ink on paper drawing, 14 x 22 cm.
 

HM 63328(8) "Below Mouth of Eagle Cr. Upper Missouri R." 1860

On verso: "1860." Pen-and-ink on paper drawing, 14 x 22 cm.
 

HM 63328(9) "Great Teton from Pass No Pass, June 1860." 1860, June

Pen-and-ink on paper drawing, 14 x 22 cm.
 

HM 63328(10) "Citadel Rock Upper Missouri R." [1859 or 1860]

Pen-and-ink on paper drawing, 14 x 22 cm.
 

HM 63328(11) "Our House." [1859 or 1860]

Pen-and-ink on paper drawing, 14 x 22 cm.
 

HM 63328(12) "Winter Quarters on Deer Cr. N[ebraska] T[erritory] 1859-60." [1860]

Pencil on paper drawing, 7 x 16 cm. Title is on verso.
 

HM 63328(13) "Bad Lands of Powder R." [1859 or 1860]

Pencil on paper drawing, 7 x 16 cm. Title is on verso.
 

HM 63328(14) "Inyan Kara Peak - Mato-tipi or Bear Lodge - Little Missouri Buttes from Ridge between L[ittle] Missouri and Belle Fourche of Shyenne." [1859 or 1860]

Pencil on paper drawing, 7 x 16 cm. Title is on verso.
 

HM 63328(15) "Ah-pake emat-abe or Cloud Peak, North-eastern extremity of the Big Horn Range from Clear Fork of Powder R. 56 miles distant." [1859 or 1860]

Pencil on paper drawing, 7 x 16 cm. Title is on verso.
 

HM 63328(16) "Bear Butte." [1859 or 1860]

Pencil on paper drawing, 7 x 16 cm. Title is on verso.
 

FAC 1402 Photostat of daguerreotype of James D. Hutton. [1847]

18 x 14 cm.